The Howden Way Young Horse Development Days are BACK!

Applications are now open for The Howden Way Young Horse Development Days.  

Applications are welcome from combinations that meet the criteria detailed below. Once applications have been reviewed, invitations will be extended to those successful as soon as possible after the closing dates.  

 The Young Horse Development Days will give each combination two training sessions with one focusing on the flat and the other over fences. The sessions will allow for riders to receive expert advice and guidance from coaches who are recognised as leaders in the field of developing young horses. Coaches involved on the days: Nicola Wilson, Tina Cook, Emma Winter, Kylie Roddy, and Darrell Scaife.  

The Development Days will also serve to select combinations for The Howden Way Young Horse Academy. Combinations selected for the Academy will be offered a comprehensive training programme over the winter period, specifically centred on producing the young event horse with  input from leading expertise.  

 ‘The Howden Way Young Horse Academy has been really helpful to get top class training and support throughout the year, and help to prepare for the bigger events,” says Lily Bradstock and Tout Chocolate, current YHA rider. “It’s also great to get different people’s insights and advice as we step up the levels. For me, it’s been great to get funded training as otherwise I would struggle to afford it’  

 Young Horse Development Days 

15th August @ Northallerton Equestrian Centre
Coaches: Nicola Wilson and TBC 

21st Sept @ Hascombe Farm Equestrian Centre
Coaches: Tina Cook and Kylie Roddy  

11th Oct @ Aston Le Walls Event Centre
Coaches: Emma Winter and Darrell Scaife  

 Application criteria
Riders aged 35 and below with a:
– 6 year-old that has achieved two Novice double clears or equivalent or
– 7 year-old that has achieved one Intermediate or equivalent double clear 

Riders outside of this age group, who have a horse that meets the above criteria and who would like to access this support and attend the viewing days, are invited to apply via the same process. Please note however, that priority will be given to riders whom meet this criteria. 

The closing date to apply to attend the 15th August Development Day at Northallerton is Friday 4th August. Applications for the Development Day on 21st September at Pontispool will close 8th September. Closing date for 11th October Aston Le Walls applications will close 22nd September.  

Please send all your emails/applications to detailing the rider name and membership number, horse name and membership number along with a short overview of why you would like to apply for the Development Day and be considered for The Howden Way Young Horse Academy. 

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