Equestrian Skills Day again a Huge Success

The DC Foundation Equestrian Skills Day on May 31st at Rectory Farm was a highly popular and enjoyable event. Fourteen different schools joined some of the Foundation riders for a day of show jumping, dressage, and biomechanics. The participants ranged from grassroots riders to more established combinations, spanning from Year 4 to Year 12. Training was delivered by three established and highly experienced equestrian performance coaches: Saskia Davies, Joe Hardwick, and Lewis Carrier. Throughout the day, the riders participated

in two sessions, flatwork and jumping, as well as a biomechanics session with Senior BioKinetics Sports Analyst Robyn Donno.

The purpose of the day was for the riders to learn, train, develop their skills, have fun, and make new friends. The coaches and trainers were very impressed by the level of the young riders, their drive for improvement, and their full engagement throughout the day.

Thirty-seven young riders attended the event, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with parents and riders taking away valuable lessons, new skills, and a strong motivation for future events where young equestrians can flourish and grow together. Within the Foundation, we are always looking for ways to grow the equestrian pathway, be inclusive, and encourage young riders to have the courage and commitment to pursue their goals and dreams.

It was a truly great day and was very much appreciated by all who attended.

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