Holly Barber

Holly Barber

Working Equitation
21st & 22nd August 2021
9.30am - 5.30pm
Horsemanship Hub, Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3RA
"you get what you work for, not what you wish for" - Holly Barber

ABOUT THE CLINIC

Like Holly, the sport of Working Equitation has a mix of certain attributes from different disciplines. It is a three or four phase sport originating from using horses as working animals in the field for herding and farming purposes. It has a dressage phase, obstacles replicating things that might be found working the countryside as well as other technical obstacles marked like a dressage test, a timed speed phase, and internationally there is also a cattle penning phase.

Not only does Holly love competing in Working Equitation, but she uses the obstacles extensively for training horses and riders as she believes it is an ultimate test in training and helps create a very versatile horse that can respond to their rider and whatever tasks are asked of them, establishing a better partnership through trust and obedience.

In this clinic, Holly will spend two days coaching in depth on how to navigate these obstacles, building not only on physical ability, but also on the strength of the partnership and ultimately confidence in both the horse and the rider.

About Holly Barber


Holly Barber is best known for being a trainer and rider in the sport of Working Equitation. She has been part of the GB Team 11 times and was ranked 6th in the world at the last International World Championships. She is also a level 4 trainer and national judge for the governing body, The Association for British Working Equitation.

Holly and her family run a training yard in Norfolk - Pine Lodge School of Classical Equitation, where they take horses in for schooling, training and backing, as well as teach riders on their own horses.

As the name suggests they have a classical background but Holly has an interest in all spheres of equitation - tips, exercises, principles, anything from whatever discipline; if it helps with training of horses, it interests Holly!

Like Holly, the sport of Working Equitation has a mix of certain attributes from different disciplines. It is a three or four phase sport originating from using horses as working animals in the field for herding and farming purposes. It has a dressage phase, obstacles replicating things that might be found working the countryside as well as other technical obstacles marked like a dressage test, a timed speed phase, and internationally there is also a cattle penning phase.

Not only does Holly love competing in Working Equitation, but she uses the obstacles extensively for training horses and riders as she believes it is an ultimate test in training and helps create a very versatile horse that can respond to their rider and whatever tasks are asked of them, establishing a better partnership through trust and obedience.

Course Logistics

Venue details: Horsemanship Hub, Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow SL7 3RA - 5 minutes from Jct. 4 M40 10 minutes from M4.

Stabling or Turnout Pen available: £25 per day, stabling numbers are limited, the pens are approx. 5 x 10 metre, the grass will be low so please bring hay.



Hay and bedding: Please bring your own hay, or if pre ordered the by two weeks prior to the clinic £7 per bale. Bedding is provided in the stables, if you need additional the cost is £8 per bale.



Camping/Staying onsite in your lorry: There is no hook up available onsite, but if you have you are self-sufficient you are welcome to stay onsite, this needs to be pre-arranged with Larisa by email: larisa@organisedequestrian.com



Catering: There will be tea, coffee, and refreshments available all day. Please make sure you bring your own lunch, snacks and anything else you might need. There is a fantastic pub opposite, The Three Horseshoes, with great takeaway options. 


Spectator: Chairs are provided so you don’t need to bring your own, however if you have one you prefer you are very welcome to bring your own.

Please prepare for all weather, windy rain to gorgeous sunshine – it’s England after all! We have some covered areas and some open to the elements.

Dogs: We LOVE dogs! But are sorry to say that we do not allow dogs at the clinics, however if the weather is safe, you are of course welcome to bring your dog in the car and take for walks away from the clinic and our dogs onsite.

Any logistics questions however small that we might be able to help with, please for email and ask info@organisedequestrian.com

LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

There are many hotels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast options in the area. Below are a few suggestions:

Premier Inn Marlow
The Causeway, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
www.premierinn.com

The Hamilton Hilton
High Wycombe
www.hilton.com

Crowne Plaza Marlow
Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ
www.ihg.com

Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road, Marlow,
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD
www.gladeend.co.uk

Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL
www.highwycombehotel.com

FAQ's

Will my ticket come in the post? - Your booking confirmation receipt is your ticket, please have this available for us to view at check in on a device or printed out.

Can I video the clinic? - Sorry this is not possible, you are welcome to take photos for personal use.

Do I need to bring a char? - We have chars available for you, if at Horsemanship Hub (Willow Fields) you are very welcome to bring your own char for comfort.

Is Horsemanship Hub (Willow Fields) outdoors? - Yes we are an outdoor venue, there is a large marquee for spectators to use come rain or shine, you are also welcome to bring umbrellas, hats and sunscreen - please prepare for all UK weather!

Book YOUR TICKET

Specators – £40 for one day, £75 for both days
Riders – £300 for both days

2021 WILLLOW FIELDS, MARLOW, SL7 3RA BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
In this clinic, Holly will spend two days coaching in depth on how to navigate these obstacles, building not only on physical ability, but also on the strength of the partnership and ultimately confidence in both the horse and the rider.

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FAQ's

Will my ticket come in the post? - Your booking confirmation receipt is your ticket, please have this available for us to view at check in on a device or printed out.

Can I video the clinic? - Sorry this is not possible, you are welcome to take photos for personal use.

Do I need to bring a char? - We have chars available for you, if at Horsemanship Hub (Willow Fields) you are very welcome to bring your own char for comfort.

Is Horsemanship Hub (Willow Fields) outdoors? - Yes we are an outdoor venue, there is a large marquee for spectators to use come rain or shine, you are also welcome to bring umbrellas, hats and sunscreen - please prepare for all UK weather!