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Events Schedule - Winter 2019

Flatwork with Ron Schaefer

THESE LESSONS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

Tuesdays 15, 22 and 29 January from 6pm (provisional) - it's flatwork January with Ron Schaefer!
Due to popular demand, Ron is returning to Lessans with his unique blend of insightful instruction, enthusiasm and fun.
Whether you're a competitive rider or a novice, now is perfect the time of year to improve your basic flatwork skills or aim for better dressage/showing scores before the new season begins - and highly experienced instructor and competitor Ron is the man to help you do that!
Lessons are open to all ages and abilities. Groups will contain a maximum of five riders and lessons will will be split where possible by ability. Potentially three sessions at 6, 7 and 8pm depending on numbers (times will only be confirmed once all slots have been filled).
£20 per lesson - MUST be booked and paid in advance. You need not attend all dates, but it is recommended for best progression. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Have-A-Go Dressage Competition

Sunday 3 February @ 1pm - test your dressage skills in an easy-going, encouraging, relaxed atmosphere! Ride your test and then, along with your score sheet, receive additional feedback/instruction on problem areas from our judges where necessary. Tests will be:

BD Intro A (2008)
DI Prelim 5 (2012)
DI Novice 26 (2012)

This fun competition is particularly recommended for those taking part in our Ron Schaefer flatwork lessons, but everyone is very welcome to come along and have a go!
£10 per test - MUST be booked in advance.

Essential Course Jumping with Jonny Mulligan

Thursdays 7, 14 & 21 February from 6pm (provisional) - brush up on your essential course jumping skills with experienced instructor/competitor Jonny Mulligan. This three-week clinic aims to perfect many of the key elements of a successful showjumping round, as follows:
Week 1 - Straightness and lines into fences
Week 2 - Combinations and related distances
Week 3 - Dog-legs and turns
Lessons are open to all ages and to ability levels of 70cm plus. Groups will contain a maximum of six riders and lessons will be split where possible by age/ability. Potentially three sessions at 6, 7 and 8pm depending on demand (times will only be confirmed once all slots have been filled).
£20 per lesson - MUST be booked and paid in advance. You need not attend all dates but it is recommended for best progression. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Jumping Equitation Competition

Sunday 24 February @ 12.30pm - ever wondered what dressage crossed with show jumping would look like? Welcome to the wonderful world of Jumping Equitation!
This discipline rewards competitors who can ride a course of show jumps in good rhythm and correct jumping position. The successful competitor will ride effectively with sufficient impulsion and maintain balance and a rhythmical pace, adjusting the length of the stride as necessary to produce a smooth, pleasing round. The judges give constructive feedback about the horse and rider combination on score sheets similar to those used in dressage, with marks given for elements such as leg position, seat, rhythm and tempo, balance and give over the fence. A mark is also awarded for presentation: horses and riders are expected to be clean and tidy with appropriate jumping gear and tack. The objective is to improve the technique, experience and style of both horse and rider in show jumping.
At our competition, each Jumping Equitation class will have its overall winners; but in typical Lessans style, for a bit of extra fun, all clear rounds jumped will also go through to an exciting speed round against the clock to ascertain the additional 'non-equitation' winner in each class!
Classes will be:
60-70cm
70-80cm
80-90cm
Prizes and rosettes for winners. Entries on the day or in advance.
This competition is particularly recommended for those attending our Jonny Mulligan jumping lessons, but is open to all - everyone is very welcome to come and test their skill at a new discipline!

For more information on events, contact Philippa Auret at Lessans Riding Stables on 07808923894. And don't forget to follow us on facebook for our most up-to-date news!