Our dressage lessons take place at manege Sonniushof.
In the winter these lessons always take place in the inside arena, and considering that the stables at located just by the Sonse Heide we often go on an outride during the summer. Although there are separate jumping lessons, occasionally we do a jump or cavalleti during the lessons. This ensures that we have exciting and varied lessons. At the stables you ride the same horse every week, this means you really get to know the horse well and work on improving together. However, if you want to ride different horses this is also a possibility, although perhaps not every week.
ESRV Concorde has special dressage lessons where mainly members ride in. For these lessons, a van from the studentensportcentrum
is rented so that if you ride in one of these lessons you do not have to provide your own transport. This also makes it easier to make friends and have a good social time. Although horse riding is generally an individual sport, it is also a fun social activity for many Concorde members. Often after the lesson we have a drink and a chat. If the times of the lessons are not convenient for you, it is also possible to ride at another time or day, however then you have to provide your own transport and there is less opportunity to get to know other members. The following times are available for dressage lessons:
|Type of lesson||Day||Time|
|Half-advanced||Tuesday||20.00 – 21.00 pm|
|Advanced||Tuesday||21.00 – 22.00 pm|
|Advanced||Wednesday||19.00 – 20.00 pm|
|Half-advanced||Wednesday||20.00 – 21.00 pm|
When you ride with ESRV Concorde you can buy a lesson card for ten lessons of an hour for 135 euro. This has to be used within 12 weeks. If you can not make it, you have to call or email (email@example.com )the stables 24 hours in advance to let them know, or you can also catch up your lesson at another time. As a student you are subsidised with riding. When your card is you will be payed back 35 euro, so you actually only pay 10 euro per lesson.
As we already mentioned earlier, transport is arranged for the Concorde lessons. The van leaves approximately an hour before the lesson begins. Members who do not have their own transport can have a weekly spot in the van. Transport with the van costs 1.00 euro per day you use it. If you can’t make it to the lesson and will not need transport, it is essential that you send an email at least 24 hours in advance. If you are too late or forgot to sign out via email firstname.lastname@example.org , a fee of 2.50 euros will be charged.
Clothes during the lessons
To take part in the lessons, there are a number of regulations concerning clothing which have been put in place for your own safety. It is mandatory to wear a hard hat that is according to the European norm EN 1384. It is also mandatory to ride with riding boots or chaps and good riding shoes. Sports shoes or other shoes with laces are not allowed. Members can also use caps or chaps from ESRV Concorde if they forget these, although they have to pay a small fee for this. It is furthermore not allowed to wear loose clothing or scarfs. Ladies are also reminded not to wear tops with too large neck lines and remove any large jewellery.