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Sun, 11 Jun



FULL - Working Equitation with Marcia Wakeman

Area 6 Subsidised training Enter using Horse Monkey not the website

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FULL - Working Equitation with Marcia Wakeman
FULL - Working Equitation with Marcia Wakeman

Time & Location

11 Jun 2023, 10:00 – 14:00

Kingsey, Kingsey, Aylesbury HP17 8LU, UK


About the Event

Working Equitation with Marcia Wakeman

Sunday 11thJune Manor Farm Equestrian, Kingsey HP17 8LU

BRC Area 6 are very pleased to be able to offer these sessions at a subsidised rate of £30 per person. We have availability for 4 groups of 3 riders starting from 10am. This is your chance to join us for a fun and relaxed introduction to Working Equitation - a test of the horses temperament and training, the riders skill and ability and the relationship between horse and rider. You'll learn to ride a course of simple obstacles including poles, pens, slaloms, reinback and a gate. It’s a bit like a grown-up Handy Pony competition and it is huge fun!!! Working Equitation is a real test of the horses temperament and training, the riders skill and ability and of course the relationship between horse and rider. The aim is for a fun and relaxed session learning all about and having a go at Working Equitation.  There will be a few simple obstacles to tackle with Marcia's help - though we might leave the Cattle Penning for another time! The sport of Working Equitation is the ultimate outcome of the development of the horse as a working animal. Horses were originally domesticated and trained for farming and herding purposes, work which required them to respond to their rider whatever terrain and difficulties they may face. The sport is a highly refined and sophisticated demonstration of these activities, but with the added required quality of elegance and speed of execution. It comprises 3 phases. Dressage, Ease of handling, Speed and at International level, cattle penning . The dressage phase is much like that of a normal dressage test although some of the movements are performed slightly differently. At the highest level it involves some Grand Prix movements being performed with the use of just one hand. The ease of handling test consists of a course of obstacles, replicating those that may be found when working in the countryside. For example, a gate, a bridge and a jump. There are also other more technical obstacles such as the parallel slalom, straight slalom and barrels all of which at Advanced level require the horse and rider to perform flying changes in specific places in order to perform the obstacle correctly. Riders are given a mark out of ten for precision, submission and ease of movement for each obstacle. The speed test involves some or all of the same obstacles tackled in the ease of handling test but is purely marked on the time it takes for the horse and rider to complete to course. Time faults and bonuses can occur according to specific obstacles How to reserve your space Booking is via Horse Monkey, search for Manor Farm Equestrian (A6), and the booking links will appear. Session times will be confirmed Thursday 8th June by email.

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Terms & Conditions

· 1 session per Area 6 riding club member unless availability permits, on a first come first serve basis.

· Payment secures booking.

· Cancellation, no refund within 7 days of session, unless space can be filled.

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