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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours: 2.00

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

Days / Times: Tuesday 18:30 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 200.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course is a continuation of Stage 1 preparation or a stand-alone programme for those wanting to improve their technique on the flat and over fences.

We cover practical and theoretical stable management and ride through the Stage 2 syllabus. This can be found at http://www.bhs.org.uk

The riding part of the course encourages more competent horsemanship focusing on an effective seat, riding the horse as an individual and correctly jumping a show-jumping course of fences up to 2ft 6”.

Entry requirements

Learners need to be at least 14 years old and able to walk, trot and canter confidently. They should also be comfortable riding without stirrups in walk, trot and canter.

Learners should also be able to jump a course of fences: maximum height of 2ft 6”.

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

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Horse anatomy and physiology
  • Horse health
  • Watering and feeding
  • Shoeing
  • Saddlery and grooming
  • Fittening and lunging
  • Rugging and travelling
  • Clipping and trimming
  • Stable design
  • Grassland management

How will I be assessed?

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. At the end of the course, you will do a mock Stage 2 riding exam. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standards hat
  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standards riding gloves
  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standards riding footwear
  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standards body protector

What can I do after this course?

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


We also run courses covering a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Lauren Morley

Lauren Morley

Derby College jumpstarts Lauren’s equine career

A former Derby College student is now supervisor at the horse yard where she first honed her equine management skills. Lauren Morley, 26, attended Broomfield College as a teenager and now also lecturers a new generation of students. Lauren now hopes to use her skills in the future to set up her own show jumping yard. Her career is underpinned by her two year BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management (level 3).

"The course gave me a good understanding of yard management and equine health and there was always support available if you needed it. It was also very practical, which I liked."

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