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Rider Confidence

How to stop feeling scared when riding your horse, and start feeling confident and in control

This 2 hour, live online masterclass will show you how to manage your fears so that you can get back to doing what you love. You’ll learn what fear is, how and why fear affects riders, along with practical and mindset techniques that you can implement at any time. 

This masterclass will take place on Saturday 30th January 2021, starting at 2pm, via the video conferencing software Zoom. Once you have booked your place, you’ll be sent a confirmation email with full details on how to join on the day. 

If you’d like to find out more, simply click this link for full details of this Masterclass

My name is Alison Buttery I’m a freelance BHS Accredited Professional Coach, and certified Rider Mindset and Confidence Coach. I work with horses and riders at all levels, who want step-by-step, practical, positive and progressive training, in order to achieve their goals.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • Developing correct training principles to improve the horse’s way of going for the long term
  • Correct rider position, balance and postural alignment
  • Improving communication and rapport between rider and horse
  • Challenging riders to step outside of their comfort zone
  • Building confidence in both horse and rider

Qualifications & Experience

  • British Equestrian Federation – National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence
  • BHS Accredited Professional Coach
  • BHS Stage 4 Int. Teach & Stage 4 Int. Stable Manager
  • BHS Stage 3 Complete Coach in Horsemanship
  • NLP Practitioner & Coach
  • Certified Time Line Therapy(R)
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
  • PGCE
  • MSc Equine Science
  • Over 15 years experience as an Equestrian Coach
  • Experience in training & coaching other Riding Instructors & Coaches
  • Over 10 years as a Senior Lecturer in Equine Science
  • Validated, designed, written & delivered a BSc(Hons) Equine Science, Management & Training degree
  • Previously a Higher Education Teaching & Learning Coach
  • Competition experience in British Show Jumping, British Eventing & British Dressage
  • Retraining of Racehorses Approved Trainer

Riding Lessons & Clinics

  • Do you lack focus and inspiration in your riding?
  • Are you struggling with a lack of confidence?
  • Do feel a bit stuck in your riding?
  • Are you trying to do all the things to improve your horse’s way of going?
  • Perhaps you aware of where things are going wrong, but you’re unsure of how to go about fixing them?

If any of these sound familiar, then I know I can help you!

I travel extensively to yards around Derby and Nottingham, and occasionally into Staffordshire too, and I work with a broad range of clients across many levels.

You can find out more about what I offer HERE


I have created The Everyday Equestrian Academy to help you get focussed & intentional around schooling your horse. This monthly online membership will help focus, inspire and motivate you to get the very most from your training.

  • Monthly online video training, all based around a specific theme or set of exercises
  • Downloadable PDF handout to clearly explain the requirements of each exercise
  • Live training webinars each month
  • Private Facebook group for members
  • Guest speakers

Click HERE to find out more about the Academy

I also provide short courses to really help you develop specific elements of your riding and training, with the most recent being Perfect your Polework.

Click HERE for details of my online equestrian courses

Equestrian Mindset & Rider Confidence Coaching

I’m a certified NLP Practitioner and Coach, and I CAN help you get past those mindset blocks that prevent you from making progress with your horse.

  • Do you lack confidence when riding?
  • Do you suffer with anxiety around riding or competing your horse?
  • Do you find yourself thinking negatively all the time?
  • Have you started to limit what you do with your horse because of how you feel?
  • Are you returning to riding after a fall, and are finding it difficult?
  • Do you lack motivation to ride?

Click HERE to find out how I can help you!

“I started to work with Alison in April 2019 because I was having some physical issues with my horse and I was seeking a bit of guidance to help achieve some personal goals before his anticipated early retirement.

I have since had a regular monthly session and the transformation in my horse is both profound and unexpected! Teddy has gone from feeling awkward and unlevel to lifting up off his forehand, gaining strength in his hindquarters and developing a relaxed and swinging gait. This is all from using a series of clever exercises with poles which I have been able to recreate easily on my own between sessions. Alison knows just how much to ask of the horse and has never pushed us beyond our limitations. To highlight out progress, our dressage marks have gone from an average 65% to a recent 74.09% and Teddy is also enjoying his jumping.

Alison is infectiously positive and her commitment to a progressive approach has given me the confidence to get out there and fully enjoy my horse – hopefully for many more years to come. Thank you!”

Gemma, B
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