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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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Candidates with Sarah Basford at Crieff Hydro Ride Leader Examination

NewsPosted by Susan Tue, June 19, 2018 20:45:55


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Congratulations to our new Ride Leaders

NewsPosted by Susan Tue, June 19, 2018 20:44:04
At the examination held at Crieff today, Alice McLay from Teen Ranch Scotland and Poppy Hadley from Highland Horse Fun passed their Ride Leader examinations. Well done girls.
In addition, Eilidh Cadden from Alvie Stables passed her Senior Ride Leader theory and Beth Stewart from Fife passed her trek management for her Ride Leader qualification. Thank you to Sarah Basford for examining today.


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Basic Teaching Test for Ride Leaders

NewsPosted by Susan Mon, May 28, 2018 11:38:25
Liz at Crieff Hydro Stables will be running a Basic Teaching Test for qualified Ride Leaders to bolt onto their qualification on Wednesday 20th June. This is a half day assessment where you will be assessed taking a lead rein lesson or a group of novice riders to give them the skills to ride out safely. Training will be given in the morning followed by the assessment in the afternoon. All candidates must hold a Ride leader qualification and have up to date first aid on the day of the assessment. Further information can be obtained from the TRSS office by emailing trss@btinternet.com

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Ride Leader Training and Examination in June

NewsPosted by Susan Mon, May 28, 2018 11:32:34
A Ride Leader exam will take place at Crieff Hydro Stables on Tuesday 19th June with a training day offered on Monday 18th June. The training is a refresher which will take you through the necessary practical and theory but before attending, candidates should have gone through the syllabus and be up to speed. The training day is a final polish.
Application forms can be downloaded from the TRSS website and for further information please contact the office on 01567 820909 or email trss@btinternet.com

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Next Ride Leader Exam Date

NewsPosted by Susan Fri, April 27, 2018 18:59:04
The next Ride Leader exam will take place on Thursday 10th May at Crieff Hydro Stables. Places are still available and a days training to brush up on parts of the exam will be held on Wednesday 9th May, bookable through Liz Simpson. An application form for the exam is downloadable from the website under downloads and further information will be sent to candidates prior to exam day. Please contact me through the contact section if you require further details
The Tower Farm candidates show good teamwork during their examination. Many thanks to Kirsten Millar for examining the candidates and providing the photographs of the day.

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Congratulations to the Tower Farm Exam Candidates

NewsPosted by Susan Fri, April 27, 2018 18:51:44
Congratulations to Gemma McGinley, Chloe Currie, Kathryn Whitfield and Abbie McDowall who travelled up from Tower Farm in Edinburgh to sit their Ride Leader examination. All four were successful and passed their exam to a high standard. Well done girls.

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Spring Exam Dates

NewsPosted by Susan Thu, March 22, 2018 20:36:02
Ride Leader/Senior Ride Leader examinations have been arranged for the following dates subject to numbers forward.

Thursday 26th April Crieff Hydro
Thursday 10th May Crieff Hydro


Bolt on basic teaching assessment:

Wednesday 25th April and Wednesday 9th May.


Only candidates already holding the Ride Leader examination with up to date First Aid can do the bolt on. Half day training will be carried out in the morning with the assessment in the afternoon. Venues to be arranged.

If interested in any of the above, please contact the office.

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