21 Mar 2019

Your school could win £500

The Golden Spur Award is a golden opportunity for ABRS proprietors to nominate an instructor who works in their yard. The winning instructor will be able to demonstrate the ideal combination of enthusiasm, quality teaching and sound business sense as well being aware of the necessary issues of health and safety, child protection and have the ability to assess risk. The standard of rider that is taught is immaterial – we are interested in the instructor’s teaching ability and in keeping with the ABRS ethos; this is an opportunity for a valued member of staff who may have no formal qualifications at all.

Nominations must be made by the ABRS proprietor or manager using the nomination form enclosed. Closing date for nominations must be received by the ABRS Head Office by 8th July 2019.

A panel of judges, including selected ABRS proprietors and the ABRS Chairman, will review all nominations received and make a shortlist of instructors to attend a final selection day on Monday, 12th August 2109 to be held at Witham Villa Riding Centre, Leicestershire, LE9 6PA with kind permission from Verity Saul, Proprietor. These finalists will be assessed teaching a group lesson and an informal discussion on the workings of a commercial riding school and the role of an instructor.

This year we are offering cash prizes to 1st – 3rd place candidates. The winning instructor will receive a trophy and a cash prize of £250, the runner-up will receive a trophy and a cash prize of £150 and the 3rd placed candidate will receive £100. The nominating proprietor of the winning candidate will also receive a prize of £250 and the runner-up school proprietor will receive £100.

This is an opportunity to acknowledge the value of a dedicated member of staff and the resulting publicity could enhance the reputation of your school!

Download a nomination form.