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BHS Hampshire Coach of the Year Award 2020

3 Dec 2019

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Does your instructor inspire you?  Does your coach give you confidence? Does your trainer keep you and your horse on track?   

Have they helped you tackle a big problem? Or a little one? Are they the reason you have kept riding? Or started riding in the first place?

The right coach can make a world of difference to how we enjoy our horses.  However these heroes also need training to keep their skills up to date, and finding the money as well as the time can be a challenge for them.

The BHS Hampshire Committee wants to recognise our wonderful BHS Accredited Professional Coaches (APCs) and BHS Approved Centre coaches, and is offering two awards of £500 each. The awards are to be used to progress their own training and qualifications.

Awards (£500 each)

1. Freelance BHS Accredited Professional Coach (APC)
2. Qualified coach or trainee-coach employed full time at a BHS Approved Centre

The coach must live and work in Hampshire (freelance coaches can of course work in other counties too) and currently be a BHS Accredited Professional Coach, or be teaching and working towards their qualifications at a BHS Approved Centre in Hampshire (holding a minimum of their BHS Stage 2 Teach qualification).

How can you help?

Nominate your coach - tell us why you think that they are amazing and deserve this award!

We also think it would be great for coaches to nominate themselves too – blow your own trumpet! You do a fantastic job and we need to share that news.

We are accepting nominations up to 15 January 2020. Download a nomination form here. Download the Nomination Form (pdf) or Nomination Form (Word)

The BHS Hampshire committee will go through all the nominations and draw up a short list. Voting will start on 1 February and be open until the end of the month. The winners will be announced in March.

BHS Hampshire

Coach of the Year Award 2020

BHS Hampshire are pleased to be offering 2 prizes of £500 to the BHS Accredited Professional Coaches (APC) or  BHS Approved Centre coaches who receive the most public votes. The prize is in the form of funding for the APC’s own training and qualifications.

Awards (£500 each)

1. Freelance BHS Accredited Professional Coach (APC)
2. Qualified coach or trainee-coach employed full time at a BHS Approved Centre

Eligibility for nomination and the award:

Candidates must currently live in Hampshire full time 
Award winners must live in Hampshire to claim the award (award may not be claimed if the winner moves out of county)
Candidate must work in Hampshire (freelancers may of course work in other counties too!)
Freelancers – must be registered as a BHS APC
Centre coaches – must be qualified to a minimum of BHS Stage 2 Teach and working towards Stage 3 Teach
If you are unsure whether your coach is eligible, don’t worry - eligibility will be checked on receipt, so nominate them just in case!

Judging:

Eligibility will be checked against the above criteria
A shortlist of eligible coaches will be drawn up by a panel made up of BHS Hampshire Committee volunteers, including at least one Accredited Professional Coach (Stage 4 Senior Coach)

Voting:

Voting will be open to the public from 1 to 29 February 2020
One vote will be counted per person
The winners will be announced by 15 March 2019

Using the Award:

The award will reimburse pre-approved training on production of a paid invoice
BHS assessments can be paid for directly by BHS Hampshire to BHS HQ
Invoices must be presented and paid before 31 December 2020 (any unused award money will be retained by BHS Hampshire)
Payment can be made in 2020 for assessments & training which take place in 2021

Nomination forms must be received by 15 Jan 2020

Coaches can be nominated by their clients or employers, or can nominate themselves

Voting from 1 to 29 Feb 2020
BHS Members and non-members can vote
One vote per person will be counted

Voting closes  29 Feb 2020 
Votes are counted

Winners notified by 15 Mar 2020
Can start to claim award
Invited to awards ceremony

Download the Nomination Form (pdf)

Download the Nomination Form (Word)

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