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Clinics & Training

We are lucky enough to have some excellent instructors and trainers working in the area offering a variety and wealth of experience. Below are details of the confirmed clinics and training events at Speedgate this season and details of how to book your spaces. Check back regularly throughout the year to see any new additions to the diary.

Andrew Day Clinics

We are pleased to confirm that Andrew Day will again be holding regular clinics at Speedgate throughout 2019.

Andrew is an international event and dressage rider, as well as a trainer, senior instructor and lecturer of the TTT (Training the Teachers of Tomorrow) with over 20 years' experience. Andrew has a great passion for teaching all levels and ages, helping his pupils to attain a thorough understanding of the classical system of Dressage training.

The confirmed dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 2nd January
  • Wednesday 30th January
  • Wednesday 27th February
  • Wednesday 27th March
  • Wednesday 24th April
  • Wednesday 22nd May
  • Wednesday 19th June
  • Wednesday 17th July
  • Wednesday 28th August
  • Wednesday 11th September
  • Wednesday 9th October
  • Wednesday 6th November
  • Wednesday 4th December
  • For further details or booking please contact Kim Atkinson on 07834 170830.

    Julia Buckle Polework Clinics

    Are you struggling with your suppleness in your flatwork and would like some new exercises to encourage your horse to be softer and rounder?

    Julia has a sympathetic and encouraging approach and has a wide range of experience of working with all levels of horses from Novice to PSG. These clinics will be ideal for not only improving your dressage but adding some variety to your schooling.

    Entries can be made online via Equo Events.

    Dates are as follows:

  • Sunday 24th March
  • Sunday 14th April
  • Sunday 12th May
  • Saturday 15th June
  • Saturday 20th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Groups of up to 4 riders, £17.50 per rider.

    To secure a place please enter online via Equo Events or send a cheque for £17.50 payable to Speedgate Enterprises Ltd along with your Name, Address, Contact telephone number and details of horse/rider's experience to Speedgate Events, Speedgate Farm, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8NJ.

    For further details please email events@speedgate.co.uk.

    Perfecting Your Seat Clinic with Mariana Broucher

    Mariana Broucher is a BHS accredited coach who originally qualified as an instructor and judge in Germany and The Czech Republic. Mariana is also a fully qualified and insured Bowen practitioner. Having ridden competitive dressage up to IM 1, she has also been the Czech Young Rider Dressage Champion an accomplished five times. With over 20 years of experience teaching internationally and travelling regularly to the Czech Republic for dressage clinics, Mariana enjoys teaching riders of all ages and abilities.

    The sessions are designed to help the everyday rider improve communication with their horse, regardless of their experience or ambition. Improvement of the rider’s position and seat will in turn help them correctly apply the aids.

    Mariana works with the riders to improve their balance, seat, suppleness and aiding with the help of simple exercises both on the horse and dismounted. With her natural ways of interaction, she is then able to advise on alternative methods to get the best from the horse. The bean bag exercise has been described as a light bulb moment for some of our riders, as it helps their seat in sitting trot and canter.

    The sessions are all filmed and afterwards Mariana will send the video over to you, along with photos and an individual written assessment with effective exercises to work on in the future.

    Entries can be made online via Equo Events.

    Confirmed dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Sunday 10th March
  • Saturday 27th April
  • Friday 24th May
  • Friday 7th June
  • Friday 28th June
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Sunday 28th July
  • Saturday 17th August
  • Sunday 15th September
  • Saturday 21st September
  • Saturday 12th October
  • All the sessions are 60 minutes long and are available to individuals or groups of 2 or 3 riders.

    Individual session £42, 2 riders £21 each, group of 3 riders £15 each.

    For further details and to make a booking please email events@speedgate.co.uk or contact Karen on 01474 888474. Your place will only be secured once payment has been received. Cheques are payable to Speedgate Enterprises Ltd.