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Saddle fitting lectures

Owners and riders of horses are invited to learn about saddle fitting during two lectures and a riding demonstration to take place at the Pinetrees Riding Centre on April 11.

Dean Woodward and Gini Mortimore, saddle fitters from the UK, will be focusing on the proper fit of a saddle for the horse and the rider aimed at giving optimum performance for both, while there will be an introduction to the session from Annemijn Drupsteen, a physiotherapist for humans and horses.

Organisers hope that the session will provide information and techniques that owners and riders should be aware of when assessing the fit of their own saddle and the risks associated with poor fitting saddles to the health and wellbeing of horses with the riding demonstration featuring Pru Clayton-Mead of Equus Ourique.

The demonstration will be taking place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in English with translations available.  Participation costs €10 per person with proceeds donated to the Welfare Fund of the Algarve Riding Club.

For further information or to book one of the limited spaces, please call 913 203 610.