Ben Atkinson

Clarity, Consistency = Confidence
19th & 20th June 2021
9.30am - 5.30pm
Willow Fields, Pump Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 3RA
"A free horse is a happy horse" - Ben Atkinson
Ben is a professional equine stunt rider, trick trainer and rider from East Yorkshire. He has been riding his whole life and is a key member of the family business, Atkinson Action Horses, who have spent nearly three decades training horses and riders for Film, TV and live events. They pride themselves on being ready for any task that comes to them and they provide to the industry, horse master and lead actors horses, stunt training for riders and horses, liberty horses, carriage driving horses and classically trained dressage horses.

"When I see a horse I see something that is pure and free, untainted by greed like humans are. I see something that will do anything for you and always love you no matter how many mistakes you make or how little you understand. They are the kindest and most generous creatures on the planet."  Ben Atkinson


We have very limited rider places available. To confirm your place, please make a deposit payment and download and return the booking form as soon as possible.

Day 1

  • Breakfast meeting, covering theory and Q&A sessions. (Breakfast included)
  • AM - individual sessions with each horse and rider.
  • Lunch. (Lunch is included or you are welcome to bring your own). During lunch we will all sit together and have the opportunity to discuss the morning's sessions and horsemanship philosophy informally with Ben.
  • PM - Ben will be doing an afternoon presentation with 4 of his horses!!  In this session he will discuss and demonstrate various training methods, this session will very much flow from the mornings theory session, where we will all discuss goals and any questions, the afternoon Ben will demonstrate these with his horses and potentially if it's of benefit the first steps with a greener horse.
  • PM - of course Ben will finish with some wow inspiration for us all!

On the evening of Day 1 we will all meet again in the Gazebo for supper and an evening with Ben, where he will be sharing film clips of past shows,  stories from the adventures and most importantly the horsemanship involved and needed. We will also be looking at some footage where Ben will show us the details in the movements, the things that we often miss!

This will be a very informal format, where we can all ask multiple questions and chat over details.

Day 2

The format of Day 2 will follow on from that of Day 1 and here we will really have an opportunity to look at questions raised with horses and continue lessons, demonstrations and questions.


Spectator and rider tickets will be available as soon as the next clinic dates have been confirmed.

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Course Logistics

Venue details: Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow SL7 3RA - 5 minutes from Jct. 4 M40 10 minutes from M4.

Stabling or Turnout Pen available: £25 per day, stabling numbers are limited, the pens are approx. 5 x 10 metre, the grass will be low so please bring hay.

Hay and bedding: Please bring your own hay, or if pre ordered the by two weeks prior to the clinic £7 per bale. Bedding is provided in the stables, if you need additional the cost is £8 per bale.

Camping/Staying onsite in your lorry: There is no hook up available onsite, but if you have you are self-sufficient you are welcome to stay onsite, this needs to be pre-arranged with Larisa by email:

Catering: There will be tea, coffee, and refreshments available all day. Please make sure you bring your own lunch, snacks and anything else you might need. There is a fantastic pub opposite, The Three Horseshoes, with great takeaway options. 

Spectator: Chairs are provided so you don’t need to bring your own, however if you have one you prefer you are very welcome to bring your own.

Please prepare for all weather, windy rain to gorgeous sunshine – it’s England after all! We have some covered areas and some open to the elements.

Dogs: We LOVE dogs! But are sorry to say that we do not allow dogs at the clinics, however if the weather is safe, you are of course welcome to bring your dog in the car and take for walks away from the clinic and our dogs onsite.

Any logistics questions however small that we might be able to help with, please for email and ask


There are many hotels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast options in the area. Below are a few suggestions:

Premier Inn Marlow
The Causeway, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA

The Hamilton Hilton
High Wycombe

Crowne Plaza Marlow
Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ

Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road, Marlow,
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD

Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL


Spectator – One day £100 / Both days £200
Riders – Both days £200

Each day will start with a theory session from Ben, who will talk with us about his philosophy, his horses, how he achieves clarity, consistency & confidence and more! Ben will then guide riders through their individual sessions over both days. Riders are welcome to focus on ground/liberty or ridden work, so the clinic is open to both those who ride and those who don’t.

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Due to Covid restrictions, this clinic has very limited places and will therefore be run as an intimate VIP experience.


We will ask everyone to keep to the 2 metre rule where possible, to wear masks when in close proximity, we will be taking temperatures on arrival and of ask everyone to take care and to not come if you are displaying any symptoms and have not had a negative test.