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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 8

Hours: 2.00

Start: 20/09/2016

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

Tuition (£): 160.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Whether you are thinking of starting your BHS exams, or just want to deepen your equestrian knowledge, this course will help you.  We cover practical and theoretical stable management and ride through the Stage 1 syllabus. This can be found online at http://www.bhs.org.uk

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 14 years of age and need to be able to walk, trot and canter and be independent from the rein i.e. not balancing the body weight on the horse's mouth. 

We do not accept any beginner riders.

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 cover:

  • Horse psychology
  • Horse anatomy and health
  • Daily routines
  • Watering and feeding
  • Saddlery and rugging
  • Shoeing and turning out to grass
  • Riding wise
  • Correct mounting and dismounting procedure
  • Ride through correct school movements in walk, trot and canter
  • Riding without stirrups and going over poles on the ground in the forward seat.

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 1 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 standard 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 a wide variety of courses covering 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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