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Intermediate Improve Your Riding Thursday (11 weeks)

Improve your Riding is designed for those who wish to enhance their understanding of horses and their ability to ride. This course is tailor-made around participants and we find that most riders enrol from one course to another, using it as the equivalent of a weekly riding lesson.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Equine
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 12
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £220
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/intermediate-improve-your-riding-thursday-11-weeks-2
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Improve your Riding is designed for those who wish to enhance their understanding of horses and their ability to ride. This course is tailor-made around participants and we find that most riders enrol from one course to another, using it as the equivalent of a weekly riding lesson.

Students must be at least 14 years of age. You should be able to walk, trot and canter confidently. You should also be able to ride comfortably without stirrups. Please ring Sally Foskett, Centre Manager, to have a chat prior to the course to ensure that it is right for you.  Tel: 07970 726830

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 prior to the start of the course.

Riders learn how to correctly exercise a horse in walk, trot and canter, assessing and improving its way of going and its way of going 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 the College. However, 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 Equestrian website www.derby-college.ac.uk/equestrian-centre.

We also offer courses in a wide variety 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: November 23, 2021 10:12 am