Area 21 Training
Each year the area is able to apply for a £1000 training grant from British Riding Clubs which allows subsidised training to be arranged at a much lower cost than usual. We were succesful in obtaining the grant for 2020.
As well as the training subsidised by the area grant, throughout the year other events will be arranged.
All training is open to any member of an Area 21 Riding Club. Due the size of the area and the number of members, each club will be allocated a certain number of spaces per training event and bookings will be co-ordinated by club secretaries.
Confirmed training dates are as follows:
Dressage to Music Clinic with Kelly Bergheim, Celaeron Equestrian Centre, Aberaeron - 8th and 9th August 2020
Individual 1 hour session at a cost of £25 - please contact your club secretary to book before 17th July 2020.
Cross Country Training with Jonathan Pett, Cambrian Cross Country, Talsarn, Lampeter - 31st August 2020
Group 1.5hr sessions at a cost of £25 - please contact your club secretary to book before 27th July 2020.
Rider Biomechanics Sessions with Helen Williams, Little Mill Equestrian, Carmarthen - 5th and 6th September 2020
1:1 50 minutes sessions at a cost of £35 - please contact your club secretary to book before 28th July 2020.
These events will be ran to comply with all Government guidelines in relation to Coronavirus. Whilst all necessary precautions will be taken by the venues and trainers please note that your health and safety is your responsibility and you must adhere to any rules and take the correct precautions when attending.
For more information on any of the above please see the BRC Area 21 Facebook page or contact your club secretary or Emma Brooke via any of the methods detailed on the "Officers" page.
In October 2019 we welcomed International 5* Eventer Louise Harwood to Carmarthen. A day of pole work and jumping was thoroughly enjoyed by the members who took part in the clinic.
On Saturday 8th February 2020, Andrea Phillips was welcomed as instructor at the Area 21 Arena Eventing Clinic in Penskyber Equestrian Centre, Letterston, Haverfordwest. Thanks to Storm Ciara it was touch and go as to whether it would go ahead but thankfully we continued as planned and although the winds picked up in the afternoon the morning saw glorious sunshine. Riders from all over Area 21 came to sample the amazing facilities and top tuition some lucky enough to be only 20 minutes down the road where as others made impressive 2 hour plus journeys. The day saw riders and horses of all abilities take on the show jumps and arena eventing style fence. Some riders wanted to build confidence and improve technique over the smaller cross poles whilst others were more confident over bigger fences but wanting to improve lines and turns. And as for the horses we had ponies pinging jumps like they were stags, cobs who just loved to jump and ex racehorses learning about life after the gallops. It was a well-supported day with much positive feedback. Huge thank you to Andrea for great teaching over the 8 hours and Sarah for the use of the facilities. I will look to do another when the weather is a bit warmer and we aren’t threatened by a storm!