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Date of Next TRSS Examination

News Posted on Sun, September 23, 2018 20:11:40

The next TRSS Ride Leader and Senior Ride Leader examination will take place at Crieff Hydro Stables on Thursday, 4th October. Application forms can be downloaded from the TRSS website under downloads. For more details, please contact the office through the enquiry form

Ride Leader/Senior Ride Leader Exam at Crieff Hydro in September

News Posted on Mon, August 27, 2018 17:26:24

A Ride Leader and Senior Ride Leader examination will take place during late September at Crieff Hydro Stables. I already have names for this examination and those of you who have previously been in touch will be notified as soon as the date is arranged.

Results of the Uist Exam

News Posted on Mon, August 27, 2018 17:21:16

At the recent Ride Leader examination at the Uist Community Riding Centre, five new Ride Leaders were successful. Thank you to Lorna Clark for flying across to Uist to take the examination which was run over two days on the 6th and 7th of August.

Congratulations to: Jessica Johnston, Charlotte Coleman, Ilona Hewitt from Uist Community Riding Centre and to Leigh Minion and Kirsty Hart from Isle of Lewis on gaining their qualification.

First Assessment of the Basic Techniques Teacher Bolt on for Ride Leaders

News Posted on Tue, June 26, 2018 15:25:39

On 20th June, Liz Simpson held the first assessment of the TRSS Basic Techniques Teacher bolt on for qualified Ride Leaders. Candidates were given a brief outline of what the examiners will be looking for before picking a brief to coach for 20 minutes on a given subject either on a one to one basis or small group. This bolt on has been piloted to expand on the Ride Leader exams and develop techniques to enable candidates to take novice clients forward and improve their skills. Briefs ranged from a one to one beginner lead rein session to rising trot and developing balance and control. Seven qualified Ride Leaders attended the day and all passed their assessments. Well done to the following:

Lee-Anne Menzies
Hannah Accorsini
Poppy Hadley all from Highland Horse Fun,
Annika Keppie
Jess Ross both from Argyll Adventure,
Eilidh Cadden from Alvie Stables,
Ross Young from Crieff Hydro.

As some of the above hold their Senior Ride Leader qualification, we will also be running an advanced Techniques Teacher bolt on at a later date which will include the ability to lunge a horse and rider when required. This level will take a rider forward into riding at faster paces and also include techniques for riding over more challenging terrain. This level will be much more in depth, with candidates showing the ability to coach riders in all aspects of riding on the trail and develop their skills in safe, enclosed environments.

Centres who have qualified Ride Leaders can request an examiner to assess in house, providing they have a minimum of four candidates. All candidates coming forward for the assessment must have a current first aid certificate on the day of assessment and hold a full Ride Leader qualification.

Candidates with Sarah Basford at Crieff Hydro Ride Leader Examination

News Posted on Tue, June 19, 2018 20:45:55

Congratulations to our new Ride Leaders

News Posted on Tue, June 19, 2018 20:44:04

At the examination held at Crieff today, Alice McLay from Teen Ranch Scotland and Poppy Hadley from Highland Horse Fun passed their Ride Leader examinations. Well done girls.
In addition, Eilidh Cadden from Alvie Stables passed her Senior Ride Leader theory and Beth Stewart from Fife passed her trek management for her Ride Leader qualification. Thank you to Sarah Basford for examining today.

Basic Teaching Test for Ride Leaders

News Posted on Mon, May 28, 2018 11:38:25

Liz at Crieff Hydro Stables will be running a Basic Teaching Test for qualified Ride Leaders to bolt onto their qualification on Wednesday 20th June. This is a half day assessment where you will be assessed taking a lead rein lesson or a group of novice riders to give them the skills to ride out safely. Training will be given in the morning followed by the assessment in the afternoon. All candidates must hold a Ride leader qualification and have up to date first aid on the day of the assessment. Further information can be obtained from the TRSS office by emailing

Ride Leader Training and Examination in June

News Posted on Mon, May 28, 2018 11:32:34

A Ride Leader exam will take place at Crieff Hydro Stables on Tuesday 19th June with a training day offered on Monday 18th June. The training is a refresher which will take you through the necessary practical and theory but before attending, candidates should have gone through the syllabus and be up to speed. The training day is a final polish.
Application forms can be downloaded from the TRSS website and for further information please contact the office on 01567 820909 or email

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