FLETCHERS FARM RIDING SCHOOL 
(FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE COLCHESTER GARRISON SADDLE CLUB) 

Courses 

Please note , all course must be paid for at time of booking and are non-refundable. To find out dates and book call the office click link to calendar ... 

BACK TO BASICS COURSE 

Our six-week course is designed to get you back into the saddle whatever level you previously achieved. Each session includes 1 hour stable management and 1 hour riding. 
 
There is the opportunity to further develop your skills by taking the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge certificate. 

ESSENTIAL HORSE KNOWLEDGE COURSES 

We offer BHS EHKC entry level and level 1 courses running through the year to improve your knowledge and skills in equine care and management. 
 
 
Entry level: 
 
The BHS EHKC is the perfect introduction to equine care and management, as well as being an informative and interesting course for those with a little more experience. 
 
Ideal for non-horsey parents, first time horse owners/carers or those wishing to expand their knowledge - the course equips you with information regarding the basic care and welfare of the horse. 
 
The course will run for four consecutive Sundays. 
 
Starts: Sunday 5th November 2017 
Time: 14.00-17.00 
Cost: £90 
 
Entry level 1  
 
The BHS Horse Owners courses are a fantastic insight and introduction to anyone involved with horses.Whether it is purely for interest or whether you intend on buying a horse they are an invaluable source of information. 
 
They are also an excellent prerequisite to the BHS Horse Knowledge and Care sections of the BHS Stage exams. 
 
Module 1 – Horse Identification 
Module 2 – Stable Management 
Module 3 – Tack 
Module 4 – Grooming 
Module 5 – The Foot and Shoeing 
Module 6 – Horse Health 
Module 7 – Feeding and Watering 
Module 8 – Purchasing a Horse 
Module 9 – Preparation for a Ride. 
 
This course will run for four consecutive Sundays, see diary for dates. 

RDA 

The Fletchers Farm Group of Riding for the Disabled meets every Monday morning during the Summer and Autumn terms. 
 
 
 
The Group has been operating since 1987 and runs three sessions each of 30 minutes. The first two sessions are for children from Lexden Springs, a local school and the third is for children who are booked in privately. 
 
We rely on volunteers and are always looking for helpers so if you are interested please do contact us on 07860618904, by email jinty-may@tiscali.co.uk, or via the staff at the stables. Don`t worry if you have no experience with horses, as full training is given, we need three helpers with each child, one to lead the pony and two as side walkers. 
 
The aim is for the children to develop muscles, balance, and core strength by the actual riding and the exercises they learn. They also learn colours, shapes, numbers etc during the games we play. 
 
If you would like to come and see what it`s all about then please phone the above number and Linda will arrange a visit for you. 
 
We are totally self-funding, so if anyone would like to help by holding a coffee morning or running a marathon, all donations are most gratefully received. We are also happy to visit organisations and give a talk about Riding for the Disabled.