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Practical CPD Courses

Practical, face-to-face events, demonstrations, workshops or training that are allocated CPD points for Accredited Professionals

East Midlands

Equine Hydrotherapy Various Dates

Bookings & information

Session 1 - Introduction to Equine Hydrotherapy - Discussion of the benefits of the aqua treadmill, swimming and the cold water spa. Demonstration of the different modalities and emerging trends

Session 2 - The Equine Aqua Treadmill - Discussion on the formulation of training plans for horses of different disciplines and in different stages of rehabilitation. Demonstration of horses utilising the equipment with discussion on best practice and the most recent published research.

Session 3 - Swimming horses - Discussion on the formulation of training plans for swimming with review of the benefits and contraindications of doing so. Demonstration of different horses swimming technique and discussion on best practice and the most recent published research

4 CPD points for all 3 sessions

or

1 CPD for an individual session

VENUE:

Moulton College
West Street
Moulton
Northamptonshire
NN3 7RR

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Coach Education Series - CPD Day - "Reflect" - 29th April 24

Bookings & information

The first of a series of training days, bringing the equestrian coaching community together to share ideas, experiences, and good practice.

An interactive Coach education day led by, Sam York FBHS, UKCC4, MSc (Professional Sports Coaching), providing a supportive and thought-provoking working day, ideal for coaches of all levels working with horses and riders from grassroots to elite level competition. These days would also be idea for anyone working towards their BHS coaching qualifications and those working towards their UKCC levels.

An excellent opportunity to spend some time reflecting on your current coaching performance and explore different ideas, techniques and approaches to coaching on all levels. Sharing good practice and gaining some new tools for your coaching toolbox.

Sam York has worked very hard to achieve her coaching qualifications and loves nothing more then to try and help others to enhance their skills and gain further coaching qualifications or just share good practice with other passionate coaches.

Sam has many roles as well as her full-time freelance coaching, including being chairman for the BHS Fellows and BHSI association, Technical Delegate for the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications (IGEQ).

Sam coaches and conducts coach education conferences, workshops and consultation world-wide including countries such as India, South Africa, Qatar, Dubai to name a few.

Sam is also a BHS lead assessor from challenge awards up to Fellowship level and she also does a great deal of consultation for BHS Stage assessments, as they evolve, develop and are updated.

These days are aimed at all equestrian coaches from all environments including BHS, UKCC, ABRS, PC, RC, BE etc.

9:30am - 5pm

Cost:  £35

3 CPD Points 

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LOCATION DETAILS

Wellow Park Stables, Rufford Ln, Wellow, NG220EQ

Coach Development Day - Strengths Based Coaching - 1st May 2024

Bookings & information

This CPD will give you the opportunity to learn a new skill to add to your coaching tool kit. Followed by the opportunity to put it into practise. Places are strictly limited to allow you the chance to coach and recieve personalised feedback.

The day will start in the classroom with an introduction to Strength's Based Feedback and how it can be used in your coaching. This will then be followed by a demonstration of the technique in practise by one of the coach developers for the day. 

The afternoon will be spent coaching practically, giving you the chance to put the theory into practise and recieve feedback to develop your coaching further. This will be a valuable opportunity for any coaches considering the Level 3 qualification to recieve personalised feedback.

1st May 2024

9am - 5pm

Cost:  £150

6 CPD Points 

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LOCATION DETAILS

BS National Training Centre
Hothorpe
Theddingworth
Market Harborough
Leicestershire
LE17 6QX

Looking at the Latest Tack and Equipment 12 November

Bookings & information

Review what’s new in the world of tack
Review different types of bridles, bits and their uses
Discuss different types of saddle with Harley Equestrian's Master saddle fitter, suitability for the horse & rider and type of work undertaken
Consider the welfare implications of tack and its use
This day will be informative and interactive
There will be a hands on approach with plenty of opportunity to share thoughts and views
Open discussion to provide network opportunity

12th November 2024

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost:  £45 BHS APCs / £50 general admission 

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Harley Equestrian, Dairy Farm, Eydon Road, Woodford Halse, NN11 3RG

East of England

Back to Basics: Equine Poor Performance and Back Movement 10 April

Bookings & information

Discover how back movement and poor performance in horses are interlinked

Speaker: Andy Fiske-Jackson Deputy Head of RVC Equine and Associate Professor in Equine Surgery

  • Does lameness affect back movement?
  • What are the signs that a saddle is overloading an area?
  • Early results from the RVC’s saddle pressure mat testing.
  • What else can cause back pain?
  • How can I prevent and treat back pain?

10th April 2024

Registration : 18:30 onwards
Session starts: 19:00 until 21:00

Cost: £10pp

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Hawkshead Campus, Hawkshead Ln, North Mymms, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

Flatwork Focus with Jo Winfield 11 April

Bookings & information

The day is for anyone looking to improve their depth of horse knowledge. Aimed at anyone looking at or studying for BHS Stage 4 or Performance (BHSI) Assessment or Pony Club A/AH exams. Open to coaches, trainers, students and horse owner/riders. It is also suitable for Coaches who are preparing candidates for assessment as well as Coaches looking to further their work with groups and individual riders.
The day is planned to be informative and interactive with plenty of opportunity to discuss what we observe.

