If you haven’t got your own horse but want to set yourself some goals to improve your riding, the ABRS+ Progressive Rider Tests could be your perfect option.
The ABRS+ recognises that not everyone is lucky enough to own a horse. Financial and time constraints mean that many riders rely on getting their ‘equine fix’ on a weekly basis, with a much looked-forward-to riding session at their local approved centre.
The ABRS+ also understands that many horse owners are new to horse ownership, and particularly those of a younger age are often moving on from regular lessons at riding schools. In either case, continued training and education in equitation and stable management are worthwhile to benefit both horse and rider.
ABRS+ Progressive Rider Tests have been specifically designed to provide a logical and progressive system of training. They give adult and child riders a structured programme of realistic stepping stones to achieve their equestrian goals both in the saddle and on the ground. The tests can also be adapted as necessary to suit riders with a disability.
These Tests are run by our member centres and may be part of their regular lesson structures, or run separately as specified progressive training.
| There are two types of Tests:
Introductory Tests (A-E): The Introductory Tests cover both Stable Management and Equitation and are aimed at young or nervous riders covering basic riding and handling skills.
Progressive Tests (1 – 10): The Progressive Tests also cover Stables Management and Equitation and are aimed at improving riders covering basic riding and handling skills, moving on to more developed practical skills and advanced riding movements.
| How to get involved…
For Riding School and Livery Yard clients: Ask your local certified or approved establishment about the availability of this rider training
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