The role of psychological factors in determining athletic performance is repeatedly referred to in any form of competitive sport. Equestrian sport provides a unique environment as the human/equine interaction is highly unpredictable and often anxiety-producing. Contrary to most traditional sport where mental and physical capability relies mostly on human decision
Stephen Clarke, FEI 5* Dressage judge and Dressage Judge General of the FEI is in Johannesburg this weekend conducting a clinic at the Equidome, Papenfus Road Beaulieu, where one can watch him coaching some of our top riders. For further information, contact Judy Vertue on 083 601 2104.
JONNY HILBERATH has been the co-national trainer of Germany for the last eight years. First with the late Holger Schmezer and currently with Monica Theodorescu. He is responsible for all the top riders in Germany and is presently focusing on preparations for the Olympics later this year in Rio. NATALIE
In order to communicate successfully with a horse you need to be able to consciously control and co-ordinate your body. Without having control over you own body you have very little chance of successfully training a horse or developing your “feel”. This “feel” refers to being unconsciously able to “read”
INTRODUCING THE WINNING C-STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES Concentration; Confidence; Control; Commitment; Composure; and Coping Strategies are widely thought to be some of the necessary mental qualities influencing physical success in most sports; and none-the-more-so in equestrian sports.