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 Dressage Training 2018
Following last year’s highly successful grassroots cross-country training, BRC have once again teamed up with world class instructors, this time giving our members tuition in the dressage discipline. Instructors include: Islay Auty FBHS, Jo Winfield FBHS and Patrick Print OBE FBHS.
There will be two levels across the day.
• Level 1 - for riders who have ridden a few dressage tests and are wanting to focus on test riding, etiquette and accuracy.
• Level 2 - is ideal for those competing at prelim and want to progress to Novice.
• Great value, £20-25 per session
• Riders can book to attend a Dressage Training session in any Area.
BRC 2018 Grassroots Dressage Training Booking Form (Word)
BRC 2018 Grassroots Dressage Training Flyer (PDF)
2018 Dressage Training Dates
Area 1: Cousland Park Training and Livery Centre, Cousland Farm, Nr Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 2PD. 12th May 2018 with Patrick Print OBE, FBHS - £20
Area 2: East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3SG. 26th May 2018 with Louise Smales, BHSI, List 3A Dressage Judge - £20
Area 5 &16 (Midlands): Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJ. 16th June 2018 with Islay Auty, FBHS, UKCC, L3 Dressage - £25
Area 7: Long Drove Dressage Centre, Long Drove, Somersham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3HY. 21st July 2018 with Peter Hales, BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship - £20
Area 9 & 18: Abbey Dressage, Fiddington House Farm, Fiddington, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 7BJ. 23rd June 2018 with Jo Winfield, FBHS, BE, UKCC L3 - £20
Area 11 &13: Sands Farm Equitation Centre, Warnham, Nr Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3SQ. 22nd April 2018 with Donald Kear, BHSI - £20
Area 19: St Leonards, Polson, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9QR. 7th April 2018 with Padraig McCarthy, Olympic Event Rider - £20
Area 21: Trojan Stud, Brynllyan, Porthyrhyd, Camarthen, SA32 8PR. 14th July 2018 with Islay Auty, FBHS, UKCC, L3 Dressage - £25
Area 22: Auchilshie Livery, Eventing & Equine Facility Hire Centre, Cortachy, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 4LS. 10th June 2018 with Diana Zajda, BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship - £20
Area 23: Laurel View Equestrian Centre, 18 Knowehead Road, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT39 0BX. 23rd June 2018 with Alison Mastin-Moore, BHSI, UKCC L3 - £20
Area 6: Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PE. 9th June 2018 with Fred Hodges, BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship, BE Accredited Coach - £20
Please note: riders are not eligible for Level 1 if they have competed at a BRC qualifier at any discipline or competed at any BD or DI (N Ireland)/BE or EI (N Ireland) event. Riders are not eligible for Level 2 if they have competed above Prelim level at a BRC Championship or competed at Novice BD or DI/BE or EI 100 or higher.
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).
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.