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English with Horseriding

RELA is able to offer General English in the mornings at a level to suit your ability and to arrange lessons with Mrs Lynn Brown, an experienced instructor and equestrian coach in the afternoons.  Bookings need to be made well in advance.

Lynn Brown’s qualifications and background:
After training at the Talland School of Equitation in England, Lynn gained her BHSAI – British Horse Society Assistant Instructor’s Certificate, and Pony Club “A” Certificate. In 2000 she gained the New Zealand Coaching Certificate Grade 2.

She has been teaching and riding continuously for many years. She has always trained and broken her own horses, many of which she has also bred. She bred, owned, trained and competed a stallion who lived to age 25! She has agisted broodmares, foaled them and then handled and trained the foals.

She gets a lot of horses and ponies for re-educating. She also does pony camps for children in the holidays for 3-6 days. They have group riding lessons and theory as well as educational games.

For RELA students: Lynn offers a mix of lessons, hacking (riding out and up the hills with fabulous views), lunge lessons and round penning. This is a valuable training alternative to riding, where the student learns about the horse’s body language. It is good for wet days, as there is a small indoor arena.

Lynn is also an approved RELA Homestay, and from time to time she can take students in her home.

Time: Usually 1.00-3.00pm

Cost through RELA:

2017 – $130 per riding lesson – per person. This includes transport from and back to RELA.

RELA’s English with Activities programme is $550 per week.  This includes $280 for morning English lessons, and $270 for afternoon activities. That is $54 per afternoon. If a student wants to do horse-riding some afternoons, that becomes $130 per afternoon.

Students bring their own helmet and boots if possible. Please note: When a booking is made for horse-riding, the arrangements cannot be changed after the student arrives. Students who ride every afternoon for 1-2 weeks sometimes see their friends doing other different activities, and want to change their mind and join their friends. It is therefore important that the student is sure that they want to do this programme. We recommend that 1,2, or 3 afternoons a week may be enough, and students can join our Activities programme on the other days.