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Hi there, my name is Alison Buttery and I’m a freelance riding instructor and coach. I’m also a fully certified NLP Practitioner & Coach, with further certifications in Time Line Therapy(R) and Hypnotherapy.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • Building horse & rider confidence
  • Correct rider position, balance and postural alignment
  • Improving communication and rapport between rider and horse
  • Challenging riders to step outside of their comfort zone
  • Developing correct training principles to improve the horse’s way of going for the long term
  • Progressive training for both horse & rider to ensure they are able to achieve their goals
  • Rider Mindset and Confidence coaching to help you achieve your equestrian goals

Qualifications & Experience

  • British Equestrian Federation – National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence
  • BHS Accredited Professional Coach
  • BHS Int. Teach & 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 a Riding Instructor
  • 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

Online Training

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!