Caistor Equestrian Pony Club Centre

Current Teams at Caistor Equestrian CentreCheck the Events Diary

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.

Teams Overview

Team Name Instructor Broad Criteria & Diary Dates
Connemara Connemara Steph Wells Steph Wells

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

08-04-17 Review Assess-ment - Knowledge on Care of Pony and Feeding (Theory £10) 4-5pm
22-04-17 Riding Lengthened and Shortened Strides, Creating an Estab-lished Rhythm (£20) 4-5pm
06-05-17 Knowledge of Care and Fitting Tack, Able to Load a Horse (Theory £10) 4-5pm
20-05-17 Balanced Light Seat in Rhythm around a Light Seat, Ride up and Down Hill (£20) 4-5pm
03-06-17 First Aid, Horse Wellbeing, Vaccina-tions and Knowledge on Shoeing (Theory £10) 4-5pm
17-06-17 C Test (Time to be Confirmed) 4-5pm

2nd Quarter 2017

Goals

  • C Test

AIMS - Potential Badges

  • - Bandages and Rugs
  • - Saddlery *Care of Foot
  • - Feeding
  • - First Aid
  • - Tack Cleaning
  • - Loading
  • - Sequence of Footfalls
  • - Care of Horses Feet
  • - Shoeing
  • - Handling and Grooming
  • - Understanding Training

 

Haflingers Haflingers Steph Wells Steph Wells

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.

01-04-17 General Knowledge of Colours, Grooming and Points of the Horse (Theory £10) 4-5pm
15-04-17 Be able to Tack Up and Ride in a Balanced Seat (Riding £20) 4-5pm
29-04-17 Correct Handling of Horse, Field Safety and Pony Behaviour (Theory £10) 4-5pm
13-05-17 Work on Rhythm, Use of Correct Aids and Working Towards Jumping (Riding £20) 4-5pm
27-05-17 Mock D Test - General Yard Work and Safety (Theory £10) 4-5pm
10-06-17 D Test (Time to be Confirmed) 4-5pm
24-06-17 Pony Club Games (£20) 4-5pm

2nd Quarter 2017

Goals

  • D Test

AIMS - Potential Badges

  • - Colours and Markings
  • - Care of Foot
  • - Feed your Pony
  • - Grooming
  • - Horse Clothing
  • - Points of Pony
  • - Road Rider
  • - Saddlery
  • - Yard Safety
  • - Sequence of Footfalls
  • - Mucking Out

 

Dartmoor Dartmoor Sam Kirkby Sam Kirkby

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

08-04-17 Bring Own Ponies into Arena and Prepare to Mount. School Move and Leg Sequences (Riding £20) 10-11am
15-04-17 Easter Treasure Hunt - £10 non ridden. Open to all groups 10-11am
22-04-17 Remove Rugs, Fully Groom and Tack Up. Daily Pony Checks. Differences Stabled or Grass (Theory £10) 10-11am
06-05-17 Practice Floor Mounting. How to Join a Course of Jumps (Riding £20) 10-11am
20-05-17 Groom, Pick Out Hooves, Tack Up. Name - parts of Saddle, Bridle and Pony (Theory £10) 10-11am
10-06-17 No Stirrups. Lead File and Changing Rein, Leg Sequences, Diagonals, Canter Leads (Riding £20) 10-11am
24-06-17 Tack Cleaning and Tack Fitting - reasons why. Trotting Up Ponies (Theory £10) 10-11am

2nd Quarter 2017

Goals

  • Working Towards Silver Progressive Test
  • D Test - any referrals, additional sessions will be organised

AIMS - Potential Badges

  • - Sequence of Footfalls
  • - Horse Clothing
  • - Grooming
  • - Care of Foot
  • - Points of Tack
  • - Points of Pony
  • - Intro to Show Jumping
  • - Intro to Dressage
  • - Tack Cleaning
  • - Field Safety

 

Fjord Fjord Emma Stewart Sam Kirkby

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

08-04-17 Colours and Points of the Horse. School Moves (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory.
4-5pm
15-04-17 Easter Treasure Hunt - £10 non ridden. 10-11am
22-04-17 Grooming. Stirrup and Girth Positions (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory.
4-5pm
06-05-17 Grooming. Hoof Care. Mount and Dismount (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory.
4-5pm
20-05-17 Hoof Care. Jump Position (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory.
4-5pm
10-06-17 Hoof Care. Footfalls and Diagonals (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory.
4-5pm
24-06-17 Points of Tack. Working without Stirrups (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory.
4-5pm

2nd Quarter 2017

Goals

  • To Gain Confidence and Basic Knowledge of Being Around and Handling Ponies

AIMS - Potential Badges

  • - Colours and Markings
  • - Points of the Pony
  • - Grooming
  • - Care of the Hoof
  • - Sequence of Footfalls
  • - Points of Tack

 

Exmoors Exmoors Louise Bates Louise Bates

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

01-04-17 Mount and Dismount Using the Block. Remove Tack (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
15-04-17 Easter Treasure Hunt - £10 non ridden. 10-11am
29-04-17 School Rules. Headcollar - putting on and taking off (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
13-05-17 Road Smart. Points of the Pony (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
27-05-17 School Moves. Quick Release Knot (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
10-06-17 Mock Test - Bronze 2 (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
24-06-17 Test - Bronze 2 (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm

2nd Quarter 2017

Goals

  • Working Towards Bronze 2 Progressive Test

AIMS - Potential Badges

  • - Points of Tack
  • - Mini Road Rider
  • - Points of the Pony

 

Dartmoor Shetland Sarah Smith Louise Bates

These team members are on the lead rein or just off it. They aspire to riding independently of a leader.

08-04-17 Mounting and Dis-mounting. Footfalls (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
15-04-17 Easter Treasure Hunt - £10 non ridden. 10-11am
22-04-17 Stirrups and Grith Positions (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
06-05-17 School Rules. Colours of the Pony (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
20-05-17 School Moves. How to Approach a Pony £20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
03-06-17 Road Smart. Remove Headcollar and Untie (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm
17-06-17 Test - Bronze 3 (£20) Half Hour Riding and Half Hour Theory. 3-4pm

2nd Quarter 2017

Goals

  • Working Towards Bronze 3 Progressive Test

AIMS - Potential Badges

  • - Sequence of Footfalls
  • - Colours and Markings
  • - Mini Road Rider

 

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