Visiting Specialists

Amanda is delighted to be working with a variety of specialists at Tilefield who will be involved with Evening Talks and Clinics. You can find out more about these specialists on this page.

Lorraine Dearnley

Lorraine is originally from a scientific background, with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology and an MSc in Haematology, but horses have always been Lorraine’s passion. She didn’t get her own horse until she was in her late twenties, but now she owns four horses and ponies. It was when she acquired a very tricky pony a few years ago, that her career took a different turn. 

This pony had severe stomach ulcers and hated anyone touching her, so in her efforts to try and help, Lorraine came across You Tube videos by Jim Masterson. She then bought the Masterson Method book and was amazed by the releases that the mare showed. 




At that point, she knew that she wanted to train to be a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, and now she have achieved that dream. Lorraine is also qualified in K-Tape therapy, red light therapy and also training in JENT therapy. She am a local stockist of St Hippolyt and Havens feed, which are good quality horse feeds.

You can contact Lorraine at

Juliet Nicholas - Pilates

Juliet Nicholas has spent a lifetime riding horses in many different disciplines is only too aware of the needs of the rider, both with regards to stability and balance in the saddle, core strength and mobility right through to the realities of pushing wheelbarrows, poo picking and carting hay bales and water buckets….

The focus will be on a practical and functional approach to Pilates that will make sense in your life both in the saddle and whilst doing all your everyday jobs. Think carrying water buckets in the middle of winter (arthritis in fingers and wrists)… think mucking out and poo picking (shoulder problems, lower back pain)… think pulling horse that has a poor braking system (again, shoulders, upper back)… and think about the hours you put into schooling your horse and working on his fitness and care and compare that to your own!! I bet you know exactly what you are feeding him, when he had his back checked, when he had his teeth done, when he has roadwork and when he is doing flat work versus his rest days and then look at that list against your personal needs!!!

Claire Pier - Movement Intellegence

Claire Pier Claire shares with you her expertise in analysis of human movement, breath and alignment patterns. This two hour practical workshop will focus on creating a body preparation program which is specific to the needs of you as a rider.

We will be covering:

Postural & pelvic awareness for good alignment in the saddle.
How to activate your core (The Movement Analyst’s way)
Specially selected sequences to develop the quality of movement in the hips, spine and shoulders specific to horse riding.
Learn how to condition your body safely and effectively to become fit to ride well in the saddle.
Giving you practical tools to relieve aches and pains which many riders accumulate

This interesting and holistic approach is unique to Claire Pier’s method “Movement Analyst Training” It will get you thinking a little differently about your body both in and out of the saddle.

You can find out more about Claire’s work here:

Please wear comfortable clothing. This is a dismounted 2 hour session using mats and small equipment.

Claire has a deep, lifelong passion to study our human form and this passion has lead to a unique body of work. Spanning four decades she has trained, studied and taught Movement Intelligence.

Claire's background

Originally Claire was an elite GB squad gymnast. Afterwards she became a trampoline gymnast and again competed at elite level

With a BSc (Hons) in Sport Science Claire coached high performance gymnastics at a centre of excellence. She became a Pilates teacher running a studio space for 10 years and was a strength and conditioning coach to athletes competing at world and Olympic level.

Claire has trained in applied feldenkrais with Ruthy Alon and is a Garuda matwork teacher trained by James D’silva.

She has learned to dance Argentine Tango (for fun!)
 and is passionate about cultivating physical intelligence and has worked with people from all walks of life, from Cirque Du Soleil acrobats to assisting with rehabilitation from many serious injuries as well as working with people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Claire has collaborated in the equine world to improve rider performance and is continuing this collaboration with equine specialists as she believes that physical intelligence is a vital aspect of the horse/rider relationship.

You can contact Claire at 

Marion Watt

Marion grew up on a farm in North East Scotland surrounded by animals from an early age.  She started riding at age six and has progressed to eventing at FEI 3* level and dressage up to PSG level.

Having achieved a Fellowship from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Marion moved to working full time as a therapist treating predominantly people and horses.  

Key therapies she has trained in are Bowen, Craniosacral, Visceral and has independently added much broader skills including Nutrition, hoof balance, saddle fit and Gastrointestinal health.

Many of the horses which she has competed on have been rehabilitation cases with issues such as kissing spines, hind limb suspensory desmitis, “sacroiliac disease”, gastrointestinal problems.

She also understands training and coaching problems due to her extensive experience in training horses and her NLP Trainer and Coaching qualifications.
She works closely with Russell Guire from Centaur Biomechanics in assessing and addressing Biomechanics issues affecting horse and rider performance.

You can contact Marion at