Equestrian Clinics

From time to time Valley Farm invite various experts form the horse industry to come and give talks and demonstrations on different equine pursuits and topics of general interest. Follow us on facebook to ensure you don't miss the next one. 

Valley Farm is able to run equestrian sessions in our floodlit indoor arena, for groups of children and/ or adults wanting to learn more about some of disciplines taught at the centre.

Our clinics are especially interesting to equestrian groups, riding clubs, colleges, equine students, schools or social groups who wish to learn about a particular equestrian sport or subject. They are also ideal if there are people in your group who don't actually want to get on a horse.

Sessions can be arranged for groups during the daytime or some evenings, although we may need quite a bit of advance warning for weekends, as it can get very busy.

Clinics in any of the following subjects can be booked by individuals, but we offer a special group discount for groups with a minimum number of 15 people.

Western 

  • Demonstration of western Riding and explanation of saddlery. 
  • Talk on how to train the western horse, and the various movements. 
  • Ask as many questions as you like. 
  • Have a go at roping Daisy, our well trained static calf. 
  • Try the comfort of a western saddle for yourself.

A fun interactive clinic where you will definitely go away with a basic knowledge of western equitation, and an appreciation of the skill involved.

 

Light Horse Carriage Driving

  • Demonstration of harnessing up a single horse for carriage driving. 
  • Talk on the harness, it’s fitting and use. 
  • Ask as many questions as you like. 
  • See the horse 'put to' the vehicle. 
  • Learn how to handle the whip and reins for yourself.

Appreciate for a moment the way we were when we relied upon the horse as a means of transport.

Vaulting

  • Demonstration of Vaulting. 
  • Talk on training a vaulting horse. 
  • This is your chance to have a go if you want. 
  • Our patient tin horses are on hand to allow you to practice the various movements required for competition. 
  • Ask as many questions as you like. 

For a great hands on experience which is really fun.

1:1 clinics.

We also host 1:1 clinics in a variety of topics, for those who would like some extra attention. For most of our clinics, particpants are able to bring their own horse, or hire one of ours. Please contact us if there is a sppecific topic you would like to improve on, or keep an eye on our facebook page to see what we have coming up that may be of interest to you. Clinics are run by one of our BHS accredited professional coaches or by visiting industry experts. Recent topics have included, Flatwork, gridwork, working hunter, equisimulator, perfect your position, lunging, longreining, groundwork, bareback, working equitation, side saddle, straightness training, trot poles and more.

UP-COMING EVENTS

VAULTING GROUP LESSON

Saturday, November 24, 2018

£16.00  

Have a go at Vaulting.

FUN DRESSAGE

Sunday, November 25, 2018

£8.00  

Suitable for adults and children. Fun and friendly.

WESTERN GAMES

Sunday, December 2, 2018

£25.00  

Join us for an afternoon of Western Games. To include ; B

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SOCIAL GROUP WITH COFFEE & CAKE

Friday, December 7, 2018

£30.00  

Join us for a natter and a relaxing hack around our beautifu

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FUN FESTIVE JUMPING

Sunday, December 9, 2018

£8.00  

Class 1. Clear Round upto 30cm Class 2.

GRIDWORK CLINIC

Friday, December 14, 2018

£53.00  

Friendly 1 hour 1:1 sessions throughout the day.

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ACTIVITY DAY

Thursday, December 20, 2018

£70.00  

A fun day of horse based activities suitable for boys or gir

ACTIVITY DAY

Friday, December 21, 2018

£70.00  

A fun day of horse based activities suitable for boys or gir