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Level I, online modules
This is where the foundations, good or bad are laid, and the lower level riders are probably the most important of all. Get the basics right, and you have foundations on which to build.
28–29 November 2023
Equisimulator/Introduction to Classical Riding 2 Day Workshop
The workshop will cover a lot more than just work on the simulators. Refinement of the aids and generally demystifying riding with clear, logical explanations and demonstrations. Lunch included.
From the M5, take the A38 towards Plymouth (A38 is a continuation of the M5) to Buckfastleigh - around 20miles on from Exeter. Turn left to Totnes at the Buckfastleigh exit. Follow the signs to Totnes - about five miles - and keep right at the traffic lights as you enter the town. Turn right, onto the A381 towards Dartmouth/Kingsbridge. Go on up the hill, across another set of traffic lights, and carry on for about a mile and a half. The hill levels out eventually and the road dips down again. In the dip, you will see some white lines, indicating a turning to the right, signposted to Harberton. Turn right and go to the end of the road to a T junction and turn left into the village.
Carry on the same road out of the village, up a hill, down into a steep valley, over a little stone bridge, up yet another hill, to a crossroads. This is signposted left to Harbertonford. Turn left there, and we are the last farm on the left hand side. You will pass a pink cottage on your left on a bend, then a barn conversion, then our farm buildings along side the lane. The house is just beyond the farm buildings, but please do not drive down into the house car parking as it is already full of our own vehicles!! There is plenty of parking space alongside the farm buildings at the side of the lane, so just pull up there.
NB PLEASE BRING RIDING KIT IE JODHS AND BOOTS, NO HAT NEEDED FOR WORK ON THE SIMULATORS BUT IS REQUIRED ON THE EE RIDING FOUNDATION COURSE.
Preston Farm, Harberton
Hosts Isabelle and Arthur Steer. Very comfortable farmhouse on edge of village. Tel 01803 862 235. Lovely self catering cottages also available at Preston Farm.
Stunning barn conversion in equally stunning location, working farm of 300 acres, approx 1/4 mile from East Leigh, very quiet down long drive. A car is a must for this B&B Hosts Martin and Catherine Chudley. Self catering also available in Jacks Cottage, a beautiful barn conversion, adjacent to the main farmhouse. Tel 01803 862 365. www.foalesleigh.co.uk
The Threshers Barn, Harberton
Lovely barn conversion, which used to be our old dairy, so is right next door! B and B is £25 a night. Sasha is also a Pilates and Equipilates teacher, and offers private or class tuition in the evening if any workshop participant is interested. Sasha Newman. Tel 01803 862 646. www.fithealthyhappy.co.uk
Church Barn, Harberton
Pretty barn conversion, Harberton centre. One double. Francesca Smith. Tel 01803 868 652. www.churchbarnbedandbreakfast.co.uk
Virginia Cottage, Harberton
18th Century cottage, Harberton centre. One double. Sue & Paddy Mahon. Tel 01803 866 554. www.virginiacottageharberton.co.uk
Pound Court Cottage, Harbertonford
The next village to us, but only 1.5miles from East Leigh. Tel 01803 732 441.
Self catering flats available within less than a quarter of a mile of the farm - one or two bed. Betty Cawthorne. Tel 01803 868062.
For further bed and breakfast options, in nearby Totnes (4 miles) please telephone the Devon Tourist Board as there are many more a little further away, ranging from the very cheap to the utmost in luxury. There are some very good country house hotels within easy driving distance. Additionally, there are a couple of very good caravan sites and mobile homes for hire not far away, and various cottages and flats for let. Torquay is relatively nearby, only some 10 miles away.
Arriving by train: please check www.southwesttrains.co.uk for best prices and deals.
Taxis are normally waiting at the station but if you would like to pre-book transfers, please contact us.
Flying into the UK? Please check out these useful airport links for cheap flights, up-to-date airport information and car hire:
There are direct buses from both London Heathrow and Bristol Airport to Totnes. Please visit www.nationalexpress.com for bookings and more information.