Nuno Cavaco provides International clinics in
- Classical Dressage
- In hand work
Although we happily provide regular clinics with mixed and changing groups regular clients and new ones. It is also our aim to create groups of students that want to have an ongoing learning experience with regular clinics and maybe even a yearly visit to Portugal to train with us in the Portuguese sunshine.
“We believe this way we can give you the best possible opportunity to develop you and your horse’s skills”
To ensure that students receive a quality experience and keep up the learning between clinics we can provide ongoing live Skype training and video reviews.
If you are interested to host and promote a Dressage Clinic with Nuno Cavaco
We are more than happy to support you through the process.
- We can promote your clinic through our networks, website and social media.
- Design your marketing poster and fliers (you do the printing)
Manage the payments online
How to organise your clinic –
We recommend that you organise the event at an indoor arena with a good surface and with dimensions no less than 20 by 40 metres – we can work in smaller arenas but for your clients satisfaction and the opportunity to work many different dressage exercises you need a good size space. The ideal is 20 by 60 metres as then the more advanced riders can practice dressage tests.
If your clients are coming from many different arenas you may need local stabling available.
- Catering facilities recommended especially drinks
- Bathrooms essential
- Good parking and turning spaces for trailers and lorries
- Viewing arena – there are two ways to consider this aspect you can offer tickets for spectators however we do think if you do this it is not giving your lesson students much privacy it is important to bare in mind they have paid for a private lesson.
A better option can be to offer an early evening demonstration with a questions and answers session or a public clinic with some riders happy to be the students in front of an audience.
The equestrian centre must carry full insurance and have a good safety policy.
All student are required to wear safety helmets and correct riding footwear. Nuno will sometimes rides horses but this is entirely at his discretion and not considered as part of the contract agreement.
- Payment for Lessons
- Lessons are charged at the agreed price per hour and not more than 9 students per day. If it is a weekend course then price is as agree for the weekend.
- All booked participants must have paid before the clinic. 50% paid on booking and the balance 4 weeks before the event.
Cancellations – If a clinic within 4 weeks of the event the deposit is retained. Later than 4 weeks the whole amount is retained.
Nuno Cavaco Clinic UK
We learnt about Nuno Cavaco coming to England through a post from Stoneleigh Riding Club over two years ago. We booked straight away for a series of lessons over three days, as both Vanessa and I are keen followers of both the Portuguese and Spainish Riding School way of training. We were absolutely delighted that Nuno revealed what Carlos – our Danish Warmblood – was capable of. Much to our delight flying changes, half passes, shoulder in and collection suddenly became a goal for us to achieve on a horse that has turned out to be a wonderful schoolmaster. We have since been to two more three day sessions with Nuno and horse, rider and trainer have learnt and improved by leaps and bounds. Thank you Nuno.
Clinic Trainer’s Requirements
Flight, accommodation and meals – `We recommend early bookings to obtain best flight prices. Flight costs can be spread by having two clinics in same country when your contact to book we will look to see if we can match groups.
Clinic minimum two days 9 lessons per day within Europe for further distances such as USA, Australia, Canada the minimum is 10 days.
Lesson prices are according to location.
For further information and to discuss a clinic plan contact us
LIVE ONLINE COACHING VIA SKYPE
We can schedule a time with you and Nuno can lead an online lesson with you – these sessions can be extremely helpful and flexible – it means you are not waiting too long between clinics. You can work on any problems you are having.
one hour online lessons – you need
- A mobile phone or tablet
- Good wifi connection
- A set of wireless headphones
- A friend to hold the phone or tablet
Price is 80 euros per lesson, please warm up your horse before the lesson begins. A course of 10 lessons is 750 euros. Bookings and payment are made through our shop BOOK SKYPE LESSONS
Video feed back – send us your video link and we offer a written feedback
Price – 45 euros
Trips to Portugal
Your group trip to Portugal – a long weekend or weeks training on Lusitanos which also includes a stud visit, fado night and Portuguese riding school or Luis Valenca. Self catering or hotel to suit budget. Price confirmed depending on length of stay and accommodation.
Behaviour and equine well fare – if the student behaves in an inappropriate manner towards the organiser, clinic teacher, other students or their horse then the clinic teacher and course organiser are within their rights to ask the student to retire from the course.
If the horse is showing signs of ill health or lameness or aggression that is potentially endangering others the owner will be asked to remove the horse.
Credits: header image by Lena Saugen and other images apart from outside image from rider.
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