Get your 2018 training and competition campaign off to a flying start, here at Swallowfield EC.
We have a full and varied calendar of activities and events in January / February for you and your horse.
Competitions, Test Riding Clinics, Biomechanics and new for 2018, Cavaletti & Pole Work Clinics with Jo Swain. All the events and activities listed below have direct links that will take you straight through to the on-line booking page:
Sat Jan 13th Unaffiliated Trailblazers Dressage
Sun Jan 14th Cricklands Qualifiers
Sat Jan 20th BD Elementary to Inter I Qualifiers
Sun 21st Jan BYRDS & Seniors Training with Jo Swain
Sat Jan 27th BD Team Quest & My Quest
Sun Jan 28th BD FSM Prelim to Inter I Qualifiers
Sat 3rd Feb BYRDS & Seniors Training with Jo Swain
Sat 3rd Feb Dressage to Music Floor Plan Clinic with Jo Swain
This clinic is aimed at helping you get started with Dressage to Music or to move to a new level in music freestyle. Bring your own horse or pony and have a Dressage to Music floor plan designed for you by Jo Swain.
Clinic format: you will have a 45 mins one to one with Jo in the indoor school at Swallowfield EC.
Jo will help you with the design of your floor plan and it will be videoed for you on the day. You will have your written floor plan and video to take home with you at the end of the clinic.
Sun Feb 4th Unaffiliated Trailblazers Dressage
Wed 7th Feb Rider Analysis Clinic – Centaur Biomechanics
This clinic is a practical, interactive and fun way to improve your horse's way of going; improve your riding position; get advice on how to address your weaknesses; improve core strength.
You will have a 45min with Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics. Your one-to-one ridden session will be in the indoor school where Russell will evaluate your position and identify weaknesses and asymmetry. Using instant video feedback he will coach to improve your riding so you can make positive changes and improve your posture, position and effectiveness as a rider.
Sat 10th Feb New! Cavaletti & Pole Work Clinic with Jo Swain
We will be running a regular series of Cavaletti & pole work clinics structured to be a fun and effective alternative to schooling in the winter months. Held indoors, the clinics are designed specifically to help develop your horses core strength, suppleness over the back, increase activity of the hind legs and improve balance.
The sessions, developed by BD UKCC L4 coach Jo Swain and equine therapist Lisa Bartley from Meersbrook Equine Therapy will be varied in their approach at each clinic. Sessions are 45 mins.
Sun 11th Feb BD Prelim to Adv Med Qualifiers
Sun 18th Feb Cricklands Qualifiers
Tue 20th Feb Test Riding Clinic with Jo Swain and John Robinson
Pick the test you wish to run through online from Intro, BE to Intro I short or long arena test in advance, £45 per session to payable online. Warm up with Jo for 20 mins on our 20x60 m outdoor arena, then ride your test in the indoor arena with John who will give feedback, and explain what the judge is looking for.
You will have your sheet with comments to take away, and you may bring a friend to video your session to consolidate the days training for the future.
Sat Feb 24th Unaffiliated Trailblazers Dressage
Sun 25th Feb BD Prelim to Adv Med Qualifiers
Wishing you all a very successful New Year ahead!