What is Term Riding?
Term Riding consists of one hour weekly coaching and half an hour stable management lessons to children from the age of 6 years. Lessons can be every week or alternate weeks
The stable management section focuses on teaching riders about:
- horse behaviour
- how to approach a horse correctly
- how to see things as a horse sees them (this helps riders to understand how to communicate more effectively with a horse)
- horse feed and many other aspects of horse care.
The term is run in conjunction with the school year and consists of three terms i.e. September to Christmas, January to Easter and Easter to summer.
What do we do on Term Riding?
When a rider is offered a place on Term Riding, the place is then secure and will continue as long as the rider wishes. All riders will be assessed prior to being offered a place to ensure they are placed in the correct group.
Currently, our rate is €33.00 per lesson multiplied by the number you participate in the term. You have the option to ride every week or every second week.These fees are payable in advance. As the horses/ponies are tacked up in preparation for each lesson, we request that we are advised as far as possible in advance when a rider is unable to attend their lesson. Credit is only given for missed lessons in the event of prolonged illness and a medical certificate is given.
“Troy”, our mechanical horse is proving to be a valuable asset in assisting any new nervous riders that join us and is also an extremely useful tool in teaching the rider “a more correct position” when learning the rising trot for the first time.
Lunge Lessons are also provided.
Our coaches work on the basis of positive reinforcement and where appropriate, use a range of learning aids with an emphasis on fun and learning.
The category of riders catered for are Beginners / Beginner Improvers / Weak Intermediate / Intermediate and Advanced Levels.
Beginner riders are not required to have riding boots or hats or back protectors; we have a limited supply available for these groups. However, we do insist that all riders’ hats are compliant with current BHS Standards.
As an AIRE (Association of Riding School Establishments) and BHS approved centre, we also recognise the importance of certified learning. To this end, we hold AIRE Exams each year. This gives the rider (should they wish) an opportunity to achieve accredited learning for their effort and commitment they choose to give to their riding each week. There are a total of 10 Levels that can be taken and we prepare our riders for such exams within their weekly lessons.Total number of term weeks for Year 2012 = 36 weeks
Term 2: Monday 8th April to Sunday 23rd June:
10 weeks (no break)
Term 3: Monday September 2nd to Sunday 22nd December.
[Term Riding Policy]
If you can’t attend your lesson, please phone:
01- 272 01 84
There are some places available on term riding:
Contact Clodagh at 2720704 ext. 201 or