19th March Bitting Clinic with Hilary Vernon
This day will open with a talk from Hilary, and the opportunity to watch and be involved with the assessment and trial of a demo horse and rider from Nine Acres. Hilary has spent over 25 years working in the saddlery trade, and over the last 12 years she has traveled all over the UK and in to Europe as a full time bitting clinician. Her wealth of knowledge and wide range of experiences result in her talks being highly informative but also extremely enjoyable for those of all abilities who wish to learn more about an extremely important area of horsemanship that is paid too little attention.
Tickets for the talk and demo are £12 / person in advance, (£15 on the gate), including refreshments. If you wish to bring your own horse to Hilary, and assessed with a selection of her bits, the cost is £65, which includes ticket to the talk and demo.
Please book early as spaces are limited.
1st – 3rd April Confident Hacking Weekend (This clinic is now full,
Next Confident Hacking Workshop date **19th -21st August**)
Long-weekend clinic to develop confidence of horse and rider.
This weekend is packed from start to finish, giving riders an in depth understanding in to their horses individual behaviour, and equipping them with appropriate methods to develop a more enjoyable, safe partnership.
Each day consists of a minimum of 2 practical sessions as well interactive dismounted group workshops.
Ridden and in hand sessions are either individual or in a small group, ensuring partnerships gain confidence in a variety of situations.
Spaces for this weekend are limited to six riders, allowing the sessions to be individually tailored to each combination.
Itinerary will be emailed to those attending 3 weeks prior to the Confident Hacking Weekend. This will be a friendly, no pressure weekend where horses and riders will find they extend their comfort zone by developing strong foundations and gaining confidence at every step.
Cost £180 /person.
Horses are welcome to stay on site. Riders are welcome to camp at the additional cost of £10/person. A selection of local shops, pubs and cafes are just a few minutes drive, or you are welcome to bring your own food and eat on site.
To reserve your place please complete and return the booking form that can be downloaded at the top of this page.