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Level: 0

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 16.00

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

Days / Times: Various 00:00 to 00:00

Tuition (£): 125.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

The ‘Adult Riding Camp’ is designed as an introduction to horse ownership or a chance to spend a little more time with your favourite horse. You can bring your own horse with you if you wish or use one of ours.

Entry requirements

You will need to be able to walk, trot and canter confidently.

Course Content

You will get involved with the care of your horse and ‘muck in' with stable duties. You will have a riding lesson twice a day and a stable management lecture each day. The weekend will end in a little show.

How will I be assessed?

There will be friendly and constructive feedback during sessions in all areas of the course. You will be asked questions to secure your knowledge and will have the opportunity to discuss topics and receive answers to any questions you may have.

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
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch/refreshments

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Equine Studies – please see the Derby College Equestrian website www.derby-college.ac.uk/equestrian-centre.

Derby College also offers courses in a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

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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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