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Advanced Improve Your Riding

The Improve Your Riding courses are designed for those who wish to enhance their understanding of horses and their ability to ride. There are three different levels which you can access depending on your previous experience, confidence and ability.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Equine
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 11
Hours: 1.00
Start: 23/09/2022
Days/Times:
Tuition: £220
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/advanced-improve-your-riding
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Course Information for Students

The Improve Your Riding courses are designed for those who wish to enhance their understanding of horses and their ability to ride. There are three different levels which you can access depending on your previous experience, confidence and ability.

This course is at the advanced level, designed for confident, accomplished riders with several years of regular riding experience.

You must be 14 years of age or over. Please ring Sally Foskett, Centre Manager, to have a chat prior to the course to ensure that it is the right choice for you.  Tel: 07970 726830. 

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

The course will alternate between flatwork schooling and jumping. The focus is on supporting the horses and improving their way of going. Participants will work through the scales of training in order to achieve this both on the flat and over fences.

In order to achieve this, participants will have the opportunity to ride a wide range of horses, some of which may be inexperienced or may have developed bad habits.

We have a great range of horses at the College but – as their 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.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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

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.

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

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

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 22, 2021 2:42 pm