Torrential driving rain greeted the Worcestershire BHS members taking part in this event, as they arrive at Lincomb. And the weather didn’t improve a great deal until the last hour of instruction and input.
That said, it didn’t manage to deter the 18 participants for the day, all of whom came equipped with extra shirts and coats, etc.
As the name of the event suggests, this was a training day purely for Worcestershire BHS members only and was heavily subsidisedfrom county funds in order to allow them to get top class tuition at a reasonable cost.
The day consisted of three flat work, three show jumping and two cross country lessons being available for our members, each session catering for no more than four people in order to allow them to benefit from more individual input and coaching than they would in larger groups.
Sessions were also staggered to allow members to take part in more than one discipline and still get a break for their horses in between. Flatwork instruction was given by Liz Williams, show jumping by Jon Rogers and cross country by Paul Ingram.
By the end of the day their were a few tired horses and riders, but all gained some positive input from their efforts which will go to improving their riding skills, this being the object of the days event!
We received good positive feedback in relation to the day, from those who took apart and tremendous praise for the three instructors, who encouraged and coaxed everyone along so skilfully.
Thanks must go to Liz, Jon and Paul for making the day such a success, in spite of the weather and also to Becky and Tony for providing the location with such great amenities.
A second members training day has been arranged for Saturday 19th September at the same location. Lets hope the weather is kinder to us for the next one.