6 CPD points

VENUE: Forest Edge Arena, PE37 8AS

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Understanding Ulcers - 23rd April 2023

Bookings & information

• Understanding the Equine Stomach
• What is Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)
• Types of Ulcers
• Diagnosis
• Prevalence
• What Causes EGUS
• Identifying Signs of EGUS
• Management of EGUS
• Treatment
• Feeding Strategies
• Reducing the Risk of EGUS


Session starts: 9am - 5Pm 

Cost: Free

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

The Carpenters Arms, Felixkirk, Thirsk

anatomy and biomechanics - 2nd May 2024

Bookings & information

Gain a valuable insight into the principles of anatomy and biomechanics related to improving the horse's posture, movement and performance. With the help of her anatomical paintings on horses, Gillian explains the role of the skeleton and muscles and using a variety of in-hand movements and pilates-type exercises Gillian will demonstrate range of movement and the impact of restrictions. 

Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm 

Price: £40pp

        4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Easton College, Bawburgh Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DU

Dressage Clinic with Lewis Carrier - 19th May 20242 CPD

Bookings & information

 

Lewis will be providing 1-2-1 training with a diverse mix of horses and riders, from intro to PSG.
His knowledge of taking young horses through the levels to the top enable him to have a great understanding of how to influence and train the horse correctly.
This clinic will be a wonderful insight to watch different techniques for different pairings

Time: 11am - 2pm 

Price: £13.50pp

        2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Kimblewick Equestrian Centre 
Low road, North Tuddenham
Dereham
Norfolk
NR20 3HF
01362 858695

Keeping the Equine Engine Healthy - The Heart of the Matter 19 June

Bookings & information

Jenny Reid, RVC's Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine will be exploring the fascinating world of the equine heart and lungs

• Learn how to recognise heart or lung disease in your horse
• Discover how we investigate cardiac and respiratory problems
• Understand how management can improve equine asthma and what new therapies are on offer for cardiac disease

This event is designed for horse owners, riders and paraprofessionals

Registration : 18:30 onwards
Session starts: 19:00
Light refreshments will be available

Cost: £10pp

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Hawkshead Campus, Hawkshead Ln, North Mymms, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

Equine Tummy Troubles: Colic Surgery - Facts and Prognosis; Understanding Ulcers 7 August

Bookings & information

Speakers David Bolt, RVC's Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery and Dr Mike Hewetson RVC's Associate Professor in Equine Internal Medicine will be revealing the intricacies of equine colic and equine ulcers to you including:

  • How common is surgical colic versus than non-surgical colic
  • How timely surgical intervention can save your horse’s life
  • How far survival rates post-surgery for colic have improved
    This event is designed for horse owners, riders and paraprofessionals

    Registration : 18:30 onwards
    Session starts: 19:00 - 21:00 

    Price: £10pp

        2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Hawkshead Campus, Hawkshead Ln, North Mymms, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

A day with Jo Winfield FBHS - 23rd, 24th & 25th Sept

Bookings & information

Spend a day with Jo Winfield FBHS. 

Jo’s educational background has taken her from a National Diploma in Horse Management at Warwickshire College to BSc (Hons) Equine Science at Hartpury University, MSc in Coaching Science to being awarded a Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise (PDSE) by University of Gloucestershire.

 

 9am - 4pm

Price: £45pp

        6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Forest Edge Arena, PE37 8AS

Seeing Deep Inside: Demystifying Diagnostic Imaging in the Hospital 2 October

Bookings & information

Dr Alexander Hawkins, Staff Clinician in Equine Surgery and Dr Rupert Dash
Staff Clinician in Equine Diagnostic Imaging at RVC Equine will be taking you on a journey into the fascinating world of equine diagnostic imaging. You'll discover

  • why your horse may be referred for advanced imaging
  • why vets choose certain imagine techniques depending on the horses needs
  • how imaging impacts treatment through real life case examples

This event is designed for horse owners, riders and paraprofessionals

  • Registration : 18:30 onwards
    Session starts: 19:00 - 21:00 

    Price: £10pp

        2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Hawkshead Campus, Hawkshead Ln, North Mymms, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

Breeding the Next Generation: New Advances in Stud Medicine and Equine Fertility 4 December

Bookings & information

Dr Jessica Timmins from RVC's Equine Practice explores the compelling world of equine reproduction

  • Take a light-hearted look at the reproductive biology of mares and stallions
  • Find out how science and nature collide in a fascinating look at how new equine life is formed
  • Discover the latest equine reproduction technologies including cloning and IVF

    This event is designed for horse owners, riders and paraprofessionals

  • Registration : 18:30 onwards
    Session starts: 19:00 - 21:00 

    Price: £10pp

        2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Hawkshead Campus, Hawkshead Ln, North Mymms, Brookmans Park, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

Ireland

Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching Taster and Training Day 8 April

Bookings & information

Join us in one of a series of Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching taster and training days. Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, it will be a great opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications. Whether you have already started training or you are just starting your journey and looking to find out if the coaching assessments are for, this training day will provide you with essential information to successfully train towards your Stage 2 and Stage 3 Coaching assessments. You will have the opportunity to be practically involved on the day by doing some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessment.

