Next Ride Leader Examinations

NewsPosted by Susan Mon, June 10, 2019 15:58:52
The next Ride Leader examinations will take place at Crieff Hydro Stables on Wednesday 26th June. We are unlikely to hold another until the end of the school holidays unless members can provide suitable facilities and a minimum of four candidates.
If required, the stables will hold a training day prior to the exam which is bookable and payable direct to Crieff Hydro Stables. Please contact the yard for more details of this if you are interested.
Registrations forms should be filled out and sent to both Liz Simpson and the TRSS office at least a week before exam date. liz.simpson@crieffhydro.com and trss@btinternet.com Payment should be made in advance either by cheque or bank transfer or paid in full on the morning of the exam either by cash or cheque. Any training should be paid for in full on the day of training or an agreement made with Liz to be invoiced following the day.
Registration forms can be downloaded from the TRSS website, www.ridinginscotland.com using the download button at the top of the page.
If interested, please contact the office for costs and further details.

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Congratulations to our new Ride Leaders

NewsPosted by Susan Tue, March 26, 2019 20:00:18
Four new Ride Leaders qualified following the training and exam day held at Crieff Hydro Stables. Congratulations to Tracy Sharman and Lindsay Millar who travelled down from Silver Sands at Morar, Dominique Mills who made the long journey from Highlands Unbridled up in Tain and Eilidh Hume from South Lanark on passing their examination.
Thanks to Liz Simpson who ran the training day and Sarah Basford who examined the candidates on exam day.

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Date of Spring Exam Ride Leader Examinations

NewsPosted by Susan Thu, March 07, 2019 10:50:33
The spring Ride Leader examination will take place on Tuesday, 26th March at Crieff Hydro Stables. An optional training day on Monday 25th March can be booked direct with the stables or through the TRSS office. Candidates interested in sitting the exam should contact the office through trss@btinternet.com for further information.
Please note, a current first aid certificate should be held and if candidates do not have a riding and road safety test, they will be required to do a short module on the day.

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Crieff Hydro Exam Candidates

NewsPosted by Susan Fri, October 05, 2018 20:14:37
Congratulations to the following candidates who passed their examinations on Thursday 4th October.

Senior Ride Leader

Eilidh Cadden from Alvie Stables, Annika Keppie from Argyll Adventure and Mandy Lenz from Highland Horse Fun.

Ride Leader

Ciara Harding from Argyll Adventure and Laura Farragher also from Argyll Adventure.

In addition, Laura Bell from Wilder Ways passed her Trek leader in the morning and when she completes her theory, will be awarded a Ride Leader certificate.

Thank you to Liz Simpson and Sarah Basford for examining on the day and well done to all of you.

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Date of Next TRSS Examination

NewsPosted by Susan Sun, September 23, 2018 20:11:40
The next TRSS Ride Leader and Senior Ride Leader examination will take place at Crieff Hydro Stables on Thursday, 4th October. Application forms can be downloaded from the TRSS website under downloads. For more details, please contact the office through the enquiry form

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Ride Leader/Senior Ride Leader Exam at Crieff Hydro in September

NewsPosted by Susan Mon, August 27, 2018 17:26:24
A Ride Leader and Senior Ride Leader examination will take place during late September at Crieff Hydro Stables. I already have names for this examination and those of you who have previously been in touch will be notified as soon as the date is arranged.

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Results of the Uist Exam

NewsPosted by Susan Mon, August 27, 2018 17:21:16
At the recent Ride Leader examination at the Uist Community Riding Centre, five new Ride Leaders were successful. Thank you to Lorna Clark for flying across to Uist to take the examination which was run over two days on the 6th and 7th of August.

Congratulations to: Jessica Johnston, Charlotte Coleman, Ilona Hewitt from Uist Community Riding Centre and to Leigh Minion and Kirsty Hart from Isle of Lewis on gaining their qualification.

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First Assessment of the Basic Techniques Teacher Bolt on for Ride Leaders

NewsPosted by Susan Tue, June 26, 2018 15:25:39
On 20th June, Liz Simpson held the first assessment of the TRSS Basic Techniques Teacher bolt on for qualified Ride Leaders. Candidates were given a brief outline of what the examiners will be looking for before picking a brief to coach for 20 minutes on a given subject either on a one to one basis or small group. This bolt on has been piloted to expand on the Ride Leader exams and develop techniques to enable candidates to take novice clients forward and improve their skills. Briefs ranged from a one to one beginner lead rein session to rising trot and developing balance and control. Seven qualified Ride Leaders attended the day and all passed their assessments. Well done to the following:

Lee-Anne Menzies
Hannah Accorsini
Poppy Hadley all from Highland Horse Fun,
Annika Keppie
Jess Ross both from Argyll Adventure,
Eilidh Cadden from Alvie Stables,
Ross Young from Crieff Hydro.

As some of the above hold their Senior Ride Leader qualification, we will also be running an advanced Techniques Teacher bolt on at a later date which will include the ability to lunge a horse and rider when required. This level will take a rider forward into riding at faster paces and also include techniques for riding over more challenging terrain. This level will be much more in depth, with candidates showing the ability to coach riders in all aspects of riding on the trail and develop their skills in safe, enclosed environments.

Centres who have qualified Ride Leaders can request an examiner to assess in house, providing they have a minimum of four candidates. All candidates coming forward for the assessment must have a current first aid certificate on the day of assessment and hold a full Ride Leader qualification.

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