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Clinics 2009

Show Jumping

Training with Tony Whipps and Sally Thurloway, including basic training, grids, courses and competition preparation.

Tony Whipps is a superbly accomplished rider, both for schooling and competition and everlastingly popular instructor. His style is friendly, and encouraging but also achievement focused for everyone.

Sally Thurloway formally show jumped to international level on home produced horses.  She now enjoys using her immense knowledge and experience as a full time coach for all levels of show jumpers.

Further dates with both instructors through the outdoor season.

Show Jumping Lecture/Demonstration coming in the summer. Details TBA.


Dressage for Novices and Beginners: We have arranged 3 clinics this season especially for riders new to dressage. These clinics give you the chance to ride a Walk & Trot or Prelim test (BD Intro B or Prelim 18) and then discuss your results with the judge, Andree Lucy. A score sheet will be written and marked in the usual manner and then the judge will discuss her comments directly with you. This allows you to:

Understand the judge's eye view

Understand where you have lost valuable marks

Learn how to improve your test scores in future

Andree Lucy BHS Int.S.M. Regd, UKCC Level 2, has over 25 years experience of teaching at all levels.  Most recently assisting with Area 11 Pony Club Dressage training as well as working for a large commercial riding centre.  She also currently competes successfully at affiliated dressage with her own horse. Top priority is sharing knowledge and helping others to reach their goals.

Please note: Dressage Warm Up clinics have been withdrawn this year. Sorry, it proved impractical to run! Do let us know if you would like the opportunity to have instructional warm up at competitions and we will see what we can do in future.

Saturday 18 April
Show Jumping
Tony Whipps
Wednesday 22 April
Afternoon /evening
Show Jumping
Sally Thurloway
Show Jumping Lecture Demo
Wednesday 27 May
Andree Lucy
Wednesday 29 July
Andree Lucy
Wednesday 19 Aug
Andree Lucy


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1.   The organisers of these events have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must themselves take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers / instructors.

2.   Participants, or their parent/guardians if rider is under 18 years,  must consider themselves competent to complete the riding clinic for which they are entering. It is not the responsibility of the organisers to decide if a competitor is competent or their mount is suitable for the clinic. If the instructor of a clinic deems any rider or horse to be unsuitable / unsafe to participate they will be asked to leave immediately and no refund will be given.

3.     First Aid-at each event a trained first aider will be on site, but no dedicated ambulance is on site. In the event of an emergency local 999 ambulance service will be called upon.

4.     Veterinary-Mayes & Scrine Equine Veterinary Practice are on call.

5.     Farriery-no farrier is on site or specifically on call for these clinics.

6.    Great Bookham Equestrian Centre, the organisers, their representatives or helpers do not accept liability for injury, damage or loss suffered by spectators, competitors, their horses, grooms, friends, vehicles or property however caused and under any circumstances except proven negligence of the organisers.

7.    Hard hats Correctly fitting riding hat complying with current safety standards, and safe footwear must be worn whilst mounted.  Body protectors must be worn for cross country and are strongly recommended for show jumping.

8.     Horses must be 4 years old or over to be eligible to take part in ridden clinics. Animals deemed to be sick or lame will not be allowed to compete or be ridden on the premises and no refund will be given.

9.     Correct tuition fee must be received to be eligible to participate.

10.  One week's notice must be given if withdrawing. Participants withdrawing with less than 7 days notice will not be eligible for a refund of entry fees without a vet's or doctor's certificate.

11.   The organisers reserve the right to cancel or alter any part or the whole of the schedule at any time.

12.   Bad weather-If conditions are poor participants are advised to confirm their chosen clinic is running by ringing 01372 451458 or 07957 224205 the evening before or morning of each clinic.  In the event of a clinic being cancelled we will re-schedule.

13.  It is the responsibility of all participants to clear up their rubbish and debris and leave the grounds fit for grazing.  Please do not leave your rubbish behind on the showground.

14.   All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Owners who allow their dogs to run loose on the showground will be required to remove them from the premises immediately.