Covid-19 Bulby Stables Policy

Lessons are in full swing.   

The booking system is open.

COVID PRECAUTIONS

Riding and lessons take place outdoors so there is minimal risk to staff and clients. All staff and clients are required to stay alert, manage social distancing and be respectful of space. Please wear masks when entering the office area. Please observe hand sanitation precautions by washing hands in the toilet hand basin in the cabin. 

CONTACTING US

The best method of contacting us is via the webchat by clicking on the 'contact' tab on the home page of the website. We can pick up messages remotely and act more quickly. Of course on the day the telephone is very useful as are texts but these cannot be picked up remotely out of hours and on the day staff may be busy working on the yard caring for horses and prepping lessons. 

JUMP LESSONS

We work towards developing an independent seat, good balance, the ability to create energy with a good canter as preparation for jumping lessons. The rider needs to be secure in walk, trot and canter (WTC) .This takes time with regular flat lessons and flatwork is an important first part of every jump lesson. It is possible now to book jump lessons on line. Please check with your instructor if you are ready for jump lessons. We have set up three types of group jump lesson for those who are ready to progress to jumping with

  • ​pole work with raised poles to develop the jump position for those wh are secure in WTC.

  • PC D+ Test  level riders working on small single jumps

  • PC C  Test level riders working on jumping a small series 

 

SADDLE CLUB

Week-end Saddle Club for children age ten and over has resumed with activity based outside. The children who will get the most out of the hands on experience will be those who have achieved their Pony Club D+ test or above. Bookings can be made online. 

 

For children who are interested in Saddle Club but who need to develop knowledge, practical skill and experience we are encouraging children to join the Pony Club.  To see the events calendar and timings for Pony Club Badge nights hover over the 'What's on' button to access more information or look out on the Bulby Equestrian Centre Facebook page for information on events. 

FIELDFARE CLUB

This has been set up for adults, age18 plus, for those who would like to gain practical hands on experienced and those wanting to return to their beloved world of horses. Currently two spaces are available on Thursdays and Fridays for clients to learn about horse care or resurrect past skills whilst helping staff prepare ponies and horses for lessons.   Places can be booked online. 

CHRYSALIS CLUB

This is for children age 8 and 9 who have been in the Pony Club attending badge nights and gaining badges and is good preparation for when they become Saddle Clubbers. Older children can attend who have not done any Pony Club Badge Nights and it is a good means of preparing and getting clued up for Saddle Club. We encourage all to join the Pony Club to focus training and marking achievements with the badges and Pony Club Efficiency Tests. There is one session of Chrysalis club on Saturday, 1- 3pm.  

PONY CLUB 

Timings are 5.30 - 7pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with an additional 4-5.30 pm session on Thursdays and a Saturday 10-11.30am for the minis age 5-7. The cost is £60 for a block of six sessions run during term time.  

Please contact us via the website web chat by clicking on the contact tab. 

The sessions for Pony Club  are opened up to book online after the current cohort have had the opportunity to keep their place for the next half term of six sessions. Some ad hoc spaces can be booked by contacting us through the website  email. 

 

The Pony Club Efficiency Test training sessions usually run during term time with the Tests held during the school holidays. The sessions are limited to six children per session and the course emailed  invoice needs to be paid for in advance of the sessions. We are currently running a C Test course on Tuesday evenings which will continue until the Test is taking mid/late summer. 

 

JOINING THE PONY CLUB

Children and young adults (age up to 25 years) can join the UK Pony Club and be eligible to gain badges and progress through Pony Club Efficiency Tests. To join go to www.pcuk.org and click the 'join us' tab, scroll down to Centre Membership, click and scroll to the bottom and follow instructions.

Use the post code PE10 0RU to find Bulby Pony Club Centre to join. 

 

Members of the Pony Club can look online on www.puck.org for excellent training videos and resources for training.  

 

PONY CLUB EFFICIENCY TESTS

When we have a group ready to proceed after build up of skills at the badge nights we will arrange training. Usually progression from one test to another is at eighteen to twenty four month intervals. The Pony Club website gives information on the syllabus and recommended ages for each level.  

 

LEASING A HORSE

Leasing a pony or horse is a great way to increase skills and awareness and a relationship with a pony or horse. It is a fantastic stress buster spending time caring for your chosen pony or horse.  Increased time in the saddle improves balance and strength and riding in general.

 

Please contact Jess in person or via the webchat by clicking the contact button on the home page if you are interested in leasing a pony on working livery at the yard.   

BOOKING ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE NOT ONLINE

For activities not bookable by the online booking system e.g. Pony Club Badge Nights, hacks, and Pony Parties, staff can make manual bookings. Pease contact us preferably via the website webchat messaging system or by the Bulby facebook message route or via yardstaff@icloud.com. Manual bookings need to be paid for in advance and in response to an invoice either by card online or by BACS and the details for this are on the website booking page on the yellow pop up notice. 

REGISTRATION FORMS         

We request that new clients download and complete a registration document. To download please looks for the word icon on the prices page or click on the Word Doc icon below.  Otherwise please register an email address on the website or with staff at the yard so that a Rider Registration form can be sent for completion before the first lesson. The form can then be brought to the first lesson to minimise time in the yard office to reduce risk to staff and clients.