It’s often said that from little seeds big acorns grow and it takes only a quick look at the number of Junior Academies sprouting up all over the country to see what a success story this exciting initiative is.
The Academy aims to provide progressive coaching rather than one off training sessions, using experienced British Showjumping Coaches, to significantly improve the riding skills and horse knowledge of the pony membership in order to make them more competitive in the sport of show jumping. It also opens the door for junior and young riders of all standards and experience, combining solid training and encouragement with camaraderie and a sense of teamwork.
We have Junior Academies based all over the UK which run training sessions on a regular basis, you can attend any academy even if you are not based in that specific area, as long as you are happy to travel.
Throughout the Junior Academies you also get the chance to compete against other teams in an inter-academy competition which is run on an annual basis, you will find details relating to this through your lead coach, or alternativley keep an eye on the dates and venues section of the website.
As a Junior Academy Member you also get the chance to become a NAF Shining Star, Nominations are made via your Lead Coach, which gives you the chance to recieve NAF Products and Merchandise and appear on British Showjumping website and within the bi-monthly magazine.
”The group environment of being coached and watching others being coached (doing and seeing) is invaluable.” Junior & Young Chef d'Equipe Corinne Bracken
Training Academies – Your questions answered