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‘Empathise, Inspire, Educate’

For the third year, The Pony Club Conference took place online and the feedback has been outstanding.    

"This year's conference was excellent, it was practical, relevant, introducing important new areas, and primarily dealt with a 90% of members who do not ride elite horses and represent the country."

"Thank you so very much.  I can 100% say the conference was exactly what it was advertised as.  I am looking forward to getting out and putting all of your extremely useful tools in to action."

If you couldn't make it but would like to watch it, you can! It is now available online to view at anytime. Just click the link below to buy your ticket for £20.00 and you will then be taken through to the recording. By watching the full conference your CPD certificate will be issued at the end. 

Meet the Speakers

Discover a key exercise that can used through the levels of training with the aid video examples.

A little bit about Corinne:

Corinne came from a non-equestrian background and learnt to ride in a local riding school. After leaving school she started working with horses full time and competed in show jumping. In 1996, Corinne broke her leg badly and during the year it was healing she concentrated in coaching. In 2006, Corinne accepted the job of British Junior and Young Rider Team Coach, she carried to this role for 8 years and in that time the teams had won a total of 32 medals. In 2010, Corinne attended the Youth Olympic Games as the Equestrian team leader for the Europe show jumping team. Under her guidance the team won gold and repeated this achievement in 2014. Since 2015, Corinne has worked for the Hong Kong High Performance programme as the Team Manager for their Show Jumping and Para Dressage teams. 

Corinne has a Post Graduate Diploma in professional Practise in Sports Coaching and holds the UKCC Level 4 certificate. Corinne has been awarded Show Jumping Coach of the year twice, in 2007 and 2016. In 2008 she was awarded the BEF Medal of Honour for services to Show Jumping. Corinne's coaching ethos revolves around the coach and rider partnership with the welfare of the horse at the heart of all she does.

Dive into the world of Learning Theory, Ethical Training and Welfare Considerations.

A little bit about Gemma:

Gemma combines her time between research and outreach as Director of Equine Behaviour at The Horse Trust and running a referral clinic for clinical equine behaviour cases where she is based at the University of Edinburgh. She is also an accredited racecourse veterinary surgeon and enjoys working at Musselburgh racecourse. 

After working in ambulatory practice Gemma moved to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies where she completed a rotating residency programme in the equine hospital, completing her Cert AVP (EM), alongside an MScR investigating horse veterinarian interactions.  

As the Veterinary Liaison Officer for the International Society for Equitation Science, Gemma is passionate about improving interactions between horses and people, specifically regarding the application of learning theory. In her spare time she has competed up to advanced level endurance on a homebred horse as well as enjoying competing in affiliated dressage and eventing. Gemma is frequently invited to lecture internationally, as a recognised expert in this field and an excellent communicator.

Sharing the benefits of being around horses and riders using their time with horses as a reprieve from other aspects of their life.

A little bit about Sylvia:

Sylvia is the award-winning Riders Minds’ mental health consultant and website content creator. She’s an integrative counsellor - with additional, highly specialised training – an NLP Coach and Master, Equine Assisted NLP coach, and has a mental ill-health (suicidal depression) to mental wealth experience. Horses and horse riding are her lifelong, enduring passion and happy place.

She’s a former banking executive with many years’ experience leading high performing teams in dynamic, pressurised environments. As a Director, HSBC, she lead a team managing a multi-billion USD global portfolio and was also the Mental Health Network Chair.

Sylvia now works with various organisations, businesses, Institutes, UK Government entities raising awareness to create mental health confident and supportive environments. She also created content for BGA’s Grooms Minds and EEA’s Employers Minds on-line well-being resources.