ASC141 Riding Development (8)

The purpose of this subject is to establish and extend the riding and training skills of students in the three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate basic abilities in all three areas and to extend their capabilities in one selected discipline. This subject is structured  to aid students to meet and exceed the practical riding skills requirements of the National Coaching accreditation scheme level 1 general instructors examination.
Students are encouraged to prepare for, and compete in, official competition.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Enrolment is restricted to full fee paying students enrolled in the Certificate of Equestrian instruction.
Each student enrolled in this subject must provide a horse for each lesson. The horse must be "sound" and of suitable temperament and ability.
The student is responsible for the maintenance and presentation of the horse and equipment in a suitable, safe and well maintained manner for each lesson.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Demonstrate competent safe riding skills in competition Dressage to novice level, Eventing to preliminary level and Showjumping to 90cm. Students should be capable of demonstrating a range of rider and horse training exercises appropriate to the three Olympic equestrian disciplines and understand the relevance of the exercises performed.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Riding and training for Dressage. Riding and training for Show jumping. Riding and training for Eventing.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.