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Competitions held at Caistor Equestrian Centre are split into the following five categories.
Please click the tabs to find out more about each discipline.
Throughout the year here at Caistor Equestrian Centre, we run regular Arena Cross Country events allowing exposure to this discipline all year round. We work with a variety of the more traditional rustic jumps including water trays, brushes, stiles, etc., which are mixed in with some of our more novelty-type fences.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, our Arena Cross Country events have proven to be a fun-filled and exciting experience for both horse and rider.
Whilst not every rider can attain the standards of Charlotte Dujardin, many riders enjoy the discipline of Dressage, and the style of feedback which is unique to this discipline. At Caistor Equestrian Centre we recognise this desire and therefore employ the highest calibre of British Dressage List Judges available; additionally we strive to keep continuity amongst our judges allowing riders to effectively mark their progress at each stage.
We host dressage both indoor and outdoor throughout the year and offer many different qualifiers. All levels and ages are catered for, from the Introductory test through to Elementary. Our measured arenas are always decorated to give a realistic experience of the Dressage environment and to provide a pleasurable experience.
Monthly clinics with Jane Bartle-Wilson provide an ideal opportunity for the young horse to gain exposure, or for new horse/rider combinations to gain experience, or indeed for the experienced riders to further develop their skills. Exhibitions and demonstrations by leading riders are featuring in our timetable more and more – keep a watch on our calendar for the next event.
Caistor Equestrian Centre is fortunate enough to boast three cross country courses and the largest of these is less than half a mile from the main campus: this Hunter Trial course caters for heights 50cm to 1.05m. Undoubtedly special, this course provides international standard fences – including a massive purpose-built water complex, ditches, banks, boxes, etc. This track is used once each year for our annual Hunter Trial. Having run now for over 30 years, this Hunter Trial is traditionally held on the second Sunday in October and has a great place in Lincolnshire’s calendar.
As with our other courses, this track is available for hire by the hour/horse for those wishing to practice on their own.
Caistor Equestrian Centre runs regular cross-country schooling sessions, suitable for all ages and experience: our horses are available for hire, or riders may, of course, bring their own. In addition, Caistor Equestrian Centre runs occasional clinics with top event riders, such as Piggy French. Dates for all cross-country clinics can be found in our diary.
Eventing provides the ultimate competition for horse and rider and consists of three phases - Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country: throughout this extensive competition the tracks and tests are designed to engage the horses’ flexibility, fitness and obedience: an extremely physically demanding experience for both horse and rider.
Caistor Equestrian Centre caters for all levels and ages from Introductory and lead rein jumping, through to Elementary and open jumping.
Caistor Equestrian Centre is fortunate enough to boast three cross country courses. Held on the main campus are our two Novice tracks which range from 30cm to 90cm. They provide an excellent introduction to banks, water and ditches in a safe contained environment and these novice tracks are used all year round for our One Day Events and indeed for specific training days. Alternatively this course is available for hire by the hour/horse for those wishing to practice on their own.
Caistor Equestrian Centre holds Show Jumping events both indoor and outdoor throughout the year and we are lucky to host many national qualifiers. All levels and ages are catered for from lead rein through to Affiliated.
No matter what your level, our facility provides a warm and friendly atmosphere, a good quality surface and the jumps themselves are decorated to copy those of International Show Jumping quality. Our BSJA course builder is in attendance at every show ensuring that high standards are consistently delivered.
Monthly clinics with Joe Whitaker provide an ideal opportunity for the young horse to gain exposure, or for new horse/rider combinations to gain experience, or indeed for the experienced riders to further develop their skills. Keep watching our calendar for exhibitions and demonstrations by leading riders.
This event is designed to encourage all level of rider, regardless of experience. The great selection of dressage tests and show jumping classes makes it suitable for all levels of competitors.
Just as the name suggests, this is a unique combination of two very different disciplines – dressage and show jumping. A key ingredient is the ability of both horse and rider to work together as a team, demonstrating the ability to harness two very different skill sets. The marks from the two disciplines are combined to give the final result.
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