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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.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Melissa Shanker

Melissa Shanker

Training to become an equine veterinary nurse

Melissa Shanker had always wanted to work with horses. Riding since she was nine years old, she even took part-time jobs at stables while she was at school. So studying Horse Management – together with various BHS qualifications – at Derby College was the ideal route to her dream career. After leaving College, Melissa always managed to find work with horses. She is now based at Pool House Equine Clinic in Lichfield where she has become their first-ever trainee veterinary nurse. She assists the vets with daily appointments and emergencies, helps with surgical procedures and is learning about how the laboratory is run.

Taking the course at Broomfield Hall gave me the qualifications I needed to pursue my chosen career as an equine veterinary nurse. It helped me develop
specific horse care knowledge which I wouldn’t have gained just through working at riding stables.

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