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Arena XC with Paul Tapner - CPD and coaching lecture demo

4 Apr 2022

This course is aimed at coaches who are working with clients who wish to develop their jumping interests, or riders who need to develop their techniques jumping cross country type obstacles. Equally the course would also suit riders who wished to develop their skills jumping cross country type fences.

Paul Tapner is a former top-level event rider who represented Australia on numerous teams and who won Badminton in 2010 on Inonothing. In recent years, since winding down his string, he has been involved in the management of eventing at the highest level working as technical director for the Event Rider Masters series, and has had time for more coaching, developing a training academy for aspiring young eventers alongside his wife, Georgina. Wickstead HorsePlay is a top-class facility offering a huge all-weather surface with arena eventing fences including steps, banks and water as well as BS jumps. 

The aims of the course are:

  • To consider the types of jumps that maybe used within a schooling area
  • Consideration of the use of fences for varying levels of horses and riders
  • Discuss coaching sessions for riders and horse
  • Develop an understanding of assessing riders and horses using cross country type obstacles
  • To explore the use of cross country type fences within a schooling area for a variety of riders and horses

Cost: £35 for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches, £40 all others. Please note the reduced rate is ONLY for BHS APCs, not coaches affiliated to other organisations - thank you.

CPD: This day has been accredited as CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches and counts for 6 CPD points. Certificates of attendance can be provided on request to coaches requiring CPD for other organisations, but it is your responsibility to check they will accredited the course.


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