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

3rd Quarter 2018


Goals

Continued work for C+ test

Aims & Potential Badges

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

Dates and Times

Date Time   £
23 June 4-5pm Walking distances in metres/feet for trot poles place poles and doubles/related. Theory £12
07 July 4-5pm Set out 2 jump grids and ride them . Riding £22
21 July 4-5pm B test work – Answering B test questions. Theory £12
04 Aug 4-5pm Cross country – Skinny lines. Riding £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

3rd Quarter 2018


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 £
23 June 10-11am Remember letters form previous session – ride tests created by others in group. Riding £22
07 July 10-11am Types of fences and distances. Riding £22
21 July 3-4 pm Rules and types of feeding. 3 – 4 pm
Theory
£12
04 Aug 10-11am Perfect paddock and worm control. Theory £12
18 Aug 10-11am Drill ride and no stirrup work. Riding £22

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 2018


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 £
23 June 3-4pm Shoeing – different types of shoes. Theory £12
07 July 3-4pm How to walk distances and build a SJ course. Riding £22
21 July 3-4pm How to fit tack, why does it need to fit correctly. Theory £12
04 Aug 3-4pm Flat work – lateral work. Riding £22

The Fjord Team

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

Instructor

Sam Kirkby

Sam Kirkby

3rd Quarter 2018


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 £
23 June 4-5pm Set out dressage arena and ride a test. Riding £22
07 July 4-5pm Quiz – covers all mini badges. Theory £22
21 July 4-5pm Remember letters from previous session – ride through tests created by the group. Riding £22
04 Aug 4-5pm Perfect paddock and worm control. Theory £22
18 Aug 4-5pm Rules of the school and drill ride. Riding £22

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

3rd Quarter 2018


Goals

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

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Grooming

Dates and Times

Date Time £
23 June 3-4pm Feeding badge. Work without stirrups.
½ Theory ½ Riding
£22
07 July 3-4pm Plaiting. Pole exercises developing control.
½ Theory ½ Riding
£22
21 July 3-4pm Plaiting badge. Games practice.
½ Theory ½ Riding
£22
04 Aug 3-4pm Games fun. 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

3rd Quarter 2018


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 £
16 June 3-4pm Grooming badge.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
30 June 3-4pm Plaiting, washing a tail.
Theory.
£22
14 July 3-4pm Plaiting badge. Games practice.
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
28 July 3-4pm Games fun.
Riding
£22

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