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Make the most of the winter months to cram in some jump training

Weekly winter jumping clinic

Date: 3 November
Venue: Netherton Equestrian Centre, Perth
Details: “Group lessons with Marine Teller, a horse behaviourist and riding instructor. During a jumping lesson, you can do grid work, jump a course or work on single fences. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to improve your riding and jumping skills, for your horse to learn to work things out and for both of you to build a strong partnership.Groups will be built to keep same level riders and horses together.”
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Showjumping training

Date: 6 November
Venue: World Horse Welfare Hall Farm, Snetterton
Details: “Showjumping training with Andrea Stanley. Heights starting from 50cm going up to 1m in groups of a maximum of four people.”
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Vicky Bentley clinic

Date: 7 November
Venue: Beaver Hall, Leek
Details: “Vicky is on the British Horse Society register of instructors. UKCC Level 2, working towards level 3. Vicky has 17 years of coaching experience and has trained with top riders such as Michelle Fox, Karen Dixon, Nigel Taylor, Jeanette Brakewell and Caroline Moore. She has been BE eventing for eight years with numerous top 10 placings. Vicky trains horses for other people and coaches riders of all levels and abilities. Plus she has horses eventing and showjumping up the grades. These lessons are great for new combinations, starting young horses or just for building your confidence. All ages and levels are catered for in either private or group sessions.”
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Evening showjumping clinic

Date: 8 November
Venue: Cornwall Riding Centre, Redruth
Details: “Sessions with George Forrest, who is an AI qualified instructor based near Truro, Cornwall. George has trained and competed to medium and advanced levels in British Dressage, but more recently has been concentrating on his eventing career with his own two horses. Cornwall Riding School offers a professional, no nonsense approach to the training of all horses, from breaking in to the competition horse. George’s teaching style is straightforward and traditional yet affective, enabling him to teach beginners to the seasoned competitor. Lessons from 70cm to 1m.”
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Jumping clinic

Date: 12 November
Venue: Capricorn Equestrian Centre, Dartford
Details: “Showjumping clinic with Robert Smith. Sessions are for 45 minutes and are either individual or shared. All abilities are catered for.”
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Jumping with a four-star event rider

Date: 13 November
Venue: Finchingfield Equestrian Centre, Braintree
Details: “A fantastic opportunity for you to kick-start you winter training to prepare for the 2017 season, and to train with one of the worlds top event riders, Lucy Jackson. Each session will be one hour long and will have no more than four people per group all jumping to a similar level to one another.”
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Poles with pals

Date: 16 November
Venue: Sheepgate Equestrian, Boston
Details: “From a pole on the ground to bounces and triples, Alex is here to help, whether you want to work on straightness and balance to improve your dressage scores or to get those lines right when jumping a course. Alex tailors each session to you and your horse’s individual needs be it for the nervous first timer or the seasoned campaigner. Alex has a calm and encouraging approach to teaching helping you to achieve your goals without realising you have just done what you thought you couldn’t. The poles don’t have to leave the ground to get the benefits or enjoyment of jumping for you and your horse. The achievements and progression obtained with polework are hugely beneficial so if leaving the ground is not your thing then have a polework session, but if you are a high flyer lets work on the technique and make achieving a clear round easier.”
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