This event counts as CPD for BHS Registered Instructors.
This event is not organised by the BHS. Please direct all enquiries to British Dressage.
Supported by Sport England, the two-day British Dressage Para Symposium is open to all hoping to develop their skills and knowledge in para coaching. Britain is the world leader in para dressage and we have an amazing array of talent to call on as well as leading experts in other sports. Whatever your role in the sport; rider, coach, judge, trainer, you’ll get something from either or both days.
Headline speakers include former England and British Lions rugby player and head of Elite Coach Development for British Swimming, Nigel Redman and Paralympic coach, Nina Venables, who will be concentrating on how to coach a para-equestrian rider in order to produce their optimum performance.
World Class Programme vet, Dr Rachel Murray, performance and position analyst, Russell Guire and Vanessa Fairfax from Fairfax Saddles will be providing discussion on the key management issues essential for maximising a horse’s performance.
World, European and Paralympic medallist, Deb Criddle MBE will also be providing a talk based on her experiences, as an athlete, being coached as a para rider from grassroots to achieving Paralympian success. Within this, she will be discussing the importance of a good relationship between rider and coach, using herself as a case study.
Attendees will also have the chance to see World, European and Paralympic medallist Sophie Wells MBE (pictured) and World & European medallist Emma Sheardown as they’re riding.
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