It’s New Year’s Day, and you look ahead to a shiny new year setting yourself and your horse new goals, hopeful for a successful year. You keep battling those tough, three months left of winter; the endless mud, long days with less daylight riding hours and my gosh didn’t it rain! But you’ve made it and show season is in sight until bam, COVID-19 hits, something none of us expected.
Now, us horse owners are a resourceful lot, we’re tough as old boots and know how to find the best in every situation. We’re now 3 months into the pandemic and the new...
Rider Success Podcast Episode #8 - Show Notes
In today's episode I'll be talking to Georgia Gardner, an incredible young rider who tells us about her struggles with mental health as a child, and how today she competes and rides whilst coping with chronic fatigue and with long term pain conditions. She is an inspiration to us all, and her story is especially important to hear for anyone who may have their own mental or physical health problems. She tells us about her journey with horse, Junior, how their struggles mirrored one another and how her relationship with this special horse...
Podcast show notes episode #5
We met up with side saddle and showing rider, instructor and judge, Penny Clarke to talk about her journey to Horse of the Year Show with her stunning show horse Blue.
Penny tells us about how she started riding. Her family moved to a house backing onto a riding stable when she was just 18 months old, and from that age onward she was very focused on the ponies behind their house and having persuaded her parents to let her have riding lessons, she started riding at the age of five.
At that particular time, you were unable to have riding...
Podcast Notes Episode #4
Today, I would like to welcome to the podcast Bea Simpson. Bea is an equestrian coach and trainer with a background in leadership and management development. Her passion is helping people and horses to become the very best version of themselves. Bea runs Spirit in Stirrups and trains and coaches, as well as facilitating equine assisted learning.
Bea shares her story about a very special horse called Skye. Skye taught Bea so many lessons in their time together and this is their story. Bea was busy coaching and training others and not really thinking about...
Podcast show notes episode #3
In today’s episode we meet Osteopath and Endurance rider Georgina Bull. Georgina has groomed as crew in the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, and as an Osteopath has worked with the Elite Endurance Team In 2012 and 2013 supporting and treating riders throughout their training and competition.
Georgina talks to us about Endurance, but also her own struggles over the years mentally with confidence issues as well as physically with chronic fatigue and physical pain.
Georgina tells us how ‘Endurance is a wonderful test between you and...
In the first of our series, 'something different' we will be looking at more unusual and exciting riding disciplines. Meet Emily Massey, a 26 year old Riding Coach at Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre in the Lake District who is also a horseback archer.
"I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember, although I grew up in a family who are not too fond of them! My first experiences riding ponies were riding my friend’s ponies, I basically learnt to ride on the roads around our village. I didn’t have my first lesson until I could already walk,...
In the equestrian world, Penny is best known for her successes in the sphere of side-saddle and top level showing. However, over the years, she has competed in virtually all equestrian disciplines
'I started riding at a very young age having pleaded with my parents to let me go to the riding school that our garden backed onto and from the outset I was hooked!' Penny explains. 'In the early days, I used to go for a weekly lesson at the riding school, which quickly became the highlight of my week.'
As her riding progressed and it became clear to her parents that it was not a passing hobby....
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