Clinics for young drivers will offer invaluable experience this Easter – book places now

A British Young Drivers’ Easter Clinic camp, offering invaluable experience, is to be held at Unicorn Trust Equestrian Centre, Stow on the Wold, from April 15-18, followed by a National Young Drivers course there from April 18-21.

All young drivers are welcome to join this British Young Drivers Easter clinic, and this camp is open to any young drivers aged eight to 25 years, with or with out a turnout.

Participants at a previous Young Carriage Drivers course sponsored by       Photo courtesy of British Carriage Driving Association

Participants who enjoyed a previous Young Carriage Drivers course sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds : Photo courtesy of British Carriage Driving Association

This is the chance to enjoy three days filled with driving tuition from experienced coaches, on foot workshops and individual sessions to focus on personal development plans, not forgetting to mention the fun and friendly atmosphere for drivers and parents/grooms.

The clinic is sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds and they will be available to provide guidance on feeding to get the best from your pony. B&B accommodation is available close to the Trust, alternatively stay on site in your lorry or caravan. Electric hook-ups can be booked in advance.

Please note on the entry form if you require a hook up.The clinic is split into two groups – National Young Drivers for those who have qualified to drive at National events at Intermediate level or above in 2014, and Young Drivers to include those just starting out in driving and those competing at club level.

Beginners are welcome; plenty of help is available for all levels of experience.

Young Drivers (YD)arrive Tuesday April 15 ready for first On-foot workshop at 2pm. The Clinic finishes approximately 3pm on Friday April 18.

Young drivers will have two driven training sessions on both Wednesday and Thursday, and a driven activity on Friday morning. Informative workshops are planned in between driving sessions and parents, grandparents or helpers are very welcome to attend.

Workshops will include planning individual driving seasons, welfare of the horse, fitness, feeding regimes for pony or horse and back step training. Young drivers are welcome to stay to the Friday afternoon lecture demo if they would like to.

National Young Drivers (NYD)arrive Friday April 18  for lunch at 1pm. Lunch will be part of a ‘crossover’ between clinics and organisers would like everyone to attend. A follow on lecture-demo will begin at 3pm (speaker to be confirmed).

Sports psychology, individual interviews and group sessions will take place over the week end. Information about a proposed future upper level for Young Drivers will be outlined and discussed. Invited speakers and discussion time will be included. There will be driven sessions twice a day on Saturday and Sunday and one on Monday. The Clinic will finish on Monday April 21 after lunch.

Please apply to sydneysmith@unicornequestriantrust.org.uk for an entry form. Costs are: NYD clinic £215 per driver (covers stabling, meals, training twice a day & workshops.) YD clinic £170 per driver (covers stabling, meals, training twice a day & workshops.) NYD without a turnout £ 100 (to cover meals, and On Foot sessions.)YD without a turnout £ 70 (to cover meals, and On Foot sessions.)

 

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