Have you tried Working Equitation yet? Working Equitation is the fastest growing equine sport in Australia and is a fun way to train your horse and build communication and confidence with your horse. This sport is open to any breed of horse and any style of riding (English, Stock or Western). The best way to train is to start slow and introduce your horse to the obstacles and then build up speed between the obstacles. The final aim is to reach advanced level and do the obstacle course one handed in collected canter.
Sydney Working Equitation Club (SWEQ) is now in its fourth year. We meet every fourth Sunday at the beautiful “Evans Park” located at 56 Godalla Rd, Freemans Reach. Our days start at 8:30am with everyone helping to set up the obstacle course and then we start training. Depending on numbers we divide into small groups with dressage training in the indoor arena and obstacle training on the grass arena. Training is taken at each individual rider’s pace depending on their level of riding experience and confidence. Our trainers are extremely experienced and dedicated horsewomen who believe slow and right is better than fast and wrong. The aim of the day is to build both horse and rider confidence while having fun. Our days finish at 2pm with everyone helping to pack up. During the year we will hold practice competition days and later in the year run a full competition for those who wish to challenge themselves.
This summer we will be hosting a twilight training day on 25th February starting with set up at 3pm in the afternoon and finishing by 8pm. So why not come along and give this a go!
The cost to attend a training day is $50 for non-members (and $25 for SWEQ members). In January we will open our half year membership for $60 (details will be on Nominate).
Working Equitation also has a cattle penning phase. For those willing to try something very different there will be cattle clinics on 29th April and 29th July. The cattle clinics will be run as half days with Introductory in the morning ( for horses and humans who have never seen or worked with a cow before) and more Advanced in the afternoon for those who have worked with cattle before. The venue and cost will be advised.
Check out our Facebook page Sydney Working Equitation for more info on upcoming events. In 2018 the Committee of SWEQ look forward to welcoming back our regular attendees and introducing new riders to the fun of Working Equitation.