Members Introduction to Franklin Balls Techniques with Kimberley Smith (Going Ahead)

Show Date
Sun, Mar 3, 2024
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Starting Times:

From 10.00 am 

Class 1
Training Clinic    
Entry Fee:
Member Fee:
Sessions from 10.30 - 15.30

Show Secretary: Bookham Riding Club

Thornet Wood, Effingham, Surrey
Map Link: Thornet Wood

Show Information
Franklin balls are plastic balls of different shapes designed by Eric Franklin, a Swiss dancer and founder of the Franklin method. The method and balls were first used in dancing and later in all sorts of activities. They have now become increasingly popular for horse riding. Groen Equestrian uses Franklin balls to help riders improve their position and riding skills. When using the Franklin balls, a rider can become aware of tensions in their body. The Franklin balls can also help the rider to resolve these tensions. When a rider has issues with asymmetry (which nearly everybody has), using Franklin balls can help to straighten the rider's position.
Paired sessions with Kimberley Smith a fully Franklin Ball Certified trainer in conjunction with Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery

Times/Groups to be confirmed from 10.00 am.  These are paired sessions.

Suitable for green, novice horses and riders as well as more established.

Please state any time restrictions when signing up together with anyone you are travelling with (ie to group together).


Payment Details & Event Fees

Entries in advance only. You can enter using our Secure Online Entry System. Payment is secure and it goes directly to BRC.
You will receive an email confirmation of your class entry and payment.

Groups of 2 members price £22 pp - 

Terms & Conditions

• Competitions are run in accordance with British Riding Club rules • All ridden horses and ponies must be 4 years of age or over • No entry will be refunded after the closing date except on production of a medical or veterinary certificate • The judge’s decision is final and any objections must be made in writing within 15 minutes of the incident and accompanied by a £15.00 deposit, which will be refunded if the objection is sustained • It is a condition of entry that no responsibility will be accepted by the organisers, their representatives or helpers for any loss or damage to spectators, competitors, their horses, grooms, friends or property under any circumstances whatsoever • Bookham Riding Club reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry without disclosing a reason or to alter, split, amalgamate or cancel classes if found to be necessary • It is the responsibility of all competitors to present themselves in time for the classes in which they are entered • Horses must NOT be left tied to unattended vehicles • All dogs must be kept on a lead on the showground at all times • NO BICYCLES to be ridden on showground • Prizes and/or rosettes may be withheld if there are insufficient entries in a class • Protective headgear, properly secured, must be worn at all times when mounted. Hats BSI Kitemark of standard EN1384 (1996), BSEN 1384(1997)*; PAS015 (1998 or 2011); SEI mark ASTM F1163 (2004a); SNELL E2001 with official SNELL label and number; SAI Global Mark AS/NZS 3838 (2006). Skullcap hats must be worn with a silk. Full details of acceptable headwear are available at • * NOTE: New hat ruling effective 1/1/16 – Hats only meeting standard for EN1384 or BSEN1384 and other standards will NOT be acceptable • All competitors must wear correct riding dress. Body protectors are recommended and are compulsory for some events • From 1 January 2018, we will not be accepting Beta Level 3 Body Protectors with a 2000 label. All labels will need to be 2009 onwards. • As a precautionary measure, the wearing of helmet or body cameras at all Bookham RC events is prohibited. • It is the responsibility of all participants to clear up their rubbish and debris and leave the showground fit for grazing. Please do not muck out your horsebox/trailer on the showground

The organisers of these shows have taken reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey instructions of the organiser and all the officials and stewards.


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