Three Minds, One Goal

The complexity of balancing the coach, rider, horse relationship.

Evening of the 10th May and all day 11th May

Join us for an exciting event where you can connect with other coaches to think, talk, listen and engage in contemporary conversations about equestrian coaching.

The conference welcomes anyone who is interested in thinking about their role and development as an equestrian coach. It is open to all equestrian disciplines and relevant to anyone, regardless of whom or where you coach. Having an open mind and a willingness to engage are the only requirements to entry (along with a ticket).

To explore the theme, we are enabling opportunities to;

  • Debate the topic of social licensing and the future role of equine coaches; chaired by Corinne Bracken
  • Hear about and watch concepts of skill learning in equestrian sports. Identifying how horse and human become skilful in their interactions and relationships and how the coach can help to optimise this. Led by Marianne Davies
  • Observe some coaching practice through a conscious coaching session, un-ravelling the sub-conscious in the coaching process. Led by Corinne Bracken
  • Learn from each other

The Options

  • The full day conference runs from 9.30am through to 5pm on the 11th May and will be a combination of discussions and practical workshops. Lunch, teas and coffees will be provided
  • Evening Dinner with guest speaker is offered the evening before at the Unicorn Trust Centre from 7pm - 10.30pm
  • See below for booking information

Venue: Unicorn Trust Equestrian Centre, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1JZ

Costs and booking:

£75 day ticket (£70 early bird booking if booked before 14th March)

£25 two course evening meal and after dinner speaker

Marianne Davies

Marianne Davies is a Senior Coach Developer at UK Coaching and a PhD candidate at Sheffield Hallam University where her research is looking at skill learning in show jumping participants. Her coaching experience includes more than 20 years of working in sports, academic and corporate environments. She is a coach educator, assessor and national trainer. Marianne spent eight years in the role of Coaching Manager for Canoe Wales and before that was responsible for participation development. Marianne worked for many years as a full-time senior adventure sports coach.

Corinne Bracken

Corinne’s previous coaching roles include British Junior and Young rider Team Coach (from 2006 – 2014 the children, juniors and young riders won 32 medals in total), working alongside the Senior Performance Manager for GB, and manager for the BEF World Class Equine Pathway.

More recently, Corinne has worked for Hong Kong on the newly developed High Performance Equestrian Programme. She is currently the Team Manager for Show Jumping and Para Dressage and has taken Hong Kong to the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, the Olympics in Tokyo and is heading for the World Championships in Herning 2022.

In 2007 & 2016 Corinne was awarded Show Jumping Coach of the year, in 2008 was runner up in the Woman of the future awards in the Mentor category and was awarded the BEF medal of Honour for services to Show Jumping at all levels.

Corinne has a Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice in Sports Coaching and holds the UKCC Level 4 certificate.