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Stage 5 Unit 6: Performance Event Ride will assess your competence and knowledge in the principles of training horses on the flat and over fences both in showjumping and cross-country.

You will be required to assess, ride and jump several horses through all three disciplines, showing a practical knowledge of training from the ground, young and spoiled horses in addition to those at the levels stated below.

This award will consider your knowledge and practical experience in assessing unknown horses on the flat and over fences, your ability to assess and discuss with clarity the correctness of training, any problems, the horse’s outline and capability among others.

You will:

  • Assess a horse as if for purchase showing ability to ride with empathy and effect
  • Be able to use the scales of training and the scale of marks as objective measurement criteria
  • Be able to plan ridden training sessions and develop skill levels in horses
  • Show clear understanding of the requirements of dressage riding up to and including Advanced Medium
  • Show clear understanding of the requirements of showjumping up to 1.20 metres
  • Show clear understanding of the requirements of cross-country riding up to 1 metre
  • Show clear understanding of discipline riding requirements for competition and assessment
  • Show ability to discuss development and future training