Horse Mastership Programme of Monthly Events

Our Horse Mastership Programme helps our graded riders learn about horse care and riding in a structured but fun way! Each month we focus on a different topic. The events are practical and hands-on, and at the end of each one you have the opportunity to take a test to earn a badge. 

The next events are as follows:

Grooming: 19 January 2024 - 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

How to identify items in the grooming kit and use them correctly to groom your horse.

Tacking Up: 23 February 2024 - 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

We'll be learning how to correctly and safely tack up and untack horses and ponies.

Road Rider: April 2024 - Wednesday 3 April (10 - 11.30am) and Thursday 11 April (10 am - 12 pm)

How to ride safely on the road, use hand signals, recognise hazards and mitigate risk to yourself and others when hacking. This badge will include a ridden test - participants will attend a theory and non-ridden practice session on one date followed by a ridden test on the second date. Road Rider is only open to existing graded clients, L3 (Outdoor) and over.  Numbers will be limited and it is likely to be oversubscribed, so a second course will be offered later in 2024.

This topic will include a ridden assessment during the second session and you MUST attend both sessions to complete the course.  Participants must achieve a certain standard to receive the badge.

As this badge includes a ridden session, the prices are as follows:
Members - £16 Non Members - £35

Equine First Aid: 17 May 2024 - 4.30 pm- 5.30 pm

We'll be finding out how to treat minor wounds and illness in horses. We will look at signs of good/ill health and learn about the necessary protection against tetanus, flu and worms

Plaiting: Friday 14 June 2024 - 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

We'll be getting hands-on, practicing our plaiting skills and discuss when we might need to plait horses' manes and tails.

Poisonous Plants: Friday 19 July 2024 - 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

In this session we'll be finding out what plants are poisonous to horses and how to recognise them.

Road Rider: August 2024 - Thursday 1 August (10.30 am - 12 pm) & Friday 2 August (10 am - 12 pm)

How to ride safely on the road, use hand signals, recognise hazards and mitigate risk to yourself and others when hacking. This badge will include a ridden test - participants will attend a theory and non-ridden practice session on one date followed by a ridden test on the second date. Road Rider is only open to existing graded clients, L3 (Outdoor) and over.  Numbers will be limited and it is likely to be oversubscribed.

This topic will include a ridden assessment during the second session and you MUST attend both sessions to complete the course.  Participants must achieve a certain standard to receive the badge.

As this badge includes a ridden session, the prices are as follows:
Members - £16
Non Members - £35

Grooming: Monday 12 August - 10.30 am - 11.30 am

How to identify items in the grooming kit and use them correctly to groom your horse.

Boots & Bandages: 27 September 2024 - 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

We'll be exploring the range of boots and bandages that horses can wear and learning why we use boots and bandages and which are most appropriate depending on the situation.

Previous Sessions:

Sessions in 2023 included: Horse Clothing | Plaiting | Colours & Markings | Poisonous Plants | Care of the Foot | Mucking Out | Perfect Paddock

How to Book:

Each event costs £10 per person (or £16 including badge) –  but is free for Pegasus and Unicorn members (or £6 including badge).

Road Rider costs £16 for members and £35 for non members as it includes a ridden session.

Please note there is a charge of £6 if you’d like to receive a badge.

To book your place please use our online booking system EC Pro.  All Horse Mastership activities can be found under “Group Lessons”, EXCEPT Road Rider, which can be found under “Activity Courses” as it is a 2-session course.  

Please note that in order to use the system you first need to register your details. Please click here for more information.

If you need any assistance please contact Reception on 01908 666434 or email admin@ridehighequestriancentre.co.uk.