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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 4

Hours: 1.00

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

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Tuition (£): 70.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Improve Your Riding is designed for those who wish to improve their understanding of horses and their ability to ride. This is a four-week bolt-on course which is tailor-made around participants' needs. 
 

Entry requirements

Students must be 14 years of age and over. You should be able to walk, trot and confidently canter. You should also be able to ride comfortably without stirrups.  Please email Nicola Lambert (nicola.lambert@derby-college.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

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

Riders learn how to correctly exercise a horse in walk, trot and canter and to assess and improve its way of going, including around the arena. You will also jump small fences and work over grid. There is a lot of focus on the riding position and rider balance. 

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:

  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standard riding hat, with a tight chin strap  
  • Riding gloves
  • 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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Mitch Gent

Mitch Gent

Broomfield Hall knowledge leads to entrepreneurial business

Knowledge gained whilst studying at Derby College Group’s Broomfield Hall is “100%” helping retailer Mitch Gent to grow his Nottinghamshire-based equine products business.
 
Mitch, who is 23 and from Pinxton, started the company, Manor Equestrian, with two friends while studying for his Level 3 qualification in Equine Management at Broomfield Hall.
 
A rider since his early teens, he enrolled on the Level 2 Horse Care course straight from school, then progressed to Level 3.
 
While still at college, Mitch started selling equine products on a local market stall.  With his business partners, he then went on to establish Manor Equestrian. Trading online and from an outlet near Eastwood, the business sells everything from tack and grooming products to riding hats and competition wear. It also has trade stands at county shows around the country and at big international equestrian events such as Burghley Horse Trials.
 
Mitch said he loved studying at Broomfield Hall college, where he got the chance to ride every day and received coaching from top professional riders. One of the highlights of his Level 3 course was a jumps clinic run by international show jumping coach Denis Flannelly.

The knowledge I gained while on my courses at  Broomfield Hall, has helped me, 100%. I’m often asked for horse care advice by customers and I’m able to help them, thanks to what I learned at Derby College. We find that people really value good advice.

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