International Centre of Excellence for Rider Biomechanics


Lessons at Overdale are mostly private and taught by Karin Major who is a BHSAI and an accredited Ride With Your Mind Coach, or one of her assistants working along the same lines.

The focus of attention is on the rider, as an individual. Many pupils who have tried and failed to make progress elsewhere are amazed by the results in such a short space of time at Overdale.

Lessons can be on your own horse, or one of our school horses or ponies.

  • Build riding skills and confidence
  • Increase security on a horse
  • Understand how you can, or do, influence the horse

We encourage our riders (whatever their age) to also learn about the care of their horses, leading, grooming, tacking up, un-tacking and more as desired.

Our Riders

Riders who have lessons at Overdale represent the full spectrum of ages and abilities.

  • Age: 4 upwards, including those wishing to start or return to riding in their later years
  • Ability: Total beginners, through to International competitors of all disciplines
  • Riders with confidence concerns can be assured of our care, developing their skills at a pace to suit





Private Lesson

45 minutes (minimum age 12)

Adult 10 lessons pre-paid with a bonus Feldenkrais lesson* (worth £54)

45 minutes x 11

Adult Shared Lesson (2 riders, self-organised group)

60 minutes

Practice Session (no instruction – known clients only)

45 minutes

Hacking (limited availability
regular clients only)

60 minutes

Feldenkrais – Movement Lesson (off horse)

45 minutes

Private Training Day (mounted & dismounted work)

5 Hours

Shared Training Day (self-organised group)

5 Hours

Private Training Session

3 1/4 hours

Shared Training Session (self-organised group)

3 1/4 hours

Computerised Riding Simulator

30 minutes

Child’s Walk About

30 Minutes (minimum age 4)

Child’s Private Lesson

30 Minutes (minimum age 5)

Child’s Shared Lesson

(maximum of 3, self-organised group)

45 Minutes

Child’s 11 lessons for price of 10* (pre-paid)

As above x 11

Feldenkrais plus Private Mounted lesson Package

90 minutes

Feldenkrais – 6 lessons pre-paid*

45 minutes x 6

Use of Cyclo-ssage Massage System

15 minutes

Cyclo-ssage – 6 sessions prepaid*

15 minutes x 6

Stable management

30 minutes (private)

Stable management

30 minutes (shared)

Late cancellation fee

Less than 48 hrs notice

1/2 lesson price

Late cancellation fee / no show fee

Less than 24 hrs notice

Full lesson price

Livery / Other Services



Full/Schooling – includes exercise min 4 days/wk

Per week

Part – all services except exercise

Per week

Stable or Turnout  – subject to availability

Per Night

Mucking Out

Per day/stable

* Pre-paid sessions to be taken within 6 months of booking.

Payment accepted by cash, cheque, credit/debit card or BACS

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“I had no idea what to really expect and was slightly nervous.

My nerves quickly evaporated as Karin put me at ease with her quiet, confident and calming manner.

Karin took time to ask me about my back, my lifestyle and stresses and listened intently to my answers.

This increased my confidence further as I saw that Karin was making my session ‘tailor made’.”Liz



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