Booking Forms

Booking and Registration forms:

Membership form:

All courses at the Arrow Equestrian Centre at Weston House Farm unless otherwise stated.
Contact Sue Nevill-Parker for booking forms and further details; Tel: 01544 388 321, e-mail: info@arrowequestrian.co.uk

Work in Hand Class

Christine English jumping her own horse in the unusual "Total Contact Saddle"

Fillippe Valenca - Half Pass

Christine and Slipper

2018 Diary Dates

Ongoing at Arrow
Sue has spent many years analysing riders position and helping them to correct long standing issues. She specialises in Rider Biomechanics combining ridden and dismounted work. Sue gives Private lessons and short courses throughout the year, any day of the week by prior arrangement. You can bring your own horse or have a lesson on an Arrow Club horse (membership fees apply). In addition, the custom made Racewood Equine Simulator "Blackberry" can be used as a warm up and/or for position analysis and correction. Changes and long term improvements can be made on this amazing machine in a relatively short time even the most hardened sceptic has been amazed at how useful this machine is.

Bookings and deposits for clinics and courses must be received in advance and deposits are non refundable. Please use the booking form on this website and if this is your first visit to Arrow you will be required to fill out a rider registration form. Both forms together with a membership form are available on this website. Please check availability with Sue before sending any bookings.

Private lessons can be arranged with Sue by e-mail or telephone, (best time to call is between 6 and 7.30pm - Tel: 01544 388321). Generally, pupils prepare and put away their horses themselves although there is always someone on the yard to help, so please allow time for this. Cancellations may be charged.

Please note that membership of the Arrow Equestrian Club may entitle you to discounts on lessons and courses. Please go to the Club page for more information.

Work in Hand with Sue Nevill-Parker
From September they will be held every Thursday at 10.30am and will continue through the Winter months, weather permitting. Newcomers are welcome to join us but if you have not worked in hand before, please book in for the 30 minute introductory session at 10am before the main class. This will enable you to continue your practice at your own level from 10.30 while "the regulars" will be doing more advanced work. This will ensure that newcomers are not overwhelmed and the more experienced will not be held up. Bookings must be 2 weeks in advance.
Cost is £18, £15 for Arrow Members.

Arrow Members Days
This is a day for theory and practice starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3.30pm with a break for lunch. It includes a theory and DVD session, a group ride and an Awareness through Movement class. There is a common theme for all 3 sessions during the day with the aim being to thrash out some common misunderstandings and difficulties! It is offered to Arrow members at the special price of just £37 but non members can join us for £65 for the day, numbers permitting. Bring your own lunch.

Craniosacral work, Feldenkrais/Pilates and Alexander Technique
Work off the horse is extremely useful when ironing out position faults, stiffness, crookedness etc. It also enhances general body awareness and I assure you, your horse will notice the difference! All visiting practitioners have their own private practices so are only available on selected dates. They offer private lessons and classes, which can be combined with riding or a session on the equine simulator with Sue. Sessions tend to get booked week on week so please contact Sue or the practitioner well in advance if you want to join us.

Sarah Merriam Pierce, (Feldenkrais and Pilates) has established a regular class on alternate Sundays at 2pm. She is also available for private sessions and Taster sessions on additional days by arrangement. Please text or phone her direct.
Cost Class £17, private £57 Tel: 07709 213 193

Viv Ray, (Craniosacral work), has established regular sessions on Wednesdays treating both riders and horses with amazing results.
Cost People £55; horses £40 Tel: 01981 580 577

Chris English, (Alexander Technique), visits Arrow on Friday/Saturday once every couple of months. I contact her regular pupils when I know she is coming so please get in touch if you want to be put on my contact list.
Cost £48 Tel: 07808 157 836

Nick Webb, (Tai Chi), is offering practice sessions on Friday evenings at 6:45pm. Nick has studied martial arts and Tai Chi for many years and uses it to great effect in his riding. Nick will be focusing on exercises which relate to riding and no previous experience is required. Those who have joined this class over the last few weeks have found the sessions both relaxing and enlightening.
Cost £13 Tel: 01885 483 093 or contact Sue NP, 01544 388321

Taster Days
On selected dates, Sarah Merriam Pierce and I will be offering introductory rider biomechanic sessions combining ridden work, a dismounted session with Sarah (Feldenkrais/ Pilates) and a session on the equine simulator. The total time for an individual will be approx. 2 hours, allowing time for a short break between sessions.Cost £95 per person. If you would like to come with a friend or a group (max 4), sessions will be shared and the cost will be reduced by £10 per person.

2018 Diary Dates


June
7th Work in Hand
8th Tai Chi
10th Feldenkrais ATM class and private sessions
14th Work in Hand
15th Tai Chi
21st Work in Hand
22nd Tai Chi
24th Arrow Day
28th Work in Hand
29th Tai Chi

July
5th Work in Hand
6th Tai Chi
7th "Helen M S Davies | BAgSci (hons). MAgrSc.BVSc.PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia. Illustrated Lecture entitled “The functional anatomy of flexion, bend and engagement” followed by a practical session examining horses for soundness and function. Helen lectures internationally and we are extremely privileged that she is able to take time out of her busy schedule while visiting family in Herefordshire. She works with all types of horses including rehabilitating racehorses and works with barefoot race horses. Her knowledge and insight are extraordinary.
Programme:
10.30am Welcome and refreshments
11am Classroom based Illustrated lecture
1pm Lunch – tea and coffee proved but please bring your own lunch
1.45pm Practical session with horses in the indoor school
3.30pm Tea and coffee
Cost : Morning only £40 Full Day £60
Early Bird Tickets bought before June 25th: Morning only £35; Full Day £50

8th Arrow Taster Day – an Introduction to the Arrow Training Method
12th Work in Hand
13th Tai Chi
19th-21st Portuguese Training Clinic with Filippa Valenca The Valenca family are famous for their training yard in Portugal and their Classical Riding Shows (Apassionata) that travel throughout Europe. Filippa trained with Nuno Oliveira as a child and has herself trained many horses up to Grand Prix level. She works horses both under saddle and from the ground and is an inspirational teacher.
Lessons cost £115 each. Spectators: £10 a day.
20th Tai Chi
26th Work in Hand
27th Tai Chi

August
21st-26th Classical Dressage Clinic with Erik Herbermann author of “Dressage Formula” and “From the Horse’s Mouth”. Erik has been coming to Arrow for approx. 30 years and his dedication to the Art of Classical Principles has not wavered. He is an exacting teacher with an eye for detail that sees beyond the ordinary. There are spaces for riders and auditors who wish to learn from this unique horseman. Please contact Sue for details.

Bookings and Cancellations Please ensure that you check with the organiser or practitioner to confirm times and dates. Booking at least a week in advance makes it easier for us to arrange schedules. If you have to cancel – and we all recognise that sometimes it is a sudden emergency – you must contact the person directly, not via email, otherwise charges will be made.