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Sports Psychology for Equestrians with Charlie Unwin

23 Aug 2021 10:00 - 16:00

The mind can play an important part in the journey of any equestrian. From a lack of confidence to aiming for optimum performance, from the recreational rider to the seasoned professional, the way we think could be the difference between success and failure.

We are delighted to announce that top Sports Psychologist, Charlie Unwin, will be presenting a full day of training and insight on this subject and we welcome riders, trainers and coaches to take advantage of what is sure to be a great event.

CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches.

Venue: Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Callington, Cornwall, PL17 8PB

Time: 10am - 4pm (registration from 9:30am)

Cost: £30 for BHS Accredited professional Coaches | £40 Other

Bookings: Advance bookings only via

For further information contact Julie Garbutt | 02476 840732 | 07808 141009 |

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About Charlie Unwin
Charlie Unwin was born in Cambridge and grew up on a farm in the Essex/Suffolk countryside. He graduated from Durham University with a degree in Psychology before joining the Army as an officer in 2001. After a year at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Charlie commissioned into the Royal Horse Artillery with whom he served in Iraq as a platoon commander. There he was responsible for conducting counter-insurgency operations as well as training and recruiting the new Basra police force.

Realising his passion for sport, Charlie was seconded from the Army to the World Class Performance Centre in Bath where he trained with the Great Britain modern pentathlon team. Within two years Charlie was selected to compete for the British team at the World Championships and in 2007 Charlie became National Champion. It was during his time as an athlete that Charlie’s passion for applied psychology flourished, believing this to be a fundamental contributor towards his achievements rather than raw talent! Charlie retired as an athlete in order to pursue this passion. Whilst gaining a further MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Brunel University, he won a national award for his applied research into “motivational climate”.

Charlie started coaching mental skills to schools and clubs (including Whitgift and Millfield schools). He was soon given the opportunity to work with athletes and teams from numerous Olympic and professional sports. Charlie became the lead performance psychologist for the GB Olympic Skeleton Team, working with Lizzy Yarnold towards her becoming double Olympic Champion (2014 and 2018), as well as the team becoming the most successful Winter Olympic team of all time. Since then Charlie has gone on to work with a huge range of clients including England football, Premiership rugby, military special forces and the Royal Household. He also mentors Premier League football coaches looking to improve the mental development of young players. Charlie also applies the principles of human performance and psychology in working with global organisations, helping them to achieve their own performance aspirations. He delivers keynotes, coaching and workshops, sharing his insights into mental performance, team environment, leadership, coaching and resilience.
Charlie has designed and delivered award-winning programmes for a number of global organisation including Coca-Cola, Lego, Virgin, Dyson and Linklaters.  He was awarded Top Speaker at The Henley Business School Partnership in 2015.



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