This will also be a useful day for coaches training students for these assessments.

If you want to get involved practically, please bring hat, gloves and boots along, as these will be required to coach the lunge & lead rein lessons.

The event is supported by the BHS Career Transition Fund.

6 CPD points

Cost - £25 

VENUE: Brennanstown Riding School, Co. Wicklow

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London

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North of England

From First Steps to Flying Changes 7 May

Bookings & information

Join Lesley Perry, BHS Stage 4 Coach and UKCC Level 3 Coach with British Dressage for this informative day aimed at developing knowledge of correct flatwork training.

Correct flatwork is a crucial foundation for all disciplines; this event will appeal to not only dressage riders but also showjumpers, eventers or just those who have an interest in producing horses correctly.

Lesley will start the day looking at the young horse to make sure the basic training doesn't become boring (preliminary level), the vital early work and education (Novice level), the foundation for the future (Elementary level), the fun starts (Medium level), when, how and where the flying begin (Medium and beyond).

Enjoy watching riders such as Lesley's daughter, Anne-Marie who riders and competes at Grand Prix, as well as other advanced riders, riding young horses through to advanced.

Take advantage of our early bird rate and save £5 on your ticket if you book before 31st March 2024!

Tickets bought after 31st March 2024:

£50 General/£45 BHS Accredited Professional Coaches.

9:30am-4pm

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Stotfold Crest Stables, TS27 3HQ

North West of England

Jump Coaching for BHS Stage 2, 3 & 4 Coach Assessments 1 May

Bookings & information

Are you training others for their coaching assessments, or training towards them yourself? Then these sessions are for you.

BHS Education present a day of information and myth busting around the jumping sections of Stages 2, 3 and 4 Coach assessments.

Presented by Carole Broad FBHS and Danny Anholt FBHS.

Carole and Danny are both experienced Senior BHS Assessors, Trainers and Mentors, whose experience from all angles of the assessment process enables them to deliver a comprehensive approach to preparing for the day and teaching in a calm and logical manner under pressure.

They will cover most eventualities that you’re likely to be presented with and delve into the detail of ensuring safe practice and enjoyable training.

They will help you to understand the requirements of the syllabus and give insight into what the Assessors are looking for to enable a progressive lesson and a successful outcome.

6 CPD points

Cost  - £15/APC - £10 

9:30 am-4:30 pm

VENUE: 

Reaseheath College, Nantwich, CW5 6DF

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Scotland

Ben Hobday Demonstration 14th May 2024

Bookings & information

SNEC is super excited to be welcoming Ben Hobday on the 4th April 2024 for a clinic and evening demo!

Ben has won the under-21 National Championships, team gold and individual bronze medals at the European Championships, been National Champion and has jumped clear around some of the top 4 & 5 star events in the world including Badminton, Burghley, Bramham and Blenheim as well as pure showjumping up to 1.60!

Ben always aims for riders to leave his clinics having had a great time and so he ensures that the lessons are fun as well as educational. He also tries to ensure that riders gain the confidence and understanding required to keep implementing what they've learnt once back at home. This way they can keep improving way beyond the lesson itself.

Ben's demos are again always delivered in a fun and interactive way and concentrate on breaking down some of his training systems across the different levels as well as the mindset required to successfully implement them.

6pm - 8pm

Cost: £40

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC)
Oatridge
Ecclesmachan
West Lothian
EH52 6NH

Tim and Jonelle Price Masterclass at Bogenraith Equestrian Ltd - 11th April 24

Bookings & information

Tim and Jonelle will present both the story of their journey and their training techniques that have seen them become FEI number 1 and 2 in their career along with numerous 5* wins

8 demo riders from children on ponies through the levels to Advanced

6pm - 10pm

Cost: £60

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Bogenraith Equestrian Ltd
Durris
Banchory
Aberdeenshire
AB316DS

Dressage Yard Open Day with Robyn and Gail Smith BHSI - 27 May

Bookings & information

Join us for an informative morning on the yard of Robyn and Gail Smith - this event is open to all.

Included will be:

  • A tour around the yard and an insight into their approach to working with and caring for horses
  • Meet the horses and some of the fantastic support team
  • Watch Robyn and Gail work together in training their horses
  • An insight into how they produce horses from foals to Grand Prix
  • Q&A with Robyn, UKCCL3 Int. International Grand Prix rider and her home trainer, Gail Smith BHSI & UKCCL3
  • Tea/coffee and homebaking.

With support from Robyn's team of sponsors:
NAF, Dengie Horse Feeds, WeatherBeeta, TOGGI and Robyn Dunn - Outline Physiotherapy.

