🌟 Exciting News! 🌟 Coach Award Nominations are now open without limits! 🎉- Branches, Clubs, Areas and affiliated Riding Centres can now submit ANY number of nominations for all categories, and there's no longer a restriction on the number of nominations per Branch, Club, Area or affiliated Riding Centre. Plus, we have TWO extra categories for First-Year of the Year and Centre Coach of the Year - Let's celebrate and recognise the outstanding contributions across the New Zealand! 🏆

NZPCA Long Service Coaching Award

Objectives:

To celebrate Long Service Coaching commitment to the NZPCA. 

  • Gold Long Service = 25 years or more
  • Silver Long Service = 15 years (nominated and recognised locally)
  • Bronze Long Service = 10 years (nominated and recognised locally)


​​​​​​​Area’s responsibility for Long Service Awards:

  • Areas to forward their Branches (and Clubs without Branches) Gold level nomination forms for the Coaching Long Service Awards by 1st April 2024 and send them to training@nzpca.org.
  • Areas are responsible for purchasing the Bronze and Silver Long Service Award badges from the NZPCA E-Shop and awarding these to their recipients at their discretion or at local Area meetings.
  • Areas are encouraged to recognise their nominated coaches for each level (Bronze, Silver, Gold), profile them in local newspapers and social media and announce them at pony club events, etc.
  • All Area nominations for Gold level will be recognised at the islands Coaches Conference.
  • The Area should encourage all nominations to attend the awards dinner. If the Gold recipient is not in attendance at the Coaches Conference, a representative from their Area can collect the award from Coaches Conference and the Area will arrange a suitable occasion for the presentation.


NZPCA responsibility:

Only NZPCA will supply and award the Gold Long Service Award at the Coaches Conference Awards dinner and we encourage recipients to attend and receive their award. Bronze and Silver coaching awards can be purchased by Branches/Clubs/Areas from the NZPCA E Shop.

Pony Club Coach of the Year


Award Objectives:

               

Coach of the Year – to Nationally recognise and honour Pony Club Coaches who display

the qualities that will positively influence riders.


Criteria for Coach of the Year – may include but is not limited to the following:

  • an Adult, Life or Riding member of NZPCA.
  • is actively coaching at Pony Club.
  • is enrolled in Equestrian Coaches Training Programme (ECTP) or has an ECTP qualification or other equine qualification.
  • undertakes ongoing professional development to improve coaching skills.
  • inspires young riders to aim to achieve higher levels.
  • actively encourages riders to progress through certificate levels.
  • a coach can be re-nominated if unsuccessful in previous years.
  • lifetime achievement is recognised, but greater weight is given to the current year.
  • National and Association Coaches are excluded from Coach awards.

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Pony Club Young Coach of the Year


Award Objectives:

Young Coach of the Year – to Nationally recognise and honour Young Coaches progressing through the Equestrian Coaching Training Programme (ECTP) and beyond, exhibiting qualities that positively influence riders.


Criteria for Young Coach of the Year – may include but is not limited to:

  • Riding or Adult member of NZPCA.
  • aged between 18 years and under 25 years.
  • is enrolled in Equestrian Coaching Training Programme (ECTP) or has an ECTP qualification or other equine qualification.
  • is actively coaching at Pony Club.
  • actively inspires young riders to improve their riding and horse management.
  • exemplifies the ideal Role Model of a Coach by displaying NZPCA values
  • Undertakes ongoing professional development to improve coaching skills.
  • A coach can be re-nominated if unsuccessful in the previous year.
  • Lifetime achievement is recognised, but greater weight is given to the current year.​​​​​​​

 Area’s responsibility for Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year Awards


  • To promote the coaches’ awards and encourage nominations.
  • Inform Branches (and Clubs without Branches) about the awards and encourage them to nominate suitable coaches.
  • Notify Branches (and Clubs without Branches) of the set date by which the Area must sign nomination forms.
  • Areas are encouraged to recognise their nominated coaches, profile them in local newspapers, social media and announce them at Pony Club events, etc.
  • If the recipient is not in attendance, a representative from their Area can take the award from Conference and the Area will arrange a suitable occasion for the presentation.
  • Areas are encouraged to cover the NZ Winner’s coaches travel, accommodation, and attendance expenses for the National AGM Conference Awards Dinner.

Pony Club First-Year Coach of the Year


Award Objectives:

               

First-Year Coach of the Year – to Nationally recognise and honour First-Year Coaches progressing through the Equestrian Coaching Training Programme (ECTP) and beyond, exhibiting qualities that positively influence riders.


