Opportunity to Attend a Harry Meade Hunting Clinic [CLOSED]
During the eventing season, Airowear’s sponsored rider Harry Meade is well known for his excellent track record and keeping us on his toes after his huge comeback in 2014. In the autumn and winter, Harry is almost equally known for his hugely successful hunting courses, which he has run for the past six years. He holds these courses in small groups throughout October and November. Harry took over from Annie Backhouse, the original founder of ‘The Hunting Course,’ in 2005 and has since retained many of Annie’s excercises as well as adding his own style and wealth of experience.
The courses are run over one or two days and include exercises on the flat, polework, grids and jumping courses. They finish with a simulated hunt across part of the Beaufort country. There is also a good lunch in the house and stronger refreshments for those that need it!
The courses cater to both the experienced rider wanting to get their eye in after a summer without jumping, as well as groups for beginners and those lacking in confidence. The idea is to equip each person with one or two simple pointers that will make a profound difference to their way of going. If things go wrong in the future, they can not only identify the cause, but also know what to do to correct it.
“The hunting courses are unlike any other clinics and I love running them,” said Harry. “There is a big variety in standard and although some of the riders are very experienced, apart from the annual hunting courses, many have not been taught for 30 years, so the style of teaching is critical to success. It is wonderful that so many people come back year on year.”
Rosie Vestey MFH is a regular attendee and said, “I cannot tell you how much we all enjoyed your course. It was an unqualified success and we all felt very much more in charge after the day. Having done 15 years of hunting courses, I might perhaps have been a little critical, but on the contrary, I felt you added another dimension and I found myself fascinated by the technical side and a whole new slant on crossing country. Thank you!”
If you would like to register your interest as in individual, Harry Meade will arrange for you to be in a group of like-minded people of a similar standard to you. Alternatively, he encourages private group bookings with friends where discounts can be offered those who organise the groups.
For more information or to book on a course please contact Rosie Meade by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mobile at 07966 021 536.