Eventing Magazine & The British Equestrian Federation

Jul 19, 2011 by     Comments Off    Posted under: Fa-Fitness
Dear Matt
I hope you are well and that this email finds you and your horses in good health.
I know it has been a little while since I have contacted you. This
is mainly due to the fact I have been working really hard with The
Equestrian Athlete Plan (EAP) and helping it to reach more people, to
help them to achieve more with their horse.
Eventing Magazine Feature
I am not sure if you got the August edition of the Eventing
Magazine or not, but Aimi Clark, the editor for the magazine came to my
training studios, in Launceston, Cornwall to check out what The EAP was
all about. We actually had a number of applicants apply for places on
the feature, we ended up choosing two really motivated and committed
riders from Cornwall to follow and support through the 8 week plan.
You will be able to find the article in the magazine, it really is
worth a read through, to meet the riders and they are ‘working’
equestrian athletes, with busy lifestyles, but so far the communication
we have had has been great. They are loving the exercises, Katy (one of
the riders) commented on how it really fitted in with her lifestyle,
which also involves a condiserable amount of commuting. 
Keep your eyes peeled as this feature will have a small part in
Septembers edition and also a bigger round up in Octobers edition (which
comes out in the 2nd week of Sept, that confused me aswell!!) .
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF)
Only last week, I attended a Hoof Legacy conference at Hartpury
College. I managed to scoot away from work a little early to catch a bit
of the festival of dressage and look around the facilities. It really
is a great set up!
The Hoof legacy for those of you who don’t know of it, was
originally set up to help people in London to help encourage people to
try riding. This has been very succesful and now The BEF are hoping to
take advantage of funding from Sport England to help Equestrian
businesses nationwide to deliver more quality and opportunities for
anyone wishing to take part in equestrian at any age or level. 
It really is an exciting time and I think with the success of the
test event at Greenwich Park, I can see equestrian sport really hitting
the nations hearts come 2012.
At the conference, I met with Anne Clarke (BEF) and Phil De
Glanville (Sport England), to discuss how we can help people to get fit
for purpose (riding), improve their longevity in the saddle and
ultimately their experience. I am very much looking forward to helping
Anne at the next conference, where I will be delivering a presentation
on exactly that.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read. Meanwhile if you would like to take a look at my blog page over at http://riderfitness.co.uk , please feel free.
My Best
Author of The Equestrian Athlete Plan

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