British Eventing has announced details of its Masterclass series, and following the success of last year, this year will incorporate more venues and coaches.
With the British Eventing season drawing to a close it is the perfect time to soak up the knowledge of some of the country’s top coaches as they demonstrate a Masterclass in ‘cross country riding for success’. From Devon to Yorkshire, five highly respected BE Accredited Coaches will be hosting nine Masterclasses at indoor arenas on the importance of correct cross country training, aimed at delivering an educational look at cross country riding at all levels.
The Masterclasses are open to non-BE members and BE members and will appeal to anyone who has an interest not only in eventing, but equestrian sport in general.
The series will kick-off on October 17th at The Grange (Devon) with popular BE Accredited Master Coach and Fellow of the British Horse Society Nick Gauntlett. Eight further Masterclasses will follow hosted by the hugely experienced and well known coaches Chris Bartle, Eric Smiley, Lucinda Green and Yogi Breisner.
Each evening will be split into three sections to demonstrate the difference in the expectation and technicality of cross country courses at various levels and demonstration riders will perform live the exercises and training required for each:
- The opening section will cover exercises relevant to first time eventers up to Novice level
- The second section will cover exercises suitable for Intermediate/2*/3*
- The third and final section will be provide a showcase of top level sport with exercises to challenge both horse and rider combinations at the higher levels
The unmounted Masterclasses, supported by clothing partners Treehouse Sporting Colours, offer guests an experienced coaching display along with ideas and tips to take home, including exercises that will educate horse and rider with the ultimate aim to provide riders with the tools to enjoy safe and successful cross country riding.
The 2016 BE Masterclass dates and Coaches are;
17/10/2016 Nick Gauntlett – The Grange, Devon
25/10/2016 Chris Bartle – Aintree, Merseyside
27/10/2016 Chris Bartle – Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire
07/11/2016 Eric Smiley – Kingston Maurward College, Dorset
09/11/2016 Nick Gauntlett – Hartpury College, Gloucestershire
10/11/2016 Lucinda Green – Arena UK, Lincolnshire
21/11/2016 Yogi Breisner – Keysoe, Bedfordshire
22/11/2016 Yogi Breisner – Addington, Buckinghamshire
07/12/2016 Lucinda Green – Merrist Wood, Surrey
With prices starting at just £20 the Masterclasses and suitable for riders at all levels and their supports teams. A proportion of proceeds from the Masterclasses will go to the British Eventing Charitable Foundation (BECF) which was set up in 2014 to provide more opportunities for more people to enjoy the sport of eventing.