Ringcraft - Improve Test Riding
Tahley Reeve Smith
The bridge is now being built to help riders fast track their improved results, building confidence and understanding as well as practicing in preparation for competition. These ringcraft sessions are held with BD listed judges and winning trainers, who know how to get the results for themselves. When the venue is a competition location it helps to prepare younger horses and more nervous riders to the same environment in a friendly and supportive manner.
The way the day works
You are warmed up, ready to ride the test of your own choice, by the trainer. You prepare elements of your test and work on way of going and riding your own test within the test.
Most riders find that the speed of the day helps them to transfer their new knowledge from their training session into a test environment.
This day is open to competitors but also to riders who love to train, but do not choose to compete, but want to measure their progress. Event riders are also gaining from learning more about the presentation of their first phase. The day also benefits show horses for their individual shows as well as showjumpers to develop their flat work.