27th May 2024

10am - 1pm

Cost: £20 general 

£18 APC

3 CPD Points

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Equine Coach Assembly - 7 & 8th October 2024

Bookings & information

*Strictly Limited Spaces**

We are delighted to announce a new F&I (Association of Fellows and Instructors) event "Equine Coach Assembly" and we are very excited to have master coaches Ferdi Eilberg & John Ledingham.

Day 1 is dressage orientated.
Day 2 is jump orientated.

This event is going to be a very different format to many CPD days, involving three different zones to visit during the mornings with each one having a different approach to sharing of information.

These days will be as interactive as possible. 

With top presenters and F&I member Dr Russell MacKechnie-Guire from Centaur Biomechanics providing a great evidenced based research approach, focusing on dressage and show jumping on each appropriate day. Alongside that we have two master trainers Ferdi Eilberg and John Ledingham, for us to observe, evaluate and absorb their expertise and techniques. There will be more to these sessions than meets the eye, that’s all we are going to say for now. 

We also have a section called 'Ready-Steady-Coach' (for those of you that can remember the cooking programme), hosted by Sam York FBHS. This will have a similar theme, bringing a little bit of fun into coaching but with lots of serious discussions and identifying of useful coaching strategies and approaches behind it.

Presenters:

Ferdi Eilberg FBHS:  came to England in 1980 having spent his early life in Germany serving an apprenticeship with Olympic Gold medallist Dr Reiner Klimke. He was the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Performance Director of Coaching from 2002 to 2008, responsible for overseeing the training schedules of Britain’s top dressage riders as they prepare for major championships including Olympic and Paralympic Games. He was also dressage trainer to the British Three Day Event Team from 1981 to 1992 accompanying them to three Olympic Games. He has achieved major international success as a competitor on a number of horses - a European Silver Medallist Ferdi represented Great Britain at two European Championships in 1993 and 1995 and at the World Equestrian Games in 1994 and 1998. Based at his own training yard in Worcestershire since 1984, his home at Pink Green Farm is internationally recognised as one of the leading training establishments in the UK. Both his daughter Maria aged 39 and son Michael aged 36 are now riding successfully in international competition. Maria a team silver team medallist at the 2009 European Championship and at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky on her father’s horse Two Sox and Michael a Team Silver and Bronze medallist in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Michael is also well known as the producer of World Young Horse Champion Farouche.

John Ledingham: a world renowned Show Jumping Trainer and Olympic level rider. Winner of the Hickstead Derby a remarkable three times. Represented Ireland on over 60 Nations Cup Teams.  John is the official coach for the British Showjumping World Class Pathway Training amongst many other coaching roles.

Sam York FBHS: a Fellow of the BHS, who also holds the UKCC level four status as well as completing a MSc in professional sports coaching. Sam is a BHS Lead Assessor, assessing at all levels and spends a great amount of her time travelling internationally as Technical Delegate for the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications (IGEQ).  Sam has also enjoyed a long and successful competitive background. Sam’s specialist interests are based around coach education and equestrian qualifications systems.

Dr Russell MacKechnie-Guire BHSI: holds a PhD in Equine Biomechanics.  Russell is based at Centaur Biomechanics, a company which he founded in 2006. He also holds his BHSI.  Russell has extensively researched the effect that tack (saddle, bridle and girth) and the rider has on equine well being and performance.

This event is open to any coaches registered with their relevant member body, for example, BHS, BD, BS, BE, Pony Club, RDA, Horsescotland, etc. You will be required to provide your membership number at the checkout.

9:30am - 5pm

Cost: 

Early bird offer is until 12 noon on the 1 June 2024.

1. Early Bird Ticket for Day 1 & Day 2:  £100

2. Early Bird Ticket for Day 1 only:  £65

3. Early Bird Ticket for Day 2 only:  £65

After 12 noon on the 1 June - general admission prices apply as follows:

4. Day 1 & Day 2 Ticket:  £125

5. Day 1 Ticket only:  £75

6. Day 2 Ticket only:  £75

Gala Dinner:

7. Gala Dinner at Houstoun House Hotel
Gala Dinner on Monday 7 October 2024:  3 course meal for £38. Menu choices to be selected at checkout.

6 CPD Points per day 

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LOCATION DETAILS

Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Broxburn, EH52 6NH

South of England

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South East

Stage 4 Training Day - Care, Lunge, Dressage Ride 2 April

Bookings & information

Presented by Mandy Luesley FBHS, Senior Assessor, this day will cover the Care, Lunge and Dressage Ride elements of the Stage 4 assessments. It will look at the standard and requirements of each of these sections with the chance to discuss with an experienced assessor.

4th April 2024

10:30 - 16:00pm

Cost: £20.00

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Merrist Wood College, Surrey, GU3 3PE

Coaching through Disabilities 15 April

Bookings & information

Join us at Wellington Riding nr Basingstoke for a 1 day BHS CPD workshop. 

A blend of content, talks and practical demonstration to build coaching confidence in how to support people with a wide range of disabilities.

