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National Convention 2019 - Hartpury College, Gloucestershire

24 Mar 2019 - 26 Mar 2019

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Building on the success of our previous coaching conventions The British Horse Society will be holding five National Conventions in 2019. Previously targeted at the Society’s Accredited Coaches these events have been expanded to include a new day dedicated to any equestrian wishing to improve their knowledge and skills.

With demonstrations from top coaches, including Fellows of the BHS, and professional riders, and break out sessions focusing on lorry safety, course building and equine nutrition there will definitely be something for everyone to take away whether you are a professional coach or ride for pleasure.

  • Day 2 and Day 3 have been accepted as CPD for British Dressage, British Showjumping and The Pony Club
  • Day 2 (Day 1 in Ireland) has been accepted as CPD for British Eventing

Guest Speakers

  • Sam York FBHS
  • Emile Faurie
  • David Ingle 
  • Richard Waygood MBE, Performance Manager for the GB Eventing Team
  • Gillian Higgins
  • Ros Canter and Caroline Moore FBHS 

Gala Dinner

Our Gala Dinner on Monday 25 March will feature a Panel Debate were we will be asking some of the difficult questions currently facing the equestrian industry. Join us to add your voice to the conversation.   

  • With an estimated 10,000 routes at risk, how do we save these for future riders?
  • Let’s discuss the elephant in the room, rider weight.
  • How can we change the mind-set of all road users to improve road safety?
  • Are we coaches or instructors?

Packages

Group Discount  15% for groups over 10. 
Group Discount for Approved Centres
and Irish Centre’s / Trainers
 
Group discount 15% for groups over 10. Each group gets one free ticket.  
To use these offers, please contact natcon@bhs.org.uk.

Day One

Presenter

Theme

Sam York FBHS
“For the Challenge for the Love”
BHS Challenge Awards: Achieve your personal goals and aspirations! Develop your confidence, skills and knowledge with the support of your coach; introducing the BHS’s new offer of awards you can complete at your yard or your nearest BHS Approved Centre.
Emile Faurie
A ridden demonstration with Emile Faurie coaching one of his senior riders.
David Ingle 
“Racehorse to your horse - finding a way forward”
As the popularity of racehorses as recreational riding horses continues to grow this session will focus on how training thoroughbreds can differ from training other horses to ensure positive outcomes
Richard Waygood MBE
“Training the Team” Richard will coach members of a British Riding Club team focussing on the link between dressage and jumping. 
Gillian Higgins
“How the Horse Moves” Using lungeing and riding Gillian Higgins will demonstrate the bio-mechanics of the horse and how the rider influences the movement of the horse.
Break out session - “Allow time, check inside” An educational session designed to ensure that you and your horse are safe whilst out travelling. Helping you to identify the important checks you should be making to your horse transport. 
“Riding Out – Making the most of your routes”. Get the most out of the countryside by learning more about the map symbols and which routes you can access whilst out riding. Got a problem with a bridleway or not sure how to keep a route safe then our access team will be on hand to answer your queries. Want to get involved then find out about volunteering opportunities to save routes in your area.

 

Day Two

Presenter

Theme

Chris Otty
Introductions – Safety briefing
Richard Waygood MBE
“Training the Team” Richard will coach elite professionals focussing on the link between dressage and jumping.
Sam York FBHS 
“It’s a learning game” An interactive coaching session exploring different coaching techniques to maximise learning opportunities
Ros Canter and Caroline Moore FBHS
“Training to learn,Training to compete,Training to win” Caroline and Ros will explore how to coach horses and riders through each development stage of their education.
Richard Waygood MBE
“Training the Team” Richard will coach members of a British Riding Club team focussing on the link between dressage and jumping. 
Gillian Higgins
“How the Horse Moves” Using lungeing and riding Gillian Higgins will demonstrate the bio-mechanics of the horse and how the rider influences the movement of the horse.
Break out session - “Allow time, check inside” An educational session designed to ensure that you and your horse are safe whilst out travelling. Helping you to identify the important checks you should be making to your horse transport. 
Equine Nutrition
“How you can Change Lives Through Horses"
“Riding Out – Making the most of your routes”. Get the most out of the countryside by learning more about the map symbols and which routes you can access whilst out riding. Got a problem with a bridleway or not sure how to keep a route safe then our access team will be on hand to answer your queries. Want to get involved then find out about volunteering opportunities to save routes in your area.

 

Day Three

Presenter

Theme

Alex Copeland
Introduction to Bhs Assessments
Sabrina Jones FBHS and Andrew Bennie FBHS
Standard setting Stage 1 riding (demo)
Lucy Katan 
Mental health for equine workers
Sam York FBHS and Tim Downes FBHS
Standard setting Stage 2 lungeing (demo)
Sabrina Jones FBHS and Sarah MacDonald FBHS
Standard setting Stage 3 coaching (demo)
British Horseracing Authority
Opportunities in the Racing Industry
Sabrina Jones FBHS and Tim Downes FBHS Standard setting Stage 4 riding (demo)
Tim Downes FBHS and Andrew Bennie FBHS Ditching the gadgets
Alex Copeland Introduction to Bhs Challenge Awards
Sam York FBHS and Andrea Parsons Standard setting Challenge Awards (demo)
Becky Vanden Bogaerde Eating disorders in the equestrian world
Sarah MacDonald FBHS Riding fit for mind and body (demo)
Sam York FBHS Coaching for the 21st Century
Alex Copeland Wrapping it up, Q and A
Break out session - Marketing tools for equine professionals 
“Riding Out – Making the most of your routes”. Get the most out of the countryside by learning more about the map symbols and which routes you can access whilst out riding. Got a problem with a bridleway or not sure how to keep a route safe then our access team will be on hand to answer your queries. Want to get involved then find out about volunteering opportunities to save routes in your area.

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