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 Cross-Country and Show Jumping Training 2018
Following on from the success of the BRC grassroots cross-country training clinics held last year, BRC will be repeating and extending this national initiative to include both cross-country and show jumping training sessions with tuition from world class instructors, at various venues across the UK. BRC members are not restricted as to which areas they may attend a grassroots training session. If a venue is out of your BRC competition area, but nearer to you, then you will be able to apply. We just need your completed booking form and a cheque for the correct amount.
To be eligible:
- Riders must not have competed in a BRC Area Qualifier with a cross-country phase
- Riders must not have completed any BE event
- Riders will only jump up to a maximum of 65/80cm
To book your place, please download the booking form and send it along with your cheque made out to British Riding Clubs, to:
The British Horse Society
British Riding Clubs
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. If for any reason you find yourself unable to attend a training session, refunds will only be made if your place can be filled.
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.
Riding Test and Style Jumping
You might also be interested in becoming one of our style jumping and riding test judges. Why not check out Riding Test and Style Jumping by going along to a few competitions and see what this unique discipline is all about? Judges who are not BHS Accredited Professional Coaches may be required to take a first aid course or attend safeguarding training.Take a look at BHS First Aid for course information, the 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 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.