Straightforward Cross-Country

Eric Smiley FBHS

$45.00

Code: LONOHA
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Look... No Hands! (PCUK)

Straightforward Cross-Country

Eric Smiley FBHS

$45.00

Code: LONOHA
Available to Ship

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"Eric's wealth of experience and fresh approach allows him to convey the key points like rider balance and position, tackling different obstacles and competition preparation in an easily understandable way... Although this is a Pony Club publication, there is something for everyone. What elevates this book above others about cross-country is its attention to rider thought processes and psychology. Why do we ride differently at competitions than we do at home? What effect does this have on the horse and how can we overcome this? With short, digestible chapters and well thought out illustrations, it should earn its place on the bookshelves of all aspiring cross-country riders." Horse & Hound

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Eric Smiley FBHS was a Pony Club member from the age of 11 and progressed through the levels, gaining his B test. He then joined the Army, where he was able to ride throughout his time and where he benefited from his next great learning experience at the Royal Army Veterinary Corps at Melton Mowbray. Here the Chief Instructor, Captain Ben Jones, was his inspiration. Formerly Sergeant Ben Jones and prominent member of the British team on such horses as The Poacher, Ben opened Eric's eyes to refining new skills by being able to explain and demonstrate the 'hows and whys' he had missed in his earlier riding.
After leaving the Army he enjoyed a spell at Talland under the expert tuition of Molly Sivewright, Pammy Hutton and John Mansfield, during which time he achieved his British Horse Society's Instructor's certificate.
Eric then returned to Ireland to run an eventing centre, where he produced horses from novice to 4 star standard and was selected to represent Ireland at the European Championships. He passed his British Horse Society Fellowship Exam and has competed at European, World and Olympic level.

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Author Eric Smiley FBHS

Format: Paperback

Total Page Count: 112

Illustrations: color photos & diagrams

ISBN: 9.78E+12