As well as helping you develop excellence in your life, I have followed a lifelong passion for horses as a Trainer. I have worked with riders/owners from complete beginners through to those competing at national level, including two youngsters selected for the Under 18s British Eventing Team.
British Horse Society Registered Coach
I am a registered Accredited Professional Coach with the British Horse Society as a Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship with Stage 4 Teach, a UKCC Level 2 Coach, and a Level 1 Centred Riding Instructor (Sally Swift). My work has included several British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools registered riding schools, and Pony Club, helping clients work towards certificates and exams, including the British Horse Society Stages and the Challenge Awards. Holding a Diploma in Equine Psychology, aligned to the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, and the International Association of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Coaching, I am able to focus on the development of the partnership between horse and rider too, ensuring that both see success in their work. I am known in the industry for my compassionate approach and my belief that all horse/rider partnerships deserve to be able to work together well, whether you compete at a high level in dressage, or love hacking.
An experienced personal development coach, I offer interactive learning with training adapted to your learning style. It’s important to me that horses and riders take a wholisitic approach, taking into account the horse and rider’s physical and mental development, including ground work. Making extensive use of NLP, I enjoy helping riders easily and quickly develop their potential.
Known as a confidence giver, I’ve seen many clients smoothly overcome learning blocks to go on and succeed in their riding, with the benefits of improved self esteem spilling over into life outside of horses. This usually begin with a dismounted session to address any specific issues, often followed by a ridden session to put the solutions into practice.
Have a look at these great tips for overcoming the five most common confidence drainers for riders; and this is some of the feedback clients have written
‘I achieved my objective – I got onto a horse I’d never been on before and within half an hour I was cantering on her, completely happy, no nerves. SUCCESS”
‘You’re my guardian angel, helping me feel more confident and like I CAN do things’
Rider Development Programme…
You might also be interested in the unique, fun, four week Rider Development Programme, each session looking at a different aspect of rider development. This covers equine psychology, human psychology and rider balance and awareness.
Comments about the Programme already include;
‘Brilliant workshop – well paced and clear. Well facilitated exercises and fun!’
‘Really good to do live experience of techniques, including relaxation.’
‘Fantastic session – so much to take away’
‘All riders should experience this – so much to learn.’