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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 13/07/2017.

Master Coaches Series Success

Wednesday 5 July saw the completion of the inaugural Master Coaches Series with EA NCAS Level 3 Dressage Coach Roz Tippett presenting on the use of the Dressage Training Scale in everyday training for all levels.

The Series was introduced by EWA CEO Dwight Pedlow with the aim of increasing membership use of the State Equestrian Centre whilst providing educational and social opportunities to keen equestrian enthusiasts. More than five hundred equestrian enthusiasts enjoyed the teachings of coaches every second Wednesday evening from March to July with many groups returning each week. 

WA has a number of outstanding EA NCAS Coaches who are fantastic educators and the Series gave them a platform to present on common topics encountered in training. These topics ranged across the three disciplines of dressage, jumping and eventing as well as general lectures and demonstrations on equine behaviour. The relaxed atmosphere and encouraging learning environment proved popular with discussions on training regularly continuing upstairs at the bar following the Master Classes.

Some words of wisdom from the presenting Coaches were:

“It is not good enough to have a great jumper. I can’t emphasise enough the importance of good flatwork” - Les Bunning (NCAS Level 1 Coach) on the topic of improving line and straightness.

“A lot of faults at the lower grades come at early fences. Use your time and don’t waste it before you begin” - David Dobson ( NCAS Level Coach) on the topic of jumping a course in competition.

“Don’t get quick and drop the reins! Aim for a close distance, keep tall and the poll up” – Phillipa Collier (NCAS Level 2 Coach) on the topic of riding cross country over show jumps.

Thank you to the coaches, demonstration riders and arena attendees for making the series a success.

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