15th April 2024

10:00am - 16:00pm

Cost: £60.00

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Wellington Riding
Heckfield
Hook
Hampshire, RG27 0LJ

Jump Coaching for BHS Stage 2, 3 & 4 Coach Assessments 25 April

Bookings & information

Are you training others for their coaching assessments, or training towards them yourself? Then these sessions are for you.

BHS Education present a day of information and myth busting around the jumping sections of Stages 2, 3 and 4 Coach assessments.

Presented by Carole Broad FBHS and Danny Anholt FBHS.

Carole and Danny are both experienced Senior BHS Assessors, Trainers and Mentors, whose experience from all angles of the assessment process enables them to deliver a comprehensive approach to preparing for the day and teaching in a calm and logical manner under pressure.

They will cover most eventualities that you’re likely to be presented with and delve into the detail of ensuring safe practice and enjoyable training.

They will help you to understand the requirements of the syllabus and give insight into what the Assessors are looking for to enable a progressive lesson and a successful outcome.

25th April 2024

9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost

General Admission £15.00

BHS APC's £10

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Wellington Riding, RG27 0LJ

Horse Owners Introduction to Equine Kinesiology Taping Workshop (Full) - 28th April 24

Bookings & information

Massage Workshop
This is an all-day workshop of 6 hours CPD. during which the participants will gain the following knowledge and understanding:
• The scientific benefits that equine massage can bring.
• Positive and negative signals that a horse may give in relation to a massage.
• Contraindications to massage and considerations.
• How to identify warning signs that could indicate a potential future problem.
• How to check the horse for discomfort.
• General muscle anatomy and muscle health in relation to riding and care.
• General skeletal anatomy and pathologies with 3D anatomy skeleton.

In addition, the participant will learn and practice therapist massage techniques and will understand the ‘how, why and when’ they should be used. Techniques pre and post exercise will also be included. Following the workshop the participant should be able to confidently deliver a full body massage for their horse.

Finally, a programme of Yoga style exercises/stretches will be demonstrated and practiced. These help build core strength and stability, with the help of photographs and diagrams participants will be able to understand the relevance and importance of such a programme and how to include it into their daily equine routine.

All attendees will receive a full information booklet with diagrams, and photographs.

I am now in my 3rd year of delivering workshops and have many positive reviews on my ‘Facebook page’ which will give you an insight into the positive feedback that I consistently receive. I have also had many ‘equestrian professionals’ attend my workshops including Diana Burgess (Equestrian) and I am also working and treating the horses of Tanya Reid (BHS Professional Accredited Coach, British Dressage Coach and Judge.

4th MAY 2024

9:30am - 3pm

Cost

General Admission £110.00

 

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Philpots Manor School

West Hoathly

East Grinstead 

Sussex

RH19 4PR

A Study Day With Judy Harvey FBHS 29 April

Bookings & information

Open to FBHS's , BHSI's and their guests. There are ridden places who Judy will coach with feedback to the spectators. Judy will then ride/coach her own horses. Some members will do a coaching session in front of everyone and be given feedback from Judy

10pm - 4pm

Cost 

Riding places £70.00

Members £25

Non Members £35

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Great Furze House

Pilch Lane, Singleborough, Milton Keynes, MK17 0NX
An Introduction to Equine Kinesiology Taping - 19th May 24

Bookings & information

All day workshop of 6 hours CPD during which the participants will gain the following knowledge and understanding:
• Scientific benefits of kinesiology tape.
• Contraindications and considerations.
• Understanding the science of k tape and how it works on the equine body.
• Practical time to gain an understanding of the recoil and stretch of the k tape and how this can be used in different applications.
• Discussion about different brands of k tape and an opportunity to take home samples of all equine k tapes on the market.

The following different techniques will be covered by theory, detailed demonstrations, and participant practice.
• Muscle taping activation/relaxation.
• Fascia restriction.
• Circulation/lymphatic.
• Support.
• Decompression/inflammation.

All attendees with receive a full instruction book which includes diagrams and photographs from the day, a roll of tape to start practicing at home and samples of all equine k tape currently available on the market to try at home.
(All tape is provided at the workshop)

 

19th MAY 2024

9:30am - 3pm

Cost £135

 

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Philpots Manor School

West Hoathly

East Grinstead 

Sussex

RH19 4PR

Two-day Clinic with Marylin Randall - AQHA Judge and Professional Horseman - 8th & 9th June 2024

Bookings & information

The clinic will be run over two days with riders of different abilities and levels being coached in small groups of 4. The sessions will last for 2 hours. Marylin will be focusing on the discipline of ranch riding and ranch trail which is fairly new to the UK and is very popular with western riders. It involves a competition class which simulates the types of things a rider might meet on a ranch. The paces are encouraged to be free flowing with minimal rein contact. The obstacles can include gates, logs, post-boxes, log drags, water and roping.

Clinic spectators can learn all aspects of western riding and how it can be used to help with some English disciplines.

