Jackpot Training Demonstrations & Guest Speakers!
We are privileged to have these amazing individuals joining us at the 2018 Arabian Jackpot Show on the 2nd & 3rd of June! Please make them feel welcome by coming along to the State Equestrian Center and enjoying their Demonstrations and Talks for FREE during our Show! These wonderful people have volunteered their services for our enjoyment and education so please remember to show your appreciation and if you enjoy their displays follow their clinics on offer throughout Australia. At the Arabian Jackpot Show we believe heavily in supporting the Horse Industry as a whole so we may all enjoy our horses and horse events like this one in the future.
Free demonstration with Mark Langley (NSW)
Unlock the potential of your horse
to be calmly connected
Helping horses to learn is a big basis to my philosophy – not just helping them to be better at performance – but helping them to gain confidence in themselves and confidence in people and the ideas that they present to horses. There are so many horses of different breeds within various disciplines that are carrying worry and emotional tension which inevitably spills out into their performance and which causes a disconnection between horse and handler. Much of this tension has been caused by the way people have presented education and guidance to their horses. Gaining and guiding a horse’s calm focus is one of the biggest things that I want people to understand. Without understanding and gaining a horse’s focus, their tension levels constantly go up and down and our guiding aids just become interruptions that end up getting in the way of a horse’s primary intention.
I teach people how to train in a way that allows horses to have the room to search and make decisions for themselves so that when their horses are operating, they are focused on what they are doing and because that is their intention, they become naturally softer and more balanced. Too often, horses are trained to move away from energy/ stimulant when they should be going towards focus/ intention.
Teaching people to become better leaders for their horses is also very important. When we take a horse away from their herd, or their comfortable environment, we have to replace that herd/ stability/ comfort and that comes from the quality of our leadership and the confidence that our horses put in us. If we can’t provide that quality leadership, then we can’t gain a horse’s soft focus and make it feel better when the environment is quite challenging. Leadership comes from being calm and centred and offering a horse clarity. So instead of teaching people to be leaders like an alpha horse or bossy; I like to teach them to be a place where their horse can feel safe and relax.
Over the past 15 years of being a professional horse trainer, I have trained and started thousands of horses. I have been lucky enough to have been sent many wild horses from all parts of Australia; as well as many Arabian horses, a lot of which were unhandled 6-8 year olds. Working with these sensitive, hotter bred horses, taught me very quickly what methods were and were not working. I had to be more accurate in my application; some things just didn’t make the horses feel good and other things clearly did. Their attention to detail taught me how much attention to detail I needed and how the small things in foundation, though for somebody else may seem small, for those horses they were big things and had to be dealt with and nurtured in the right way so that they could progressively develop without carrying emotional baggage that eventually comes out to cause bigger problems. I have thrown away learned methods to take on a general philosophy that allows me to bend, mould and address every moment of what is happening as oppose to getting something done.
I now travel mostly in NSW, but also in ACT, WA, QLD, Germany and England, working with people and horses on an individual level to help people understand themselves and their horses better so that they can provide a learning environment that promotes calmness, confidence and focus. I help people from beginners to people who lack confidence, to confident people in performance.
While Mark is in WA for the Arabian Jackpot Show he will be running a few select Clinics after the show up at Sunninghill in Stoneville, be sure not to miss this opportunity while he is here. To book a spot at his clinics please click the logo link below to be taken to his website .
Free Guest Speech/Display by Belinda Harrison (WA)
Providing confidence and connection between women and their horses,
with kindness and compassion in a fun, safe environment.
With a love of horses for most of her life, Belinda rarely had the opportunity to come into contact with them whilst growing up.
After seeing a Demo at Equitana with Sandi Simons she entered on a 6 year journey of learning with Sandi. Starting as a way to regain her confidence and also to find the joy again in her horses, has become so much more.
At age 43, the moment she allowed herself to experience her dream up close and had her first riding lesson, she felt pure joy. Starting out with purchasing a first horse that was at times challenging for her, then in a series of further damaging decisions, her confidence was gradually eroded and she was left with a feeling of emptiness and failure.
Having completed a 3 year trainers program with Sandi and also having done some training with David Simons and John Lyons. Also having extensively traveled with Sandi doing clinics and teaching, both in Australia and the USA, she is now using her knowledge to support and share with others.
With a passion for supporting women in creating confidence and connection with their horses, Belinda Harrison strives to create a caring, encouraging and supportive environment for all women and their horses. Her values include authenticity, empowerment and support, and she aims to share that with every client that comes in contact with her.
Known for her hospitality and nurturing personality when people come to her for clinics and lessons. Belinda is passionate about sharing her experience with others, and bringing them the empathy and empowerment they deserve.
Belinda Runs Clinics Regularly and if you would like to sign up for one of her clinics please click on the logo link below to be taken to her website.