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Towing Clinic - Aylesbury

  • 22nd March 2024
  • 8-4:30pm
  • 70
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How to book


Location details

Ostler's Field, Brook End, Weston Turville, Aylesbury HP22 5RN, UK

Booking and Information

Are you and your precious cargo as safe as you can be when you are towing a horse trailer? The car and trailer towing test was scrapped by the Government in 2021, meaning car license holders can tow by default, but are you sure of your towing skills? 

Are you confident in reversing into any parking spot or out of any situation you might find yourself in? Can you hitch up and unhitch the trailer easily or do you have to ask for help? Are you sure you've done it properly? Do you know how to drive to give your horse the smoothest possible ride? Do you know what safety checks you should be carrying out on your trailer?

You might already have a trailer and be towing but want the reassurance of a lesson to boost your knowledge and confidence, or perhaps you're thinking of investing in a trailer and want to make sure you have some training before you head out on the road with your horse on board. Whatever your situation, the professional trainers at Aylesbury Trailer Training are here to help. They are running a special clinic with the BHS, offering two-hour sessions, in pairs, specially for those who tow, or want to tow, horses. You can bring your own vehicle and trailer or use one provided for you, and the training will incorporate safety checks, hitching/unhitching, reversing practice and road driving.

Cost: £70 per person
Duration:
 2 hours
Group size: Pairs (if you want to be paired with a friend, please email once you've booked)
Times: 
Pairs will be fitted in between 8am and 4.30pm, with start times allocated depending on uptake. If you have a preference, please email once you've booked and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Terms and Conditions

  • Online entries in advance only, no cash will be taken on the day. Spaces are limited to 8 drivers.
  • Refunds will only be given if we are able to refill your place, unless the event has to be cancelled by the BHS or the training provider when a full refund will be issued. 
  • Please report to the organisers on arrival.
  • Always follow the instructions of the instructor and officials.
  • You will be allocated a partner for your lesson - if you wish to be paired with a friend, please email once you've booked to let us know (hannah.marsh@bhs.org.uk)
  • You will be allocated a 2 hour lesson time, which may start at any time between 8am and 2.30pm - requests will be accommodated where at all possible (please email once you've booked - hannah.marsh@bhs.org.uk) but we cannot guarantee specific times.
  • Everyone attending the event is responsible for ensuring the safety of themselves and others.
  • IT IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT THAT THE TRAINEE RIDER PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING WHEN ATTENDING A COURSE:
    A valid UK driving licence is produced to the instructor on arrival.
    European licences will not be accepted, unless accompanied by a DVLA issued Driving Licence number that validates the licence.
    If you hold the 'old style' paper licence you must provide an in-date passport, to confirm your identity. No other photo I.D is acceptable.
    If you hold the Photo Card style licence it is the responsibility of the student to ensure the licence is in date and valid at the time of the course.
    Further details of how to check your licence are available on the Gov.uk Licence Check website.
    IF A LICENCE CANNOT BE PROVIDED AT THE START OF THE COURSE THE STUDENT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE PART AND AS A RESULT, INCUR THE LOSS OF THE COURSE FEES.
  • If you are driving your own vehicle and trailer, you must bring proof of insurance.
  • Vehicles and trailers must be roadworthy. If the trainer deems your vehicle or trailer unroadworthy, you will not be permitted to drive it for the training, but will be able to use the provided training vehicle instead.
  • Disclaimer - The organisers have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents. Neither the organisers nor the British Horse Society accept responsibility for any accident, injury, loss or illness to horse, rider, spectator or property whilst at this event.

LOCATION

Aylesbury Rugby Football Club, Brook End, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5RN