8th & 9th June 2024

9am - 5pm

Cost: £20

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Crowhurst Farmyard
Bullen Lane, East Peckham, Kent TN125LP

Learn to Stretch Your Horse - 30th June 24

Bookings & information

This is a ½ day workshop with 3 hours CPD, during which the participants will gain the following knowledge and understanding:
• Understand the science of why stretching is so beneficial for your horse.
• How to introduce stretching to your horse.
• Contraindications.
• Safety considerations.

The participants will learn the following from demonstrations and practice:
• Passive Stretches.
• Active Stretches.
• Mobilisations for the poll, neck, back, hindquarters and tail.

A full workbook with diagrams and photographs will be provided to all attendees following the workshop.

30th JUNE 2024

9:30am - 3pm

Cost £60

 

3 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Philpots Manor School

West Hoathly

East Grinstead 

Sussex

RH19 4PR

Off-horse Training for On-horse Success - 27th July

Bookings & information

Join us for a fun and inspiring day with a professional strength and conditioning coach to learn how improving strength, suppleness and fitness can really help your riding. The day is ideal for all riders, whether you enjoy hacking, competing for fun or you ride professionally. You'll find out how to gain greater comfort, increase your stickability and decrease your risk of injury, and generally enjoy your time in the saddle more! 
Coaches - you can pick up tips on how to help your clients do the same, as well as benefitting your own riding

27th July 2024

10am - 1:30pm

Cost - £37

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Steventon Village Hall, OX13 6RR

Building ‘resilience’ and self care with Jacqui Thomson 23 September

Bookings & information

This fun interactive session will look closely at what resilience is and how to develop it, how to handle challenges better, set realistic expectations and reduce burnout. Self-Care is about what we can do to protect ourselves and to realise its importance.

23 September 2024

12pm - 4pm

Cost

General Admission £15.00

BHS APC's £10

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Jewels Stables, Arundel

Coaching Through Disabilities 23 Sept

Bookings & information

Join us at Wellington Riding nr Basingstoke for a 1 day BHS CPD workshop. 

A blend of content, talks and practical demonstration to build coaching confidence in how to support people with a wide range of disabilities.

23rd September 2024

10:00am - 16:00pm

Cost: £60.00

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Wellington Riding
Heckfield
Hook
Hampshire, RG27 0LJ

South West

Senior and performance coaching clinic with Jo Winfield Various dates

Bookings & information

Covering aspects of the BHS Stage 4 and BHS Performance Coach assessment with opportunities to coach if you would like.

Open to all, will be of particular interest for those looking to take an assessment or those who just want to 'sense check' their own coaching techniques.

Lunch is included in the ticket price

This day counts as 6 CPD points for Accredited Professional Coaches

£90

10am-4pm

6 CPD Points

18.3.24

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20.5.24

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19.8.24

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11.11.24

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre
Kings Weston Road
Henbury
Bristol
BS10 7QT

Coaching Clinic for BHS Stage 4 and BHS Performance Coach (BHSI) Various Dates

Bookings & information

Covering aspects of the BHS Stage 4 and BHS Performance Coach assessment with opportunities to coach if you would like.

Open to all, will be of particular interest for those looking to take an assessment or those who just want to 'sense check' their own coaching techniques.

Lunch is included in the ticket price

This day counts as 6 CPD points for Accredited Professional Coaches

£90

10am-4pm

6 CPD Points

18 March 24

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20 May 24

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19 August 24

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11 November 24

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LOCATION DETAILS

Kings Weston Rd, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7QT, UK

Building Better Horse/Human Relationships 13 April

Bookings & information

BHS Dorset invite you to a day looking at the horse/human relationship both from an in hand and ridden perspective. Horses and humans should have a happy and harmonious relationship to ensure the very best of welfare for all and this day will explore training and techniques from two well respected equestrians.

Ben Hart of Hart’s Horsemanship will demonstrate his training methods and how they can help to form better bonds and boundaries in our interaction with horses.

Mary Wanless, Ride with Your Mind Coach, has spent her equestrian life studying how horses and humans learn, and will look at how we ride and what we need to know to get the best from our horses under saddle.

All welcome

£35 BHS APC

£40 General Admission

10am-4pm

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

 Kingston Maurward College, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester, DT2 8PY

Developing Jump Coaching Skills - 13th April 2024

Bookings & information

Coaching riders new to jumping / jumping for the first time.
This can be daunting for inexperienced coaches, due to the risk of ascociated falls.
For new jump riders the landing carries the higher fall risk, and so teaching riders to successfully ride the landing phase prior to jumping a fence is paramount . Three riders will warm up over poles - we will discuss as a group what we see in these riders. Training a choach's eye to use this time to look for the danger - each weakness in the rider is a potential fall and magified over a fence - we will discuss the effect of swinging legs, gripping hands, tipping forwards etc - if the coach does not help riders to correct issues prior to jumping, they are leading riders into an unsafe situation.

Developing Jump Coaching skill for the horses way of going - Inexperienced coaches need support to understand how to develop riders when the horse rushes into fences / backs off / over jumps / lazy/ laboured with his limbs/ gets underneath the fence. All coaches need to have enough tools to support riders when horses are not straightforward. We will have 3 horses who all have a different default manner of jumping, and three riders of a greater level of experience and balance.

