equestrian coach education international

Sue Halden Brown

B.App.Sc., Grad.Cert.(Tert.Teach/Learn), EFA/NCAS Level3(G), W’PL Train/Assess Cert IV, CEG (CoachU, USA).

It’s been four years in the making, but ECEi is Sue’s brainchild and it’s finally here! This huge online project opens a whole new chapter in her long and successful equestrian coaching career.

Sue Halden Brown on Monty

Sue is a classically-trained rider who has coached in England, Ireland and all over Australia. Sue has lectured at The Swedish National Equestrian Centre at Strömsholm in Sweden, the world’s leading institution specialising in equestrian coach education, and has been invited to deliver a presentation on coach education at the Global Coach Conference, run by the International Council for Coaching Excellence, in the UK, in July 2017.

Characteristic of her professional career, is Sue’s coaching of all-comers from beginners to Olympic and World Championship riders, including the Modern Pentathlon UK Olympic gold-medallist team, and the youngest-ever rider to be selected for an Australian Olympic 3DE team. Her inter-disciplinary pursuit of excellence has included working with NSW State team polo players, FEI dressage riders, show jumpers (including the Australian Junior Show jumping Champion), event riders at all levels, and many winning combinations in the show ring.

Sue Halden-Brown - Study Guide

Sue’s ongoing passion for coach education began with her close involvement in setting up the National Coach Accreditation System for the Equestrian Federation of Australian, during which time she co-authored the foundational Study Guide for Level 1 coaches with Sandra Pearson-Adams, EFA/NCAS 3(G), FBHS, who is currently the National Coaching Director of Australia. This text was the first of its kind and it was to prove a flagship publication for equestrian education around the world. There followed many years as a Coach Educator and Examiner for the National Coach Accreditation System of the Equestrian Federation of Australian.

Whiskers 3During this time, Sue was a mentor to the gold medal winning 3DE Olympic rider, Neil Lavis while lending her ongoing support to young equestrians as a member of the Professional Panel of the Australian Pony Club, coaching both riders and instructors Australia-wide. Sue later designed and wrote the first traineeship to encompass all sports of Australia, before extending her work to include executive coaching, and going on to teach and coach for six years in the formal education and business sectors.

Sue is an internationally published author, successful business woman, and artist; Sue lives near Bungendore, NSW, Australia with her husband, the obligatory horses and dogs, and a large assortment of native wildlife.

This is just the perfect environment in which to write the ECEi online resources, indefinitely!

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