Spring 2016

It looks like spring is on its way at last! The daylight hours are increasing, the lambs are springing around the fields and the daffodils shining their rays of yellow upwards showing that we have lots to look forward to with summer around the corner.

I have a few dates for clinics coming up during the next few months. It would be great to see you sometime this spring. See the list below for more details; http://www.karenwhiston.co.uk/tuition

News from Old Granary Farm

At Old Granary Farm, we have two new horses;

Finn is from Germany, he is a beautiful 8 year old, already showing great promise as a dressage horse with a fantastic temperament and paces. Having given him a good start in this country, we will be looking for a new home for him in the next few months.

Our second newcomer is Winston, who is very experienced, having been trained to a high level in dressage, has come to teach me more! He is quite a character, a lot of fun to have around! I hope to compete him later in the year. I am looking forward to taking my dressage to the next level!

I still love jumping, Charlie and I have been enjoying getting out to the local BS show jumping shows, this is Charlie's favourite discipline! He is a pleasure to jump, so athletic and a very special horse to me.

Lessons and Clinics

I am available for local one to one lessons and clinics further afield within Dressage, jumping, rider biomechanics, Dressage with Poles along with trouble shooting challenging issues that you may have with your horse, in particular loading, for which I have 100% success rate. If you have a young horse or maybe a horse that you are unable to ride I have some very effective 'In Hand' training methods that can help improve the muscle chains within the horse, allow your horse become more of a pleasure to ride also easier to handle from the ground.

For more details; http://www.karenwhiston.co.uk/tuition

Unmounted Biomechanics Workshops

You are very welcome to join us at the Unmounted Biomechanics Workshops, these popular clinics are designed for every level of rider from beginners to Olympic level. Being horseless, it allows you to focus on you and gain more body awareness, we discuss how the top riders ride and I give you simple and fun exercises that you can do in every day life to improve your riding. Different topics include; Developing a Deeper Seat, Softness and Contact, Lateral Work, Improving Confidence and Jumping. To find out more go to the following link. http://www.karenwhiston.co.uk/dismounted-biomechanics-autumn-workshops

Demonstrations and Lectures

I am also available to present lectures and demos for your local riding club. Whether you would like to do a series of workshops, a demonstration of rider biomechanics or how to successfully load your horse or another subject of your choice. I am happy to give your club a presentation, either in a warm village hall or an arena. I am able to host demos at Old Granary Farm, dismounted for up to 12 participants in my indoor workshop and more for an out door demo.
For more details see; http://www.karenwhiston.co.uk/rider-biomechaics-lecturedemo

Spring Clinic Dates

Wednesday 30th March 2016, 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Lightness & Contact.

Monday 4th April 2016. From 5.30. Dressage with poles. Badgworth Arena.

Tuesday 12th April 2016 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Focus & Confidence.

Monday 18th April 2016. From 5.30 Jumping Clinic. Badgworth Arena.

Monday 25th April 2016. From 5.30. In Hand Clinic. Badgworth Arena.

Wednesday 4th May 2016, 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Stability in the saddle.

Tuesday 24th May 2016, 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Lateral Work.

Monday 6th June 2016, 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Developing a Deeper Seat.

Wednesday 29th June 2016 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Improving your Jumping skills.

Tuesday 12th July 2016, 7pm. Dismounted Workshop. Softness & Contact

For more details on any of the above, either see my website or contact me via email or phone.

I wish you a very happy Easter and lots of fun with your horses. I hope to see you sometime soon.

Best wishes