Woodyard Training Clinics
Helpful sessions for horses and riders in small
groups with Oonagh Meyer BHSI (Reg'd), BHS Examiner, held at Plumpton
College. Types of clinic held are subject to demand eg the jumping and dressage
clinics can be held on the same day or, subject to numbers, Combined Training
sessions can also be arranged.
Sunday 10th Nov 2013
Sunday 26th Jan 2014
Sunday 2nd March 2014
At Plumpton College, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE
Held in small groups in the indoor arena at Plumpton College, each session
will last approx 1 ½ hours (depending on horse and rider fitness!)
Horse and rider combinations will be grouped accordingly based upon information
provided prior to the clinic date.
With the exception of the XC clinics, the other clinics are normally held
on each date, (subject to demand), so just decide on the clinic type, and then
contact Oonagh on 07887 997665 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to
check dates and availability.
Two levels available and both designed to be fun and informative with emphasis
upon improvement of both horse and rider. In addition, these sessions have proved
to be a useful introducotry session for horses and riders planning to compete
in the following months.
So... you have "dipped your toe in the water" but want to gain higher
scores in your tests?
Or... you want to enter a competition but are uncertain how to ride a test
or what you should be doing?
If this is the case then this clinic is for you!
Choosing a suitable test for you and your horse
Rider positional corrections
Working towards establishing the basic paces
Understanding the 'terminology' and some key phrases
Riding accurate movements and how to gain extra marks!
Improving previous tests and moving up the grades!
Rider accuracy and positinal corrections
Establishing and maintaining the 'outline' in all paces
Basic lateral work - working towards collection, variations within the gait,
encouraging lengthening, etc
Building upon the 'Scales of Training'
'Jump for Fun'
A confidence building session aimed at riders (and horses!) who are either
inexperienced at jumping or 'rusty' combinations returning to jumping and simply
in need of a gentle reintroduction! Riders must be secure and established in
their basic flatwork position.
A gymnastic grid session aimed at horses and riders who are ready to improve
their jumping technique and athleticism. Session will focus is upon improvement
of rhythm, tempo and balance through the differing stages of jumping. Riders
must be established in their basic flatwork and jumping position.
A session designed to build upon accuracy skills whilst improving both horse
and rider technique, confidence and security. This clinic assists in preparation
for both schooling XC and competition riding through the use of indoor simulated
fences. It offers a useful introductory session and good preparation for horses
and riders planning to compete in the following months. Riders must be secure
and established in their basic flatwork and jumping position.
Horse Agility (Le Trec) Practice
Whether the aim is to compete, improve current results, or simply to gain
better understanding of the link between horse and rider perceptions related
to performance and behaviour, in small groups, these clinics are designed to
encourage and develop horse and rider at a range of levels and ages. From 'rusty
riders' and 'youngsters' wishing to improve confidence and control through to
combinations aiming to focus upon specific aspects of competitive training,
these clinics offer the opportunity to share ideas and experiences.
How to book?
For all clinics spaces are limited so book
now online to avoid disappointment. When booking, please state the
preferred date and type of clinic.
(All charges include hire of facilities)
Dressage Clinics £30.00 per person
Jumping Clinics £35.00 per person
XC Clinics £35.00 per person
Horse Agility (Le Trec) Practice £20