Katie is a former international event rider, having ridden successfully to 4* level and produced many horses through the grades. Nowadays Katie is a full-time coach and has helped clients achieve success at every level up to international 4* eventing and including GB Junior, YR and Pony team trials and National Championships, BE Regional Youth Championships and Badminton Grassroots Championships. Katie is BE Regional Youth Coach for Wales and West Midlands and one of the coaches for BE’s National Foundation Skills Academy. Katie holds private coaching sessions and regular training clinics both at home in Monmouthshire and across the country.
Katie is a BECC Level 4 Eventing Coach and in 2021 graduated as an MSc in Professional Sports Coaching with Distinction. In 2018 she was one of only four eventing coaches to be selected for the BEF cross discipline Youth Pathway Coaching Programme, designed for coaches working with talented young riders within performance pathways. Katie has also completed the Centre 10 Gold level Applied Psychology for Equestrian Coaches Programme, is a BHS Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Reg) and is on the national list of Pony Club Recommended Specialist Eventing Coaches.
Katie is passionate about promoting rider responsibility and understanding, putting riders in charge of their own performance and teaching them a consistent, logical system to work within, helping them to deal with a range of situations and nurturing confidence in both horse and rider. Katie’s training sessions focus on building skills and technique of both horse and rider in a systematic and progressive way; varied exercises keep sessions fun and interesting. The psychological components of achieving peak performance form an important part of the learning.