2021 sees the launch of our new partnership with Grove House Stables to create the Hill House School Equestrian Centre, using their years of experience and expertise to deliver an exciting equestrian opportunity to Hill House pupils.
This partnership allows Hill House pupils to access the incredible facilities and extensive experience of Grove House Stables in Misterton, Nottinghamshire.
Founder of Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre, Andrew Stennett, a qualified teacher of further education specialising in Equestrian Learning and Development as well as a British Equestrian Federation Elite Recreational coach and UKCC Level 4 Coach, was keen to link up with a leading education provider in the area.
Andrew said, “This is a very exciting time for us as we approach our 30th year as an equestrian centre. It is wonderful to bring our years of knowledge and experience and share them with the pupils of Hill House. We have lots of exciting projects planned for the future!”
The BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH HORSES
Andrew believes the most effective thing we can do is help young people to develop their key life skills; resilience and coping mechanisms that they will need to succeed in education, employment, and ultimately adult life.
The team at Grove House Stables passionately believes that horses have a remarkable role to play in impacting on young people’s lives . The equestrian environment provides a powerful way of inspiring young people to connect, improve well-being and become productive members of society through a culture that provides routine, structure, and the natural development of life skills.
Equestrian activities are educational and character-building programmes that use a flexible framework of activity. This will develop vital life skills that are required by the young person to succeed in education, employment and adult life. These include communication, confidence, responsibility, relationships, teamwork, and personal achievement. With the horse at the core of the learning environment, young people develop a variety of life skills ranging from everyday communication through to teamwork and understanding responsibility. Horses respond to clear and effective communication and can teach us this without even knowing we are studying them. They bestow on us the gift of confidence and self-esteem, deepening our self-awareness and allowing us to find direction in life.
“No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle” - Winston Churchill
The project includes three different optional activities and offers something for every ability.
After School Activity
Games Afternoon Activity
Hill House School Equestrian Team