Control of #pace, #line and #rhythm are ingredients for successful #jumping. Well done Vanessa ! #Showjumping #Horseridinglessons #Horsetraining #HorseridingPosted by Christine Johnson on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
What’s happening here at #JohnsonEquestrian over the holidays?
We are looking forward to catching up with family and friends over the Holiday Break and hope everyone can have a happy and relaxing time and find some time for their #horses and #riding.
Here are the dates for #JohnsonEquestrian lessons and operating times.
We are finishing riding lessons here on Tuesday 23rd December and resuming on Monday 5th January 2015.
The #JohnsonEquestrian Christmas Party is Sunday 21st Dec from 2 to 5pm.
We have holiday camps on 18th Dec, 15th, 20th and 22nd January 2015. Download a camp booking form.
The last day of Coach Training is this coming Wednesday 17th December and resumes on Wednesday 21st January 2015.
To find out more call Chrissie on 0412 405079 or George on 0431 212661 .
#JohnsonEquestrian #Horseridinglessons #Horsetraining #Horseriding #Horses #HorseridinginSydney
Holiday Camps are always very popular here at Johnson Equestrian and it is a good idea to book early to avoid missing out.
There will be four Holiday Camps in January 2015 on :
You can find a link to a booking form http://www.teamj.com.au/camps.html
Payment and completed booking form will secure your position.
To find out more about camps or training at #JohnsonEquestrian, call Chrissie on 0412 405079 or George on 0431 212661 for more details or send us a contact request.
To see a collection of photo albums from previous camps click here.
We have had such a terrific year of Coach Training here at #JohnsonEquestrian and now there are only four days of coach training left for 2014.
These are Wednesday 26th November, 3rd December, 10th December and 17th December.
We will be resuming on Wednesday 14th January 2015.
Whether you need to complete your current level of coach training, get started on the next level, do a familiarisation clinic or an updating clinic, we can help you.
To learn more about #Coachtraining at #JohnsonEquestrian take a look at http://www.teamj.com.au/coach-training.html Or call Chrissie on 0412 405079 or George on 0431 212661 or email us email@example.com for more details.
Johnson Equestrian would like to congratulate Danny Mayson for successfully completing her EA NCAS Level 1 Coaching Certificate. Danny was a wonderful trainee, always attentive and so interactive and it was a pleasure to work with her. We asked her to share her reflections on the training process that led her to becoming a fully accredited coach.
What was your riding and horse background?
My first riding experience was on a Sunday afternoon when my grandparents took me to Hampstead Heath in London to ride the donkeys!!!!! This then became a regular weekend outing. I begged my parents to let me have riding lessons. I started riding at a wonderful riding school in Mill Hill where I lived and went on to spend the next 8 years of my life there, first as a student, then working and finally teaching there.
From there I got a job with an international showjumper and spent the next few years “on the road”. I learnt so much in my role as a groom and loved the lifestyle and the excitement of competition.
What motivated you to do our coach training?
I had a very large break from horses and it wasn’t until I had my own children, two girls, that horses reappeared in my life. Both the girls love show jumping and we now own 4 horses.
I have spent a lot of time teaching the girls and their friends and rediscovered that I loved the coaching role. So when we arrived in Sydney and I was introduced to Christine at Johnson Equestrian, I decided to further my skills and enrol in her Coach Training program.
How was your coach training experience?
Christine was very personable and encouraging and made the whole process easy. The course was very adaptable and accommodating allowing for changes in schedules and learning abilities. I found the interaction with all the different students and instructors such a great sounding board with a huge variety of knowledge in all areas.
What advice do you have for aspiring coach trainees starting out?
I would advise anyone starting their training to spend as much time as possible around Christine Johnson and Colleen Brook, as their depth of knowledge and their ability to impart their experience is invaluable.
Where to now for you?
I am hoping to start teaching soon and am really looking forward to putting my new learnt techniques into action!!!!!
Coach Training is on every Wednesday at #JohnsonEquestrian. Come along and join our interactive training group. You can train and be assessed for your EA Riding, Horse management and coaching certificates to all levels. You can bring your horse or ride one of ours. Cost is $90 per head. Time is from 10am to 2pm. To find out more Call Chrissie on 0412 405079 or George on 0431 212661 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more of our Johnson Equestrian Coaching Blog
Horse riding options in Sydney
If you are looking for horse riding and horse riding lesson options in the Sydney, area you might like to consider Johnson Equestrian Services.
At Johnson Equestrian Services at Nelson we offer students a wide variety of horse riding training options to help you maximise your horse riding skills and enjoyment.
