T-shirts And Jumpers
The T- shirts and jumpers are for sale on request for all participants. T- shirts cost £10 whereas the jumpers cost £15. The t- shirts are available in four colours where as the Jumpers are available in more colours. The t- shirts are coloured according to experience:
Light Blue- Novice (able to walk canter and jump 1ft on a schoolmaster)
Dark Blue- More capable Novice (able to walk trot canter and jump 1ft- 2ft in good style on a more difficult horse)
Red- Experienced novice.(Capable of passing the BHS Stage 1 exam)
The sale of these T- shirts helps to raise funds for the horses and also can make the yard safer, as it is easier to see dangerous situations arising ,such as beginners handling unsuitable horses.
These t- shirts also show the different roles that the young people have on the yard.
These people are fairly new to horses and need a high level of supervision both on and off the horses.
These people are more experienced with horses and are expected to come regularly and give correct notification of when they will be away. these riders are able to muck out, groom and tack up ponies on their own. They are given help when needed but are allowed to put their knowledge into practice.
These people are becoming more competent riders and often have quite a lot of experience. As a result they are mainly given direction and are able to complete tasks themselves. They will often help those who have less knowledge to complete tasks that they are able to do for example tacking up a more difficult horse. These riders are expected to be very regular and reliable.
These riders are expected to be competent novices. They must come regularly and give correct notice of when they will be away. They often give extra time helping with the horses or other riders and as a result they receive extra riding and are allowed to take the horses to shows. They still receive instruction but are expected to lead by example and also help to instruct others by taking on a leadership role.
Jumpers can be bought in a variety of colours and the money from the sale of these goes to help the horses.