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.
BRC Training Videos
BRC training videos can be found on the BRC YouTube Channel, covering a number of different disciplines, including cross-country, show jumping, dressage to music, style jumping and riding tests, featuring a number of top riders.
Nick Gauntlett FBHS - Grassroots Cross-Country Training video
Izzy Taylor - Show Jumping Training Exercises video
Natasha Baker MBE - Dressage to Music Top Tips video
Style Jumping - Understanding and Improving Performance with Jay Halim video
Riding Tests - Understanding and Improving Performance with Jay Halim video
World Class Grassroots Training 2019
BRC FIVE STAR TRAIN TOGETHER TOUR…
Following last year’s highly successful grassroots Dressage training, BRC have once again teamed up with world class instructors, this time giving our members tuition in the Show Jumping discipline. Instructors include: Islay Auty FBHS, Jo Winfield FBHS and International Eventer Clare Chamberlayne.
Professional advice will also be given to the riders with two thirty minute talks, talking about the importance of clean sport and nutrition with NAF and the Worshipful Company of Saddlers will also be attending talking about tack.
The aim of these training days is to encourage our grassroots rider and to give them the confidence to move up the levels and eventually compete at our qualifiers and hopefully championships!
There will be four levels across the day.
Group 1 level 1: Introduction to jumping and pole work.
Group 2 Level 2: 60cm-70cm- Jumping single jumps and short courses at home
Group 3 Level 3: 70cm-80cm- Wanting/aiming to compete at an area qualifier. Have previously competed at a BRC qualifier, but wasn't placed in the top 6.
Group 4 Level 4: 80-90cm- Have previously competed at a BRC Championship but was not placed in the top 6.
- The training is great value at £20-25 per session (see below for price in each area)
- Riders can book to attend any training session in any area.
Download the booking form here
View the poster here
Regions, Venues, Dates & Coaches
Kent & East Sussex - Chichester College - Brinsbury Campus, RH20 1DL- Sat 2nd March with Heidi Reed, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3 Generic £20
Mid & South Wales - Ponderosa Equestrian Centre, NP18 2DW- - Sun 3rd March with Sam Goss, BHS Stage 5 APC £25
Gloucs, Avon, Wilts, Hereford, Worcs - Lincomb Equestrian, DY13 9RB - Sat 16th March with Islay Auty, FBHS, UKCC L3 Dr £25
South West - Bridgewater & Taunton College - Cannington Equestrian Centre, TA5 2LS- Sun 17th March with Karen Whiston, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3 £20
North West, Wales, Staffs & Shrops - Reaseheath College- CW5 6DF- 23rd March Alex Hulme, BHS Stage 5 APC £20
West Midlands - Rockstar Equitation Centre, ST19 5SA- 6th April with Sue Ricketts, BHS Stage 5 APC £20
Hants, Dorset & IOW - Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF - Sun 7th April with Clare Chamberlayne, BHS Stage 5 APC, BE Int Event Rider £25
Southern Scotland- RDA Glasgow, G23 5NA - Sun 14th April with Lisa Hiddlestone, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3 Generic £20
Yorkshire - Bishop Burton College - HU17 8QE- Sat 27th April with Charlotte Wilson, BHS Stage 5 APC, UKCC L3 £20
East Midlands, Herts, Cambs, Beds & Northants - Boughton Mill Equestrian Centre, NN6 8AB - Sun 5th May with Joanna Winfield FBHS, BE, UKCC L3 £25
It is mandatory for riders to attend the talks before their lesson. Time is given to tack up your horse.
Horses must be comfortable standing in a trailer/ lorry during the talk session. Talks will last for approximately 1 hour.
Please do not leave your horse tied to a trailer / lorry unaccompanied
Riders are not eligible for Level 1 and 2 if they have competed at a BRC qualifier/championship at any discipline or competed at any BS or SI/BE or EI event.
Entries must be made on the official Booking Form, riders will be selected on a first come, first served basis. The booking form must be returned to British Riding Clubs HQ - Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ, along with a cheque (made payable to: British Riding Clubs). Bookings can also be made over the phone by calling Jessica on 02476 840 711
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. In addition, it will help more people gain qualifications that will enable them to enjoy riding to the full. Find out more about the BHS Participation Project and see how you can get involved.
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 used 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
Watch this space for new training initiatives available in your area.