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Weekly schedule for lessons from 11 October 2021

We are open:

Classes alternate between flat work and jumping week to week and they change every SUNDAY. View 2022 dates.

Important information: Please book directly on tower-farm.ecpro.co.uk for lessons and rides. View step by step guide. Gift vouchers can also be purchased online.

Time

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

10.00am

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 5/6

Level 5/6

11.00am

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level
4

Level
4

11am
BR

11am
BR

12.00pm

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

University
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 2/3

Level 2/3

12pm
BR

1.00pm

Lunch

Lunch

University
lesson

Lunch

Lunch

Level 1/2

Level 1/2

2.00pm

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

University
lesson

Fettes College

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level
1

Level
1

3.00pm

Private/
Semi
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Army
lesson

Private/
Semi
lesson

Level 2/3

Level
3

Level
3

4.00pm

George Watsons College

George Watsons College

Level 2/3

Level 2/3

Level 1/2

 

 

5.00pm

Level
3-5

 

 

 

Level 4/5

   
6.00pm    

6-7pm
over 16yrs
Level
3-6

Leisure lesson
no jump

 

Vet uni
lesson

 
6.30pm  

over 12yrs
Level 3/4

7-8.30pm
1.5 hrs

over 12yrs
Level 5/6

over 12yrs
Level 2/3

 

Pony rides

Sat & Sun:

10.30am

Braids rides (BR):

Friday: 12pm

Sat & Sun: 11am

Also by arrangement

Experienced riders only

7.30pm  

over 12yrs
Level
4-6

over 12yrs
Level
3-5

Classes alternate between flat work and jumping week to week and they change every SUNDAY. View dates.

If only one person in group lesson, lesson will last for 45 mins.

Private / Semi private session can be jump, flat or ride out for 45 mins.

Other lessons, evening rides etc. Please ask for details.

Please wait by the indoor arena for your instructor and horse. The yard is off-limits to the public for health and safety reasons for both horses and people.

If you need to borrow helmets, we will have them available in the arena. If possible, please purchase your own helmet and body protector. We insist all under 16 yrs wear body protector for jumping but strongly recommend everyone wears one.

Late arrivals:
No late arrivals after 10 minutes for group lessons. It is too disruptive to other riders and horses need to be worked in gradually. Private sessions for late arrivals will take place but it will finish at the scheduled time.
If you are running late, please email us quickly as possible to let us know. If not, horses could be taken back to field.

Cancellation policy:
Any cancellations made by yourself more than 48 hours prior to the session, you will be refunded in credit on your EC pro account. Any cancellations made by Tower Farm will also be refunded in credit on your account. Read more.

An indication of the standards

Level 1

Beginners of any age 4 - 99 years.

Level 2

Able to do rising trot without assistance in balance with confidence. Introduction to cantering.

Level 3

Learning to canter unassisted and pole work. Working on jumping position. Introduction to small jumps.

Level 4

Confident cantering and balanced over a single fence, starting to link fences together.

Level 5

Capable of trotting without stirrups, cantering, & course of small fences about 50cm.

Level 6

Capable of jumping a course of 75cm fences, cantering circles, lateral movements.

Which group to come along to?

Level 1

Complete beginner, learning how to mount, rider position, stop, start and steer.

Level 1/2

Beginners or very little experience. You will stay in this level until trotting confidently and had a small try of canter.

Level 2/3

Riders improving their seat, steering and gaining confidence in canter. Practicing trotting poles and introduction to jumping small fence.

Level 3

Riders cantering unassisted, managing a very small fence with confidence.

Level 3/4

Riders confident in canter, starting to jump balanced over fences, doing work without stirrups. Riders will start linking fences together.

Level 4

Able to link up a couple of very small jumps, working without stirrups, developing a secure seat.

Level 4/5

Riders able to jump confidently around small course, starting to canter without stirrups, learning more complexed schooling exercises. Introduction to lateral movements.

Level 5/6

Riders confident jumping a variety of horses at 75cms, lateral movements, working at all paces without stirrups.

Leisure lesson

Aimed at riders who are comfortable cantering but would not wish to jump, riders who just enjoy their time in the saddle and wish to have a supportive atmosphere to ride in. For riders over 16 years old.

When we initially grade riders, we will normally downgrade someone especially if they have not ridden recently. Please ask an instructor to amend your grading if needed.

Ride outs

Braids Rides

Walk, trot & canter
Level 5 or 6 riders (All Level 4 riders must have prior approval from an instructor before booking) who are confident and safe cantering outside in open spaces. This is fast ride. If you are unsure if this is correct for you, please book a private ride out and then we can assess your suitability to join this ride. Please do not attend a braids ride if you have not ridden for more than 6 months.

Private/semi private rides

Rides will go at groups own capability.


 Proprietor: Caroline Buckle BA, BHS II, TRSSCO, PC'A'

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