Course title:

BECF Masterclass - Training for the Top - with Tina Cook - Merrist Wood Campus, Guildford College, Surrey

  • Role
    12-21, Coach, Official, Rider
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  • Course Content

    Training for the Top – a British Eventing Charitable Foundation Masterclass

    An evening, unmounted Masterclass aiming to inspire and educate in successful riding and training horses for eventing.  Tina will showcase a clear system for training horses and riders which will enable successful progression through the levels of competition, demonstrating exercises that develop the necessary techniques and confidence required for a winning formula. The evening will appeal to not only riders wishing to learn and develop their eventing skills but also anyone who enjoys watching the sport and observing an expert at work!

    Throughout the evening Tina will inspire and educate by highlighting the importance of training in the preparation to go eventing at various different levels. Using hand-picked riders to demonstrate training up through the levels.

    This masterclass counts as CPD for British Eventing Accredited Coaches and Pony Club Coaches. 

  • Trainer

    Kristina Cook

    British Olympic rider Kristina (Tina) Cook who is based in West Sussex is a long-standing member of British teams and is fresh back from the World Equestrian Games where she was the second highest finisher for Team GB.  Last year with Badminton entry Billy the Red, she led the British team to their first European team gold since 2009 coming 4thindividually with Billy the Red – the pair was previously 10th at Badminton. In September at Burghley she was 7th (Star Witness) and 17th (Calvino II).

    Tina first represented GB in 1987 winning team gold at the Junior European Championships (Song & Dance Man). She was a regular and successful member of British Young Rider teams and in 1991 was National Champion. In 1993 she competed at her first Badminton (10th, Song & Dance Man) and made her first senior team appearance in the 1993 European Championships when she won individual silver (Song & Dance Man). She was a member of British gold medal teams at the World Equestrian Games (1994) and European Championships (’95 & ’99) and in 1997 won individual European bronze with General Jock. With her Olympic ride Miners Frolic she won the European Championships in 2009 and Olympic team and individual bronze in 2008. In 2010 they won team gold at the WEG in Lexington where they were 29th individually and in 2012 the pair was sixth in the individual competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games and in 2013 was 13th at the European Championships in 2013.

  • Facilities

    Indoor Arena, seating, toilets and refreshments. Disabled facilities available.
    Please note there may be stairs to climb to get to some seating areas.  

  • Timings

    A schedule for the evening will be confirmed.

    Provisional Schedule
    Doors open - Please be seated for the first session at 6:30pm
    19:00 Masterclass begins
    21:30 Approximate finish

  • Parking

    Ample parking on hard standing is available on site.

  • Refreshments

    Hot food and snacks will be available to purchase during the evening.

  • Kit Required

    Pen and paper is optional, warm clothes. 

  • Additional Information

    A proportion of proceeds from the Masterclasses will go to the British Eventing Charitable Foundation (BECF) which was set up in 2014 to provide more opportunities for more people to enjoy the sport of eventing. More information is available here

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Merrist Wood Campus, Guildford College
Merrist Wood Campus, Guildford College,
Holly Lane,
GU3 3PE,
United Kingdom
South East