The Road Rider Badge is aimed at junior riders who are working towards their C test. The aim of the session is to give members an introduction to the highway code, and will be very useful for those who hack out on the roads. This is done through a theory session followed by a practical session. The final element is a ridden assessment whereby the members are expected to demonstrate their new found knowledge and receive the Road Rider Badge.
Normally this badge is split over two days, however we have managed to condense the information / activities into a shorter timeframe making it more practical with regards to logistics etc. As a result we will be offering either morning or afternoon sessions. With this in mind the sessions are quite intense as there is a lot of information to get through, therefore it is recommended that the children are of the age/ ability whereby they will be capable of periods of concentration. Please provide your child with refreshments as necessary and many layers if it is cold.
The ponies will only be required for a portion of the session, which will be quite subdued compared to a normal PC rally as this session will only require riding through mock up road junctions. There will be times when they have to stand and wait for their turn etc. So only suitable sensible ponies please! It may be possible, within reason, for children to share a pony (siblings etc). Children / ponies are expected to wear hi viz gear – there is a PRIZE for the combination who stands out the most!
Albourne Equestrian has now been taken over and is currently run as a private yard, rather than a riding school. With this in mind please ensure that during the rally, all children who are not there to take part are kept under control! Likewise no dogs are allowed onto the premises. Horseboxes / trailers are to park in line with the horseboxes already there and any droppings must be cleared up. No horses / ponies are to be left tied up outside boxes / trailers.