Coaching / Coaching Conference

Coaching Conference 14th February 2019

Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE

Join us at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire on the 14th February 2019 for the return of The Pony Club Coaching Conference as we celebrate our 90th anniversary.

‘All you need to succeed’ is the perfect title for an action-packed day filled with leading industry experts including Caroline Moore, Russell Guire, Professor (Dr.) Tony Ghaye, and Katy Stephens, passing on their knowledge and skills for you to take away.

The Pony Club thrives on its ability to offer something for all and that is exactly what you can expect from this event. Success is determined by how you define it and this day will enlighten you to push your boundaries and add more tools to your kit to tackle these challenges.

Caroline Moore will deliver a dynamic demonstration featuring local Pony Club members. Her session will include top tips and bite-size exercises to use to improve both your coaching skills or rider and horse performance. This will enable members to continue along the ladder of learning within The Pony Club.


8.00am- Doors open
9.30am - Introduction and Coach of The Year Awards
10am - Classrooms and Caroline Moore sessions start
12.30pm - Lunch
1.15pm - Classrooms and Caroline Moore sessions resume
4pm - Conference ends

Tickets are £45 and £30 for PC members.

You can purchase your tickets online via this link here

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Meet your speakers!

Caroline Moore FBHS

Caroline Moore is a Fellow of the BHS and the National u18 Coach for British Eventing. After riding at 4* level Caroline turned her career towards coaching in 2010 and has coached medal winning partnerships from Ponies to Senior Championships with an emphasis on creating confidence, good quality basics and attention to detail. Following on from the individual and team success at the World Equestrian Games this year we are very excited to have Caroline with us.

Russell Guire

Equestrian performance research industry expert Russell Guire will delivering an interactive presentation and will feature some of Centaur Bio-mechanics latest research which has been investigating ways in which horse owners can optimise the interaction between the horse-saddle-rider. Featured areas; effect of; tree width, rider asymmetry, training aids, saddle balance, rider behaviour and more…

Professor (Dr.) Tony Ghaye

Hot off the ‘Winter Psychology Tour’ Tony Ghaye we deliver a super session on sports psychology with his presentation ‘Feel the fear - a new psychology to develop equine excellence’  and how you can utilise this to increase you performance under pressure. Tony has been involved in many equestrian spheres including:

•  Contributing to the BEF Young Professional Programme for upcoming young riders selected from the disciplines of British Eventing, British Dressage & British Showjumping.
•  Working with the BEF and the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence from 2016 on wards.
•  One-to-one psychological well-being support with dressage riders, eventing riders and jump jockeys.
•  Best-selling author of 14 books on improving performance

Katy Stephens

Katy has a First-Class Honours degree in Sports Therapy and followed this up with a 2-year medical internship with Gloucester Rugby. This allowed her to work with experienced Physiotherapists, Doctors, Strength and conditioning coaches and nutritionists. As Head Therapist of the local rugby club, Katy has seen all types of injuries and now has a wealth of knowledge surrounding this. She now works with a semi-professional rugby league team which is also giving her a huge understanding of how to help someone reach optimal level and recover in the quickest possible time. She has now ran her own injury clinic therapy clinic which has allowed me to see a variation of injuries.

Katy’s life love is horses and has been riding since she was three so has a good understanding of the fitness and well being of horse riders. She has gone on to complete a Masters in Advanced clinical Practice. Her research project was based on equestrian sport and understanding head injuries in riders better. Having worked in Rugby since starting at University, she has an acute awareness of concussion and how protocols are constantly evolving. As someone who has grown up competing in equestrian disciplines it occurred to Katy how often she probably had been concussed in the past without anyone checking.

Katy started to look into youth equestrian sport and what is currently in place to protect young horse riders and was disappointed by the lack of information that was readily available. Her ambition is to carry on this research into a Professional Doctorate.




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