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Spring Training season commences

It seems like flooding and downpours are the thing of the past in the UK and the first day of our 2014 training adventures at Cullinghood Equestrian Centre welcomed us with beautiful sunshine and warm, gentle wind 🙂

Intensive Training Day at Aspire Development Programme level

What are YOUR plans for April?

Spring is definitely in the air in many areas of the UK. I am really looking forward to welcoming riders who grabbed the early bird offer on Aspire’s fresh new 2014 courses starting on the 8th of March and hope the sun won’t let us down 🙂 There are a few places still available so if you would like to join in, get in touch  In the meantime, I’ve just looked through my diary to make a rough plan ahead. I prefer to take bookings about 4-6 weeks up front for weekends and intensive training days to help riders plan their work-life-hobbies diaries 🙂

April dates 2014

Please feel free to share our April dates with your friends and anyone who is looking for structured, motivational training with horse friendly methods. You can print the poster and pin it to a notice board at your yard too. Bookings from anywhere in the UK & Europe welcome on the weekends listed on the poster.  For more details on our Clinics, Training Days and Weekends please visit: https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/aspire-training-diary/ and for info on our 2014 riding courses: https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/aspire-academy-2014/

Hope to see you soon but while we are talking plans, what are your training/lessons plans for March and April? What are you hoping to learn or improve?

All the best,


Come for a day of November Aspire Training!

As the  Aspire Intensive Training Day on Saturday 23rd got booked up pretty much on the spot by my regular riders, I decided to offer Sunday 24th as well in case there were more all-weather aspiring riders looking for full-on, fun training that weekend 🙂

As always, both non horse owners and owners, novice and advanced riders are very welcome. You can bring your own horse for one or two sessions whilst also having access to a different hired horse in order to practice and develop your feel.

poster November 2013 23 and 24
Please click on the image to enlarge it. You are welcome to print it out and pass on to your friends or pin at your livery yard if you think someone might like to join in!

Training will take place at Cullinghood Equestrian Centre where we will have access to equine simulator and which we will use in the opening session (after tea/coffee and a chat of course 🙂 to work on rider’s technique, position and balance.


I will include links at the bottom of this post from previous sessions in case you are not sure what to expect from this work.

You can also search this blog for “rider training” for more information on our approach and teaching methods.

All levels are welcome, including beginner riders or advanced riders looking into improving specific issue with their training. I focus on long term effects and as such don’t teach quick fixes to problems. The aim of Aspire training is to find a path of progression individual to each rider.

The off horse session is focused on balance and body awareness and it’s a fun, creative and interactive lesson that encourages you to use your strengths in order to combat your weaknesses.

Anne in hand

Elements of all your lessons will be filmed – we use video feedback extensively to help  riders correct their riding as well as understand what happens in the horse’s body and how it affects their way of going.

This November weekend will be limited places weekend with maximum of 4 riders on the day (max 2 in ridden training). It is possible to book both days (with a discount) and it is also possible to stay overnight, feel free to contact me any time for more details.

There is 1 space left on Saturday 23rd and 4 on Sunday 24th. 

As always, all questions about Aspire training are welcome and I am happy to chat with you to make sure it’s something you are looking for.



Equine simulator – role in improving rider’s seat

Aspire Training Day – photos from one of our training days

Aspire Rider Development – selection of articles

Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy – 2014 programme