Have you hankered after a week-long experience which would allow you to spend as much time as possible with horses?
If so, our intensive training week would be an ideal experience for you. Itâ€™s back by popular demand in 2018 after two courses in May and September 2017 and will help you learn about horse care, bonding with your horse, and riding skills.
For the week starting May 5, 2018, weâ€™re offering you our all-inclusive, bespoke intensive riding workshop holiday.
Alongside the long, leisurely rides for which ChĂ˘teau de LaumiĂ¨re is famed, youâ€™ll receive a one-to-one training programme which we tailor specially to your individual needs.
Youâ€™ll be able to spend the entire day handling and working with horses.
This is ideal for riders who want to learn more or those who want to improve their confidence.
For some riders, a fall or a scare can knock that confidence in the saddle.
Our highly-qualified riding instructor Tanya will help you overcome your fears. She is calm, sympathetic, and has years of experience.
The intensive course will give you valuable skills including:
- Groundwork â€“ the basis of riding and handling skills, with lunging, join-up, long-lining, and work on the ground.
- Dressage â€“ our manege is the perfect place to learn and hone dressage skills, especially if youâ€™re interested in competitions.
- Jumping â€“ always wanted to jump but have never learned how? Perhaps you need a refresher after a break of several years. Come to our intensive course where our experienced instructor will show you what you need to know.
Whatever you need, weâ€™ll tailor our course to help you. Itâ€™s all about helping you to enjoy horses and riding.
Our course is for all levels of rider, not just those who are very experienced, and you can attend whether you own your own horse or not.
Itâ€™s about developing your skills the way you want to take them. Whatever you want to do more of, weâ€™ll help you achieve that.
Weâ€™ll be offering the usual morning ride, with intensive sessions in the afternoons.
Our intensive training week always starts with Tanya discussing the groupâ€™s needs, them formulating the training.
Youâ€™ll enjoy the beautiful countryside, riding trails free of traffic, authentic local cuisine, and relaxing atmosphere, too!
Meet our horsesâ€¦
We have a horse to suit every rider â€“ from traditional French MĂ©rens horses to thoroughbreds.
Here are a few of them:
Hope â€“ An Arab/MĂ©rens cross standing at 14.3hh. A beautiful horse with a wonderful character.
Ursala â€“ A beautiful Heinz standing at 14.3hh. A safe, comfortable, and kind horse.
Rocco – A Portuguese standing at 15hh. Bags of character and a sense of fun, but a safe ride.
Chico â€“ An Andalucian standing at 16hh. One of our most popular horses, who loves our visitors.
Atila â€“ A Lusitanian standing at 16.3hh. Likes to show off skills in dressage.
Nao â€“ A MĂ©rens standing at 15hh. A sensible and comfortable horse.
Would you like to book a place in our intensive training week? Itâ€™s worth doing so soon â€“ they tend to go quickly. You can contact us here.