I recently gave a talk at Headley Heath Riders Association on ‘Sports Psychology Through the Eyes of an Equestrian Coach and Rider’. This well attended event was a great opportunity to share information and ideas on this important and often overlooked area. I was delighted to see a mix of competitors and leisure riders who were all keen to improve their outlook and performance with their horses and achieve their goals.[Read more…] about Sports Psychology Talk Well Recieved
I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be moving to a beautiful new yard on the 25th April where I will be providing training and coaching sessions in a high quality outdoor arena. Heathers Farm, in The Haven, near Horsham, West Sussex, will also be home to my liveried horses.
We had a fantastic first visit from elite equestrian physio Andy Thomas from Event Physio on March 23rd. Andy did unmounted assessments using his TESTT method for 10 riders, helping correct muscle activity imbalances and leaving everyone with exercises to do to help achieve greater symmetry. The event also allowed attendees to have a sneaky peak at my future base in The Haven, nr Rudgwick! We are all looking forward to his next visit on May 21stwhere he’ll be offering both initial rider assessments and follow up treatment sessions for those who’ve already been assessed. Due to popular demand, there are waiting list spaces only – contact me via messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list or to join the list for his next visit.[Read more…] about Achieving Greater Symmetry
I’ve recently completed a three-day residential module with performance psychology specialists, Centre 10, that was the start of a six-month Applied Psychology for Equestrian Coaches (APEC) ‘Gold’ course. I chose to undertake APEC Gold as it develops equestrian coaches like me in applied performance psychology, using an accredited, scientifically-underpinned solution. This will enable me to enhance my psychology skills with my riders and help them improve their performance either at competition or in the school.[Read more…] about Using Mind Power to Improve Performance
I’m holding a demo at Cranleigh RDA on April 6th, 2 – 4.30pm where I’ll be bringing a number of horses to work. I’ll be showing the German training scales and how they can be applied to benefit horses of all sorts of different breeds, ages, disciplines and levels. I will ride a few horses and some of my clients will also ride so the audience can see how different horse and rider combinations can work. The aim is for everyone attending to leave with something to take away and work on themselves.[Read more…] about Riding Demonstration to Raise Funds for Cranleigh RDA
Laura Edwards was the lucky winner of my recent simulator lesson competition and enjoyed a half hour session with me earlier this month. A lifelong rider who has owned horses for 15 years, Laura had previously had a brief demo on a simulator at Your Horse Live and had seen social media posts about simulator lessons and thought it looked interesting. But the question remained; how beneficial and realistic would a simulator be? Following her lesson with me, Laura has now experienced first hand the many benefits of a simulator lesson and feels it has made a real difference to her riding for both now and in the future.[Read more…] about Competition Winner Impressed by Benefits of a Simulator Lesson
I’m delighted to be hosting elite equestrian physio Andy Thomas on March 23rd for an off-horse rider assessment and treatment clinic. 1:1 sessions are 45 minutes long and all ages levels and disciplines of riding are welcome. Location is Horsham area (venue tbc) and the day runs from 08:00-16:30. Due to popular demand, there are waiting list spaces only – contact me on email@example.com to get on the waiting list or to join the list for his next visit on 21st May. Future dates to be announced soon where there will be the option of initial and follow up treatment sessions.
Sarah Sjoholm-Patience gave a dressage demonstration at the Epsom Riding for the Disabled Group on Saturday 10th November, which raised over £1,000 for the charity. Demonstrating dressage training with a young horse through to advanced medium, the event attracted over 60 spectators. The charity provides disabled people with the opportunity to ride and benefit both their health and wellbeing.