Coaching riders of all levels and across all disciplines, from beginners to riding club and high level competitors, Sarah is passionate about getting the best out of the combination placed before her.
So what’s actually different?
At the heart of her coaching is Sarah’s ability to help riders achieve a consciousness of their position and consistency of aids. The result is simple: improved rider control and confidence and an ability to truly school, train and compete horses effectively.
Difficult horses become willing partners, average horses stand out from the crowd and, well you can guess what happens when the true talent of a fantastic horse is unlocked.
The way it works
Sarah works with riders to set out ambitions from the start and then goals for along the way. Working through classical training scales, Sarah always makes sure riders have something to be working towards.
Key to Sarah’s methods is making sure that riders not only know how to successfully ride movements, but also that they know how to correct things should it go wrong.
Sarah takes a problem solving approach to her coaching and is happy working with any type of horse, from complicated ex-racehorses to highly strung competition horses and of course those horses that need much more encouragement to expend energy!
Knowing how much goes on from out of the saddle to create a healthy and happy athlete, Sarah also works closely with clients to make sure they fully understand all elements of their horse’s management – respecting each horse’s individual feeding, turn out and daily needs.
Are you struggling with the basics or unable to perform more advanced movements accurately and consistently?
Sarah’s style will improve your control and confidence by improving your position and ability to apply the aids clearly and effectively. To ensure that you take home what you’ve learnt she links her methods to the Classical Scales of Training- giving you a clear structure to support your progress when you ride alone.
Are you confident that you know what to do when things start to go wrong?
Key to Sarah’s success as a trainer is ensuring that you not only know how to ride the movements, but also how to correct mistakes when things inevitably go wrong.
What do I expect from the training?
After an initial ridden assessment, Sarah will agree development areas and goals with you to ensure that you progress towards your goals. Using the UKCC structure as a basis, you will be clearer about exactly what you want and need to achieve and indeed be able to measure your improvement as you develop. At each session you will get Sarah’s full attention- she’s very serious about really supporting you and helping you improve.
The UKCC structure includes technical skills, tactical skills, physical training and mental skills.
For those wishing to or are already successfully competing, Sarah will work to develop competition strategies and can provide coaching at competitions.
How can I improve my Competition performance and scores?
Sarah is a certified Equine Canada Competition Coach and has a strong interest in Sports Psychology. We all know competing is not just about riding but also the additional mental pressure on both the rider and horse. As well as improving your technical abilities and your horse’s way of going, she can help you with nerves and tactical skills that you can use to show off your hard work when under pressure.