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Saturday June 24th – Sunday June 25th 2017
– Doors open at 9:00am
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From the Foundation steps to Daily Handling, De- spooking, and Riding Hannah will be on hand to help you improve your skills on the ground or in the saddle.
Meet like minded-people, bring your own horse, borrow a pony or come and spectate; whether you are just starting out with Positive Reinforcement Training or have more experience, there is something for you!
If there was one word Hannah’s students would use to describe her training it would be: CREATIVE. Usually said with the accompanying “I would never have thought of that.” Hannah’s brilliance lies in coming up with exactly the right solution for that horse in that moment. It’s might be off the wall, and it might take a couple of tweaks to get there, but somehow, the horse goes “Oh, you mean do THIS!” and the owner’s jaw drops with delighted surprise.
Hannah was practically born in the saddle and started riding aged 3. She was the UK’s youngest Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level 2 practitioner at the age of 13. She has trained with Lucy Rees, Marthe Kiley-Worthington, Jayne Lavender, Jane Van Lennep, Les Spark (Free’n’Easy Saddles), Alexandra Kurland, James Shaw, Heather Moffat and Phillipe Karl. She is also a qualified Equine Touch Practitioner.
This unique combo of skills, combined with Hannah’s creativity and passion, have come together in her Riding with Connection. This is a combination of training with rewards and using ground work to help horses become straight and supple. Then this is transferred to under-saddle work, where she brings together learning from tai chi, yoga and dance to enable you to be balanced, supple and relaxed. This creates a magnificent connection between horse and rider. Hannah has now taught hundreds of people how to train their horses in a fun and positive way. She has also worked with equine professionals and is respected by them as one of the best in the business, who can bring a creative solution to any situation.
Whether you bring a horse for work on the ground or are working on riding, you will have a great time at Hannah’s clinics and go home much improved with a positive plan to work on.
“Hannah is inspirational. She
is an equine interpreter whose patient and organic training produce real
results. She is the horses’ voice and I’ve no doubt, the horses’ first choice.”
Rebecca Townsend | UK
Founder of Jive Pony, the UK’s Premier Female Equestrian Display Team
“Hi Hannah, I had to email
you to let you know I am on SUCH A HIGH!!! I have had such amazing training
sessions with Bea recently, she has been so willing, eager, amazing, kind,
light, responsive……..the list just goes on with lovely words! I was just
soooooo amazed, this is such a huge change in her, I feel quite emotional about
it. I also feel very privileged she is working so willingly with me at the
moment. Thank you!”
Dawn Emmerson UK
“This has been a great
course. With a very few sessions of ‘head up’ Ellie’s posture at liberty &
ridden is very different already. She can be quite stiff/ tense, something I
have been struggling with for years, but is now responding to rein cues
including head up, side-bend and forward down almost effortlessly… Lots more
work to do, but THANK YOU Hannah !!”
Caroline Hooper | UK
We advise that participants only bring horses who are comfortable with travelling to unfamiliar places. We also advise allowing plenty of time for your horse to settle in before your lesson slot(s) which will mean boarding your horse at the venue the day before.
If you can't bring a horse but would like a lesson or course slot, please contact the event organiser as there may be a horse you can borrow.
Each Lesson Slot will be 60 minutes but may be broken up into 2 sessions of 30 minutes, depending on the horse's needs. Time slots for lessons may be subject to change on the day.
Lessons will take place between 9:30am and 5:30pm each day, with a chance for participants and spectators to ask questions between slots.
Please be aware that in all Connection Training Events; the horse's needs always come first, so sometimes we may have to work on different issues than the participant expected. For example, a person brings their horse to a clinic for a riding lesson, but the horse is frightened by the new arena, all the people etc. The clinician decides to work on calm relaxation on the ground as this is what the horse needs to become calm and relaxed in this place, today. Come prepared for the lesson that's needed on the day. In our experience, everyone goes home delighted as we usually uncover a deeper issue, which is actually causing multiple problems, and which the student hasn't recognised as so important. All participants will go home with a plan of how they can continue the training and make progress.
There is a Car Park at the venue, priority will be given to participants' horse boxes and trailers. If the Car Park is full there is a possibility to park in a field (weather dependent) or on Hill End Lane or Littlemoor road
Please get in touch with the event organiser if you require a trailer or horsebox space and unloading area.
Toilet, water and shower facilities on site.
Our arena and viewing area are both outdoors in quite an exposed location (although we do have a barn near by for shelter) so please bring any clothes and equipment you may need. Seating for spectators will be provided.
Those with camping tickets: we will provide a place for you to pitch your tent. Shower, water and toilet facilities are available on site. No fires or BBQs. No glass. Please take all rubbish away with you when you leave.
If you require a bed please get in touch, we may be able to provide some accommodation or direct you to a local B&B
A stable or paddock can be provided for horse boarding. Please contact the event organiser for more details.
Food and refreshments
There will be short breaks throughout each day for refreshments and snacks with an hour break for lunch. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Lunch is not provided but can be bought locally.
Local Sandwich shop (Broadbutties), Farm shop (Lymefield Garden Centre and Tea Rooms) and Tesco are just 15-20 minute walk or a 5 minute drive from the venue (Tesco is en route to the venue for those driving via the M67).
Local Micro Brewery is a 10 minute walk away and serves Evening Meals Friday and Saturday
For more information or special requirements, please contact event organiser Jen: 07703555314 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 24th 2017
Doors open: 9:00am
Ends: Sunday, June 25th 2017 at 5:30pm
Bookings close: June 24th 2017
Public Transport links:
Direct train link from Manchester Piccadilly to Broadbottom Train station (10 minute walk from venue).