Applications are now open for new training places on the Academy programmes. Join us! Part 1: Jack & Amber

By Wiola Grabowska We are a small training initiative so places on the programmes don’t come up often and when they do, they usually become taken by friends of riders already on the programmes. For the first time in a long while, I’d like to invite applications from riders who perhaps have not come across…

Time to grow the Academy! Don’t miss the new training places available… Place 1 of 3 – with training share of Oscar on Development Programme.

Earlier this year I decided to open several more places on the Academy programmes and it’s time to invite further 3 riders to join us! Place one – with Oscar. Meet Oscar, 16.1hh, 6 year old Irish Sports Horse gelding owned by Paige Burford.  Oscar is a young horse with a history of a few…

Gridwork: “Staircase” exercise

By Wiola Grabowska Riders: Caitlin Thorpe on Nugget Sofija Dubianskaja on Jack Who for Really good exercise for both young/inexperienced and older, more experienced horses as well as riders learning to jump. Benefits for the horse improves athleticism & reaction time encourages the flexion and “tucking in” of the pelvis to produce a better bascule…

Stiff Arms When Riding – How To Train Them Away…

Arm stiffness comes in various forms. Some riders ride with straight elbows which automatically stiffens not only the arms but the neck and shoulders. Some keep their hands very low almost beneath the pommel of the saddle closing their chests and perching forwards. Some lean back and stretch forwards through their arms as if wanting…