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Addington Programme | National Coaching Convention

Monday 16th March 2020

Addington Equestrian Centre

Buckinghamshire, MK18 2JR

Designed with professional coaches in mind, the BHS National Coaching Conventions are the perfect CPD day.

 Get expert advice from industry professionals with sessions focused on specific topics designed to improve your coaching experience.

Learn from demonstrations from top coaches, including Fellows of the BHS and professional riders. General admission is £60.


Time Title Presenter Description
9:00 REGISTRATION
9:30 SEATED
9:35 Chris Otty Introductions - safety briefing
9:40 Getting on track – on the ground Corinne Bracken and Steve Williams Corinne and Steve will give you practical advice on how to design and build great training tracks at home that encourage riders to get “on track” to jump clear rounds in competition. They will show you how to make the most of the showjumping coursewalk experience to help your riders maximise their chances of producing the best round possible.
10:10 Building confidence at 80/90 cms Corinne Bracken and Steve Williams In this session, Corinne and Steve will work with unaffiliated riders starting to move up the levels and concentrate on getting the basics right. They will share coaching strategies to help build confidence and security with a variety of horses and riders.
11:10 Rags to Riches Carrie Byrom & Yogi Breisner MBE FBHS Carrie will present one of the horses that joined her as a result of a collaborative partnership with the RSPCA to put rescued horses into BHS Approved Centres and to work with Changing Lives through Horses (CLtH) children. Yogi and Carrie will take you on a journey exploring just how talented some of these discarded equines can be. Carrie will explain the relationship between CLtH details.
11:30 BREAK
11:50 Moving up the levels Corinne Bracken and Steve Williams For a rider to move confidently to higher fences, they need to be sure that their horse has the ability, experience, and confidence to deal with whatever might come up. In general, the less experience the rider has, the more the horse should have. Corinne and Steve will help you use lines of approach and angles to train horses and riders to deal effectively with whatever might come up when starting to compete at a more advanced level and shave seconds of their jump off times.
12:50 LUNCH
13:50 Coaching to Compete Yogi Breisner MBE FBHS and David Britnell Yogi will discuss the link between the different levels of coaching at each stage focusing on the skills and qualities that help to create a high performing coach. Working with David, a BHS Accredited Professional Senior Coach currently competing at FEI5* eventing, he will consider what it takes to coach and perform at this level.
14:35 Speech from Her Royal Highness The Princess Anne
14:50 Coaching the imperfect rider Erik Mackechnie-Guire Para-equestrian dressage offers competitive dressage opportunities for riders with disabilities. Riders are classified within five disability grades, ensuring riders are competing as fairly as possible against others of a similar disability level. The grades range from Ia, those with disabilities that impact more severely on their riding, through to IV, for the less disabled.
15:35 BREAK
15:55 Staying on the straight and narrow Jennie Loriston-Clarke MBE FBHS Jennie will demonstrate a step-by-step guide to training, exercising and suppling horses from the ground. She will discuss some of the problems you may encounter during lungeing and long reining and explain how to use these skills to maximum effect with a variety of horses.
17:25 Closing remarks

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