The Equestrian Centre Helpers Programme is a programme designed to educate children aged between 12 years and 18 years old in a number of areas of equine care and stable care and is usually run during school holidays over a period of 3-4 days:
♦ How horses communicate & how to communicate with them
♦ How to tack up with a bridle, saddle & roller
♦ Identify the grooming kit and know its uses
♦ How to groom
♦ How to muck out a stable
♦ How to lead a pony to and from the field
♦ How to lead a pony in a lesson
This is a Festina Lente certified course and when all of the above can be done correctly and independently, the person will then be eligible to become a helper in our equestrian centre. The cost is €10 per hour and to facilitate holidays it can be done over a period of time, eg Mid Term Breaks, Christmas, Easter or Summer Holidays. Please note that horse riding lessons are not part of this course. We strive to be a centre of excellence with a strong emphasis on equitation science learning and training as well as excellent horse welfare standards.
Don’t hestitate to contact us if you need further information about the programme or to book it.