Suporting established jump riders to move on. As horses and riders come together in good sound jumping partnerships, as coaches we want to help them reach competing goals. We will discuss with our riders where they would like to go with their jump riding and how they would like to develop. The riders will warm up so we can see their comfortable jumping heights, and where we think they could develop further.



£54.50 General Admission

10:30am-2pm

4 CPD Points

To book email: www.reinandshine.co.uk

LOCATION DETAILS

Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre, 1 Buryhill Farm, Braydon, Wiltshire, SN5 0AD

Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching Taster and Training Day 23 April

Bookings & information

Join us in one of a series of Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching taster and training days. Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, it will be a great opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications. Whether you have already started training or you are just starting your journey and looking to find out if the coaching assessments are for, this training day will provide you with essential information to successfully train towards your Stage 2 and Stage 3 Coaching assessments. You will have the opportunity to be practically involved on the day by doing some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessment.

This will also be a useful day for coaches training students for these assessments.

If you want to get involved practically, please bring hat, gloves and boots along, as these will be required to coach the lunge & lead rein lessons.

The event is supported by the BHS Career Transition Fund.

£25 General Admission

9:30am-4pm

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Cannington Equestrian Centre, TA5 2LS

Off-horse Training for On-horse Success - 27th April

Details

Join us for a fun and inspiring day with a professional strength and conditioning coach to learn how improving strength, suppleness and fitness can really help your riding. The day is ideal for all riders, whether you enjoy hacking, competing for fun or you ride professionally. You'll find out how to gain greater comfort, increase your stickability and decrease your risk of injury, and generally enjoy your time in the saddle more! 
Coaches - you can pick up tips on how to help your clients do the same, as well as benefitting your own riding

Cost - £37

10am - 1:30pm

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Old Sarum Community Centre, SP4 6GH

CROSS COUNTRY THROUGH THE EYES OF THE COURSE DESIGNER - 28th April 24

Bookings & information

This is a tutored Course Walk taking place at Badminton conducted by Eric Winter starting 10am and finishing 3pm on Thursday 2nd May, before the Horse Trials itself.  Open to all.

£30 General Admission

10am- 3pm

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Badminton Park
GL9 1DF

Care & Management clinic for BHS Stage 4 & BHS Performance Centre Manager (BHSI) with Jo Winfield - 21 May 24

Bookings & information

Covering aspects of the BHS Stage 4 and BHS Performance Care and management assessment

Open to all, will be of particular interest for those looking to take an assessment or those who just want to 'sense check' their own training techniques.

Lunch is included in the ticket price

£90 General Admission

10am- 4pm

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre, Kings Weston Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QT

Lungeing Skills Required for PC Lunge, ‘AH’ & ‘A’ Tests with Carole Broad FBHS 23 May

Bookings & information

This course will give an insight into what is required for the Lungeing at each level and will be very beneficial to potential candidates and coaches who would like to help prepare candidates for the above tests.

There will be 3 demonstration horses – one for each level.

£18 General Admission

6:30pm-8:30pm

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

The Unicorn Trust, Stow on the Wold GL54 1JZ

Posture and Performance - 23rd May

Details

Improve your riding, training and equine management with this live painted horse, interactive lecture demonstration with Gillian Higgins. Learn how understanding about anatomy and biomechanics can help to improve your horse's posture, movement, comfort and performance. Marvel at the impressive movements and performance of our anatomically painted horses. Appreciate how different exercises and techniques affect their way of going and performance.

Cost - £35

5:30pm - 9:30pm

4 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

International Arena, Hartpury College, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

Jason Webb Trust & Respect groundwork confidence clinic 3 June

Bookings & information

Details

This introduction to Trust and Respect groundwork clinic is perfect for young horses, horses with handling issues, and handlers wanting to learn how to use groundwork to improve their partnership with their horse.

The session will can cover maintaining personal space, leading/lunging/longlining and negotiating obstacles depending on the needs of the horses attending.

£55 General Admission

£25 spectators 

10am-11:30am

1 CPD Point

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre
Kings Weston Road
Henbury
Bristol
BS10 7QT

Jason Webb ridden confidence clinic 3 June

Details

Perfect for those with a young horse, those wishing to gain confidence with their horse or to overcome mild ridden issues
Whatever your asperstions or experience, this clinic will give confidence to the most nervous of horse or rider whilst providing challenges, or just to give those mote confident a break in their usual routine

£55 General Admission

£25 spectators 

12:30pm- 2pm

1 CPD Point

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre
Kings Weston Road
Henbury
Bristol
BS10 7QT

Jason Webb Confidence Building Evening Demonstration - 3 June

Details

Jason Webb is a UK base's Australian horse trainer who has built an outstanding reputation for starting young horses, and solving behavioural and ridden issues, complemented by his online training program 'Your Horsemanship'

"My mission is to empower riders of all levels and aspirations, from those wanting a safe hack to leading competition riders excelling in a range of disciplines"

