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We believe all riders should strive to perform at their personal best. Our program matches each rider to their horse, and to the other riders in their group to make sure riders are challenged without being pressured. Our lesson program stresses the following:
Our Canadian coaching certification program is outstanding compared to other nations. Equine Canada and the Ontario Equestrian Federation are constantly upgrading the program to produce better and better coaches. Fallowfield Farm has been preparing candidates for their Coach 1 Exam since 1992. We are thrilled to be involved in the development of coaches in Canada.
To further equestrian sport we need to broaden the base of the population involved in riding. We need more focus on giving beginners a good start to encourage them to stay in the sport. Every great athlete was a beginner at some point. Our entry-level coaches (Instructor and Coach 1) have a huge responsibility to effectively teach the basics, along with good horsemanship and safety to all those starting out in the sport.
Audrey Jane & Zookie
Fallowfield Farm has been running a working student program since 1993. We have taught young people from all over, including Germany and Switzerland. Many of our working students have gone on to equine careers as coaches, grooms or trainers. We feel that the working student position is still one of the best ways a committed individual can learn about the horse industry without the cost of tuition or training fees.
Our program offers lessons with one of our certified instructors, riding experience, and general horsemanship in return for work in and around the barn. The program is tailored to each studentís individual goals. Working students have opportunities to compete and clinic on their own horse. Students without their own horse may still participate, although showing may be limited in this case.
Fallowfield has various programs running all the time, so working students have the opportunity to learn about many different aspects of the horse industry. We have competition horses, breaking and training horses, a busy lesson program, summer camp and horse club, as well as the Coach Prep Program. All these activities offer an opportunity for the working student to get a taste of the horse business.
Gabrielle & Java
But keep in mind that our working students are just that: working! Students work five and a half days per week in return for their lessons and riding opportunities. Job duties include feeding, grooming, mucking out, sweeping, cleaning tack, hay, tacking up, etc. We have high standards, so there is always something to be done!
Local working students must be 15 years of age, and live in students must be 17. Live in students must have a car or a source of transportation, as living accommodations are just off the farm.
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