Equestrian Academy Course Outline

Equestrian Academic plus runs each Friday throughout the term for a minimum of eight weeks.

On the first lesson tutors assess each student’s capabilities to set them on a course for the term.
The course each student takes is dependent on the ability level they bring. The facilities at the Riding Centre mean that students will be able to develop their skills in a broad range of equestrian aspects from grooming and groundwork to dressage, show jumping and cross country.  

For beginner riders, they will learn; safety, parts of the horse, and equipment used. Once riders are mounted they start with the basics of riding: using reins, the aids, long rein and gaining contact, control, and so on.

For experienced riders the aim is to do as much riding as possible. Usually this consists of flatwork (dressage) in the morning and show jumping in the afternoon.

All levels participate in regular rides on the farm where they will make use of water features. For advanced students cross country schooling using our excellent cross country facilities is an option.

The Riding centre is looking at putting together a ‘mini-camp’ over one weekend of the term to immerse students in the culture where they will stay on site for two to three days.