Welcome to the Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series, a unique scheme designed to help and support event riders facing the significant challenges of moving into the higher ranks of eventing.

The Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series has been designed for riders aiming at Advanced or 3 star events, or working towards becoming a more established 4 star rider. The Pathway Series has been designed for riders aiming at Intermediate or 2 star events. Keep up to date with all the action on the Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series Facebook page.

Here at Keyflow we are delighted to give our backing to esteemed coaches, Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter, who have devised and run the series working tirelessly to help riders achieve their goals.

Lizzel Winter

Lizzel Winter, Fellow of the BHS, has worked with the British Eventing Junior Championship Team from 2005-2010, helping the team win 10 medals 5 of which were gold. In 2011 Lizzel became the Training and Education Coordinator for British Eventing working to develop coaches and training across the sport. Lizzel also helped set up the Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series alongside Gill Watson. From 2011 to 2019 she took over as coach and manager for the Portuguese youth squads at European Championship Level. In 2018 Lizzel was appointed as Chef d'Equipe and National Coach for the senior Finnish Eventing squad building towards the Tokyo and Paris Olympic Games and works privately with many riders from 2 - 5*. Lizzel also has had her own successful competition career eventing up to 5*, producing and competing up to Grand Prix level dressage and showjumping on the national county circuit to 1.50 level. She is an international dressage judge and eventing ground jury member.

Gill Watson

Gill trains horses and riders for eventing levels, from Pony Club to 5*.  Throughout the years she has trained Juniors and Young Riders for European Eventing Championships, winning over 100 medals, and continues training riders at the highest level. She is passionate about the correct way of going, and laying foundations so moving on from one level to another becomes an easier transition. The Bridging The Gap training days are a stepping stone for those who want to raise their game to be prepared for 3* and 4* competitions.

2024 Series Details

15 January 2024

Event: Team Price Open Day

Location: Chedington Indoor, The Grange, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3SH

Cost: By invitation

We are very lucky to have a demonstration day at the base of Tim and Jonelle Price in Dorset. Timetable as follows:

10:30 AM - Welcome and coffee

10:45 AM - Tour of yard and facilities. Discussion around management principles, feeding, fitness, and competition planning.

11:30 AM - Watch some horses in training with discussion around expectations at various times, building to main goal.

1:30 PM - Lunch (sandwiches etc). Keyflow presentation. Discussion and questions.

2:30 PM - Depart

28 January 2024

Series: Bridging the Gap & Pathway

Location: Wellington Riding, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0LJ

Cost: £115 per horse

Gill and Lizzel will have space for 12 riders (8 BTG and 4 Pathway). A waiting list will be kept. Flat work working towards level required for forthcoming competition season (individual sessions) Gymnastic jumping for early season training (small groups).

22-23 February 2024 - FULL (Waiting list for both days)

Series: Bridging the Gap

Location: Wellington Riding, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0LJ

Cost: £115 per horse (per day)

Two day training clinic including preparation for dressage test riding, opportunity to ride a test if required. Show jumping involving course riding.

24 February 2024 - FULL (Waiting list)

Series: Bridging the Gap

Location: Tweseldown XC

Cost: Riders to pay own XC course fee + training fee of £40

Cross country schooling with Lizzel Winter

29 February 2024 - FULL (Waiting list)

Series: Pathway

Location: Attington Stud, Tetsworth OX9 7BY

Cost: £115 per horse

Morning preparation for dressage test riding. Opportunity to ride a test if required. Show jumping involving course riding.

21 March 2024

Series: Bridging the Gap

Location: Cherwell Competition Centre, Hill Farm, Mill Lane, Oxford, OX3 0QG

Cost: £115 per horse

Morning preparation for dressage test riding. Opportunity to ride a test if required. Show jumping involving course riding.

4 April 2024

Series: Bridging the Gap & Pathway

Location: Rosamund Green Farm, BA4 4JG (access only from A37)

Cost: Riders to pay own XC course fee + training fee of £40

Cross country schooling with Lizzel Winter. Small groups suitable for Intermediate and upwards.

16 April 2024

Series: Bridging the Gap

Location: Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester GL7 7JW

Cost: £115 per horse

Morning preparation for dressage test riding. Opportunity to ride a test if required. Show jumping involving course riding.

23 April 2024

Series: Bridging the Gap & Pathway

Location: Aylesford, LE14 3PF

Cost: £115 per horse

Test riding and course jumping.

12-13 June 2024 - Currently Low Entries (must increase by 27 May or will be cancelled)

Series: Bridging the Gap

Location: Wellington Riding, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0LJ

Cost: £115 per horse (per day) *Payment must be made 3 weeks in advance to cover venue hire

Two day training clinic including preparation for dressage test riding, opportunity to ride a test if required. Show jumping involving course riding.

Payment Details

Please note, your place will not be guaranteed until payment has been made (see payment details below). It is ESSENTIAL you fill out the reference with the date of the course you are booking onto into the format 01/02/22.

Lloyds Bank
Bridging the Gap
30-98-97
34439763

How to get involved

Want to apply?

To book onto one of our Keyflow Bridging the Gap or Pathway Training Series dates, please follow the link below.

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