Training And Coaching Specialists Come To Show
Plus your chance to win time in the arena with international equestrian
coach, Mary Wanless
you have a problem with your horse's behaviour, the Southern Equine
and Country Fair at the Royal Bath & West Showground, 25 and
26 October, could well have the solution for you and your horse.
equine training and coaching organisations will be on hand to provide
practical demonstrations and advice to cover most eventualities.
Coaching Clinic aims to help people become the ride they want to
be by removing any negative mental blocks the ride might have and
allowing achievement and personal peak performance to flow out.
basis of the Fizz concept is the Fizz Kit, a DIY coaching manual
that sets riders on the path to understanding the horse/human psychological
relationship. It sets goals, clears any obstacles to achieving those
goals and then works towards them while monitoring progress.
are also coaching clinics, available to any group of riders, and
one-to-one sessions in person, by phone or email.
of focusing on the technical skills of the horse and its rider,
Fizz clinics look at the relationship between the two in an initial
riding session. Afterwards, there are lessons in the classroom to
help work out the issues, before a final session in the saddle to
try out a new found confidence and more relaxed approach.
Perfections has brought conditioned-response training from the United
States to the UK. Principals Kate Penn and Alan Meyer are Europe's
only John Lyons 'Select' Certified Trainers. Combined, the pair
have training and competing experience in eight different disciplines
and have worked in seven different countries. They have competed
nationally and internationally in many activities, from polo to
reining. Kate achieved many Rolex International Dressage wins while
resident in Singapore.
goal of Equine Perfections is not to train the horse but rather
to teach the rider how to obtain the desired results so that this
knowledge can be applied to all horses they might encounter. Kate
and Alan take a no-nonsense approach to horsemanship. There are
no secrets, no games and no magic. Training from the horse's perspective
brings effective results quickly regardless of breed or discipline.
Burleigh Smith, equine gentling specialist, saw a Western riding
demonstration by Bob Mayhew in 1987. He was so impressed that he
took a lesson the following week and became hooked on the simplicity
of the training and the high standards achieved by many in a short
space of time.
main difference between David's equine gentling techniques and those
taught in the traditional English way is that the rider is taught
how to train, rather than how to ride. By paying attention to the
horse, the rider can learn the way they think and react to sounds
and movement, their likes and dislikes, the way they like to be
touched in return to touch us. David will be providing a display
of his skills in the Top Equestrian Arena at the Southern Equine
and Country Fair.
23 years, Mary Wanless' mission has been to reveal the secrets of
great horsemanship to every rider.
lecturer and renowned author, her groundbreaking research and understanding
provide riders with simple pieces of clear information and instructions,
and direct tools for implementing them.
attained her BHSI (British Horse Society Instructor) and BSc in
applied sports coaching, Mary has developed her methodology through
combining her equestrian knowledge with experience gained in studying
psychology, biofeedback, neuro-linguistic programming, body work,
anatomy, physics and sports psychology.
has identified the specifics necessary to transform your rising,
and harnessed these with a complete understanding of how best to
get this information into the mind of the rider.
demonstrations are a must for any rider at any level of competence,
from beginner to advanced. Mary is looking for volunteer riders
at the Southern Equine and Country Fair who would be prepared to
take part in a working demonstration and answer questions in front
of an audience. If you would like to take part, please submit the
following information: age of horse, age of rider, height of horse,
breed, how long you have owned the horse, your level of experience,
what you wish to achieve with your horse, and a daytime telephone
number - to Mary Wanless, c/o Lisa Scattergood, Contour Exhibitions
& Events, Suite 7, Swallow Court, Devonshire Gate, Tiverton,
Devon, EX16 7EJ.
Southern Equine and Country Fair will take place at the Royal Bath
& West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on Saturday 25
and Sunday 26 October 2003, 9.00am to 5.00pm on the Saturday and
9.00am to 5.00pm on the Sunday. Ticket costs are: Adults, £9.00;
Under 16's £6; Under 5's free; OAP's £8.00; Family Ticket
(two adults and two children) £25.00. Advance booking discounts
are available. Please call 08700 115007 or log on at www.contour.uk.net.
For general enquiries, please call 01884 841925.