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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 4

Hours: 1.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 100.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This is a roll on roll off programme for adults to develop their riding skills.  Lessons are sold in blocks of four: it can be a stand-alone experience or you may want to book further blocks to provide continuous lessons over a longer period of time. 

The lessons are taken on an individual basis for ½ hr or on a group basis with riders of a similar level for an hour.  All levels of ability are catered for, from complete beginners to advanced riders.  All beginners’ lessons are on an individual basis.

Prior to enrolling, please email Nicola Lambert (nicola.lambert@derby-college.ac.uk) who will be able to guide you through the process and help you book you into a lesson slot.  Make sure you leave a contact phone number!

 

Entry requirements

In order to ensure the welfare of our horses, we operate a personal weight restriction of no more than 13 stone. All riders will be weighed in their riding attire prior to the start of the course.

Course Content

During the sessions you will improve your practical riding ability and experience.  Your first lesson will be an initial assessment where individual targets and aims will be set and the following sessions will build on these targets.  It doesn’t matter where your start point is: it could be that you haven’t had any experience at all or you could be looking to build on prior knowledge.

We have a great range of horses at College, but - as welfare is paramount - you will only be mounted on horses which suit your height and weight.  This could narrow down the selection of horses we can offer you.

How will I be assessed?

There will be no formal assessment although you will receive verbal feedback during and at the end of each lesson and will be set targets for improvement.  

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Riding gloves
  • Correctly fitted and up-to-current-safety-standard riding hat, with a tight chin strap
  • Specific riding footwear, not Dubarry style country boots
  • Correctly fitted and up-to-current-safety-standard body protector for pole work and jumping

Please do not wear necklaces and earrings.

 
 

What can I do after this course?

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Equine – please see the Derby College Equestrian website (www.derby-college.ac.uk/equestrian-centre).  We also offer a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Group website or Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Melissa Shanker

Melissa Shanker

Training to become an equine veterinary nurse

Melissa Shanker had always wanted to work with horses. Riding since she was nine years old, she even took part-time jobs at stables while she was at school. So studying Horse Management – together with various BHS qualifications – at Derby College was the ideal route to her dream career. After leaving College, Melissa always managed to find work with horses. She is now based at Pool House Equine Clinic in Lichfield where she has become their first-ever trainee veterinary nurse. She assists the vets with daily appointments and emergencies, helps with surgical procedures and is learning about how the laboratory is run.

Taking the course at Broomfield Hall gave me the qualifications I needed to pursue my chosen career as an equine veterinary nurse. It helped me develop
specific horse care knowledge which I wouldn’t have gained just through working at riding stables.

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