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Stage 4 Ride (Jump) will demonstrate your ability to ride and confidently handle a variety of horses over fences.

Important Information: this award will be updated in 2019.

Horses may be young, green, sharp or idle and you will be expected to analyse the scales of training and provide in-depth explanations, analysis and solutions on training horses.

This award will assess your knowledge and practical experience in understanding a horse’s performance, your ability to discuss both good and bad performance and suggest schooling methods for improvement.

You will:

  • Be able to ride and assess horses over fences up to 3 feet 6 inches
  • Understand the training of horses from birth to riding away and further to competition
  • Understand how to train horses to jump to newcomers showjumping and novice horse trials
  • Be able to prepare for, ride and assess horses over a course of showjumps up to 1.07 metres/3 feet 6 inches
  • Be able to prepare for, ride and assess horses over cross-country courses up to 1.07 metres/3 feet 6 inches