College To Offer New Riding School Courses

Sun, 2002-07-28 01:00

East Durham College Programme Leader Anne Symons at the launch of the new ABRS accredited short course.

East Durham College’s equine centre is proud to announce they are now members of the Association of British Riding School (ABRS) and will be running their first ever ABRS accredited short course in February.

The College’s equine unit, based at the Houghall Campus in Durham, is offering the six week course in stable management at test levels 1, 2 and 3.

The course covers basic horse anatomy, health and safety around horses, handling, grooming, tack & rugs plus catching up and turning out.

Programme Area Leader Anne Symons said: “This course offers a great basic introduction to horse care and is designed to suit the needs of a variety of students.

“This could be new horse owners (or would-be owners) or people who have an interest in working in the industry and wish to improve their horse skills and knowledge.”

The course starts on Wednesday 5th February and runs for six weeks, every Wednesday from 6pm till 8pm at the Houghall Campus in Durham.

The course fee for the three levels is £120.00, plus £10 per test with an approved ABRS examiner. Successful candidates will be awarded official ABRS certificates.

Progression to tests 4 and 5 can be offered upon successful completion of the course.

Founded in 1954, the Association runs Britain's longest-established Riding School Approval Scheme and is the only organisation solely representing professional riding school proprietors.

For more details or to enrol please call Student Services on 0191 375 4700 or the Short Course administrator Julie Carmichael on 0191 375 4716.