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 2017


Goals

Continued work for C+ test

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Show Jump
  • First Aid (Equine)
  • Saddlery
  • Scales of Training
  • Plaiting

Dates and Times

Date Time   £
14 Oct 4-5pm Theory : Bandaging and knowledge of various tack and bits (C+ Training). Stable bandages, various bits and their actions. £22
28 Oct 3pm Riding : Halloween Fun and Games  
11 Nov 4-5pm ½ Theory / ½ Riding : C+ Test Training-Feeding Scales of Training (C+ training)
Lateral work, explain importance of position, and equipment used for your own horse.
£22
25 Nov 4-5pm Riding : C+ Test Training - Cross country
Ride a variety of jumps.
£22
09 Dec 4-5pm Theory : C+ Training - Fitting Tack
Fit a bridle and saddle for a horse
£22
23 Dec 4-5pm Riding - Christmas Fun and Games  
06 Jan 4-5pm Theory : Plaiting
When, and how to do it
£22
20 Jan 4-5pm Riding : C+ Test Training - Show Jump
Seeing your stride, knowing out of course which jump was the best and why.
£22

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 2017


Goals

To start building on knowledge they have already gained and to become more confident at working independently.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Mini care of foot
  • Mini saddlery
  • Mini sequence of footfalls
  • Care of the horses foot
  • Saddlery
  • Sequence of footfalls

Dates and Times

Date Time £
14 Oct 10-11am Theory : 1mportance of hoof care, trotting up and simple bones. £20
28 Oct 3pm Halloween Party  
11 Nov 10-11am Riding : No stirrups/reins- working on balance and co-ordination £22
25 Nov 10-11am Theory : Bridles and bits - different types and why £12
09 Dec 10-11am riding : Working on riding more independently. How we warm a horse up, open order and rules of the school.  
23 Dec 2pm 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

3rd Quarter 2017


Goals

Complete D+ test
Starting to work towards C Test

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Competition Badge: Show jump
  • First Aid (equine)
  • Saddlery
  • Scales of Training Plaiting

Dates and Times

Date Time £
14 Oct 3-4pm D+ Test £22
28 Oct 3pm Halloween Party  
11 Nov 3-4pm Theory : C Test Training - Feeding
Rules of feeding, types of feed
£22
25 Nov 3-4pm Riding : C Test Training -Scales of training
Learning the scales and the definitions
£22
09 Dec 3-4pm Theory : C Test Training - Fitting tack
Knowing when tack fits, and how to check it fits, to include bridle, saddle, bits and curb chains
£22
23 Dec 2pm Fun and Games  
06 Jan 3-4pm Theory : Plaiting and First Aid
When, an how to do it
Types of wounds, care of the wound, when to call the vet
£22
20 Jan 3-4pm Riding : Complete Show jump badge
Design and ride a course
£22

The Fjord Team

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

Instructor

Sam Kirkby

Sam Kirkby

4th Quarter 2017


Goals

To gain more knowledge and work on control over and between jumps.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Mini saddlery
  • Mini horse clothing

Dates and Times

Date Time £
14 Oct 4-5pm ½ Theory / ½ Riding : Circles in canter. Mini saddlery badge test £22
28 Oct 3pm Halloween Party  
11 Nov 4-5pm ½ Theory / ½ Riding : Jump position. Rugs and boots £22
25 Nov 4-5pm ½ Theory / ½ Riding : Balance over jumps. Bandages and traveling gear £22
09 Dec 4-5pm ½ Theory / ½ Riding : Joining jumps together. Mini horse clothing badge £22
23 Dec 2pm 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 2017


Goals

To improve balance in canter and jumping position.
To increase independant control

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Grooming

Dates and Times

Date Time £
14 Oct 3-4pm Jump position over small fence
Grooming
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
28 Oct 3-4pm Halloween Fun  
11 Nov 3-4pm Canter + Jump position
Grooming + washing a tail
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
25 Nov 3-4pm Canter pole in jump position
Grooming badge
¾ Riding - ¼ theory.
£22
09 Dec 3-4pm Riding : Introduction to jumping a small course £22
23 Dec 2-5pm Christmas Fun and Games  

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 2017


Goals

To improve balance preparing for canter
Continue to improve position and jumping flat

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Points of Tack
  • Care of Foot

Dates and Times

Date Time £
07 Oct 3-4pm Jumping + Position over a small fence
Points and care of foot
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
21 Oct 3-4pm Jump small course
Care of foot badge
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
28 Oct 3-4pm Halloween Fun and Games  
04 Nov 3-4pm Balance exercises
Points of bridle
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
18 Nov 3-4pm Work without stirrups
Points of saddle
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
02 Dec   Introduction to canter
Points of teck badge
¾ Riding - ¼ theory.
 
16 Dec 3-4pm More canter + poles
Grooming Brushes
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
23 Dec 2-5pm Christmas Fun and Games  

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