(i) equip you with basic knowledge in horsemanship;
(ii) get you able to tack up and handle a horse comfortably and safely; and
(iii) teach basic riding skills so you are able to pass the official Introductory A test from British Dressage.
This course could be taken by absolute beginners and/or those who have limited experience of horse riding. It is also suitable for polo riders who want to learn the basics of dressage. It will include three modules:
(i) Monday - twice 1h riding lesson (walk) in indoor school incl. tutoring on handling horse and tacking up;
(ii) Tuesday - twice 1h riding lesson in indoor school focusing on trot; and
(iii) Wednesday - 1h lesson to practice the Introductory A test in the morning, and in the afternoon - Introductory A test scored by an independent judge.
Tuition will be provided by BHS-trained instructors. Basic course handbook compiled by the riding master and rosettes for all entrants. Entrants will be expected to also conduct homework, especially to prepare the test by consulting web links such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixOQ0EuV7LI .
Light lunches will be provided each day. Military personnel and civilians both very welcome.
Price: £270. Minimum 3, maximum 5 people.
How to book?
Event is on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis, and confirmed upon payment of the full non-refundable fee (unless the event is cancelled because of not enough entries, in which case you will receive full refund). You will need to purchase your ticket here by 5 January 2021 at the latest. By purchasing the ticket, you confirm that you are fully insured for the relevant horse riding activities.
If you are interested in this event, or if you have any questions, please email Vincent Savolainen, riding master, at email@example.com.