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 2017


Goals

Work towards C+ test (dependant on completion of C test) Test in last quarter.
More Emphasis on to competing, the rules behind it, correct dress and procedures for entering etc.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Feeding
  • Sequence of foot falls
  • Perfect Paddock
  • Lunging Equipment
  • Riding on the lunge
  • Understanding training
  • Building Show jumps
  • Dressage arenas
  • Eventing
  • Showjumping
  • Dressage

Dates and Times

Date Time   £
08 Jul 4-5pm C Test £20
22 Jul 4-5pm Riding - Eventing  Badge- Ride Cross Country (Cross Country Badge)
Recognise types of jumps , dress code, walking courses and timing
£20
05 Aug 4-5pm Theory - Feeding and Perfect Paddock
(C+ Training)
Recognise feed types and rules of feeding Poisonous plants and fencing etc.
£12
19 Aug 4-5pm Theory - Building Show Jumps (Show jumping Badge)
Types of jumps, scoring, dress code, general rules
£12
30 Aug   Mardi Gras  
09 Sep 4-5pm Riding - Build and Ride a simple course of show jumps
Jump up to 2ft6 (75cm)
£22
23 Sep 4-5pm Theory - Dressage Arena (Dressage badge)
Correct Dress, Tack,
£12
07 Oct 4-5pm Riding - Scales of Training, rhythm and correct transitions, Lateral work
(Complete Dressage Badges, Understanding Training and Footfalls)
£22
21 Oct 4-5pm Theory - Bandaging and knowledge of various tack and bits (C+ Training)
Stable bandages, various bits and their actions
£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

3rd Quarter 2017


Goals

These summer months are mainly to have fun and show what we have learnt so far. Our theory sessions will also keep us working towards our Silver Progressive Tests.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Intro to dressage
  • Intro to SJ
  • Mini points of horse
  • Points of horse
  • Care of the foot
  • Care of horses foot
  • Shoeing

Dates and Times

Date Time £
08 Jul 10-11am Ride a dressage test – warm up all together, then go through the test individually as a competition. £20
22 Jul 10-11am Ride a SJ course – warm up together, then ride a short course as a competition. £20
05 Aug 10-11am Water Jump Fun £22
19 Aug 10-11am Theory - Points of the horse – to include the “big kids” badge and native breeds quiz. £12
30 Aug   Mardi Gras.  
09 Sep 10-11am Working on balance and position – looking at no stirrups and no reins. £22
23 Sep 10-11am Theory - Looking at the importance and care of hooves – care, injuries, farrier – and trotting up correctly. £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

3rd Quarter 2017


Goals

D+ Test (if D Passed)
Intro to Competition Badges
Slowly working towards Road Rider

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Equine behaviour /li>
  • Saddlery
  • Tack cleaning
  • Points of the Horse
  • Handling and Grooming
  • Field Safety
  • Perfect Paddock
  • Show jumping
  • Dressage
  • Eventing

Dates and Times

Date Time £
08 Jul 3-4pm Theory - Field Safety and Perfect Paddock, Care of grass kept pony (D+ Training)
Poisonous Plants, Fencing
Safely bringing and turning out, behavioural changes, feeding fencing and water supply.
£10
22 Jul 3-4pm Riding - ntro To Showjumping Badge
Correct Dress, Types of jumps, jump up to 2ft1 (65cm).
£20
05 Aug 3-4pm Theory - Saddlery and Tack Cleaning (D+ Training)
Types of bits, care of tack, parts of tack
£12
19 Aug 3-4pm Riding - Intro to Dressage Badge
Dress, footfalls inside bend, explain how a transition should feel, dressage markers.
£22
30 Aug   Mardi Gras.  
09 Sep 3-4pm Theory - Equine Behaviour and Handling and Grooming (D+ Training)
Herd instinct, what might affect horses behaviour.
Trotting up a horse in hand
£12
23 Sep 3-4pm Riding - Intro to Eventing Badge
Canter over undulating ground, types of jumps, correct dress
£22
07 Oct 3-4pm Mock D+ Test
Cover anything they feel unsure of.
£22
21 Oct 3-4pm D+ Test £22

The Fjord Team

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

Instructor

Sam Kirkby

Sam Kirkby

3rd Quarter 2017


Goals

To have some fun throughout summer and have more self-confidence.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Intro to SJ
  • Public Speaking
  • Point of tack
  • Yard safety
  • Field safety

Dates and Times

Date Time £
08 Jul 4-5pm Riding - Fun and Games session £20
22 Jul 4-5pm Riding - Start looking at putting a course of jumps together – working on control and lines – mini competition. £20
05 Aug 4-5pm Theory - Public speaking – a short speech on something they enjoy about Pony Club.  If time talk about how to be safe on the yard and in the fields. £12
19 Aug 4-5pm Riding - Water Jump Fun £22
30 Aug   Mardi Gras.  
09 Sep 4-5pm ½ riding – canter work – position
½ theory – point of tack - saddles
£22
23 Sep 4-5pm ½ riding – canter work – transitions
½ theory – point of tack - bridles
£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 2017


Goals

To continue to improve position and balance, particularly in transitions.
To develop increased control through transitions and improve trot – canter – trot transitions.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Colours & Markings
  • Points of Tack
  • Care of the Foot

Dates and Times

Date Time £
08 Jul 3-4pm Work without stirrups.
Colours & Markings
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£20
22 Jul 3-4pm Transitions within school moves
Colours & Markings Badge
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£20
05 Aug 3-4pm Improving balance over poles
Points of the saddle
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
19 Aug 3-4pm Improve trot – canter – trot transitions
Points of the Bridle
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
30 Aug   Mardi Gras.  
02 Sep 3-4pm Using poles to improve control
Points of Tack Badge
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
16 Sep 3-4pm Develop jump position
Care of the Foot
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
30 Sep 3-4pm Jump position over poles
Care of the Foot Badge
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£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 2017


Goals

To continue to work on developing the riders position and balance.
To encourage independent riding and increased control.
Develop awareness of safety whilst being around and handling ponies.

Aims & Potential Badges

  • Colours & Markings
  • Points of the Pony
  • Care of the Foot

Dates and Times

Date Time £
01 Jul 3-4pm Bronze Test 3
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£20
15 Jul 3-4pm Independent riding – safe distances in rides
Re – cap colours & markings
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£20
29 Jul 3-4pm Improving balance – work without stirrups
Colours & markings Badge
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
12 Aug 3-4pm Basic school moves
Points of the Pony
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
26 Aug 3-4pm Improving transitions
Points of the Pony/Foot
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
30 Aug   Mardi Gras.  
09 Sep 3-4pm Develop balance over poles
Points of the Pony Badge
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22
23 Sep 3-4pm Introduce jump position
Care of the Foot
½ Riding - ½ theory.
£22

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