Caistor Equestrian Pony Club Centre

Current Teams at Caistor Equestrian Centre

We have around 35 children spread across six teams. Our team structure has been designed to keep the children in small groups and to broadly group those members according to their riding experiences and abilities, and to provide continuity of their instructor.

  • Connemara
    Connemara
  • Dartmoror
    Dartmoor
  • Haflingers
    Haflingers
  • Fjord
    Fjord
  • Exmoor
    Exmoor
  • Shetland
    Shetland

The Connemara Team

This group is experienced in walk, trot, canter and jumping to +65cm. They have a fair understanding of working a horse correctly.

Instructor

Steph Wells

Steph Wells

4th Quarter 2018


Goals

Try to organise Roxanna sitting C+ Test.

Discuss with others of they want to work towards next test.

Improve knowledge on ridden work as well as position and aids.

Aims & Potential Badges

Dates and Times

Date Time   £
01 Sept 4-5pm Working on balance and position - Flatwork. Non stirrup work and work without reins - Riding £22
15 Sept 4-5pm Review B test Questions, go over last theory sessions and work on weaker areas - Theory £12
29 Sept 4-5pm Balance and Position - over poles and jumps. Without stirrups or reins - Riding £22
13 Oct 4-5pm Looking the digestive system of the horse. Parts of the digestive system and their functions - Theory £12
27 Oct 4-5pm Flatwork. Answering B test riding questions, swapping horses and being able to discuss qualities of new horse - Riding £22
10 Nov 4-5pm Looking at the respiratory system of the horse. Parts of the respiratory system and their functions - Theory £12
24 Nov 4-5pm Jumping. Grid work - bounces to doubles and triples - Riding £22
08 Dec 4-5pm Recap all theory work done throughout year - Theory £12

The Dartmoor Team

Riding - capable of walk, trot, canter and jumping to 50cm. Theory - gaining more confidence, independence and knowledge in basic care.

Instructor

Sam Kirkby

Sam Kirkby

4th Quarter 2018


Goals

To achieve Silver Award 2 and Silver Award 1.

Aims & Potential Badges

Dates and Times

Date Time £
01 Sept 10-11am Native breeds - colours and markings - rugs. Theory. £12
22 Sept 10-11am Working on balance and position on flat and over poles - ✓ aids and leg sequences. Riding £22
13 Oct 10-11am Tack and grooming. Theory. £12
20 Oct 10-11am Road safety. Riding £22
03 Nov 10-11am Feeds - fields - poisonous plants. Theory £12
24 Nov 10-11am Mock test. ½ Theory / ½ Riding. £22
01 Dec 10-11am Silver Test. ½ Theory / ½ Riding. £22
22 Dec T.B.A Christmas Party  

The Haflinger Team

This group is capable of walk, trot, canter and jumping up to 60cm. Have a knowledge of arena etiquette and can ride independently as well as in a group.

Instructor

Steph Wells

Steph Wells

4th Quarter 2018


Goals

Improve knowledge on care of horses.

Improve riders balance and position

Aims & Potential Badges

  • First Aid
  • Points of the Horse
  • Bandages

Dates and Times

Date Time £
01 Sept 3-4pm Working on balance and position - Flatwork. Non stirrup work and work without reins. Riding. £22
15 Sept 3-4pm Re-Cap Bandages - Legs and Tails. Theory. £12
29 Sept 3-4pm Working on balance and position over poles and jumps. Riding. £22
13 Oct 3-4pm First Aid for Horses. How to treat minor wounds, illness and why we worm and vaccinate. Theory. £12
27 Oct 3-4pm Flatwork. Recognising when a walk and trot and canter has correct energy balance and rhythm, sequence of foot falls. Riding. £22
10 Nov 3-4pm A more in depth look to points of the horse. More knowledge on points of horse rather then just the basic points. Theory. £12
24 Nov 3-4pm Jumping. Seeing strides for take off. Riding. £22
8 Dec 3-4pm Recap theory done throughout the year. Theory. £12

The Fjord Team

This group is capable of walk, trot and assisted canter. Small cross poles.

Instructor

Sam Kirkby

Sam Kirkby

4th Quarter 2018


Goals

To achieve Bronze Award 1

Aims & Potential Badges

Dates and Times

Date Time £
01 Sept 4-5pm Grooming and handling. Theory. £12
22 Sept 4-5pm Altering stirrups & girth independently- leg aids & sequences. Riding. £22
13 Oct 4-5pm Feed & field. Theory. £12
20 Oct 4-5pm Road safety. Riding. £22
03 Nov 4-5pm Mock theory. Theory. £12
24 Nov 4-5pm Mock riding. Riding. £22
01 Dec 4-5pm Bronze Test. ½ Theory / ½ Riding. £22
22 Dec T.B.A Christmas Party  

The Exmoor Team

This group is capable of walk and trot and learning to canter independently. Also capable of trotting over poles and very small fences

Instructor

Louise Bates

Louise Bates

4th Quarter 2018


Goals

To Work towards achieving Bronze 2 + 1.
To develop further ability and confidence in hadling and caring for our ponies.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Care of hoof
  • Pony behaviour

Dates and Times

Date Time £
01 Sept 3-4pm Remove and put away saddle
Riding in open order.
½ Theory ½ Riding.
£22
15 Sept 3-4pm Remove and hang up bridle.
Developing balance and control over poles.
½ Theory ½ Riding.
£22
29 Sept 3-4pm Tie and untie pony.
Trot and canter pole work
½ Theory ½ Riding.
£22
13 Oct 3-4pm Careof hoof practice.
Jump positions over small fences.
½ Theory ½ Riding.
£22
27 Oct 3-4pm Halloween jumping fun. 1 hour riding. £22
10 Nov 3-4pm Care of the hoof badge.
Drill ride practice.
½ Theory ½ Riding.
£22
24 Nov 3-4pm Pony behaviour.
Drill ride.
½ Theory ½ Riding.
£22

The Shetland Team

Members of this group are on the lead rein or just off it. They aspire to riding independently of a leader.

Instructor

Louise Bates

Louise Bates

4th Quarter 2018


Goals

To work towards achieving Bronze 2.

To continue developing confidence handling and caring for ponies.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Care of the hoof
  • Mucking out

Dates and Times

Date Time £
25 Aug 3-4pm Learning to care for the hoof.
Improvong control with transitions.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
08 Sept 3-4pm Care of the hoof badge.
Preparing for control transitions.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
22 Sept 3-4pm Remove and put away saddle.
Using poles to improve balance.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
06 Oct 3-4pm Tie and untie pony.
Improve control over pole exercises.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
20 Oct 3-4pm Put head collar on and remove.
Jumping position/
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
03 Nov 3-4pm How to check girth before ,ounting.
Jumping small fence.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
17 Nov 3-4pm Jumping a small course. - Riding. £22

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