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Events Calendar


This page features a list of our up and coming events, lessons, clinics, camps, competitions etc as currently scheduled for the next few months. Keep an eye on this page as new events are being added all the time!
For further details about what is involved in our lessons, clinics and camps please also refer to our Rider Coaching page and the Clinics & Camps page.

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> OCTOBER 2017

 

> 1 DAY SHOWHUNTER CLINIC at Chester Farm.
New Date - Now Sunday 1st October 2017.

This is a 1 day clinic where you stay for the day and take part in 2 lessons per combination. All ages and levels welcome.
Flatwork group lesson incorporating pole exercises with a focus on understanding your horse's canter, ringcraft and riding techniques to help you prepare for jumping a great showhunter round.
Followed by a jumping group lesson using small jumps and showhunter fillers, building on the morning's flatwork lesson and now incorporating jumps to help you establish rhythm, control and understanding of how to ride a well executed showhunter course.
Open to a limited number of riders on a "first in first served" basis.

Chester Farm Showhunter Clinic
- Click to download Showhunter Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 602kb)
- Click to download Showhunter Clinic Booking Form (PDF 311kb)



> ANNUAL "SPRING INTO ACTION" 3 DAY CLINIC & CAMP
6th, 7th, 8th October 2017.
Our annual 3 day Spring Clinic and Camp is a fantastic opportunity to help kick-start your training, riding and motivation ready for the coming summer season.
Jumping Lessons or Flatwork Lessons available (please note our jumping lessons always include a portion of flatwork in them, while our flatwork lessons usually include polework too).
All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This spring camp will consist of one riding lesson per combination per day in your chosen lesson type of either 3 Flatwork or 3 Jumping lessons, ensuring you make great progress over the 3 consecutive days, while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous bush and river campsite, explore the surroundings and local activities, and meet new like-minded people.
Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun camping holiday out of it. Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment due to popularity!)

Chester Farm 3 Day Spring Riding Clinic
- Click to Download Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 1215kb)
- Click to Download Booking Form (PDF 345kb)


> YOUNG RIDER SHOWJUMPING DEVELOPMENT CAMP at Chester Farm.

This camp was postponed in September due to weather but has unfortunately now been cancelled due to our already very busy schedule and difficulty fitting it in later in the season without clashing with competitions etc.
We hope to run another one at the start of next season! Please email us to register your interest for a future Young Rider Camp
. info@chesterfarm.co.nz


> SPRING TWILIGHT JUMPING NIGHTS - OCTOBER 2017
Due to ongoing weather and other clinics being postponed, we have unfortunately decided to cancel October Twilight Jumping for this year. Next Summer Twilight series will be planned to be held again as per usual in February 2018.


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 

> NOVEMBER 2017



> ADULT RIDER EMPOWERMENT CAMP at Chester Farm.
18th & 19th November 2017.

Objective: To support and encourage adult horse riders (age approx 21 and over) who show enthusiasm to advance their horse knowledge, management, safety and riding skills, incorporated with fun and interesting personal development discussions and exercises, to lead towards improved overall confidence with horses and self empowerment. Horses can teach us so much about ourselves and this camp will help give you an insight into this!

This very unique and intensive camp is limited to a maximum of 12 riders and will include group lessons per day (horsemanship groundwork, flatwork and/or jumping) as well as fun unmounted group exercises, daily discussions on a variety of topics, plus either a shared BBQ evening meal or a group dinner at the local pub (to be confirmed closer to time).
Great confidence building and personal discovery camp. Ideal for adults looking to gain confidence with horses from all aspects, whether riding for pleasure and seeking to improve or working towards low level competitions and outings etc, and anyone keen to discover more about their relationship with their horse and spend a fantastic weekend in a positive, supportive environment with like-minded people.

Download the booking form below for full details and fees. All enquiries welcome.
Bookings for this special camp are taken on a first in first served basis.

- Please contact us prior to booking to confirm there is still a place available.

Adult Rider Empowerment Camp November 2017
- Click to download Adult Rider Empowerment Camp Booking Form
(PDF 65kb)


> NOVEMBER 2 DAY CLINIC AND CAMP WEEKEND
25th & 26th November 2017.

Fun 2 day weekend Clinic and Camp to help progress your training, riding and motivation for the summer season.
Jumping Lessons, Flatwork Lessons, Flatwork Progressing to Jumping (very low level/beginner jumping) and Practical Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons available at this clinic.
All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This clinic and camp will consist of one lesson per combination per day in your chosen 2 Day course, while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous local bush walks and river swims, have some fun riding around the Mini Hunter Derby course, explore the surroundings and local activities, and meet new like-minded people.
Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun camping holiday out of it. Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment due to popularity!)

