Alaina Webster, British Horse Society Accredited Instructor, visited the Cannington Equestrian Centre to provide a riding clinic to some of our equine students.
Alaina has a vast history of experience in the equine sector, originally working in hunting, showing and racing yards. She worked for Event rider Paul Rigby for a decade, where she trained other students and horses from Novice to International Level.
After relocating to Clevedon, Alaina competed several horses primarily for the dressage phase of Eventing. One of her horses, Bronze Blade, won at the Petplan Championships at Hartpury.
The teaching session covered many aspects of riding, from building confidence with new horses to honing crucial practices and skills. Several students participated on-site at Cannington, and were thoroughly impressed with the experience.
Anna Francis, Level 3 Year 2 student, said,
I felt it was very beneficial to have an instructor from outside of college teach us for a session. I rode River, a horse I hadn’t ridden before, and having Alaina in really helped. Having someone who doesn’t see us ride day-to-day means she was able to pick up on small things to help me improve my riding. Towards the end of the lesson with Alaina, I noticed some great improvements to my riding, and began to feel a lot more confident riding a horse I wasn’t too familiar with. Overall, I’m really pleased with how the clinic went.
Alaina will continue to coach at various clinics at Cannington Equestrian Centre, for staff, students and commercial clients. She also occasionally judges during our PBRC dressage competitions at the start of each month.
To find out more about Cannington Equestrian Centre and our equine studies course offerings, please visit www.btc.ac.uk, call Information & Guidance on 01278 441234 or come to one of our events.