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

1st Quarter 2019


Goals

T.B.A.

Aims & Potential Badges

T.B.A.

Dates and Times

Date Time   £
5 Jan 4-5pm Ride - Grid Work - Riding £22
19 Jan 4-5pm B and C+ Theory Work - Digestion - Theory £12
002 Feb 4-5pm Ride flat - Stretching Work - Riding £22
16 Feb 4-5pm Theory B and C+ Training - Theory £12
02 Mar 4-5pm Ride Jump - Course - Riding £22
16 Mar 4-5pm Theory C+ and B Training - Theory £12
30 Mar 4-5pm Ride Flat - Lateral Work- Riding £22
13 Ar 4-5pm Theory B and C+ Training - 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

1st Quarter 2019


Goals

T.B.A.

Aims & Potential Badges

T.B.A.

Dates and Times

Date Time £
12 Jan 10-11am Work without stirrups & achieving correct bend - Riding. £22
26 Jan 10-11am Rings, Boots & Bandages - Theory. £12
16 Feb 10-11am Jumping Grids - Riding. £22
23 Feb 10-11am Points of Horse - Simple bones & muscles - Theory. £12
09 Mar 10-11am Working on Rhythm - Riding. £22
30 Mar 10-11am Pony behaviour & Grooming - Theory. £12
20 Apr 10-11am Maintaining rhythm while jumping - Riding. £22
27 Apr 10 - 11 am Care of Foot & Public speaking - Theory. £12

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

1st Quarter 2019


Goals

Get all members through tests, either E, D or D+

Aiming for all members to be at D+ by summer

Aims & Potential Badges

T.B.A.

Dates and Times

Date Time £
05 Jan 3-4pm Ride - Jump. Riding. £22
19 Jan 3-4pm Checking on knowledge for D+ Test. Theory. £12
02 Feb 3-4pm Ride - Flat. Riding. £22
16 Feb 3-4pm Work on weaker areas fot uocoming tests. Theory. £12
02 Mar 3-4pm Ride Jump - Course. Riding. £22
16 Mar 3-4pm Work on weaker areas fot uocoming tests. Theory. £12
30 Mar 3-4pm Ride - Flat. Riding. £22
13 Apr 3-4pm Mock Test. Theory. £12

The Fjord Team

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

Instructor

Sam Kirkby

Sam Kirkby

1st Quarter 2019


Goals

T.B.A.

Aims & Potential Badges

T.B.A

Dates and Times

Date Time £
12 Jan 4-5pm Mucking out & Field management. Theory. £12
26 Jan 4-5pm Working on Canter Aids. Riding. £22
16 Feb 4-5pm Points of Pony & Pony behaviour. Theory. £12
23 Feb 4-5pm Maintaining Rythm in Canter. Riding. £22
09 Mar 4-5pm Rugs & Boots. Theory. £12
30 Mar 4-5pm Jump position & Control Over Poles. Riding. £22
20 Apr 4-5pm Poisonous Plants & Perfect Paddock. Theory. £12
27 Apr 4-5pm Jumping Grids. 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

1st Quarter 2019


Goals

Improve skills and confidence handling andcaring for ponies.

Prepare for Bronze 2/1

Aims & Potential Badges

Pony Behaviour

Dates and Times

Date Time £
19 Jan 3-4pm Leading in-hand/mounting
Non stirrup practice
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
02 Feb 3-4pm Looking at pony behaviour
Pole control
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
16 Feb 3-4pm Recognise brushes
Poles in canter
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
02 Mar 3-4pm Behaviour badge
Jump position practice
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
16 Mar 3-4pm Practice tie up / untie
Pole course
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
30 MAr 3-4pm Checking girth before / when mounted
Jumping small fences
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
13 Apr 3-4pm Removing bridle / put head collar on
Jumping a double combination
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
27 Apr 3-4pm Remove saddle and bridle
Jumping a small course.
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

1st Quarter 2019


Goals

Develop confidence in handling ponies.

Prepare for Bronze 3/2

Aims & Potential Badges

Pony Behaviour

Dates and Times

Date Time £
26 Jan 3-4pm Leading in hand / put head collar on
Making transitions
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
09 Feb 3-4pm Leading in hand / Mounting
Non stirrup practice
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
23 Feb 3-4pm Recognise brushes
Trotting pole practice
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
09 Mar 3-4pm Parts of saddle
Jumping position over poles
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
23 Mar 3-4pm Pony behaviour
Pole course
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
06 Apr 3-4pm Remove saddle
Canter practice
½ theory - ½ riding
£22
20 Apl 3-4pm Behaviour Badge
Small fence fun
½ theory - ½ riding
£22

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