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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 11

Hours: 1.00

Start: 24/09/2016

Days / Times: Saturday 11:00 to 12:00

Tuition (£): 193.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Improve Your Riding is designed for those who wish to enhance their understanding of horses and ability to ride. You can only join this course once you have been on the intermediate course.
 

Entry requirements

You must be at least 14 years of age. You should have completed an intermediate course and have been advised by the Derby College riding instructor that you can join this course.

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.

Course Content

The course will alternate between flatwork schooling and jumping. Participants will work through the scales of training in order to improve their horse’s way of going both on the flat and over fences.

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. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standard riding hat
  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standard riding gloves
  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standard riding footwear
  • Correctly fitted and up to current safety standard body protectors

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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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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