Stubbing Court Training Ltd (SCT)’s determination to encourage and inspire its apprentices and employers to strive for the highest possible standards in the world of equestrianism was demonstrated in the latest of its exclusive Masterclass series.
Leading international showjumper Matthew Sampson spent a busy day at Parklands EC, Sheffield on 20 November coaching SCT apprentices and employers and giving them valuable insights on all aspects of training and riding.
SCT works throughout the horse industry to provide world-class training for young people through the apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships, a system of training which the government is keen to expand, enable young people to gain real, practical skills by “learning while they work”, which are much-desired in the equine industry. They also earn a wage and gain widely respected qualifications at the same time.
SCT has run an acclaimed programme of Masterclasses with illustrious figures from the equestrian world since 2002.
These include British eventing team manager Yogi Breisner, Olympic eventer Mark Kyle, and Michael Whitaker, one of the world’s most famous and respected showjumpers.
Matthew Sampson has long been a supporter of SCT’s apprenticeships, and said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for keen young people to learn practical skills that will make them very employable in the future.
“It was great to see new people coming for training at this Masterclass, and also to see improvement in people who have attended previous SCT Masterclasses with me.”
One Masterclass attendee commented: “This is a wonderful learning opportunity for apprentices. The Masterclass was very well-organised and offered a really high standard of teaching in a great venue – I would encourage any apprentice or employer to take up the opportunity to attend one.”
For more information on SCT’s Apprenticeships, visit www.stubbingcourttraining.com. The next Masterclass will take place on 4 January with Yogi Breisner.