What is the Professionals Program?
Equestrian Sport Advocates’ Professionals Program is a unique opportunity for experienced professionals to be involved in creating workshops, seminars, mentoring, etc relating to your career and experience as a Professional in the Hunter-Jumper industry. Geared to ‘giving back’ and helping to build new Professionals for the future of the sport, involvement from the ‘older’ generation is vital in developing a strong career path for younger Professionals. The next generation of Trainers, coaches, instructors, riders, etc. could utilize the experience and wisdom of the ‘older’ generation.
Program Features, member requirements:
The qualification criteria for professionals or industry people for this part of the program are:
EQUESTRIAN SPORT ADVOCATES
Mission: Equestrian Sport Advocates seeks to foster the education of: equestrian industry ethics, principals, best business practices, career guidance, and networking opportunities for personal equestrian advancement.
Who: Equestrians who are or may have and interest to become, a professional in the equine industry, regardless of age, discipline, or position. Example: Trainer, Rider, Coach, Instructor, Business Owner.
MEMBERSHIP IS COMPLIMENTARY - till June 30, 2024
A general ESA membership for those involved in, or interested in, the equestrian industry.
1 ) Intern Member (or Working Students);
A ESA member who is working as an trainee to a ESA Professional member in the equestrian industry
2) Riding Academy - Riding School Instructor Member
An ESA member who works at a Riding School or Riding Academy
3) Assistant Professional;
An ESA member who is working full time and is an assistant to an ESA professional
4) Associate Professional
An ESA member, who does not own the business, but is working in a partnership with and established ESA industry trainer
5) Aspiring Professional Member
An ESA member who has established an equine business and has less than 15
years in the equestrian industry as a professional.
6) Senior Professional Member
A ESA member who been working in established businesses in the equestrian industry as a professional for 15 to 34 years.
7) Master Professional Member;
A ESA member who has been working in established businesses in the equestrian industry as a professional for 35 years or more. The ESA Senior Professional must also have a proven record of success in the sport or equestrian business as well as a history of governance in an equestrian industry association, continuous work in a support business or continued work for a charity.
8) Industry Professional Member
An ESA member working in the industry in any capacity other than training, coaching or instructing.
**Your careers Stepping Stone
Phone support and Young Pro Hot line
Continuing education opportunities
GROOM FOR A WEEK PROJECT