‘Teaching Children’ was the topic for the Continual Professional Development update training day attended by 27 BHS Registered Instructors and presented by Becky Johnson, BHSI.
Kindly hosted by Trentvalley Equestrian Centre in Nottinghamshire, the day included theory and practical sessions, with individual and class lessons.
The emphasis was on the differences between teaching adults and children and making the sessions safe but also fun.
Our thanks go to the staff from Trentvalley and all of the children (and their parents) who are regular riders there, who kindly agreed to be our enthusiastic guinea pig riders on their great ponies. Without them the day would not have been possible and certainly nowhere near as much fun!
Pictured from left to right are Scott Pitchfork on 'Magic', Harriet Wakefield and Chloe Moore.