Initial Teaching Test

The main objective of the Initial Teaching Test (ITT) is to prove the competence of a student to instruct safely under supervision. Getting the basics right means that riders can progress and sometimes this aspect is not always given sufficient time or respect.

The safe practice of everything from the rider’s first introduction to the horse to teaching canter is something that needs to be seen – not just written or talked about and in keeping with all ABRS tests, the criteria are practical.

A simple workbook ensures that all aspects are covered and since it is a tickbox workbook there is no arduous writing up to be done.

The ITT is an ABRS test and is recognised within ABRS member schools,  it is not a recognised vocational qualification outside the ABRS, however it will give students the basic knowledge an understanding of what is required if they decide to go down the teaching route.

Why train for the ABRS Initial Teaching Test?

  • Minimum academic content – maximum practical
  • All tasks covered – work to logbook
  • Can be taken in-house
  • Suitable for mature students
  • Suitable for part-time learning