Jason will work with horses on the ground and ridden that have issues such as spooking, barging etc demonstrating his methods to show the audience how he deals with the issues and how we can take this home to how we work with our own horses

£30 General Admission

7pm- 9pm

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre
Kings Weston Road
Henbury
Bristol
BS10 7QT

Show Jump Course Building & Safety CPD with Steve Williams 10 June

Bookings & information

This course will give you all the information you need when building or walking Pony Club Show Jump courses, it will highlight common mistakes and show how to build courses safely and within the requirements of the Pony Club Rule Book

At the end of the day you will be given a hand out which will detail all the main points covered, which you can use for reference when course building in the future

£15 General Admission

5pm-7pm

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, GL7 7JW

Care & Management clinic for BHS Stage 4 & BHS Performance Centre Manager - 3rd July 24 -

Details

Covering aspects of the BHS Stage 4 and BHS Performance Care and management assessment with opportunities to coach if you would like.

Open to all, will be of particular interest for those looking to take an assessment or those who just want to 'sense check' their own training techniques.

Lunch is included in the ticket price

£90 General Admission

10am- 4pm

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre, Kings Weston Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QT

Care & Management clinic for BHS Stage 4 & BHS Performance Centre Manager - 20th August 24-

Details

Covering aspects of the BHS Stage 4 and BHS Performance Care and management assessment with opportunities to coach if you would like.

Open to all, will be of particular interest for those looking to take an assessment or those who just want to 'sense check' their own training techniques.

Lunch is included in the ticket price

£90 General Admission

10am- 4pm

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Avon Riding Centre, Kings Weston Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QT

Wales

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Symmetry in the Saddle for Coaches with Steph Bradley - 7th April 24

Bookings & information

A guide to coaches in identifying and correcting asymmetry in riders (and horses).

Steph Bradley, leveraging her expertise as a SMS Master Saddle Fitter, UKCC Level 4 Coach and TESTT Certified Coach, will lead an in-depth examination of rider symmetry, seat and rider contact, focusing on common areas for improvement with the aid of demonstration riders. Beginning with a foundational exploration of basic anatomy and the interplay between humans and horses, Steph will progress to an analysis of saddle interaction, specifically addressing issues such as saddle slip.

A key component of the session will encompass interpersonal communication skills essential for addressing observed issues within the coach's view, while emphasising the importance of professional referral to specialists such as vets, saddle fitters, human physiotherapists, and equine physiotherapists. Transitioning to ridden issues, demonstration riders will be enlisted to showcase practical solutions during this demonstration-based session, without hands-on involvement.

Participants will gain valuable insights into horse anatomy, biomechanics, rider anatomy, biomechanics, and saddle fitting, elucidating their influence on rider symmetry and coaching practices. Additionally, Steph will offer optional individual sessions for hands-on experience, catering to coaches seeking further practical guidance. This comprehensive day promises to enrich participants' coaching repertoire and deepen their understanding of equine biomechanics and rider dynamics.

7th April 2024

2pm - 4pm

Cost 

BD Coach or member - £25.00

Non member or coach from other member body - £30.00

3 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Whitegate Farm Livery & Training Centre
Lower Mountain Road
Hope
Flintshire [Sir y Fflint GB-FFL]
LL12 9RW

Developing your Career in the Equine Industry - 16th April 2024

Bookings & information

A free day run by the BHS giving an overview of the requirements for Stages 1-3, also includes a coaching demonstration. A useful day for anyone training towards their assessments and also for coaches who train candidates for their Stages.

16th April 2024

9.45am - 4pm

Cost - Free

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Bridgend College - Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

West Midlands

RoR Wales - Insight Day- Venetia Williams Racing- Herefordshire 4 April

Bookings & information

AM -Yard Tour 

PM -talk on the retraining process from Amy Bannister-Bell BHSI and RoR Wales Regional Development Officer

We will discuss what the retraining process involves, advice on how to maintain good practices for a successful retraining journey and what support is out there to assist you if you choose to take on an ex racehorse or if you already own a retrained racehorse. (this will take place at a function room HR96PZ). 

4th April 2024

10am - 3pm

Cost

£22.50 for ROR members

£25 for BHS APC

6 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Venetia Williams Racing
Venetia Williams Racing
Aramstone
Kings Caple
HR1 4TU
An Introduction To Horse Behaviour 24 April

Bookings & information

Justine is a Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). She is also the organisation’s UK Chair and a member of the Application Review Committee. Justine is also an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, the Chair of their Equine Committee and one of the charity’s Trustees.

24th April 2024

10am - 3pm

Cost £23 

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Moreton Morrell CollegeMoreton Morrell, WarwickCV35 9BL
An Introduction to horse behaviour evening session - 24th April 24

Bookings & information

Justine is a Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). She is also the organisation’s UK Chair and a member of the Application Review Committee. Justine is also an Accredited Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council, the Chair of their Equine Committee and one of the charity’s Trustees.

24th April 2024

7pm - 9.30pm

Cost £23 

2 CPD Points

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LOCATION DETAILS

Moreton Morrell CollegeMoreton Morrell, WarwickCV35 9BL

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