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International show jumper Rob Hoekstra will be presenting next month’s BHS Instructors’ Convention — Through the Grades — which will examine show jumping at Foxhunter level.

Rob, who is based in Tunbridge Wells, has represented Great Britain six times and won the Hickstead Derby on Lionel in 1999.

“We always try to use people from the very top of their field and Rob is extremely well respected,” says Jo Wilson of the BHS. “He has presented conventions for us before and has proved very popular.”

The convention is primarily aimed at BHS instructors, although other interested parties are also welcome. Attendance will count as a refresher course for the Register of Instructors and count as 10 hours for holders of the BHS Preliminary Training Certificate.

“The level of instruction will be pitched at a high level in order to ensure benefit for even the most well-qualified instructors. Lower levels of instruction are generally catered for regionally,” explains Jo.

Rob will use six “guinea pig” riders on Foxhunter-level horses to demonstrate each phase. He will focus on flat work in the morning, leading on to jumping in the afternoon.

The convention will take place on Monday 6 October at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Addington, Berks from 9.30am-4.30pm and will include a question and answer session.

Ticket costs are:

  • Registered Instructors £25
  • BHS/BRC Members £30
  • Non-members £35

For further details and to book tickets, contact Jo Wilson (tel: 01926 707820) or email: j.wilson@bhs.org.uk