june, 2018

18jun - 21jun 1810:00 amjun 21Event OverTransform Your Riding in 4 Days


Event Details

4 Days to Transform Your Riding Experience

***14 hours of private sessions with Karin over 4 days (on and off horse).***

This course is for you if:

  • You’ve not been riding as much or as well as you’d like to, through injury, illness, confidence issues, or life in general.
  • You know there’s a better way to ride, to be better for your horse, more balanced, with core strength, yet ‘relaxed’.
  • You’d like to know what to do, how and why.
  • You’d like to understand ‘feel’, to ride ‘on-the-bit’, to be straight and in balance, to do more with less.
  • You’d like to take time to focus on yourself and how you can improve as a rider.
  • You want to understand the HOW of riding and how it applies to you.
  • You would like to experience the feelings of ‘rightness’.
  • You want to learn in a relaxed, supportive environment.
  • Go home with a practice plan.

Your Transformational 4 Days Includes:

  • 14 hours of private sessions with Karin over 4 days (On and off horse).
  • Assessment – to identify where you are starting from inc. video and goals session – to know where you want to go.
  • Lessons to improve your position and balance.
  • Explorations of your movement patterns and habits to enable better identification and adjustment, to improve strength, balance and co-ordination.
  • Explorations of feel, what to feel and how, to enable appropriate training of horse and organisation of rider.
  • Core and balance building activities using a variety of equipment.
  • Use of computerised riding simulator.
  • Horse training assessment and plan.
  • Option to use own or school horses throughout stay.
  • Stabling / grazing for own horse.
  • Use of covered arena (22m x 67m) whilst staying.
  • Flexibility within schedule to allow downtime for resting, hacking own horse or tourist activities.
  • Review / plan next steps, with lesson notes, photos and video clips to take away.
  • Audio recordings of off -horse
  • Awareness lessons to enable further exploration at home.

BONUS : use of Cyclo-ssage Massager to ease tired and aching muscles (human) – outside lesson times.
BONUS : use of other fitness equipment outside lesson times.
BONUS : discounted follow-up sessions
BONUS : follow up email support.

Shorter, shared* or group* packages also available, talk to Karin to decide what’s best for you.
(*self-organised, bring a friend or 5)

Option to share with a friend – £200 additional fee.


Local accommodation available – click here for list.

What Others Say…..

“On numerous recommendations I booked myself in for an intensive week of lessons with Karin. I can’t believe how she transformed my riding and my attitude to being on horseback. We realised early on that I would benefi t from a few sessions of Feldenkrais and the change was extraordinary – I went from feeling that I couldn’t separate my seat bones to feeling like I was actually moulded to the horse by my deep seat and fluid movement. Her clear explanations, patience, attention to detail and humane gentle teaching coupled with her knowledge of the biomechanics of the human and horse saw me leave with a total change in my riding, hugely increased confidence and renewed vigour for something that I had been finding increasingly difficult and frustrating.Elena

First time I have been pain free for over 18 years! Absolutely amazing.” Shirley

Riding has become a very interesting game of learning after I started working with Karin. I have read Mary’s books for ages. After Karin’s hands on help I was ready to really start a profound change in my riding. Between my visits to Overdale equestrian Centre I find the webinars from Dressage Training TV a great inspiration. I am a rather nervous rider, but with my new skills I am now able to get over my fears and ride safely.Kirsi


18 (Monday) 10:00 am - 21 (Thursday) 4:30 pm


Overdale Equestrian Centre

Nether Westcote, OX7 6SD

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Dorothy is an accredited Ride With Your Mind Coach, who has trained with Philippe Karl (PK) in his School of Legerete (Lightness). 

Dorothy has been working with Mary Wanless for over 20 years and she qualified as a human Chiropractor, although these days she only works with horses.

Her special interests include saddle fitting and she trained with Philippe Karl in his School of Legerte for 5 years. 

Rebecca Webley (Becky), Groom, joined OEC in February 2012.

Becky has completed her Horse Care with Riding City & Guilds Level 1 with us.

Becky enjoys hacking the school horses.

I was horse mad from a very young age. My first horse, Tia Maria, and I competed quite successfully, showing, show jumping and eventing until the mid-1980s. I have owned, started and schooled many horses, and have been an instructor since 1979. However, my life was dominated by unspecified back and hip pain from the age of 10; chiropractic, physiotherapy and painkillers could only do so much.

In 2000 I started learning about rider biomechanics and the Feldenkrais Method. I soon realised that the more I understood my body, the more my riding improved, and the less pain I experienced.

Today, I live a very active life indeed, mostly free from pain.
This has inspired me to help others by combining my Feldenkrais teaching skills with rider biomechanics training in my work with equestrians to improve their equestrian performance.

I love working with all skill levels, young children starting to ride (what a great time to learn good basics), adult beginners, returners and more experienced, through to dressage and eventing riders competing at international levels.

Millie  has  been  riding  at  Overdale  since  2013. 

She  joined  as  a  part  time  member  of  staff  in  2016  and  became  an  apprentice  with  usin  July  2018,  studying  for  her  City  &  Guilds  Work-based  Horse  Care  Diploma.

Millie  is  very  hard  working  and  conscientious;  she  is  also  a  very  quiet  empathetic  rider.

Josh Harris, Groom, joined OEC in February 2016.

Father of 3 boys, Josh has ridden since he was 12.

When with us he spends more time with the horsepower of the tractor and quad bike, but does enjoy the occasional hack out.

Lynda is a RWYM Senior Coach and BHSIT, and teaches alongside Mary Wanless on most of her UK 2d and 4d courses throughout the year. 

Lynda also has an interest in the work of James French - Trust Technique and Philippe Karl - School or Legerte.

Lynda has taught RWYM clinics in Australia, France, Switzerland.
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