Coaching for the Rider
Alongside her work in Equine Therapy, Jane Penfold is a classically trained and BHS qualified coach (BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship and UKCC Level 2 Generic), with an extensive classical training, over twenty years’ teaching experience and also many years’ experience of dressage judging as a former BD listed judge. She has competed successfully in all disciplines and trained her own horses to Medium level.
With her classical background (see more under ‘About Us’), Jane has always seen dressage as more art than sport, and as a training system that benefits (rather than ‘uses’) the horse. It is a way of developing the suppleness, symmetry, strength and coordination that enable the horse to carry the rider and to perform its job with more ease and confidence, and to stay sound for longer.
Jane particularly enjoys working with grass-roots combinations and using dressage exercises to help the more ‘ordinary’ horse to become a more comfortable and responsive ride, whether for hacking, all-round pleasure or competition.
Prices: Individual lesson £40
Clinics from £30 per lesson
(please ask for current mileage rates)
Jane is also a Level 3 Pilates Instructor and through Pilates seeks to help riders improve their body awareness and control, another vital component in the horse/rider relationship. Please ask if you are interested in a Pilates for Riders workshop.