The Clinic

training sessions will take place between 9am and 5pm on the Saturday and during the morning of the Sunday. In addition to the actual training, a fun Working Equitation competition featuring both the Ease of Handling and the Speed Trial phases is scheduled for the afternoon of the Sunday.

Participants can choose to attend just one, or both days.

The competition may be done mounted (as is normal in Working Equitation), or non-mounted (in-hand, on-line or at liberty). Please note that the competition only takes place on the Sunday afternoons.

Please note that we are sorry, but Stallions cannot participate.

Saturday

will comprise of 7 one hour sessions between 9am and 5pm. These sessions can be taken either privately, or shared with a friend.

Sunday

morning will comprise of 5 one hour sessions between 9am and 2pm.that can be taken either privately, or shared with a friend.

Sessions

are designed to help the participants introduce Working Equitation obstacles, or new movements, such as a Full Pass, Rein Back, Turn on the Forehand, or Turn on the Haunches to their horse.

If you (and your horse) are totally new to Working Equitation you will be encouraged to start your session in-hand, or on-line, so that you can introduce the obstacles and movements in a fun and safe way that you will both enjoy.

If you have had previous experience at Working Equitation, or attended one of our previous clinics, you may prefer to have the whole session in the saddle and concentrate on working on correct lines, bends, arena geometry and smooth transitions, both at and between the obstacles.

Session Times

Individual session times will be allocated closer to the date. If you’re travelling a long distance and cannot arrive before a certain time, or need to leave early during the day, please let us know in the Additional Notes section when booking your tickets and we will try to allocate your session to suit.

Competition

will start at 3pm Sunday afternoon and includes both the Ease of Handling and the Speed Trial Phases and will be open to non-participants of the clinic as well as those who have attended the training sessions. The competition may be done mounted (as is normal in Working Equitation), or non-mounted (in-hand, on-line or at liberty). Competitors may book and enter as many times as they like (for instance first trying the Ease of Handling course in-hand and then at liberty or mounted). Just purchase the number of entries for both the Ease of Handling and Speed phases that you require and make a note in the Comment Box as to whether you want to compete in-hand or ridden.

Obstacles are scored out of 10 in the Ease of Handling phase and on time in the speed trial. Please note that a further 60 Collective Points are available for the Ease of Handling phase. These are as follows:

Collective marks are based on the 0-10 scoring scale and refer to gaits, impulsion, submission and the rider’s position and seat, appearance and use of aids.. The following describes each element:
Navigation: The harmony and flow, the correctness of gaits between obstacles. Clear, accurate transitions between gaits. Effective course lines, correct leads and bending. (max 20 points)
Paces: Correctness, freedom, and regularity.
Impulsion: Willingness to move forward; elasticity of steps; suppleness of the back; engagement of the hindquarters. (Eager yet controlled energy – not speed.)
Submission: Attention and obedience; harmony; lightness and ease of the movements; acceptance of contact.
Rider: Appearance and tack of rider and horse. Position and seat of the rider. Correct use and effectiveness of the aids. (Invisible aids: no kicking or pulling; effortless; horse should look easy to ride.)

Overnight Stabling/Pens

If you wish to attend both days or are travelling some distance a limited amount of DIY Stabling and Field Pens are available. Stabling is per horse. Pens are either per horse, or if you are attending with a friend and the two horses are happy together then they may share a Pen – please let us know this in the Additional Notes section when booking the tickets.

Daytime Stabling

If you wish to stable your horse during the day then a limited amount of DIY Stabling is available. Please note that tying your horse to your trailer or box is not permitted. However, if your horse is happy to stay in the trailer/box they may be left in there.

Daytime Pens

If you wish for your horse to have use of a Pen during the day then a limited amount of DIY Pens are available. Please note that tying your horse to your trailer or box is not permitted. Pens are either per horse, or if you have booked a shared session and your two horses are happy together then they may share a Pen.

How to Book

If you would like to book any of these WE Clinics please click on the appropriate link below. Then click on the Book Tickets button and select the relevant Session(s) and Stabling/Pens/Competition options from the Book Your Ticket section. Payment by Credit/Debit card, or by Paypal, is accepted.

Please make sure that you have read the Booking Conditions for this Clinic.

Please tell me a little about yourself and your horse and any physical or medical problems you or your horse may have that could impact the session in the Additional Notes box during the ticket booking process.

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