April Newsletter

competitions and jump competitions for riding school riders in the last few weeks. Stable management courses cost £155.00 for each course which includes a riding lesson each day, stable management lecture, all course materials and supervised grooming. If you would like to book a slot on one of the courses, then you can either call on Monday 22nd April or come in in person at 10.00a.m. A non refundable deposit of £50 is payable on booking, however if you cancel and we can fill your space we will also refund the £50 deposit.


Our coaching staff have had a busy few weeks with different types of CPD. Laura was away last week doing her Pony Club CPD to allow her to teach Deeside Pony Club, who use our facilities for competition training and winter training. Sally was at a biosecurity symposium in Edinburgh last week too, where various industry experts met to discuss how biosecurity can be implemented to prevent the spread of diseases such as strangles amongst the horse population.

Next week is the British Horse Society convention, so Martin and Laura are away at it on the Monday and Sally is going on the Tuesday – the convention is designed for both recreational riders and professional coaches as a form of CPD so we’re sure they’ll learn lots that they can transfer down to you guys! It also explains why our private lessons are a bit quieter availability wise next week as we have a skeleton coaching staff on Monday and Tuesday, but hopefully everyone understands our staff have to learn too!

STAGE 2/ANATOMY TRAINING Sally is running a training evening this Friday, 5th April from 6 -8p.m about the equine digestive system, feed management and other related factors.

The evening is designed for those who may want to take their BHS Stage 2 assessment, but is suitable for anyone who wants to learn a bit more about how horses digestive systems work! The cost for the evening is £20 and if anyone would like to attend, then just give us a call on 01224733111 or email lessons@aberdeenridingclub.com


A big fat well done to everyone who took part in the Stage 1 training course and then did the BHS assessment at the start of March. We’re delighted to say that we had a 100% pass rate for those who trained with us and sat the assessment – including our staff Ellis and Liam, who are just starting out on the career pathway assessments. Well done guys – we’re all very proud of you!

We are holding another Stage 1 assessment in May and are also holding a Stage 2 and a Stage 2 coach assessment later in the year, so if you are interested in taking any of these assessments then you should contact the British Horse Society (education department) directly. We can provide training for all sections of the assessment – you just need to have a chat with us and we can get something booked in for you.


We wanted to say a big good luck this month to Sophie Bultitude, who heads down to Badminton horse trials at the end of the month to take part in the grass roots championship. Sophie qualified for it when she won the Scottish eventing champs at Blair last year and fingers, toes and everything crossed we can keep her horse Juno sound and injury free until the competition as Sally is going down to help warm her up e.t.c. too!

Bye for now!

Trojan xxxx

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