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Equine 04Mar 2016

Hartpury students delivering masterclass in equestrian education to city slickers

Hartpury students delivering masterclass in equestrian education to city slickers

A group of Hartpury students have been helping city folk discover the joys of riding and learn more about horses in the heart of urban Gloucester.

The BTEC Extended Diploma Horse Management students have been employing all of their equine expertise to help deliver an ongoing programme to visitors and volunteers at St James’ City Farm in Gloucester, imparting their knowledge on the ins and outs of everything equine.

Around 40 Hartpury College students have been teaching a range of lessons to clients and workers at the charity organisation, taking them through everything from lead rein to delivering individual private lessons for adults, home educated students and children.

Equine Lecturer, Clare Farmer, said: “This is hugely valuable experience that our students are gaining at St James’ City Farm, where they are learning to interact in a professional capacity with clients and members of the public.

“It allows them to develop their teaching and coaching skills in a real world environment, while also actively supporting the brilliant charity work that St James City Farm carries out, particularly giving adults and children who might otherwise not get the chance the opportunity to learn to ride.”

The teaching forms part of the students’ equestrian teaching unit as they look to successfully complete their BTEC Diplomas. The module involves learning how to deliver professional riding lessons and to develop the skills they require to become an equestrian coach.

St. James’ City Farm is a community project run by a charity and works on a range of schemes, including things like learning how to grow your own vegetables to getting young people to design and build livestock housing. 

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