In our last article (no 8), we talked about the need to be relaxed in order to achieve the independent seat that is a prerequisite for becoming the best rider you can be. This time we’ll discuss ways to help you remain relaxed even when......
The EQUICISE Story
Since opening in 1980, Wimbledon Village Stables has gone from strength to strength and over the years we have won many prestigious awards. Our recipe is simple: we have an outstanding team of instructors, fantastic horses and great riding. I very much appreciate the loyalty of our members and clients who ride with us regularly and I have also always been very proud of our excellent global reputation – we have riders from all over the world who visit us whenever they come to London.
I am always looking for ways to enhance the experience for our riders and horses and with this in mind I have developed a revolutionary new concept for equestrians – EQUICISE. We all know how important it is to keep our horses in peak condition and this is just as important for riders too. If you keep fit and healthy, you can ride whatever age you are. Look at show jumper Nick Skelton, winner of a Gold Medal at the age of 58 at the Olympics in Rio in 2016!
EQUICISE is a unique programme of fitness and technical development for horse riders of any standard and also beneficial for non-riders too. It features individually tailored lessons on our fully interactive simulator together with an extensive range of fitness, yoga and Pilates classes designed with the equestrian in mind. We can’t promise you will win a gold medal but you will be astonished how EQUICISE will improve your general well being and make your riding even more enjoyable. You'll probably make new friends too!
Please do come along and try Equicise and see for yourself how it will revolutionise your riding, and possibly also your life!
Meet the team
FEI International Level 2 Coach. Successful dressage rider, coach and equine bodyworker, Mojca, rode at Prix St Georges level in her home country Slovenia. She is passionate about riders and horses achieving better harmony and connection.
Mojca UsnikEquicise Ride
BHSAI Int.SM. Kate gained her SANEF Level 1 in South Africa. She is a keen showjumper who competes regularly. She is a popular coach who always ensures that her riders finish a session with a positive attitude and a big smile!
Kate FourieEquicise Ride
BHSI, BHS Regional Riding & Road Safety Officer and Assistant DC of Wimbledon Pony Club. Caroline, gained her BHSI in her twenties and is an experienced coach who particularly enjoys focusing on developing the well-being of the riders’ mind and body using EQUICISE.
Caroline StevensonEquicise Ride
BHSII. Winner of the ABRS Instructor of the Year, Jennifer is an accomplished horsewoman and experienced competition rider. She is extremely excited about EQUICISE and enjoys helping riders evolve in skill and confidence using this revolutionary training technique.
Jennifer FryerEquicise Ride
BHSAI. Fernanda came to the UK from Mexico to follow her dream of being a successful riding instructor. She is a dedicated and passionate coach who enjoys exploring the mechanics of riding with her riders giving them plenty to think about after each session!
Fernanda ZuñigaEquicise Ride
BHS PT & STAGE III. Nadia is a dedicated coach who has a talent for helping riders to realise and achieve their goals successfully. She is a great one on one instructor with a warm and friendly approach which makes people instantly feel at ease.
Nadia PowerEquicise Ride
University graduate, Roberta developed a passion for dressage when she began training with one of Brazil’s top coaches. She has a natural teaching ability and is really impressed by how quickly a rider’s position improves after using the Equicise Ride Simulator.
Roberta BastosEquicise Ride
Tasha MooreEquicise Ride
BHSAI. Julie not only holds her BHS qualifications but also a National Diploma in Equine Studies. She is an experienced coach expert in giving confidence to new riders and helping them develop their skills using the EQUICISE Simulator.
Julie HeapesEquicise Ride
An avid rider, Amanda is passionate about ensuring her clients receive the individual treatment and management plan that best works for their specific needs. A top scholar graduate in Sport Recreation Coaching, she went on to complete her BHSC in Physiotherapy and a Post Grad in Western Acupuncture and a Masters of Health Practice.
Amanda HallEquicise Physio
BHSII and UKCC Level 3 qualified Accredited British Dressage Coach who judges and rides, Alison teaches pleasure riders up to experienced competition riders. She incorporates the principles of the Alexander Technique in her teaching and riding. Alison focuses on rider position, balance and partnership with the horse.
Alison CraigEquiposture AT
Sue is one of the country’s leading Alexander Technique Teachers, she also has a nutrition and diet practice and a healing practice. She has a love of improving a person’s well-being and also uses energy balancing techniques in her work. Sue branched into the equine world and has been training riders and their horses in the principles of EquiPosture since 1994.
Sue MerryEquiposture AT
As a professional rugby player mikes passion is strength and conditioning. Incorporating different training techniques he aims at improving body mechanics. He also offers nutrition consultations.
Mike MacfarlaneEquicise Fitness
Erika is a Kiwi Eventing rider with a passion for Dressage and a degree in Animal Science. She has ESNZ Intr. I and Pony Club Coach D&C certificates and loves to build relationships with clients and the sense of community of the stables. Her favourite thing is seeing improvement on her clients.