Your Riding Progress

We love seeing our riders grow in confidence, skills and move up to the next level of progress.

Progress notes for both children & adults can be recorded in "My Riding Progress" notebooks which can be picked up from the office so that riders can start documenting their learning.

Child Start to Ride (CB)

 

 

 

 

Adult - Start to Ride/Starting Line (AB)
Child - Novice (CB1)

 

 

 

 

Adult - Intermediate (AB1)
Child - Independent Rider (CB2) & Confident Rider (CB3)

 

 

 

 

Adult - Advanced (AB2)
Child - Balanced Rider (CB4)

When: group lessons every Saturday and Sunday, plus After School Riding Club on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (4.30pm to 6pm)

Learning: position & technique; sitting and rising trot on lead rein

Promoted when: secure seat and not holding saddle in trot and growing in confidence and pony awareness

When: group lessons every Saturday and Sunday, plus After School Riding Club for children on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (4.30pm to 6pm)

Learning: mount and dismount; adjust own stirrups and girth; walk, trot with and without stirrups; usually on lead rein; ride shapes and transitions; start cantering

Promoted when: cantering with some confidence and capable of getting horse to move by themselves without instructor's help

When: group lessons every Saturday and Sunday, plus certain evenings during the week

Learning: trot & canter independently with and without stirrups; canter without holding the saddle; pole work and learning the 5 phases of jumping. CB3s will be riding more demanding horses and situations and adjusting their riding to the horse's way of going, improving their jumping technique/grid work

Promoted when: ready to apply technique to more challenging/greener horses

When: group lessons every Saturday and Sunday, plus certain evenings during the week

Learning: ride in to a contact; lateral work; understand what is happening beneath you