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Events Schedule - Spring 2020

Please note: unless otherwise stated, Lessans events must be booked AND paid in advance. Payment will be non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by Lessans.

Margie Lowry Wednesday Night Jumping Training

The ever-popular Margie Lowry is holding weekly indoor jumping training sessions on Wednesday evenings on an ongoing basis throughout winter and spring. Max. 6 per group; groups tailored by age/ability as much as possible. Various key skills covered at each session aiming for overall jumping and course-riding improvement. Provisional group times at 6.30pm (ponies) and 7.30pm (horses).
£20 per person, each lesson must be booked and paid in advance by the Monday on a weekly basis. To book, please message the Lessans facebook page. Groups/times won't be confirmed until minimum spaces are filled - groups will not run with less than four participants.

Flatwork Lessons with Penny Sangster


Thursdays 27 Feb, 5 & 12 March from 6pm - tune up your flatwork with experienced coach and competitor Penny Sangster. Whether you're a competition rider aiming for the next level or a capable novice looking for improvement, these lessons are sure to help you on your way.
Penny Sangster started her career training and working for Olympic riders Karen Dixon and Peter Storr, and has always had the highest standards in the training of both horses and riders. She is a BE Accredited Trainer who is BHS qualified and CCUK trained, and has ample additional experience working at Riding Club and Pony Club level.
Max. 6 per group (ponies) or four per group (horses). Groups will be allocated by age/ability as much as possible. Provisional lesson times at 6, 7 and 8pm, but groups/times will not be confirmed until all spaces are filled.
£20 per lesson, MUST BE BOOKED AND PAID IN ADVANCE by cash or paypal. Attendance at all three sessions is recommended for maximum benefit, but is not essential. Please PM the Lessans facebook page ASAP to book.

Effective Lunging Clinic

Sunday 8 March @ 2pm - come and learn tips and tricks to the art of lunging safely, and in order to achieve the maximum results for you and your horse or pony. Whether you're more experienced or a first-timer, you're sure to find this course of use.
Particularly recommended for those who have their own horses - especially if young animals - or those who are doing equestrian exams or qualifications.
£15 per person. Limited spaces, so must be booked in advance.

Have A Go Dressage Competition

Sunday 15 March from 1pm - another welcome opportunity to 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 if required. Tests will be:
BD Intro B (2009)
DI Prelim 15 (2012)
DI Novice 23 (2012)
This fun competition is particularly good for those new to dressage, young horses, the ring-rusty or those thinking of moving up a dressage level; but of course, everyone is very welcome to come along and Have A Go! Proper turnout and attire not required but always appreciated!
£10 per test - MUST be booked and paid in advance.

Polework with Lynne Tennis

Sunday 22 March from 1pm - want to work on your horse or pony's strength, rhythm and balance, while adding interest to your flatwork? Following on from the popularity of previous sessions, Lynne Tennis is again offering group polework lessons.
Suitable for a variety of ages and abilities, max. 5 per group. Provisional lesson times at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Groups/times will not be confirmed until all slots are filled. MUST be booked and paid in advance. £20 per person; please PM the Lessans facebook page to take part.

Pre-Dublin Showing Show

Sunday 7 June from 11am - Fancy a pre-Dublin run-out or a bit of extra practice in the showing ring? Join us to put your final preparations in place... Full details / class schedule to follow.

Kids Summer Camp

Mon/Tues/Wed 20 - 22 July - Lessans famous Kids Summer Camp is back once again! Join us for a series of practical and theory lessons including flatwork, jumping and cross-country, as well as games, camping out and, of course, loads of fun with friends!
Open up to age 18 and all abilities (riders will be split into appropriate groups) and everyone is more than welcome, whether you're a Lessans livery or not!
NB: provisional listing only; these dates WILL be changing. Full details to follow.

Adult Summer Camp

Sat/Sun 25 & 26 July - join us for our annual adult (or, as we like to call ourselves, 'big kids' camp! Participants will be split into groups according to ability, and will receive two lessons per day in flatwork, showjumping or cross-country with our experienced instructors, plus a practical lecture or demonstration each day. Our on-site Nosebag Cafe will be open for food and refreshments. If enough demand, a Friday evening lesson can also be arranged.
Open to all abilities, age 18+ and MUST be booked in advance.

Lessans Summer Show

Sunday 9 August from 10am - come and enjoy the annual Lessans Summer Show, with multiple arenas including ridden showing, jumping and Working Hunter classes for all ages and abilities - fun for all the family! Full details / class schedule to follow.

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!