Qualified Coaches. Christine Johnson, who is a Level 2 NCAS EA accredited Coach & Assessor is supported in the training of horses and riders by son George Johnson, who is a Level 1 NCAS Coach and both coaches are on the NSW Pony Club Associations approved Instructors Panel. Both coaches are experienced offering horse riding lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Facilities. At Johnson Equestrian headquarters a wide range of training options include a 70 x 30m all weather arena, equipped with a full set of showjumps and 4 metres of mirrors for rider position assessment and correction. Also a cross-country training course allows for an alternate training environment and an introduction of undulating terrain and most types of cross-country obstacles.
Location. Only 40 minutes from the centre of Sydney, Johnson Equestrian is a leafy bush like environment where students can enjoy their horse riding surrounded by attractive trees plants and bird life.
Enjoyment. Horse riding students involved at Johnson Equestrian form a cheery support group for each other at training sessions and competition. You can have riding lessons on your horse or one of ours. We can assist in sales and purchases to have you mounted on the horse to most suit your riding aims and abilities. For young riders we offer Horse Riding Holiday Camps.
Questions about horse riding lessons. We can help answer your questions about your horse riding lessons and tailor a plan to suit you and your timetable and horse riding experience.
Coach Training .Regular Coach Training groups are held every Wednesday afternoon and monthly clinics are held at Clarendon and SIEC in showjumping and eventing.
Workshops. 2-day Introductory Coach Workshops and Coach Update Clinics are programmed regularly throughout the year. Guest Coach Educators assist in Coach Training and Assessments and make Johnson Equestrian the one stop Coach Training venue.
We can guide you through the entire length of your coach training and right through the Assessment process. Let us help take the stress out of your coach training experience.
Other services. We also offer agistment, training and re-education of your horses training problems.
Contact us. For advice on any training needs please call Christine on 0412 405079 or George on 0431 212661 Email email@example.com visit our website on www.teamj.com.au
#CoachTraining #HorseRiding #JohnsonEquestrian #HorseRidingLessons # HorseRidingLessonsInSydney
1. FUN: Having fun is the best way to learn and there is no better way to have fun than spending a whole day with horses and friends at a Riding Camp.
2. TOTAL IMMERSION: Understanding all the parts that go in to horse riding establishment is a way to truly understand and improve your horse riding .
3. MAKE FRIENDS: Even if you don’t come with friends you know, you’re sure to make friends when you spend the day with other students your own age who share your love of horses.
4. TRY SOMETHING NEW: Not only do you get two riding sessions at riding camps but we also offer extra activities such as vaulting and bareback riding.
5. TAKE YOUR TIME: When you have weekly lessons there is often a tight schedule and students have to rush off after their lessons and fit in with the family’s activities, but at camp you have all day to spend.
6. SAFETY AWARENESS: spending the day around horses allows our coaches to reinforce the essential elements of every aspect of horse handling and riding safety.
7. LEARN NEW SKILLS: Plaiting, grooming assessing a horse’s health, saddling, bridling and hosing are all skills we teach at Riding Camp.
8. MEET THE TEAM: We like to discuss and introduce students to our other horses and explain their breeding and personalities. We also introduce students to the farrier, vet and dentist and explain what their jobs involve.
9. GAIN CONFIDENCE: Handling horses, learning about their behaviour and instincts and knowing how to handle and interact with them safely is a great way to build confidence atone of our holiday riding camps.
10. SET GOALS: We encourage students to set goals for their riding and incorporate them within a balanced mix of family, school and sport activities.
To find out more about Holiday Riding Camps at #JohnsonEquestrian call Chrissie on 0412 405079 or George on 0431 212661. Email firstname.lastname@example.org website www.teamj.com.au
One of the things I am often asked is “how do I become a coach?”
Indeed this is one of the things I teach and assess people for on a weekly basis at our Team J coach training sessions, but that weekly training is only part of the pathway that leads people to become a coach.
To be able to coach or train people requires a degree of experience and expertise in the skills or tasks you are coaching. In the case of horse riding, this has generally been acquired through your own experience as rider and the training you received as a rider.
(Please note, I won’t go in to an academic discussion of the difference between coaching and teaching; I’ll leave that for a theory session at Coach Training. For the purpose of our discussion I’ll only use the term coaching.)
Therefore most horse riding coaches have been riders, or are still riders and competitors, and then look to add coaching to their activities in order to make a living from something that has been their passion.
So you see the conundrum that grows: is how do you make time for your own riding when you want to train to be a coach? It is undeniable that not many people make a living as a rider and that coaching is the part of the equation that makes the money.
Read the full article http://bit.ly/1mt2jUD
Hi there, I'm Christine Johnson - I've created this Blog to share coaching information, tips and advice on horse riding and horse training. All comments welcome