With many of us studiously avoiding mirrors, and desperately trying to motivate ourselves to stick to tough resolutions for the coming year, it should come as a small incentive to see that the North Coast Riding Club are hosting a dressage competition in nearby Eglinton Equestrian Centre. Taking place on Sunday 19th of January it will include tests for all levels of rider and a welcoming atmosphere is guaranteed. Entries close on January 16th and details can be found on the following Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/444463673126160/
If you’ve never done dressage and feel daunted by the prospect then rest assured that dressage is quite simply basic flatwork, well within everybody’s capabilities. There are some basic guidelines to be aware of if entering a competition….martingales and boots are prohibited on the horse, gloves are compulsory for the rider, and certain bits are not allowed…but these are simple matters to check up on. If you think you’d like to give it a go, but would like some advice or guidance, feel free to contact Marina on 086-8216335 or myself (Rachel) on 086-1617087 and we’ll do our best to help you out.
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