Office: 01603 721794
Mobile: 07810 387840

Ferry Farm Livery Yard,
Ferry Road, Woodbastwick,
Norwich, Norfolk,
NR13 6HN

BHS Approved Livery Yard

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British Dressage Affiliated events

Spring 2017

For a fourth year running Ferry Farm is hosting British Dressage Affiliated events from April to Sept, see BD website for details.

Unaffiliated dressage and Affiliated dressage from April to Sept. Dates on our website and www.ridingdiary.co.uk/.

Teaching

Richard Barton Jumping Clinics

Hacking

Richard kindly drives down from Yorkshire to spend the day teaching at Ferry Farm once a month.

Richard is immensely popular with everyone from novice riders just learning to jump, to those highly competitive and affiliated riders. He is particularly popular with nervous riders due to his unique ability to calm and encourage them to progress without exceeding their ability.

A basic clinic starts with trot poles and then canter poles to a fence to help the rider with their striding - understand the need and gain the ability to lengthen and shorten the horses' stride and to build confidence in horse and rider. Once you have attended clinics with Richard, the time spent on these exercises is shortened as you improve your technique and knowledge.

The second part of the clinic is spent working over the full show set of jumps which will include related distances and doubles as well as various fillers. During this time you will utilise your lessons from the pole work to improve your ability over a course. The clinic will end by working on any areas of the course that caused you problems.

Clinics are usually taken as a shared session between two people, lasting one hour (don't worry if you are coming alone as we will try to pair you with someone of a similar ability).

The costs for these sessions are £35 per person for FFRC Members or £40 per person for non-members (Liveries at Ferry Farm only pay £30).

Private sessions can be arranged, these will be shorter in length.

These clinic days usually fill up very quickly so please ring 01603 721794 as early as possible to book your clinic.

Dressage Clinics with Liz Mills

Liz Mills, Advanced Dressage Rider and British Pony Team Chef d'Équipe will be offering bespoke training sessions as well as opportunities to practise and perfect test riding.

Liz has worked with and helped many riders achieve success up to international level, through developing their understanding and awareness of how horse and rider work together through the scales of training. All levels of ability and experience welcome from walk/trot through to advanced.

Liz will run the dressage clinics at Ferry Farm Livery every 2 to 3 weeks.

Liz also runs clinics at Overa Farm Stud, Snetterton; Forest Edge Arena, Swaffham and is also available at home in Fersfield, Diss and will travel to you if transport is a problem.

Training Clinics

Further training clinics are currently being planned in both dressage and show jumping. These would either be either on a group basis, or individually tailored. Further details and dates will be announced nearer the time.

Arena Hire

The arenas can be hired (subject to availability) for training/exercising even if you are not a livery or Riding Club member. Contact Violet for more details.