Equestrian Centre Helpers Programme

Education-Helpers-Programme

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre Helpers

 

The Equestrian Centre Helpers Programme is a programme designed to educate children aged between 12 years and 18 years old in a number of areas of equine care and stable care and is usually run during school holidays over a number of days.  Graduates of the programme can then become a volunteer in our Equestrian Centre, we call our under 18 years old volunteers our educational helpers!

 

• How horses communicate & how to communicate with them

• How to put on a how to tack up with a bridle, saddle & roller

• How to groom correctly

• How to muck out a stable

• How to lead a pony

 

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This is a Festina Lente certified course and when all of the above can be done correctly and independently, the person will then be eligible to become a helper in our equestrian centre.  To facilitate holidays it can be done over a period of time, eg Mid Term Breaks,  Christmas, Easter or Summer Holidays.  Please note that horse riding lessons are not part of this course.

Dates for Summer 2017

Age GroupDateStart TimeFinish TimeDurationPrice
Children age 12 - 18 years oldTuesday, 04 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldWednesday, 05 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldThursday, 06 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldTuesday, 11 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldWednesday, 12 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldThursday, 13 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldTuesday, 18 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldWednesday, 19 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldThursday, 20 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldTuesday, 25 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldWednesday, 26 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldThursday, 27 July 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldTuesday, 01 August 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldWednesday, 02 August 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldThursday, 03 August 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldTuesday, 08 August 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldWednesday, 09 August 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40
Children age 12 - 18 years oldThursday, 10 August 2017
9am1pm4 hours€40

 

Anyone interested in taking part in the Educational Helpers Programme can contact our Riding School Office:

Clodagh Carey
Tel: (01)2720704/ 2720706 ext 201
Email:  clodagh@festinalente.ie

 

Please note for anyone wanting to become a regular helper in our Equestrian Centre after completing this programme Garda vetting is required for children age 16 years and older and due to new 2016 legislation the Garda Vetting must be completed prior to a helper starting in our Equestrian Centre.

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