The advanced Improve your Riding course is designed for those who wish to enhance their understanding and ability to improve their horse's way of going both on the flat and over fences.
This course is designed for experienced riders and focuses on schooling horses.
You must be at least 14 years of age and 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.
This course is very popular, please contact Stephanie Meadows on 07970 726830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
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.
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.
You will be required to supply your own:
• Correctly fitted and up-to-current-safety-standard riding hat
• Riding gloves
• Correctly fitted and up-to-current-safety-standard riding footwear
• Correctly fitted and up-to-current-safety-standard body protectors - for the jumping element of the 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 offer a wide range of courses covering other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
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."