Criteria for First-Year Coach of the Year – may include but is not limited to:

  • Criteria as for Coach of the Year, Young Coach of the Year or Centre Coach of the Centre.
  • Simply tick the box of the overall category you are nominating the coach for - that is
    • ​​​​​​​Coach of the Year, including North and South Island Coach of the Year
    • Young Coach of the Year, including North and South Island Coach of the Year
    • Centre Coach of the Year
  • ​​​​​​​Must be first-year coaching for the 12 months preceding 1st April of this award
  • National and Association Coaches are excluded from Coach awards

Pony Club Centre Coach of the Year


Award Objectives:

               

Centre Coach of the Year – to Nationally recognise and honour Centre Coaches progressing through the Equestrian Coaching Training Programme (ECTP) and beyond, exhibiting qualities that positively influence riders.


Criteria for Centre Coach of the Year – may include but is not limited to:

  • Riding or Adult member of NZPCA
  • aged 18 years or older
  • is actively coaching at Pony Club at an affiliated Riding Centre
  • is enrolled in Equestrian Coaching Training Programme (ECTP) or has an ECTP qualification or other equine qualification
  • actively inspires young riders to improve their riding and horse management
  • exemplifies the ideal Role Model of a Coach by displaying NZPCA values
  • Undertakes ongoing professional development to improve coaching skills.
  • A coach can be re-nominated if unsuccessful in the previous year.
  • Lifetime achievement is recognised, but greater weight is given to the current year


How Does It Work For All Awards

  1. The application form is to be completed alongside the Nominee. 
  2. All questions on the forms are to be completed.
  3. Photo and/or video content to be included with the nominee and photographer's approval.
  4. Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year nominees
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Area Chairperson must sign and forward the forms to NZPCA by 1st April 2024.
  5. Centre Coach of the Year nominees:
    • Centre Director must sign and forward the forms to NZPCA by 1st April 2024.
  6. Electronic Signatures and emails directly from the DC, Area Chairperson or Centre Director are accepted as signatures.
  7. All nominations, including all first year coaches, will be recognised at the North or South Island Coaches Conference.    
  8. All nominations should be encouraged to be present at their islands Coaches Conference awards.
  9. All nominations will be recognised and profiled in NZPCA social media – celebrating excellence in coaching.
  10. The North and South Island Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year and the Long Service Coaching Award will be announced at the corresponding Coaches Conference for each Island.
  11. The Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year awards for both the North and South Islands, along with the Long Service Coaching Awards, will be revealed during the Coaches Conference held separately for each island.
  12. The overall NZPCA Coach of the Year, Young Coach of the Year, First Year Coach of the Year and Centre Coach of the Year will be invited to the AGM conference, when it will be announced, and they will be awarded.
  13. At the AGM conference the NZPCA Coach of the Year and Young Coach of the Year will be awarded perpetual shield and an individual presentation for them to retain.
  14. To uphold the significance of these awards, it's encouraged that the NZ Winner’s Area or affiliated Riding Centre covers their coaches travel, accommodation, and attendance expenses for the AGM conference. This ensures that the honour of the awards is maintained.

COACH AWARDS

The NZPCA first introduced its Coach of the Year award in 2015, and the Young Coach of the Year award was introduced in 2019.

β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹πŸŒŸ Exciting News for 2024! 🌟

Coach Award Nominations are now open without limits! πŸŽ‰

Branches, Clubs, Areas and affiliated Riding Centres can now submit ANY number of nominations for all categories, and there's no longer a restriction on the number of Nnominations per Branch, Club, Area or affiliated Riding Centre.

Nomination's no longer need to go through an area meeting - they simply need to be "signed" by the Area Chairperson.

Plus, we have TWO extra categories for First-Year of the Year and Centre Coach of the Year

Let's celebrate and recognise the outstanding contributions across the New Zealand! πŸ†

2024 Coach Award Nomination Forms

COACH OF THE YEAR

2023 - Fe Howie, Otago Southland (OS)

2022 - Kate Flemming, Wairarapa Wellington (WW)

2021- Lisa Fridd, Otago Southland (OS)

2020 - Mary Dawkins, Waitemata Rodney (WR)

2018 - 2019 Jo Street, Auckland (AUK) and                         Lorraine Phillips, Waikato (WAI)

2017-2018 Charlotte Young, Otago Southland (OS)

2016-2017 Rebecca Thomas, Canterbury (CBY)

2015-2015 Lynley Price, Bay of Plenty (BOP)

2014-2015 Louise Ilton, Manawatu West Coast (MWC)


YOUNG COACH OF THE YEAR

2023 - Lena Hayes, Waikato (WAI)

2022 - Anna Wilson, Waikato (WAI)

2021 - Mackenzie Sattler, Otago Southland (OS)

2020 - Brooke Harris, Bay of Plenty (BOP)

2019 - Daisy Morgan, Bay of Plenty (BOP)