Richard’s system of working through trot and canter poles in a grid before tackling a course gives a structure to the session which builds confidence in novice horses and riders and enables the more proficient rider to warm up without putting the horse under pressure. The grid is then gradually built up in height to determine the horse and rider’s capabilities before the course of jumps is adjusted in height and format, with a view to achieving a ‘perfect’ round.
The clinic consists of an individual half-hour session and is suitable for:
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About Richard ...
Richard started riding aged 5 years, progressing through ponies and riding 13.2hh and 14.2hh’s with considerable success. His first very successful horse, ‘Marsneland Boy’, was brought on from a novice 4 year old to International Grade A. During this time he won Area International Trials at County Shows and ‘Cock of the North’ at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Richard went on to ride for Fred Brown, taking his horse ‘Genersis’ to 2nd place in the Foxhunter Final and 3rd place in the Grade C Final at the Horse of the Year Show. He then rode for Harvey Smith with wins including Puissance classes up to 7ft 1” in height. He represented Great Britain in Nations Cup teams and won the Grand Prix at Balmoral Show in Ireland – to name but a few!
During his Show Jumping career Richard has accumulated extensive experience of training all types of horses, which he now passes on to all levels of riders, including his daughter, Alison, who in January 2011 was named as a member of the World Class Pre-Start Programme. Eighteen year old Alison also represented Great Britain at the Junior European Championships in 2009 (taking team 4th place), and during 2011 she is aiming her top horse, Verlindo, at the Wales & West Young Rider Trials and hopefully also to gain selection for a Young Riders Nations Cup team.