Friday, 30 May 2008

Working version of my courses...EQ Coach's Challenge Series...

EQ Coach’s: Dressage Challenge, Combined Training Challenge, Eventing Challenge, Boot Camp Challenge and Classic Start Challenge (based on the lunge).





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EQUESTRIAN Coach’s CHALLENGE SERIES presents

What is the Equestrian Coach’s Challenge Series?

This is an 8 week programme built to encourage inquisitive riders to further their skills and challenge the existing ones. There are currently 5 courses you can choose from: EQ Coach’s Dressage Challenge, EQ Coach’s Combined Training Challenge, EQ Coach’s Eventing Challenge and the EQ Coach’s Boot Camp Challenge and EQ Coach’s Classic Start Challenge. All courses consist of: theory sessions on rider’s biomechanics (improving your seat, effectiveness and posture), off-the-horse 30 min Stretch Workout sessions (Pilates based and designed for equestrians), and course specific riding programme.

Eq Coach’s DRESSAGE CHALLENGE

consists of:

  • 8 Theory sessions discussing the following subjects: 1) Study of movement and Riding/Physiology of movement 2) Pelvis- the centre of movement 3) Key to stabilisation- upper body and head 4) Key to independence – shoulder girdle and hands 5) Key to balance and suppleness – the legs 6) Body Coordination- the applications of the aids 7) Problems and their correction – asymmetry, stiffness, slouching, floppy legs etc 8) How the horse mirrors the rider.
  • 8 Pilates based Stretch Workout sessions (you will need a dynaband style band like this one: www.dynaband.co.uk)
  • 8 Workshop sessions on Dressage (the Scale of Training, Understanding the Dimensions of long and short dressage arena, Prelim & Novice tests, Rules, Show attire etc)
  • 8 Ridden training sessions – 1h30m – you will have 30 minutes to groom and tack up your horse for your training. Ridden part will be in a form of 60 minutes lessons. All ridden sessions will be geared towards performing dressage tests of Preliminary and Novice standards.

NOTES:

The Theory & Workshop sessions are open to all and will be run at specific times (please check with your centre). Riding and Stretch sessions can booked separately (up to 4 people in the ridden group at any one time). Lunge sessions must be booked on individual basis and will be run as private lessons only.

To book contact:

To discuss the courses or book a course at your yard contact Wiola at www.equestriancoach.co.uk/contact


Eq Coach’s combined training CHALLENGE

consists of:

  • 8 Theory sessions discussing the following subjects: 1) Study of movement and Riding/Physiology of movement 2) Pelvis- the centre of movement 3) Key to stabilisation- upper body and head 4) Key to independence – shoulder girdle and hands 5) Key to balance and suppleness – the legs 6) Body Coordination- the applications of the aids 7) Problems and their correction – asymmetry, stiffness, slouching, floppy legs etc 8) How the horse mirrors the rider
  • 8 Pilates based Stretch Workout sessions (you will need a dynaband style band like this one: www.dynaband.co.uk)
  • 8 Workshop sessions on Dressage & Show-Jumping (the Scale of Training, Understanding the Dimensions of long & short dressage arena, Prelim & Novice dressage tests, BSJA jumping Rules, understanding distances between the fences – course walking, gymnastic jumping – gridwork, Show attire etc)
  • 8 Ridden training sessions – 1h30m – you will have 30 minutes to groom and tack up your horse for your training. Ridden part will be in a form of 60 minutes lessons. All ridden sessions will be geared towards performing dressage tests of Preliminary and Novice standards and stylish round around a 90cm-1m course.
Eq Coach’s eventing CHALLENGE

consists of:

  • 8 Theory sessions discussing the following subjects: 1) Study of movement and Riding/Physiology of movement 2) Pelvis- the centre of movement 3) Key to stabilisation- upper body and head 4) Key to independence – shoulder girdle and hands 5) Key to balance and suppleness – the legs 6) Body Coordination- the applications of the aids 7) Problems and their correction – asymmetry, stiffness, slouching, floppy legs etc 8) How the horse mirrors the rider
  • 8 Pilates based Stretch Workout sessions (you will need a dynaband style band like this one: www.dynaband.co.uk)
  • 8 Workshop sessions on Eventing (the Scale of Training, XC riding, understanding the Dimensions of long & short dressage arena, Intro dressage tests, jumping Rules, understanding distances between the fences – course walking, gymnastic jumping – gridwork, Show attire etc)
  • 8 Ridden training sessions – 1h30m – you will have 30 minutes to groom and tack up your horse for your training. Ridden part will be in a form of 60 minutes lessons. All ridden sessions will be geared towards performing dressage tests Intro standard, stylish round around a 90cm and positive XC riding.

Eq Coach’s BOOT CAMP CHALLENGE

Is not for fainthearted (!!) and consists of:

  • 8 Theory sessions discussing the following subjects: 1) Study of movement and Riding/Physiology of movement 2) Pelvis- the centre of movement 3) Key to stabilisation- upper body and head 4) Key to independence – shoulder girdle and hands 5) Key to balance and suppleness – the legs 6) Body Coordination- the applications of the aids 7) Problems and their correction – asymmetry, stiffness, slouching, floppy legs etc 8) How the horse mirrors the rider
  • 8 Fast hacks – think lots of trotting and long canters so you must be fit to cope!
  • 8 Lunge lessons concentrated on balance, dexterity and coordination. Some elements of vaulting might be included but no worries – no somersaulting required!
  • 8 Pilates based Stretch Workout sessions (you will need a dynaband style band like this one: www.dynaband.co.uk)
  • 8 Jumping sessions including jumping on the lunge without stirrups and reins.

Eq Coach’s classic start CHALLENGE

consists of:

  • 8 Theory sessions discussing the following subjects: 1) Study of movement and Riding/Physiology of movement 2) Pelvis- the centre of movement 3) Key to stabilisation- upper body and head 4) Key to independence – shoulder girdle and hands 5) Key to balance and suppleness – the legs 6) Body Coordination- the applications of the aids 7) Problems and their correction – asymmetry, stiffness, slouching, floppy legs etc 8) How the horse mirrors the rider
  • 8 Ridden sessions: are based on the lunge and are open to all levels of riders – from first time riders to those encountering problems due to gaps in early riding education. Lunge session is an excellent tool for intensive work on the essentials of riding: development of postural muscles, correct position and use of seat and legs, proper use of weight for bending, and most importantly losing reliance on the reins. The great advantage of lungeing is that because the rider doesn't need to worry about the general direction of the horse it allows the development of an independent seat. The reason that this is so valuable is that the independent seat is the key to the engagement of the horse; it is the means by which we can transform the horse from a mode of transport into a gymnast. When we are liberated from dependence on our hands we become able to use our posture and seat in a way that causes the horse to carry us in straightness and balance. In an ideal world, we would all be able to start our riding on the lunge to learn to balance and control the horse with our seat and legs rather than the reins, but given the opportunity any level of rider can learn this way.

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