Become a more confident rider and connect with your horse on a deeper level in the beautiful UK countryside
Small, intinmate retreats of between 8 and 12 riiders, where you get lots of time to work with your horse on the things most important to you
3 or 4 night luxury rider retreats, designed to improve your confidence, riding abilities and your relationship with your horse and yourself
Welcome to my rider retreats, where you can enjoy:
The chance to relax and enjoy spending quality time with your horse without distractions.
Luxury countryside locations in either Shropshire or North Wales.
No more than 12 riders per retreat so you get plenty of facetime with your trainers & facilitators.
3 specialist trainers or coaches to help you with the following: Horsemanship training, so you can understand your horse's behaviour and psychology.
Biomechanics training to help you concentrate on better balance and position (especially good for jumping or eventing).
TREC training which is great for improving competitive riding and for newcomers who want to do more than hacking.
Performance and Mindset coaching to provide you with the tools and techniques you need for a calmer and more confident ride.
2 ridden sessions each day with your trainers, Horsemanship Specialist, Sally Brett or Biomechanics trainer, Helen Wain. (Ridden sessions are held with a maximum of 5 riders per session, please note some ridden sessions may include ground work).
A daily group coaching session with Julia McHugh, Equestrian Performance and Mindset Coach.
Free use of arenas in between sessions.
Corralling for your horse (your own electric fencing may be required).
Some retreats include holistic therapy sessions which can include massage, reiki or a facial. Please ask at the time of booking.
Stables - *optional extra, which can be chosen at the time of booking.
Countryside, off-road riding and hacking facilities.
“Just the thought of having my meals cooked for the week is enough to make me want to come along.”
Luxury accommodation (either twin room or single occupancy, which can be chosen at the time of booking).
Minimum 4* equivalent countryside houses or retreats.
A two course evening meal each evening, prepared by a professional chef.
Off-road riding and hacking facilities, on-site riding facilities and horse accommodation.
Full use of the house facilities available, including lounge area, kitchen and refrigerators.
Towels are included.
Continental breakfast included.
Beautiful countryside surroundings for you to relax in.
Frequently Asked Questions
I've had a bad fall and I'm not sure I'll ever get over the fear of it happening again, will this programme help?
You have to be committed to do the work, but something like TimeLine Therapy ® will help you release the unnecessary fears.
Can I work with a trainer alongside this programme?
Yes, absolutely. Their skills focus primarily on your riding ability and technique, I’m working with what goes on in your head.
I’ve had hypnotherapy before but it didn’t work out…
You’ve got to be committed to change and hypnotherapy will only work if you want it to.
I’ve been struggling with a particular fear for a long time, will you be able to help me?
If you’ve been struggling with a fear for a long time, it’s likely it stems back to an event in your childhood which is probably unrelated to horses and your unconscious has been reinforcing that fear throughout your life.
Will I be in control if I am under hypnosis?
Yes, I can’t make you do something you don’t want to do. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, you are in control all the time.
Do I need to be at a certain level of competing before I can work with you?
Absolutely not. In fact, you don’t have to be competing, you can be preparing to compete. If you’ve got a goal and the drive to succeed, that’s all you need.
I’m not comfortable asking for help…
Everyone can feel that way, it’s feeling and/or knowing that you want to change and taking the first steps that matters. If you are feeling this way, I encourage you to reach out to me for a chat to see if it’s right for you.