Evening Talks


Wednesday 13 March 2019 Amanda Barton and Marion Watt at 7pm

A fun, interactive evening of anatomy and biomechanics

This talk looks at the correct movement of the horse for long term soundness and effective performance.  This is an interactive evening where you will be getting messy painting horses yourselves to identify major muscle groups and parts of the skeleton. We will talk about how muscles need to work and develop in correct movement. You will also go away with a knowledge of some great exercises for strengthening and rehabilitation of horses.



Friday 22 March 2019 Cathy Sirett - Confidence Coach at 7pm

Complete Confidence with Cathy Sirett – Build Your Confidence to Enjoy your Life

So many people lose out on the enjoyment and passion of their horses because of confidence issues, and that doesn’t need to happen. This is a highly interactive talk which is very much focused on enabling you to become your OWN confidence coach by expanding your knowledge and skills. The talk will give you a simple framework for building your confidence that will make a real difference right away and by the by the end of the evening everyone will have their own Confidence Map, and a list of actions they can take to start building their confidence immediately.

This talk is not just for riders: Cathy’s simple steps will help anyone to increase their confidence in any walk of life.

Cathy Sirett’s background is in coaching and mentoring, learning design and delivery in the corporate world, with horses as her passion and main pastime. For the last decade Cathy has coached clients with horses and without, integrating the psychology knowledge and skills developed in the corporate world. In 2018 Cathy wrote the book so many people had been asking for: Complete Confidence, How to build the confidence you need to enjoy your life.


Wednesday 17 April 2019 Russell Guire at 5pm (7pm for Evening talk only)

How Rider Position Affects Equine Biomechanics 

Riding has a dramatic effect on the soundness, performance and development of the horse. Russell runs sessions for riders of all levels to help improve the rider’s position and horse’s way of going. For more than a decade he has been working with Team GB to provide video and biomechanical analysis. 
If you have ever wondered about any of these questions then this is the talk for you:
  • Why does my horse go better on one rein than the other ?
  • How can my horse and I be more symmetrical ?
  • How can we perform at a higher level in 2019 ?
Russell is an accomplished Dressage rider who has been placed at BD National Championships.  Previously he has showjumped to a high level and his work with the World Class Performance squad has him working with all disciplines. His sympathetic and understanding approach mean that he’s also very effective working with hobby riders and grass roots level riders.
There is a Rider Analysis session with Russell at 5pm following by Evening Talk at 7pm.  For Pony Club and BE CPD coaches need to select the CPD option running from 5pm – 9pm
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