The Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) has launched a new award scheme to acknowledge the best instructors working at ABRS member schools around Britain.
The ABRS Golden Spur will be awarded to an instructor teaching at any level, who demonstrates both quality instruction and commercial acumen.
Duncan Brown, chairman of the ABRS, says: “The new award has been introduced to recognise and reward the invaluable contribution made by those individuals who have skills to help develop riding schools around Britain into highly successful centres for the local community.”
The judging panel will short-list the five best applicants, who will be formally assessed teaching a group lesson, a private lesson and giving a lecture of their own choosing.
The winning instructor will be presented with a Golden Spur mounted on a plinth and will receive a free entry to an ABRS exam of their choice, worth up to £200. The runner-up will receive a trophy and free membership of the ABRS Teachers Association.
Nominations must be received from centre proprietors or managers by 30 June 2004 so if you know a particular instructor who deserves recognition for his or her teaching talents, now is the time to act.
The awards will be presented at the ABRS annual general meeting in October.
For more information contact ABRS, Queen’s Chambers, Queen Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BH, email: firstname.lastname@example.org