Katie has worked with riders as an Equestrian Performance coach for over 13 years. She likes to work specifically to improve riders position, confidence, fitness and function as athletes to enable them to work in a better partnership with their horses for better results.
Her passion for horses began the day she was put on her sisters 12.2 pony before she could even walk. Katie has competed all through her life over a wide range of levels from local to National level and in a variety of disciplines (dressage, show jumping, eventing). She has represented her Pony Club, Riding Club and University on many occasions and attended National Championships for all and has also competed at affiliated level in Show Jumping and Dressage. Throughout her riding career Katie has also received training by a number of highly respected riders and professionals.
Having a very keen interest in all sports, Katie decided to combine her passion for sport and horses by studying Human & Equine Sports Performance, where she could focus on the rider as an athlete. On this course Katie gained much knowledge about rider fitness and performance, posture analysis, rider nutrition, fitness testing, sports psychology and many other aspects which enables her to focus a great detail on the rider and their needs to function and perform successfully. Katie is hoping to continue her studies by completing more research in the area of Rider Fitness and complete a masters, eventually leading to complete a PhD in Rider Fitness.
Having developed through the stages and continually taking qualifications Katie now teaches freelance on a daily basis, and holds regular clinics, with an ever-growing number of happy clients.
Bsc (Hons) Human & Equestrian Sports Performance
UKCC Level 2 coach
Registered Pony Club Coach
Level 2 Fitness Coach
BYRDS Squad Member and Talent Spotting Winner
Ridden at National Level Dressage & Show Jumping