Growing For SkillHORSE
only two months to go till the inaugural SkillHORSE, support from
the equine industry is growing. Fibresand UK Ltd. is kindly providing
the surface for the Main Arena, which will play host to the SkillHORSE
competitions over the four days, culminating in the Final on the
last day. In addition there will be top class displays interspersed
between these competitions to entertain the 80,000 visitors expected
to SkillCity, The Skills Show at Salford Quays in Manchester 13
- 16 November 2002. The vast majority of visitors will be young
people coming to learn more about their potential future careers.
Stark, the Patron of SkillHORSE will be sharing his eventing skills
and in addition dressage champion Richard Davison and the ever inspiring
show jumper Tim stockdale will be imparting their winning techniques
to the crowd. There will also be displays from the King's Troop
RHA and demonstrations from the myriad of disciplines from the equine
world such as vaulting, horseball, polocrosse and polo.
Court Combined Training Group initiated this competition with the
help of UK Skills and the Learning and Skills Council, with the
Derby College providing the £1000 training bursary to the
Manor College and Walsall College have also shown their support
to SkillHORSE and will be demonstrating saddle making on their stand
to those interested in going into the saddlery business and the
Worshipful Company of farriers will have farriers on their stand
and will outline the process of shoeing a horse.
to SkillHORSE will also have the opportunity to have a go at many
activities throughout the four days, with horses available to practice
and learn new skills such as grooming, bandaging, tack fitting and
simple first aid. The British Racing School in association with
The Northern Racing College are providing a racing simulator so
budding jockeys can try their hand at racing.
will be the largest and most exciting gathering of skills in Europe.
Organised by UK Skills and The Prince's Trust it aims to inspire
and motivate young people by demonstrating opportunities for their
future careers whilst also acting as a showcase of the UK's skills
to the rest of the world There will also be numerous media, sporting
and political figures in attendance over the four days. Over 100
different industries will be represented. Visit the website at www.skillcity.org
for more up-to-date information about SkillCity.