On Saturday 30 June, BHS Warwickshire ran a day of discounted riding lessons with Karen Whiston at The Sports Horse Centre, Ryton on Dunsmore.
Karen is a BHSI; she has attained UKCC Level 3 and is an approved Ride with Your Mind Biomechanics Coach. When coaching the rider she spends time focusing on the rider’s core stability and position in the saddle, providing clarity for the horse and improving both communication and understanding.
A broad spectrum of BHS members and their horses attended the day, pleasure riders, riding club competitors and professionals, riding cobs, sports horses, ponies and thoroughbreds. The sessions were a mixture of private and semi-private, jumping and flat.
'Great session—very engaging manner with clear instructions and time for review and reflection to ensure I would be able to build on the learning going forward' - Kathleen Molan
'Really enjoyed the lesson with Karen Whiston last weekend' - Emma Taylor
The team at The Sports Horse Centre were welcoming and supportive and the facilities were great.
It was a very successful day that had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, a pleasure to organise and Gina Smith, Training Officer will be arranging similar days in 2013.