A whole weekend focused on building confidence and overcoming riding fears. The emphasis is on having fun and learning new techniques in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
Stabling – big, lovely airy stables fully matted. Generous amount of shavings included, (day stables if you are taking your horse home at night also have matting and slightly less shavings). More shavings can be bought at the yard.
4 x mounted lessons in small groups and individually (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Choose whichever mounted sessions you are comfortable with:
Improve your dressage scores,
Grid work/Pole work
Unmounted rider psychology sessions which are designed to build and enhance the quality and control of your confidence.
Meals: Bring your own or buy meals from Waulkmill Cafe. Lots of really lovely food at extremely good rates!
Flatwork lesson in small group of similar level.
Tea and Cake in the training room followed by:
Welcome talk plus rider pack handouts.
Planning and aims for the weekend.
Talk on the uses of Hypnosis for confidence.
Group exercise (not compulsory).
Stay in your lorry, trailer, tent.
Flatwork/poles/improving dressage scores/jumping in the morning. (Your choice).
Lunchtime discussion on any flatwork or dressage competition issue.
Afternoon: Choice of flatwork/poles or jumping in the afternoon.
HUMAN massage sessions available to be booked in the day (this is an ‘extra’).
Evening session on confidence using NLP (sports coaching).
Evening meal is normally a take-away or bring your own and we have this in the training room.
Sunday is normally our ‘fun’ day and incorporates poles, jumping and flatwork. You are encouraged to take part, however, equally you are welcome to go on a hack.
Lunch – bring your own for a relaxed wind-down after the morning’s fun!
Afternoon hypnotherapy/mindfullness session
Use of mind maps and planning strategies
All lessons will focus on bringing in confidence strategies when riding and the emphasis will be on integrating the confidence strategies you will learn about in the unmounted sessions and bringing those into your ridden sessions.
Support and help throughout.
Specific strategies specifically for those attending. (You will be sent a questionnaire prior to the camp). They will be designed to build and enhance your confidence in all situations.
There will be ‘extras’ on this camp which you are welcome to book on:
* Human Massage – from £15
* Equine Massage – £20
* Private unmounted therapy sessions available throughout the weekend (subject to availability). (Confidence related/weight loss/anxiety/phobias, etc) £45
* Private riding sessions available on Friday morning £45. (which includes indoor arena hire).
Trainer: Amanda Kirtland-Page
Riding Instructor with over 25 years experience.
Accredited Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor & NLP Coach, specialising on working with horse riders for over 20 years.
Competitor riding at BD Medium level.
Previously part of BD SW Home International teams, Inter-regional teams, inter-county teams.
Ridden at International Level.
Competed in the Asian Games as part of the Singapore 3 day event team, both in Singapore and the Phillipines.
A deposit of £80 to secure your place. Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to the camp. Deposit is refundable if cancelled within 7 days of booking.
Very limited places for this camp.
Feedback from past camps:
‘Can’t wait until the next one! Please put my name down! Thank you SO much, I have learned SO much! I have found new confidence and can’t wait to get going at home too! amazing camp, absolutely loved it! Don’t want to go home! Thank you’ Jemma Campbell
‘I have had a wonderful weekend with my horse, I have enjoyed every aspect of the camp. Amanda, you are SO positive and calming and gave me new found positivity. thank you so much, hopefully see you again soon’. Anne Michie
‘VERY ENJOYABLE!!’ Jayne McGarvie
‘The information on this camp was fantastic and explained very well. I have really enjoyed the whole weekend, and will definitely use the things I have learned in future with my horse’ Laura Mannall