Ben Atkinson

Clarity, Consistency = Confidence
18th & 19th September 2021
9.30am - 5pm
Atkinson Action Horses, Asselby Grange, Carr Lane, Eastrington, East Yorkshire, DN14 7QN
"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
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.

The two day clinic will take place at Ben Atkinson's stables, home to all the Atkinson Action Horses. At the venue we have use of a very large sand arena and a huge round pen. It is very open, so please bring clothing for all weathers, from sun cream to raincoats!

Spectators, there is no need to bring your own chair as we have seating at the venue, although you are of course welcome to if you prefer.

Please bring your own lunch and anything else you might need. We are intending to have tea and coffee available onsite, details TBC.

Respectfully, we ask that spectators do not bring dogs to the venue. This is because we have our own dogs that will be on site throughout the weekend.

We have limited spectator availability, please book early to avoid disappointment.

JOIN THE RIDER WAITING LIST

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

Join Riders Waiting List Complete the form to join the Rider waiting list.

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 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: larisa@organisedequestrian.com



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 info@organisedequestrian.com

LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

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
www.premierinn.com

The Hamilton Hilton
High Wycombe
www.hilton.com

Crowne Plaza Marlow
Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ
www.ihg.com

Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road, Marlow,
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD
www.gladeend.co.uk

Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL
www.highwycombehotel.com

BUY YOUR TICKET

Spectator – One day £40 / Both days £75
Riders – Both days £350

Start: 9.30 am – 5pm

Atkinson Action Horses, Asselby Grange, Carr Lane, Eastrington, East Yorkshire, DN14 7QN

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.

Join Riders Waiting List Complete the form to join the Rider waiting list.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES:

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending this clinic, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

If you feel unwell, or anyone in your household has symptoms, please do a lateral flow test prior to attending the clinic. Please adhere to all current government advice.