Preparing Horses for Competition - Showing Preparation and Turnout
In a nutshell
This course is designed to give horse owners an opportunity to develop their skills in preparing horses for competition. You'll gain an insight into getting your horse ready for the show ring, with an understanding of the rules and requirements for different classes. You'll learn about the products available to get your horse looking its best and gain hand-on experience in preparing a horse for a competition.
This course is for...
… Horse owners looking to start competing with their horse
… Those wanting hands-on experience of preparing a horse for the show ring
… Those wanting to learn about the specific requirements for different competition classes
You'll develop a variety of practical skills to prepare your horse or pony for the show ring.
- Bathing (where appropriate)
- Plaiting and Trimming
- Quarter marking
- The finer points of grooming
- Grooming products to enhance your horse’s appearance
There are no formal requirements, although learners will need to be a minimum of 16 years of age.
On successful completion, you'll gain a college certificate.
Learners will need to wear appropriate clothing, ideally jodhpurs and riding boots to attend the course and will need a riding hat that meets current safety standards for the final presentation of the horse.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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