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Course Building CPD

9 Apr 2018 09:00 - 16:30

Designed to be Ridden Safely:
Everything You Need to Know About Show Jumping and Cross Country Courses

9 April 2018 10am to 4pm at Forgandenny, Perthshire, PH2 9EY

By kind permission of the Edward Family
With Sue Hendry (BE Accredited Coach)
Douglas Edward (BE Technical Advisor, Cross Country Course Designer and Proprietor of Forgandenny)

Themes of the Day:

  • Examining Cross Country Courses from the aspect of Design and Building, including from a riders point of view
  • Safety in the design, construction and fixing of XC fences and the correct use of show jumps
  • How the horse and rider ‘see’ the problems presented by the course designer

The day shall commence with an introduction to course building in respect of show jumping and shall include information on building a safe show jumping course, how to set up combination fences at the correct distances and the use of safety cups. The setting up and use of the warm up area shall also be discussed.

The main focus of the day shall be the cross-country element, which shall take place on foot around the flagged cross-country course at Forgandenny and shall focus on safe course country course design and building, different types of cross country fences and combinations and shall also touch on fence positioning, effective use of the landscape including ditches, water complexes and terrain and gradient.

This day is open to all to attend and will be of particular interest to BHS Accredited Professional Coaches, Pony Club and BE Coaches, competitors, pony club and riding club organisers.

The overall aim of this day is to advise on and improve safety in relation to design.

Open to everyone.
Costs: £30.00 / £20.00 for APCs

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Counts as CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches.
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