EMW offers intensive courses that include evaluations in many areas. The days are very long and demanding. Evaluations of skills and knowledge required for appropriate levels are determined through participant's written, oral and practical skill demonstrations, including teaching ground and mounted classes.
|Trail Explorer||Trail Packer||Pre-Jumper||Course Driver|
|Stable Hand||Overnight Packer||Amateur Jumper||Team Ground Driver|
|Secondary||Progressive Rider||Trip Packer||Jumper||Team Driver||Ground Assistant|
|Top Hand||Excursion Packer||Course Jumper||Course Team Driver||Equine Behavior Mounted Assistant|
|Apprentice||Expedition Packer||Jumping Competitor||Teamster||Equine Behaviorist|
|Equestrian||Survival Packer||Drive Master||Equine Behavior Specialist|
Assistant Instructor Classes
|Ground Assistant||has skills to assist with ground classes for 1 or 2 horses only|
|Wrangler I||has skills to assist through Trail Hand Level|
|Wrangler II||has skills to assist through Stable Hand Level|
|Wrangler III||has skills to assist through Top Hand Level|
|Wrangler IV||has skills to assist through Equestrian Level|
Standard & Specialty Instructor Classes
Instructors can be certified to teach each of the Classes listed in the "Student Levels" listed above.
- Certification to Teach a Standard Class requires that the individual has successfully completed the previous Standard Class in the list above and be at least 18 years of age.
- In order to be certified to teach a Specialty Class, the Instructor must be certified in the equivalent (or better) Standard Class and be at least 18 years of age.
- The Equestrian Instructor class is called "Equestrian Manager" and requires participants to be at least 21 years of age, in addition to having successfully completed the Instructor certification in the prior Standard Class.
Barn Management Classes
These are NOT Instructor Certifications. Each level has skills to manage horses and staff at an equestrian facility and take trail rides with clients. Certifications must be earned in the order presented below.
- Seasonal Barn Manager
- Barn Manager
- Facility Manager