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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Ride a horse in a jockey seat on a sand track 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335740  Ride a horse in a jockey seat on a sand track 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Equine Management and Equestrian Instruction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will be able to understand the importance of balance and use of the jockey seat. They will be able to demonstrate the skills required to ride in a jockey seat.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the jockey seat.
  • Demonstrating riding in a jockey seat.
  • Demonstrating balance when riding race horses. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Unit Standard: Perform horse riding proficiency skills on a trained horse at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the jockey seat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of riding in a jockey seat is explained with reference to riding style and comfort. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The positions of the head and torso are described in accordance with international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The positions refer to the rider/jockey.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The positions of the upper limbs are described in accordance with international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The positions of the lower limbs are described in accordance with international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The difference between the jockey seat and other riding disciplines are explained in relation to the required riding style for speed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other disciplines may include but are not limited to: show jumping and dressage.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate riding in a jockey seat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The head and torso are positioned and maintained throughout the ride according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The upper limbs are positioned and maintained throughout the ride according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The lower limbs are positioned and maintained throughout the ride according to international standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate balance when riding horses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of being in balance with a race horse when riding is described in terms of international riding rules and obtaining maximum speed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A race horse is ridden without reins at a trot on the lunge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A race horse is ridden with feet out of the stirrups while being lunged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A race horse is ridden through the bending poles at pace. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pace is a trot and slow canter, bending poles must be a maximum of eight meters apart and a minimum of four bending poles.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for riding in a jockey seat.
  • Knowledge of different seats.
  • International riding rules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to situations of riding in a jockey seat and balancing when riding a horse. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with those people who are lunging a horse in order to ride in a jockey seat. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way as to know what to do if problems arise during the ride. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information relating to the correct riding of a horse in a jockey seat on a sand track. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct posture and balance assist in riding in a jockey seat and what the consequences of poor riding habits have on the success of the ride. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
  • International accepted standards refers to the standards according to the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications.
  • The legal and regulatory requirements are those sections of the Acts that relates to the humane handling of horses. They are:
    > The animal Protection Act 71 of 1962.
    > Performing Animals Act 24/35.
    > Power of Seizure Regulation 468 as contained I the animal Protection Act 71 of 1962. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  71491   National Certificate: Equine Studies  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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