There are so many different training opportunities available for members, clubs and areas. Talk to your club and area representative to find out about local opportunities.
BHS Participation Project
This new project is aimed at getting more people involved in equestrianism as well as helping those already enjoying their passion to gain further in depth knowledge, confidence and skills as well as qualifications to enable them to enjoy riding to the full. Find out more about the BHS Participation Project and see how you can get involved.
Riding Test and Style Jumping
These disciplines are unique to British Riding Clubs and work as a fantastic training tool as well as a competition in their own right. New to this year we will be introducing a riding test and style jumping points league. Go to our BRC points league page for more information and to download the points card.
You might also be interested in becoming one of our style jumping and riding test judges. Why not check out the Riding Test and Style Jumping page or go along to a few competitions and see what this unique discipline is all about? Judges who are not BHS Registered Instructors may be required to take a first aid course or attend safeguarding training.Take a look at BHS First Aid for course information, application form and current prices.
Please check out the events calendar to see opportunities for upcoming judges training and refreshers, then book your sessions online.
Area Training Grants
Every year there is a fantastic opportunity for each BRC area to gain two generous grants. These grants benefit clubs and members within each area. The grants can only be applied for and administered by the area representative.
Grants have previously been use in a wide variety of ways including training clinics in all disciplines.
Here are some other ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
• Trailer towing tests
• Confidence building clinic / NLP – sports psychology for the rider
• Riding Test and Style Jumping Demo evening
• Team building day for members or volunteers
• ‘Have a Go’ day
• Equine behaviour / psychology talk or demo
• Yoga on horseback – improving rider fitness and balance
• Bitting clinic
World Class Grass Roots Cross-Country Training
BRC have launched an exclusive new training initiative aimed at the true grass roots BRC member. A rider who has never really had a go at cross-country riding, but would relish the opportunity to learn how to participate correctly with instruction from some of the best trainers in the country including; Ben Hobday and Harry Meade. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and riders will be grouped on ability. Groups will not exceed five riders. To book your place download the booking form, which can be found on the right hand side of this page, and send it to BRC Head Office with a cheque for the full amount (cheques will be returned for unsuccessful applicants).
To be eligible:
Riders must not have competed in a BRC Qualifier with a cross-country phase
Riders must not have completed any BE event
Riders will only jump up to a maximum of 65 /75 cm
To book your place please download the booking form and send it to The British Horse Society, British Riding Clubs, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ.
Individuals will be notified if they have or have not been successful via post. Times of the sessions and all other information will be sent no later than two weeks before the training date, where possible.
Watch this space for new training initiatives available in your Area.