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HELPERS COURSES

Our Riding School would not be the place it is today without our much loved and appreciated helpers. We see all of our helpers as part of the CRC family, and feel that their dedication, initiative and enthusiasm should be rewarded  with the opportunity to earn riding lesson

 What do we want for our helpers?

We want our helpers to be so much more than just someone who turns up “to do a bit of leading, ride, maybe some grooming, and then go home”. We have a vision that all our helpers will become fantastic horsemen or women, and we will encourage them to expand on their knowledge and experience by working through our Riding School’s own ‘Stable Club’ 

Our Courses are designed for young people to progress with their horse management and care skills to allow them to grow more experienced and confident with being around horses. We have taken into consideration appropriate age brackets as we feel helpers will be more suited and safer to do certain jobs at certain ages.

We have introduced three ‘Helper’ Categories where all helpers can be recognised for their progress and ability and can also be rewarded accordingly.

 

STABLE STARTER COURSE

 

Stable Club offers you the chance to…

  • Spend longer with your favourite horses and ponies
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Learn new skills improve your horsey knowledge and understanding

To become a ‘Stable Starter’ you will need to complete our two day crash course which takes place every school holiday. Watch our website for the date of the next course.

Cost- £90 for two days and on completion, includes a certificate

Minimum Age- 10+

 

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REWARDS:

10 Stars- Half Hour Group Lesson (Weekends Only)

20 Stars- Half Hour Private Lesson (Week days Only)

20 stars- One Hour Group Lesson (Weekends Only)

30 stars- Day on the Farm (School Holiday Week Days)

 

JUNIOR HELPERS COURSE

 

Once you have been helping out for a few months and have gained confidence and experience, we recommend that you join our ‘Junior Helpers Course’ to escalate you to the next level.

This course takes place every Saturday at 2pm-3pm and costs £10 for 7 weeks.

Once you have passed this course, you will be able to carry out more responsible jobs and help supervise our new ‘Stable Starters’

Minimum Age- 12+

 

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REWARDS:

Teacher Training- Tues at 5pm-6pm- Free of Charge

10 Stars- Half Hour Group Lesson (Weekends Only)

20 Stars- Half Hour Private Lesson (Week days Only)

20 stars- One Hour Group Lesson (Weekends Only)

30 stars- Day on the Farm (School Holiday Week Days)

 

SENIOR HELPERS COURSE

 

Becoming a senior helper is an extremely responsible role. You will receive training similar to that of t our staff training and this may lead to the opportunity of paid work. Obviously this will depend on your attendance, dedication, ability and enthusiasm. Once you have become a ‘Senior Helper’ you will become a ‘mentor’ to our younger helpers and you will be given more responsibility on the yard and possibly some ‘shadow’ teaching too.

This is a brilliant way to improve and develop your horseman skills as well as customer service and team development.

Minimum Age- 14+

 

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REWARDS:

Teacher Training- Tues at 5pm-6pm- Free of Charge

Teacher Training- Weekends (Selected Times)- Free of Charge

10 Stars- Half Hour Group Lesson (Weekends Only)

20 Stars- Half Hour Private Lesson (Week days Only)

20 stars- One Hour Group Lesson (Weekends Only)

This course takes place every Saturday at 12pm-1pm and costs £10 for 8 weeks.

Carrington Riding Centre