Special 'Introduction to Trick Riding' courses -
Please email or phone us to discuss dates to suit you through winter.
Please note all students will be required to wear safety hats.
This is a course designed for those of you curious about what it takes be become a Trick rider. What's involved and how fit do you have to be!!!
This question is asked to us many times when we are out and about on the summer show circuit but its not all glitter and glamour!
This course is designed for someone who has never tried Trick riding before and is the recommended course by us to try first at a beginner level.
If you decide you would like to continue on with your Trick riding we can then offer one to one private lessons at £50.00 per hour.
This course is designed to show people interested in Cossack Trick Riding the fitness level required, meet and ride our trained Andalusian stunt horses, see and try a Cossack trick saddle, join in on a warm up drill, learn some basic exercises from horseback at a stand and on a lunge line at walk.
You will learn about the industry, what's the next step if you want to go further to becoming a Trick rider, how to train yourself to become fitter for Trick riding, body areas to work on.
A warm up is required consisting of running, sit ups and press ups.
Our instructors will also demonstrate some tricks from the basic starting ones to more advanced tricks to give you an idea of whats achievable.
Maximum group size is 6 persons.
Minimum is 3 persons.
Course start time 10.30am -1.30pm.
This course lasts approx 3 hours.
The lessons take place in an arena on our brand new Flexi-ride surface with thanks to Equestrian Direct Ltd.
Complimentary hot/cold drinks and biscuits included.
Course price - £95 per person. Payment in advance by debit, credit card or cheque.
Please email or phone NOW to book on.
The Centre of Horseback Combat Ltd is fully licensed and insured to teach these skills!
You are required to wear a riding hat for these sessions.
Your safety is paramount!!
* We are fully licensed and insured to teach you, our horses have been assessed as have ourselves to give you peace of mind that you are in safe, professional hands from the onset!
The maximum student number on these courses is restricted to 6 due to instructor/ student ratios and we at The Centre of Horseback Combat like to offer you the safest teaching available and to give you our full attention at all times.
Our facilities include:
Top class brand new arena set on a the grounds of a 2000 acre Georgian country estate, choice of trained and experienced Spanish horses, toilets, reception room with tea and coffee making facilities, free parking.
Easy to reach from the M1 motorway and London train links.
Intensive training courses can be arranged.
Private one to one Trick Riding or Roman Riding lessons from Zana cost £50 per session. A good level of fitness is required for these sessions.
A bit about us!
Zana is a highly trained trick rider having performed as a trick rider in hundreds of shows across the U.K and abroad for over 10 years.
She owns her own team with her husband Karl 'The Stampede Stunt Company' which performs jousting and trick riding shows across the U.K but they have also worked with other stunt teams such as with Guido Louis in the Rockin'Horse stunt team for the last 6 years perform and with Atkinson Action Horses.
Her work abroad includes trick riding under the worlds only seven star hotel The Burj Al Arab in Dubai on her own horse that was flown over specially for the event! She also taught Trick Riding and Roman Riding in Dubai for Hoofbeatz entertainment where she worked for 6 months as a Trick rider, Fire performer and Horseback Archer.
Zana can perform many tricks including vaults, double vaults, stand on the saddle, various wings, drags and saddle falls. She is also an experienced Roman Rider (standing on the backs of two horses at gallop) including working four in hand and the Roman Ride jump.
Zana's background is in ballet and dance. She first 'trod the boards' so to speak at 4 years old and hasn't looked back since. Zana went on to work in the circus with a doubles trapeze act performing across Europe.
She has owned horses since a young girl and dreamt of combining her love of performance with her passion for horses something she has now finally achieved.
You must be over 16 to take part in these lessons.
One of our performers on the lunge line learning to lay over the neck. Students will ALL be required to wear safety hats.