Brandon Hall is the Marketing and Communications Manager for Ontario Equestrian (OE) and has been with the Provincial Sport Organization since 2012. Outside of his 9-5, he is the owner and trainer of Hall & Co. Equestrian, specializing in starting young horses and ponies. His interest in coaching grew when he noticed a gap between starting a young horse and having the owner continue the horses’ development, often without the support of a coach. The Certifiable blog will follow Brandon and a few of his friends through the process of becoming a Nationally Certified Competition Coach.

Cameron Edwards, Brandon Hall, Emily Yaghdjian.

The Day of Reckoning – Taking the Rider Level 8 Test

The day has come for our Rider Level 8 Test! This is the first practical test leading towards the Competition Coach Evaluation…ahhhh! To re-cap this (should-be Netflix) series, I am on a journey to become a Nationally Certified Equestrian Canada…

We're ready to rock this!

The Testing Begins!

When I accepted the fact that I was committing to the National Coaching Certification Program, I kept coming back to my fear of being tested (enter mental training component of coaching here.) Finding the time to study, in addition to…

Brandon and Tonya Ogden aboard Worth the Wait (aka Oscar) at an RCRA Trillium Show.

Why and How to Become Certified

Now that you have learned about who I am and why I’ve decided to start my journey toward coach certification, the next discussion is, why is certification important to the sport and what is the process? For this, I turn to…


On the Way to Becoming Certifiable…Coaches That Is

Having been a rider the majority of my life, I have always thought of myself as just that, a rider. You get on a horse, you feel the good and the bad and use your skills and (try to) improve…

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