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Training for Pony Championships
11 May 2004

Combined Pony Training Clinics
BHDTA Approved

with Boyd Exell & Robert Buck

We want to have a strong British Team for the Pony World Championships in 2005, to be held at Catton on 14-17 July.

We know we have the talent, but we need to start preparing now. It is hoped we can build upon the success of the British Team last year in Austria by working together. The first selection event for the Pony Championships is being held at Catton, 2nd - 4th July 2004.

This is the continuation of a series of joint training clinics to provide ongoing consistent productive training throughout the season aimed primarily at those with a desire to learn and improve who are seriously interested in nominating themselves for the long list for the Pony World Championships 2005.

Mission Statement

This 2004 training scheme will endeavour to produce a clear and progressive structure of training for both the ponies and drivers, which will have its aim to produce British Combinations who are able to accredit themselves with distinction to the highest level of Driving Trials culminating in the World Championships.

Method - for each driver:

  1. Frank Assessment
  2. Individual Training Programme, setting out aims and goals, based on the ?scales of training?
  3. Group support and fellowship to promote Team Building

THE NEXT CLINIC WILL BE ON 23/24 MAY 2004 AT CATTON PARK

Each participant can expect four training sessions, to include basic way of going of the pony, dressage driving techniques, as well as obstacle training.

Each participant will benefit from a frank assessment of their current position and receive help with a training plan for the future.

Places are limited to 14 drivers and due to the expected demand, priority will be given to higher graded ponies on proven standard or results.

Look & Learn basis for all drivers, backsteps and observers with open discussion.

Cost ?150.00 per Driver and Turnout

On-foot places will also be available at ?25.00 per day

Outline programme for the clinic includes:

  • Talk on Scales of Training
  • Driven Demonstrations
  • 2 driving sessions each per day,
  • Technical training for obstacles and cones,

Please contact BHDTA or Julie Camm to register your interest.

BHDTA Tel: 02476 293760

Julie Camm Tel: 01454 415050 Mobile: 07778 931950  Email: julie@alvestonhousehotel.co.uk

Address: Alveston House Hotel, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 2LA

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