If you compete or are interested in ShowJumping or Eventing then I can help you and your horse's Jumping ability by improving confidence, general horse riding control, balance and performance by using a mixture of Jumping, Flat Work, Grid Work and Pole Work in your training lessons. Also I offer Rider development coaching and mentoring to raise your confidence levels and insider knowledge of all those extra small things to give you a competitive edge. Lesson's are available for experienced and novice Adults and Children.
On your first Lesson we will discuss any areas you feel that you need assistance with, then use the training session to start reaching your goals.
A little bit more about me, my name is Natalie Pym and I am a 39 year old Former International Show Jumper who represented Team GB at numerous international shows in France, Belgium, Germany and Portugal including the European Championships. I have also competed at all the major shows including HOYS and Olympia. My professional career was unfortunately cut short due to Injury but I still trained horses, competed and rode full time for another ten years before concentrating on schooling my family’s horses.
My main trainer and mentor for 14 years was Olympic show jumper David Bowen. He taught me not only how to ride and show jump but also how to understand horses and how to adapt to each horse to achieve the best results out of them, as each horse is so unique. This knowledge, experience and passion for the sport has helped me to produce horses from novice to grade A.
My other main Trainer was Franke Sloothaak who is one of the worlds best trainers. While on Team GB I was based in Germany for 6 month's at Franke's yard with my horses as his only student and he personally taught me advanced flatwork for hours every day. At the time I was based at his yard he was the Show Jumping World Champion along with the reigning Team Gold medal winner at the Olympics.
After 25 years of Riding and schooling my familys horses whilst concentrating on my children I started Natalie Pym Equestrian to offer my experience from the amazing opportunities I have had in my equestrian life.
David Bowen was my sporting hero and luckily he became my Mentor and Trainer for over 14 years. When I was 15 I left School and I stayed and worked at David's Yard for over 6 months where he trained me in all aspects of Show Jumping and Horsemanship including how to get a deeper bond with a Horse. He also taught me how to Walk and Ride Technical Courses Correctly to achieve the best results.
David was a team Silver Medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, with 35 years experience and a member of over Twenty Nation's Cup teams he is now regarded as one of the sport's most out standing trainers.
David's Main Achievements
While I was on the British Team I was based in Germany at Franke Sloothaak's yard whilst he was the reigning World and Olympic Gold Medal Champion, he is a hugely technical perfectionist and whilst there I was his only Student and he gave me intensive daily training centred mostly around Flat Work, Grid Work and Pole Work. He also concentrated his training around Control and Balance and how to Correctly School a Horse so it uses all its Muscle Groups.
Franke's Main Achievements
Show Jumping, Flat Work, Pole Work and Grid Work Training. Arena Hire is Extra at your Cost.
A structured 60 Minute training session to help with your Showjumping or Eventing.
On your first Lesson we will discuss any areas you feel that you need assistance with, then use the training session to start reaching your goals using Jumping, Flat Work, Pole Work and Grid Work mixtures to improve your control, balance and performance.
Our aim is to give you the very best results from your Horse and Rider partnership.
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If you do want to be the best in any sport you need talented experienced people on hand to help.
Our personally tailored Coaching and Mentoring packages will help you to be your best. We can help develop your understanding of all the extra things that top riders do to gain the advantage in training and also when the competition pressure is on. Packages can include attendance to Events to assist you, personal regular correspondence, pointers, reviews....
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