Chester Farm November 2 Day Riding Clinic & Camp
- Click to Download Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 884kb)
- Click to Download Booking Form (PDF 474kb)


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 
> DECEMBER 2017



> DECEMBER "XMAS SPIRITS" 2 DAY CLINIC AND CAMP

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December 2017.

December 2 day Clinic and Camp to help progress your training, riding and motivation for the summer season.
Jumping Lessons (all levels, beginners to advanced), Flatwork Lessons and Flatwork Progressing to Jumping (very low level/beginner jumping) and Practical Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons are all available at this clinic.
All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This clinic and camp will consist of one lesson per combination per day in your chosen 2 Day course, while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous bush and river campsite, explore the surroundings and local activities, and meet new like-minded people.
Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun camping holiday out of it. Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment due to popularity!)

Chester Farm "Xmas Spirits" December 2 Day Riding Clinic & Camp
- Click to Download Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 909kb)
- Click to Download Booking Form (PDF 480kb)


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 

 

> JANUARY 2018



> "HAPPY NEW YEAR" 3 DAY CLINIC AND CAMP

3rd, 4th & 5th January 2018.

Our annual New Year 3 day Clinic and Camp is always a popular one with horse riders and their families alike!
Come and enjoy the gorgeous Maratoto Valley to celebrate the New Year while progressing you and your horse in some professional lessons.
Jumping Lessons, Flatwork Lessons, Flatwork Progressing to Jumping (very low level/beginner jumping) and Practical Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons available at this clinic.
All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This New Year 3 Day clinic and camp will consist of one lesson per combination per day in your chosen course type, ensuring you make great progress over the 3 consecutive days, while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous bush and river swims next to the campsite, have some fun riding around the Mini Hunter Derby course, explore the surroundings and local activities, and meet new like-minded people.
Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun camping holiday out of it. Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment due to popularity!)

Chester Farm 3 Day New Year Riding Clinic & Camp
- Click to Download Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 817kb)
- Click to Download Booking Form (PDF 473kb)



> SUMMER 3 DAY CLINIC AND CAMP

26th, 27th & 28th January 2018.

This summer 3 day Clinic and Camp is always a popular one with horse riders and their families alike!
Come and enjoy the gorgeous Maratoto Valley while progressing you and your horse in some professional lessons.
Jumping Lessons, Flatwork Lessons, Flatwork Progressing to Jumping (very low level/beginner jumping) and Practical Horsemanship Groundwork Lessons available at this clinic.
All ages and levels welcome. Most of our general clinics like this have about half adults and half young riders attend.

This 3 Day clinic and camp will consist of one lesson per combination per day in your chosen course type, ensuring you make great progress over the 3 consecutive days, while also allowing plenty of time for you to watch and learn from other lessons, enjoy the gorgeous bush and river swims next to the campsite, have some fun riding around the Mini Hunter Derby course, explore the surroundings and local activities, and meet new like-minded people.
Non-riding family and friends are welcome to join you onsite and make a fun camping holiday out of it. Fees are all listed on the info flyer and booking form below.

(Each of our general riding clinics such as this are booked on a "first in, first served" basis with limited numbers per clinic, early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment due to popularity!)

Chester Farm 3 Day Summer Riding Clinic & Camp
- Click to Download Clinic Info Flyer (PDF 832kb)
- Click to Download Booking Form (PDF 483kb)


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 

 

> FEBRUAY 2018



> ADULT RIDER EMPOWERMENT CAMP

10th & 11th February 2018.

Objective: To support and encourage adult horse riders (age approx 21 and over) who show enthusiasm to advance their horse knowledge, management, safety and riding skills, incorporated with fun and interesting personal development discussions and exercises, to lead towards improved overall confidence with horses and self empowerment. Horses can teach us so much about ourselves and this camp will help give you an insight into this!

This very unique and intensive camp is limited to a maximum of 12 riders and will include group lessons per day (horsemanship groundwork, flatwork and/or jumping) as well as fun unmounted group exercises, daily discussions on a variety of topics, plus either a shared BBQ evening meal or a group dinner at the local pub (to be confirmed closer to time).
Great confidence building and personal discovery camp. Ideal for adults looking to gain confidence with horses from all aspects, whether riding for pleasure and seeking to improve or working towards low level competitions and outings etc, and anyone keen to discover more about their relationship with their horse and spend a fantastic weekend in a positive, supportive environment with like-minded people.

All enquiries welcome.
Bookings for this special camp are taken on a first in first served basis.

- Please contact us prior to booking to confirm there is still a place available.

Adult Rider Empowerment Camp February 2018
- Click to download Adult Rider Empowerment Camp Booking Form
(PDF 65kb)


> REGULAR LESSONS at Chester Farm.
Private lessons - Jumping, Flatwork or Practical Horsemanship lessons, are available anytime by appointment with either Greg or Diana. Please contact us to discuss.

 

 

Further events for 2017 / 2018 will be added as we confirm them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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