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Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 16.00

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

Days / Times: Friday 17:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 09:00 to 17:00

Tuition (£): 125.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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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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Emma Whay

Emma Whay

Broomfield’s flexibility enables Emma to train for new equine career

Derby College student Emma Whay has ridden since childhood but never imagined she’d be starting a foundation degree in equine studies in her thirties.
Although always passionate about horses, Emma, now 34, trained as a hairdresser immediately after leaving school at 15 and hadn’t planned on an academic career.
Years later though, she started to see learning through her two children’s eyes, and, as they got older, felt she’d missed a chunk of her education by leaving school so young.
And the opportunity to put that right came when she started going to watch her elder son compete in equestrian events at Broomfield Hall.
She said: “It was through going to Broomfield with him that I saw how lovely the equine facilities were and how well run everything was. So, I decided to contact Derby College about equine courses but was concerned that not being able to commit to five days a week on site, and not having had an academic education, might limit my options. I needn’t have worried though. The staff were so supportive and some of my studying can be flexible.”
Because of her life experience and lifelong knowledge of horses, it was agreed Emma didn’t need to attend campus every day – giving her chance to continue her hairdressing business (when pandemic rules allow) and be there for her two boys, aged seven and 11.
She added: “We’ve been learning remotely because of lockdown but the tutors have still made learning interesting and we still feel supported. College is also supporting me to complete my maths GCSE. When we’re able to do so, we spend as much time as possible at Broomfield, which I love.”
Emma, who is considering a career in tutoring, horse nutrition or equine physio once she’s got her top-up degree, has her own horse, 19-year-old Venus.
Emma added: “I’ve taken Venus into Broomfield a few times, which is brilliant. There are not many courses where you can take your horse to college! Venus is on a livery yard not far from my home and I’m able to gain work experience with the yard owner, who supports my ongoing education.”

It was through going to Broomfield with him that I saw how lovely the equine facilities were and how well run everything was. So, I decided to contact Derby College about equine courses but was concerned that not being able to commit to five days a week on site, and not having had an academic education, might limit my options. I needn’t have worried though. The staff were so supportive and some of my studying can be flexible.

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