A training/ information event at The Conquest Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton on Weds 10th April has been arranged in conjunction with RDA Somerset.
In the morning, there will be an opportunity to have your hats and body protectors checked for fit by BETA. An Area 12 steward will also be available to check and tag hats which meet the required standard for BRC qualifiers (all RC members should be encouraged to wear this standard of hat at club level). Body
protectors can also be checked by the steward as the standard has been changed from previous years.
Jon Pitts will do a demonstration/ workshop in the afternoon. This will summarise his classroom type presentation (which many of us may have seen already) and then take this a few stages further with “real” horse/rider combinations.
If you have not heard of Jon or been to one of his presentations, here is some background:
Jon is a Human Performance Coach who has previously worked with the GB World Class squad and now is helping the Equestrian Australia High Performance Programme. His initiative Fit to Ride is designed to apply the knowledge taken from research and development and experience gained with these elite athletes to bring better, safer riding to the wider equestrian public through new Performance, Confidence and Safety Programmes. See website www.fittoride.org or follow Jon on Facebook, Twitter or his Horse Hero blog.
The cost of the Fit to Ride presentation will be £5 per person, payable in advance.
There may also be the opportunity for 1:1 sessions with Jon afterwards and anyone interested in booking one of these sessions is asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details (away skiing 23rd Feb – 2nd Mar). He usually charges around £75 per person for a 1:1 but we anticipate the cost will be quite a bit less than this.