Level 2 Courses and Camps 2024


Level 2 courses

29th - 30th June - Dodderhill E.C. WR90BE - sold out

 8th - 10th October Level 2/ Level 3  Dodderhill E.C. WR9 0BE - spaces


Level 2 summer Camps 

Click on the links below for more info on these courses

7th - 10th May Level 2/ Level 3 Summer camp - Cotgreave Farm. DE7 6DA

14th - 17th May L2/L3/L4 Ride with Rach camp - Cotgreave Farm. DE7 6DA



A Level 2 course will help you to become a fun, provocative horseman on the ground. Learn how to make 'training' a game for your horse.


Freestyle riding will also be introduced. Improving your seat connection, communication of the basic rein and leg aids and teaching you & your horse rhythm & relaxation on a loose rein. The basic building blocks for everything you wish to do ridden.


Course content will vary depending on your horse and your experience & confidence, but can cover the following....

Online skills


- Learn to how to turn 'training' into a game.

- Turn common challenges such as the trailer, jumps, water etc into fun play obstacles that your horse will seek.

- Improve your feel & timing creating softer communication.

- Learn to help your horse engage their mind and body in a more positive way.

- Identify your horse's horsenality and learn how to get the best from them.

- Create confidence in your horse using specific exercises, obstacles and differing environments.

- Teach your horse how to bring their energy up and back down again as you ask. Teach them to relax and rest when not doing anything.

- Teach your horse to find rhythm and relaxation as their responsibility in walk & trot.

Freestyle Riding skills


- Learn natural riding dynamics to improve your position, seat connection and communication in the saddle.

- Learn the basic rein positions :-

Lateral Flexion (to laterally flex the horse and yield to a stop for safety)

Indirect Rein (to yield hind quarters)

Direct Rein (to yield the fore quarters)

- Ride a soft responsive back up and sideways.

- Learn a partial disengagement to soften the ribs and reconnect your horse for safety and control.

-Learn the basic ridden patterns to improve focus and create soft yields.

- Teach your horse to maintain rhythm and relaxation on a loose rein as their responsibility.

"Thank you for an inspirational weekend. Dave was a superstar and I have learned so much about him and so much to progress forward for both of us. A lovely weekend shared with lovely people and horses and thank goodness the weather held off 😊" -  Sarah Turley 2019

"Hi Rachael thank you for a brilliant weekend . It was everything I and Cadiz needed and more . Lots of chewing and licking for me. Lots to work on and practice. Surprised I’m not aching but loved it. Looking what next for next year thx again teaching is clearly what you love 🐴😀"- Lesley Meadows Sept 2018

"Thank you Rachael Shawyer for the clinic on Sunday, the changes made with William are immense, he went so amazingly well today, Al Fradley thought he was awesome and I can't wait until I come to another clinic with you." - Kim Cox


"Many thanks to Rachael Shawyer for a fantastic Level 2 clinic this weekend. With your help and positivity Milo and I are finally starting our journey towards a partnership I never would have thought possible back in April!! Thank you xx" - Sarah Kearney

 "Feeling inspired after spending a weekend watching these lovely people and their horses making amazing progress with their partnerships." - Maria Langridge, Facebook comment, Sept 18

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Level 2 courses and Camps

Each item is individually priced, use the scroll down list to select your course. Course price includes tuition and horse board and courses at Dodderhill E.C. also include all meals.

A non refundable deposit is needed to book your place.

Spectator tickets available, please email to book.


  • Spaces Available

When you book a course we will send you an information and logistics form to help you plan your stay. This contains course timings, what to bring for you and your horse, directions to find us and a list of local accommodation.


If you would like me to send you this form before you book so that you can work out options please just send me a quick email to rachaelshawyer@gmail.com asking for a Cotgreave Farm courses logistics form.