First Savvy South West playday 5th Jan, Cholwell EC, Lewdown, Devon

"Put Your Best Hoof Forwards"

* Share your goals for the year, we will write them down in the Savvy South West "yearbook" spectators on the day are welcome to add their goals to the book
* We will film you playing the 7 games in 5 mins (online)
* And film the 7 games in 5 mins freestyle (for those working on their ridden savvy)
* AND we will play around with "Just Jumping" on the day, we will start with poles online, and build to ridden poles / mini jumps as it suits everyone and this will keep everyone focused on their horsemanship whilst we film.

The most improved student of 2013 will be awarded 2 hours of private tuition with Alison Jones 3* at the end of the year. This could be a brand new student starting out in L1 or someone in L4, this is suitable for all levels, all horses, and all ages and whether you have participated with our group before or not.

There will be opportunities to join in this horsemanship development challenge at later playdays (within reason), but for the best results, come and join us in January.

AND… NEW for 2013, The Horse Place Team will be providing a series of tasks every month; this will help everyone progress, improve and help you reach your goals.

Just the cost of the school to be shared (£10 - £20 max for the day). Spectators welcome - £1 or two for the kitty helps (please note we are £10.50 outstanding to Cholwell for 2012).

Tea and coffee provided. Bring a CD if you wish to do your mini-spotlight to music, or music provided. Warm soup and homemade bread and cookies provided at lunchtime (thanks Sim and Carol).

Please note that there is to be no instruction provided at playdays this year (organised courses are different). But we do promise a smile, a warm welcome, and peer support. All of us would like to thank Tori who was a wonderful source of knowledge, support and encouragement in 2012 at the playdays.

"Housekeeping" reminders; please no unstarted horses, youngsters or stallions, and you must carry your own insurance; a working knowledge of the seven games is helpful before attendance, and being reasonably confident handling your horse around others. Other than that, come and join in, you are very welcome!

All welcome with our without horses, book your place here, via PM or via any questions, do please ask away!

Thank you everyone for your support and fun in 2012 (see post lower down the page for more on this) and lets make 2013 the very best it can be!

And finally Cholwell dates for reference for the year, there may be some additions / changes as we go along, and there will also be hacks and the much loved beach course with Alison etc!

5th Jan
2nd Feb
2nd Mar
6 Apr
4th May
1st June
13 July
10 Aug
7 Sep
12 Oct
9 Nov
7 Dec

Pop Up Play Sessions - you will need to be on the Facebook group to access hacks, beach sessions etc

For playdates with the South Hams, Devon  group, please see -




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