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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 1.00

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

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 50.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This is a ½ day course which gives a child the opportunity to experience the joys and responsibilities of owning a pony.

The ½ day will comprise:
- Stable tasks
- Grooming
- Riding and games
- A Pony Care lesson

Please disregard the date shown on the 'Book Now' page as there are various dates available. So prior to enrolling, please email Nicola Lambert (nicola.lambert@derby-college.ac.uk) who will be able to give you more information about the morning and help you book.  Make sure you leave a contact phone number!

 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Content

During the morning you will improve your practical stable management and riding ability.

You will become a pony’s owner for the morning and will be in charge of his/her care. This will involve fetching him/her in from the field or mucking out, grooming, tack cleaning, skipping out and field management. 

You will also be able to participate in a stable management lesson where you will learn further aspects of pony care. In addition, you will enjoy a riding session which will combine riding tuition at the appropriate level and some fun and games.  You may come home with a rosette!

 

How will I be assessed?

There are no formal assessments on this course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Ideally, you will need your own riding equipment.  This should be an up-to-standard riding hat, riding gloves and suitable riding boots.  You can also wear a body protector – this becomes mandatory when/if you are likely to do pole work and jumping.   Advice can be given on this when you email Nicola prior to enrolling and we do have a small amount of equipment which you may borrow.

What can I do after this course?

We run children's Improve your Riding courses and at 14 years old we offer pathways onto our Adult Riding courses.

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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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Lauren Morley

Lauren Morley

Derby College jumpstarts Lauren’s equine career

A former Derby College student is now supervisor at the horse yard where she first honed her equine management skills. Lauren Morley, 26, attended Broomfield College as a teenager and now also lecturers a new generation of students. Lauren now hopes to use her skills in the future to set up her own show jumping yard. Her career is underpinned by her two year BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management (level 3).

"The course gave me a good understanding of yard management and equine health and there was always support available if you needed it. It was also very practical, which I liked."

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