SVQ & Exam Training

Our founding director, Danielle Mackinnon, is a British horse society accredited coach and offers full support when looking to progress through your professional exams and vocational training .

Danielle can:

  • Train up to Stage 4 equitation.
  • Support with SVQ coursework 
  • Hold Mock Assessments
  • Preparation for BHS Ride Safe Exam
  • Pointers and Tips for various disciplines
  • Stable Management Lessons
  • Horse Welfare Lessons
  • Lunging Training

We support the British horse Society pathways.Whether you want to gain professional, industry recognised qualifications to launch your equine career or you simply want to learn more about horses and improve your skills for personal achievement get in touch for more details


The Equestrian Coaching Certificate pathway endorsed by UKCC is a standardised approach using practical and classroom techniques across all equestrian disciplines and focusses on the coaching craft in the context of equestrianism. It involves the development of a coach portfolio based on clients you are coaching which we can provide here at ESR.

It does not assess knowledge or expertise in relation to horse care and welfare, however training packages to support your application can be organised through ESR. Find out more here.


We at ESR can also offer a short, simple professionally produced CPD course for ABRS grooms and staff beyond foundation level . Find out more here.


Here at ESR we are proud to announce we are now an official venue for UKCC courses, the national framework that aligns coach education programmes across sports throughout the UK against agreed criteria. This includes:

  • ‚ÄčThe endorsement of the coaching qualification.
  • The development of appropriate resources to deliver effective and high quality coach education programmes.
  • Quality assured administration of coach education provision.
  • Quality assured training provision of coach

Currently we are delivering qualification Level 1 which focuses on assisting a more qualified coach to plan and deliver aspects of a session, under supervision. We are planning to deliver levels 2-3. If you are interested in finding out more get in touch .