COMPLETE BEGINNER: No Experience up to a rider who is learning how to do rising trot.
BEGINNER: A rider who is beginning to walk and trot independently and is capable of rising trot.
NOVICE: A rider who can ride independently at walk and trot but has limited experience cantering. This includes riders who are typically use to riding in an arena and not hacking in open country.
INTERMEDIATE: A rider who can ride independently in all paces outwith an arena – Possibly started jumping. For riders that usually ride in another style, such as western, then they are capable of rising trot and two point canters in an English saddle.
EXPERIENCED: A rider who regularly rides outwith an arena and is independent in all paces with experienced and confident on different horses - possibly done low level competing.
ADVANCED: A rider who has previously or currently competing at a higher level – such as BE100, BSJA Discovery, Racing, BD Elementary or equivalent. Rider is used to riding a variety of horses. Ability to handle a spirited horse in open country.
Intermediate riders, who have not ridden with us in the last 6 months, are unlikely to be able to canter on their first ride back. Unfortunately only intermediate and above riders have the possibility of riding on the beach.