With the summer horse riding camps starting in December we have had a few questions about which riding ability category your child fits into when you are completing the registration form. We hope this very basic outline is helpful.
NEVER RIDDEN – Total beginners. May have been on a pony lead but have never ridden independently.
BEGINNER – Little experience with horses. This rider knows how to ask the horse to move forward, turn and stop and can mount and walk off unassisted.
NOVICE – Basic experience with horses. A novice rider is able to rise to the trot.
INTERMEDIATE – The intermediate rider has taken lessons. Their seat is secure and they can canter.
ADVANCED – Advanced riders have several years intense riding instruction. They have competed successfully in recognised shows and are able to ride most horses.