Twenty three students arrived at Jason & Helen Newbold’s yard nr Wicken, Buckinghamshire, on a lovely autumnal sunny morning, to check-in for the BSHA’s Conformation Training Workshop. On arrival, the students helped themselves to tea and coffee, and there was a delicious array of biscuits and Danish Pastries to choose from.
The students were divided into three groups, and each group had twenty minutes or so with their first horse, before moving on to the next horse. Each horse up for discussion, had been assigned an Assessor and helping on the day were, top producer and Panel Judge, Mr Allister Hood; current BSHA President and Panel Judge, Mr Tim Wiggett and Hickstead Showing Director, Showing Council Chairman and Panel Judge, Mr David Ingle.
After everyone had seen and discussed the first set of horses, there was a break for refreshments while Jason, Helen and their dedicated team, prepared the next set of three horses. The horses had been selected by the Assessors earlier in the morning, had been chosen for their variety different types, conformation and various issues; thanks must go to the owners for allowing their horses to be used for the Workshop.
Following a break lunch, kindly supplied by the Newbold’s, the last three horses were brought out for discussion and each group had a final chance to discuss conformation and ask the Assessors questions relating to conformation and judging in general.
A huge thank you to Helen & Jason and their staff for facilitating the day and for providing the large selection of refreshment; and to their Assessors for giving up their day to assist, it was very much appreciated by all who attended.
“A thoroughly enjoyable day, very friendly, lovely horses, and learnt a lot. Thanks to everyone involved in organising a great day. Well worth the trip”. – Wendy Lomas
“First class day. So worth the trip. Enjoyed every minute. Thank you to the people who brought it all together it really is appreciated. Also grateful thanks to the Newbolds for their hospitality”! – Patricia Llewellyn
“Brilliant day all round. Relaxed, fun day with so much experience and knowledge shared with us. Would definitely go again”. – Anne Edwards
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