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Programme: Hartpury

All three days are full of inspiring presentations and demonstrations. You will have the opportunity to explore and network with our BHS Excellence team during lunch. We also have a fantastic line up of speakers including Christoph Hess, Russel Mackechnie-Guire, Sam York FBHS and Chris Bartle FBHS.

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Coaching the Rider - Monday 26 March 2018

09.00 Registration   Please be seated for 9.30 
09.35
Chris Ottey 
 Welcome and Introduction
09.45  Christoph Hess
"Training the rider to ride into the contact" - A flat work coaching session with a group of riders varying from BHS Stage 2-BHS Stage 3. 
11.15    BREAK
11.30
Sam York FBHS
Equestrian Coaching in the 21 Century
12.45
  Launch and demonstration of the new BHS Ride Out Pathway
13.15
  LUNCH
14.15
Chris Bartle FBHS
"Introduction to the use of grids for training the rider and horse” A grid work coaching session with a group of riders varying from BHS Stage 2-BHS Stage 4  over fences from 85-100cm
15.45
  Elite rider/coach demonstration 
16.15
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There will be a Gala Dinner on Monday 26th March
at Hatherley Manor which is a short 10 minute drive from Hartpury College.

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal in the relaxed surroundings of our Restaurant, experience excellent service and sample locally sourced dishes in a character setting all in the company of our guests and after dinner speaker Bob Champion! Dress: Smart Casual.


Training the Horse - Tuesday 27 March 2018 

09.00 Registration Please be seated for 9.30
09.35
Chris Ottey
Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Chris Bartle FBHS
"Less than straight forward fences" - A session with a group of horses from BE100 upwards (riders to be Stage 4 – Stage 6), considering how to approach ‘problem’ fences.

10.45 BREAK
11.00
Sam York FBHS
Equestrian Coaching in the 21 Century
12.00
Christoph Hess "Developing the rider's use of aids to advance the horses training" - A session with a group of horses working from medium level (riders to be Stage 4 - Stage 6)
13.00 LUNCH
14.00
Elite horse demonstration
14.45
Dr Andrew McLean "The correct beginnings" - A session focusing on the correct foundations of training the young horse
16.00 Close

There will be a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 27th April
at Hatherley Manor which is a short 10 minute drive from Hartpury College.

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal in the relaxed surroundings of our Restaurant, experience excellent service and sample locally sourced dishes in a character setting all in the company of our guest speakers! Dress: Smart Casual.

After Dinner Speaker Dr Andrew McLean

Welfare of the horse & safety of the rider - Wednesday 28 March 2018

09.00 Registration   Please be seated for 9.30 
09.35
Chris Ottey 
 Welcome and Introduction
09.45  Dr Andrew McLean
“First principles” of horse training
11.00    BREAK
11.30
Dr Andrew McLean
Equitation Science as preventative medicine
13.00
  LUNCH
14.00
Michael Peace/Alan Hiscox Safer Riders, Safer Horses, Safer Riding Out
15.30
Charlie Unwin
"Winning the Mind Game in Training – Workable Solutions to Controlling Rider Nerves"
16.45
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