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 2017
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
Area 5 - Solihull Equestrian Centre, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands B93 8QE, Cross-Country, 11 March with Yogi Breisner FBHS UKCC L3 Eventing, BE Master Coach - £30.00
Area 7 - Milton Keynes Equestrian Centre, Castlethorpe Road, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK19 7HQ, Cross-Country, 22 April with Jo Winfield, FBHS, BE Accredited, UKCC L3 - £30.00
Area 8 - Stanford Rivers Cross Country Centre, Berwick Farm, Stanford Rivers, Ongar, Essex CM5 9PY, Cross-Country, 1 May with Jo Winfield FBHS, BE Accredited, UKCC L3 - £30.00
Areas 20 and 3 - Someford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SW, Cross-Country, 15 April with Jon Rogers, UKCC L3, Accredited Professional Coach - £30.00
Area 21 - Trojan Stud, Brynlluan, Porthyrhyd, Camarthenshire SA32 8PR, Show Jumping, 8 April with William Blane FBHS, BE Master Coach - £25.00
Area 11 - Munstead Horse Trials, Heath Farm, Godalming GU7 1UN, Cross-Country, 16 April with Sam Champney-Warrener, BHS Instructor, BE Accredited Coach, UKCC L3 - £30.00
Area 13 – Fair Oak Cross-Country Course, Rogate, Nr. Petersfield, Hants GU31 5HR, Cross-Country, 29 April with Caroline Jeannee BHSII, BE Accredited Coach, UKCC L3 - £30.00
Area 5 - Solihull Equestrian Centre, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands B93 8QE, Show Jumping, 16 April with Hannah Jackson BHSII, UKCC L3 BS - £25.00
Area 22 - Netherton Equestrian, Netherton Farm, Aberargie, Perthshire PH2 9NE, Show Jumping, 22 April with Patrick Print OBE - FBHS - £25.00
Area 18 – Deer Park Cross-Country, Brockhampton, Nr Andoversford, Cheltenham GL54 5SR Cross-Country, 14 May with Susan Tupman BHSI - £25.00
Areas 2 and 4 – Holmside Hall Equestrian, Holmside Hall Rd, Burnhope, Durham DH7 0DT, Show Jumping, 27 May with Sarah Tubbs BHSI Stable Man, Para Show Jump Coach, UKCC L3 BS - £25.00
Areas 15, 18 and 9 – Leyland Court Equestrian Centre, Trench Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, South Gloucs, Show Jumping, 27 May with Jon Rogers UKCC L3, Accredited Professional Coach - £25.00
Areas 4 and 16 – Epworth Equestrian, Scawcett Lane, Epworth, Doncaster South Yorkshire DN9 1LQ, Show Jumping, 7 May with Sarah Simpson BHSI, BE Accredited Trainer Advanced Level, Chief Assessor - £25.00
Area 9 – West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Melksham Road, Holt, Wiltshire BA14 6QT, Show Jumping, 28 May with Helen Martin (Cole) BHSI, BE Accredited, BHS Young Inst of Year, International Event Rider - £25.00
Area 14 – Easton College, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX Show Jumping, 29 April with Sharon Hunt, Sharon is a world class event rider, U18 BE Team Coach - £25.00
Area 17 – Quob Equestrian Centre, Durley Brook Road, Durley, Southampton SO32 2AR Show Jumping, 7 May with Sarah Thorne, International Eventer, BE Coach, National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence - £25.00
Area 10 – Blue Barn Equestrian, Great Chart, Ashford TN23 3DH Show Jumping, 27 May with Alex Hudson BHSI, UKCC L3, Examiner - £25.00
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.
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
These disciplines are unique to British Riding Clubs and work as a fantastic training tool, as well as a competition. New 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, 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.