It seems a while ago now, but the Collective team enjoyed a slightly quieter December. Liza held another busy pole work clinic at the beginning of the month, which saw all ages of riders and types of horses come in. These have proved very popular and future dates are below should you wish to book. Alex also taught a test riding clinic for the newly formed riding club Equestrian Training South West – with many riders braving the snow for an insight into gaining those extra marks.

Collective Equestrian – December ThoughtsOur Collective TeamQuest riders headed to Mendip Plains on Sunday 17th, with a win for Collective Daydreams and Collective Dreams coming in a close 2nd! They had a great team training day the previous weekend with Liza. Meanwhile, for the smaller riders, our Christmas games and party was the best yet for our themed afternoons. They are a brilliant way for younger riders to push themselves that little bit further – this time many were brave enough for some little canters, and others happily jumping on and trotting back to the start line not even thinking about finding their stirrups! As ever the fancy dress was quite spectacular!

Our physio Katherine Allard also gave some of the horses their Christmas treatments as we start to plan ahead to next season, meanwhile some pre Christmas training for Jonny, Alex and Liza with Gareth Hughes and Lara Butler ensured plenty of festive food was eaten! Our Collective Christmas was also completed by an “extended” team meal at the local pub!

The planning ahead to next year has started, with the diaries being filled with competition dates as well as Alex’s judging commitments. Both Alex and Liza will be expanding their off site teaching and clinics in 2018. If you would like a lesson at your yard, or team up with some friends – get in touch and see how we can improve the start to your season!

If you are looking for a fresh start in 2018, or know some one who is – we are recruiting, see our Facebook page for more information!

SIGN UP TO ONE OF THE COLLECTIVE EQUESTRIAN SHORT COURSES

Intensive courses are a great opportunity to progress your training within a friendly group setting, whilst receiving immediate feedback from trainers and professionals. Each course will have a specific theme and focus such as test riding, nutrition, and sports psychology. Courses are open to anyone and everyone who wants to progress their riding and general equitation. All courses are residential with plenty of on-site stabling for your horses and lorry hook-up for riders.

Prices include lunch each day.

Hook-up available at £10 per night.

Breakfast and dinner £12 extra per day.

Guests are welcome to watch demos & training for a small fee of £10.

2018 dates:

January 19th – 21st
Three Day Course
£250

March 9th – 11th
Three Day Course
£250

March 31st – April 1st
Iberian Horses Course – Two Day Course
£200

April 20th – 21st
Two Day Course
£200

June 15th – 16th
Two Day Course
£200

July 20th – 22nd
Two Day Course
£200

August 25th – 26th
Two Day Course
£200

September 28th – 30th
Iberian Horses Course – Three Day Course
£250

October 12th – 14th
Three Day Course
£250

December 21st – 23rd
Three Day Course
£250

For more information, or for a booking form head over to short courses

POLE WORK CLINICS

If your looking to add some variety into your horse’s work, pole work can offer this! Pole work clinics are perfect for educating less experienced horses or riders, to improve the athleticism of your horse or simply for good fun together! Elizabeth creates fun yet educational training sessions to help energise both you and your horse, the 2017 dates filled up very quickly so book in advanced to guarantee your place!

Upcoming pole work clinic dates
Saturday 27th January
Sunday 28th January (Equestrian Training South West Pole Work Clinic)
Saturday 10th February Sunday 11th February
Monday 12th February
Sunday 4th March

Perfect for any age or ability – as much fun for little ones on the lead rein, something different for happy hackers or super core workout sessions for competition horses!

Private session £35
Pair £25
Group £20

For more information get in touch with Elizabeth on 07530 891569