Training 27th June (MA/PTV) in Macroom
Our second training event took place in Macroom. It was our first training session on MA and PTV. Riders arrived at half 10, setting off on a course walk with the Chef de Piste – Adele – while the finishing touches were being put on the MA and PTV. On the agenda for the PTV training were the 4 new (Non-Championship) PTV obstacles: Ticket Punch, One Handed Figure of 8 (marked on style), One Handed Corridor, One Handed Slalom. Split into two groups, Frances took one group through PTV obstacles, while Bastian took the second group through the MA. While atop their noble steeds, both groups were lectured in the theory for both sections and then moved on to the practical side. Once both groups had run through their respective trainings, the groups then swapped. Elaine taking over for Frances – allowing her to take part in the MA training with Bastian. After a quick spot of lunch, stewards for the PTV were organised and sent to their posts. The riders for group 1 (individually) then rode the PTV course practicing all the obstacles including the 4 new obstacles at the end to finish off, once all group 1 riders had completed the course they then swapped with some of the stewards who belonged to group 2. Some opted for a second round and took off again for their second go at the end of their respective groups. After a great day of training and magnificent weather, the obstacles were taken down and everyone headed home happy from a good day of training full of insightful learning.
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