The Junior Academies were launched on Tuesday 13th September at Gleneagles. Corinne Bracken, Junior and Young Rider Chef d’Equipe for Great Britain, and co-founder of the Junior Academies gave a presentation on what they can help us achieve.
With a wide range of inspiring and motivational ideas from Corinne this is an exciting opportunity in Scotland for our Junior riders to gain more training on and off the horse, education on the maintenance and welfare of the horse, a chance to make new friends and progress with their competition experience and most importantly to have lots of fun!!!
The Academies also aim to create an environment where non-horsey parents feel comfortable to ask for advice and feel included and receive help with rules, classes, qualifiers etc.
With this in mind I would like to encourage anyone interested up to age of 18 years on ponies and horses, all abilities welcome to contact me on the details below if interested in joining any of the Junior Academy sessions listed below. There is no joining fee just the cost of each session you attend and any unaffiliated riders can take part in three sessions before joining British Showjumping.
Once you have signed up to the Scottish Junior Academies you can attend any session you wish within Scotland. The only time you will be asked to ride within your postcode area is for Team Competitions.
The list of venues, coaches and times below are provisional during this opening period and changes may be made in relation to the demand for each Academy.
To view Corinne Bracken’s Surrey Junior Academy website for more information please click on the link: http://britishshowjumpingarea44.co.uk/#
The Academy is:
- Open to all BS Junior, Junior Associate Members and Club Members.
- Eligible until December after their 18th birthday
- No bar to entry – all standards and experience welcome
- No additional membership fees, part of BS package
- Unaffiliated riders can attend 3 sessions before joining BS
The idea is to:
- develop a ‘culture of improvement’
- offer progressive, structured coaching
- Develop greater understanding across all areas of horsemanship and
recognise there is more to it than just riding!
- develop a camaraderie between the members of the Academies
- increase awareness and positively impact membership
- retain members who subsequently become seniors
- develop competitive edge
- spot the stars of the future
- have fun
- create value for the parents as well as the riders
- bring together keen, competitive juniors and young riders committed to our
sport and create an environment where they benefit from training with their peers.
2012 DATES AT WEST KYPE:
Tues 17th Jan
Tues 14th Feb
Tues 13th Mar
- Each Academy session at present will run on a weekday evening times approx 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
Perthshire – Lorna Hastings (Lead Coach – Corinne Bracken)
Central – Jackie Kemp & Scott Brash (Lead Coach – Aileen Craig)
Ayr – Lead Coaches – Martin Arnott & Paul Deasy
North – Lead Coach – Andrew Hamilton
Lanarkshire – Lead Coach – Andrew Wilson
Fife – Lead Coach – Sandra Low-Mitchell
Glasgow – Lead Coaches – Nadine Warwick & Martin Arnott
Please e-mail me directly if you wish further information or wish to register for an Academy in your area.
British Showjumping – Scotland