All Day & Summer Camps

What is an 'All Day Camp"?

At Tilefield Equestrian clinics are tailored to your own needs and goals.  All disciplines can be catered for; dressage, jumping, young horses, groundwork, rehab work, pole work, endurance horses, confidence issues (even gaited horses).  Sessions are private or semi private, safe stabling is provided for your horses so that they can stay all day.  We will start the day at 9am with a breakfast meeting so that we can discuss goals for the day and then ride after that.  You will be able to ride both morning and afternoon and the sessions will be structured so that you can get the best out of your time, depending on what you want to work on. There will be a dismounted session after lunch which will be tailored to your needs and areas of interest.

What is the format of the day?

Over the last 12 years, Amanda has found that clinics are the most effective way for riders and horses to progress. In a clinic, riders arrive for a dismounted meeting on the morning of the first day and share information about their goals. They work with Amanda individually and all participants are welcome to watch sessions.  There are review meetings and dismounted sessions to go deeper into topics that are chosen by the whole group.

This approach provides time to absorb the content of the individual sessions as well as an opportunity to review different problems and their solutions. It also creates a very supportive environment where participants learn from each other.  Right from the outset of every clinic we encourage a very positive environment to support all the participants.

The result is that riders leave a clinic with more knowledge than they would gain from a private coaching session.

Clinics are also a lot more fun than private coaching. They put like-minded people together and often lead to long lasting friendships.


What can I expect to get out of it?

The topics addressed in a clinic are determined by the participants so they are very varied. The following are examples from recent clinics. 

  • Exercises to assist a young horse in the first few months of work
  • Assistance to improve the way of going for a horse who is heavy on the bit and “hollow”
  • Help with suitable pole work exercises for an older horse to rehabilitate and injury
  • Assistance with a dressage pattern soon to be ridden at a competition
  • To rebuild rider confidence after a fall
  • To learn how to long line an unbacked horse 
  • To improve the canter work and consistency in picking up leads
  • To help a horse to travel straight who is consistently falling onto one shoulder. 
  • To help a horse who is rushing into a jump

What is the structure and timing of the day?

What do I need to bring with me?