Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series

Welcome to the Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series, a unique scheme designed to help and support event riders riders facing the significant challenges of moving into the higher ranks of eventing. 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. Find out more about Gill and Lizzel here!

Gill Watson Coach Profile

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Lizzel Winter Coach Profile

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What is the Keyflow Bridging the Gap Training Series (BTG)?

Keyflow BTG is designed for riders aged 18 or over, who are competing at British Eventing 3* or Advanced, or working towards a more established 4* level.

Run by Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter, the series is comprised of training days and two-day camps at various venues. These primarily include individual flatwork sessions and group or individual jumping, as well as providing an excellent opportunity for riders to meet others who are sharing the same journey.

There may also be the opportunity for BTG participants to seek guidance from Gill or Lizzel at a few select events in the form of advice or course walks.

In addition, we at Keyflow have an extensive connection with the eventing world and our qualified team is here to help and support you with advice on feeding your horses. We also have some exciting ideas and treats in store, which will be announced as we move through 2022.

To keep updated with any Bridging the Gap news head over to our Facebook page linked below.

https://www.facebook.com/Bridgingthegaptraining

Who can apply?

Applicants must be aged 18 or over and competing at BE 3* or Advanced, or working towards an established 4* level: this must be reflected in the horse(s) brought to training days.

Where can I train with BTG?

You can book onto our clinics / training dates by contacting Gill Watson (contact details below). For any more information or to check your eligibility please contact either Gill or Lizzel.

Bridging the Gap 2022

The 2021 Bridging the Gap season has now come to a successful end. Lots of riders have taken advantage of the training on offer, towards competing at Advanced, 3* and 4* levels, and have had good competitive results, which they have attributed in part to this training. Dates for 2022 training are currently being organised to start at the end of January and will be available shortly – watch this space!

2022 dates:

January 21st at Wellington RG27 0LJ

  • Dressage and Show Jumping with Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter
  • £110 per horse

February 17th-18th at Wellington RG27 0LJ

  • Dressage (test riding) and Show Jumping course practice with Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter
  • £110 per horse, per day

March 3rd at Tweseldown

  • XC schooling with Lizzel Winter
  • Riders to pay course hire + £35 per horse training fee

March 8th at Dassett Eventing, Avon Dassett, Southam, CV47 2AA

  • Dressage and Show Jumping with Gill Watson
  • £110 per horse

March 17th at Oakingham Stud, Uplands Stables, Downs Road, Newbury, RG20 6RE

  • Dressage and Show Jumping with Gill Watson
  • £110 per horse

April 6th at Low Woods, Stathern, LE14 4EP

  • Dressage AM with Gill Watson – £60 per horse
  • Vale View XC schooling PM with Emilie Chandler – riders pay course hire + £35 per horse training fee

April 13th at Wellington, RG27 0LJ

  • Dressage and Show Jumping with Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter AM – £60 per horse
  • Tweseldown XC with Lizzel Winter PM – riders pay course hire + £35 training fee

April 19th at Hunters Gate, Middlewich, Cheshire

  • Dressage and Show Jumping
  • £110 per horse

April 20th at Rosamund Green, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4JG

  • XC schooling with Lizzel Winter
  • Riders to pay course hire + £35 training fee

June 22nd&23rd at Attington, OX9 7BY

  • Test preparation and test riding with judge
  • Show jumping, warm up techniques, course riding with Gill Watson and Lizzel Winter
  • Guest speaker
  • £110 per horse per day

To book onto one of our training dates please fill out the form below. If you have any queries please contact Gill Watson on 07860 533357 or gill.watson@fbhs.co.uk

Please note places on our clinics are secured by payment being made, bank details can be seen below:

Bridging the Gap, 30-98-97, 34439763 – please use the date of the course as the reference.