North American Western Dressage is dedicated to providing quality resources for our members and fans.
We welcome everyone to be a professional member and we provide them with advertising, networking, and many other opportunities. The NAWD Stars program gives them the opportunity to prove their skill in training and coaching at no additional cost to them.
Now, we are pleased to introduce yet another way for professionals to prove their merit as educators: The NAWD "Select" Professional Program
NAWD Professionals who take a written exam, prove that they are adept at virtual coaching, and earn NAWD Coaching and Training stars will receive additional benefits and opportunities at NAWD.
Professionals will find that the process of achieving select status is a learning activity itself. The exam we have created is not about rules or training techniques, nor is it about Western Dressage. Rather, it is about learning styles and lesson plans for equestrians, gaits and movements, and general horsemanship.
The written exam is an open book test with questions that are designed to push you out of your comfort zone, out of the realm of "trainer" and into the role of an educator. You may take as long as you want and we at NAWD are here to help you succeed. After the exam, we will visit with you on the phone and help identify areas for improvement.
There are 4 Select Levels that NAWD Professional members may achieve. This is an optional program with benefits over and above the standard professional membership. Click below for a list of benefits of each.
NAWD select professionals will receive digital badges for their websites with their status and certificates of achievement for display at their facilities.
Are you ready to test your knowledge?