“My horses are my friends not my slaves” – Reiner Klimke
Professional stunt rider, horse trainer and liberty artist
Ben is a professional stunt rider, horse trainer, Classical Dressage rider and Liberty artist, well known for his appearances in film, TV and live events. His horsemanship is spellbinding and his knowledge is enviable. Check out Ben’s ‘How To’ series, exclusive to Horsemanship Hub!
Tik is an international event rider who believes in developing fundamentals at the most basic level in order to be successful as horses mature. Tik’s ability to quietly communicate to horses is impressive. By observation of a horse’s movement, behaviour and body language, Tik creates a plan to train each horse so they are relaxed, more easily trainable and happy to be ridden.
UK-based Australian, Jason Webb, is a leading horse trainer specialising in starting young horses and solving all behavioural and ridden problems. Working with international riders of all disciplines, as well as recreational riders desiring a safe, confident and responsive riding horse, Jason’s skill, patience and deep understanding of horse behaviour has made him one of the UK’s most sought after horse trainers.
David Zuend originally from Switzerland moved to the UK to be with his wife, Alison. Together, they lead The Horse Place, and are the UK’s two longest standing Parelli Professionals. David is a 4-star and Parelli certified Young Horse Development specialist and has started well over 500 horses around the World mainly working in the UK, Switzerland and Germany.
Bert is a Canadian Para-Equestrian Paralympic Team member and dressage rider with Rheumatoid Arthritis, based in the UK. She is also a successful able bodied dressage rider and qualified riding coach. Bert has represented Canada at 3 Major Games including the Rio Paralympics the World Equestrian Games, where she won individual 4th.
Guy uses modern Natural Horsemanship methods, influenced by some of the World’s best Horse Trainers. Based on these methods Guy has developed a training program which uses a low stress patient approach, working from the ground up, to provide the very best learning environment possible for horses and their riders
Guy has trained and started horses all over the world, including UK, Australia, USA, Poland and New Zealand.
Alison is the UK’s longest standing Parelli Professional a certified 4-star. Has traveled the world studying with the very best including of course Pat and Linda Parelli as well as noted instructors such as Walter Zettl. Originally from Holsworthy, Alison nows heads up the Horse Place in Hartland with her husband David Zuend.
Sean is a 3* Parelli Professional and has spent extensive time learning directly from Pat Parelli as one of his apprentices. First and foremost Sean is an equine behaviourist and helps people to understand not only why horses do what they do but how to affect it. Helping all manner of riders, from recreational to Olympic level, Sean’ mission is to share knowledge, understanding and compassion for the horse whilst still getting great results.
Hanna Walton is an international horse development specialist, event rider and coach. Hanna develops young horses, rehabilitates horses with trauma and behavioural issues, and teaches clinics and bespoke lessons, covering a wide range of ridden disciplines, advanced ground and liberty work. Hanna has worked leading equestrians around the world, including Pat and Linda Parelli, Tik Maynard, Sinead Halpin, Monty Roberts.a
Rachael Shawyer is a 4* Parelli Professional. She teaches all over the UK and runs regular horsemanship lessons, courses & camps at her own yard, Cotgreave Farm, in Derbyshire. Rachael will teach you to be a natural leader for your horse and take the time to build a trusting partnership between you.
Jamie has started horses that have gone on to have many varied career paths, from dressage, jumping and eventing to Western performance, trail riding and all-around pleasure horses. He believes that whatever they go on to do next, the Start is the most valuable part of a horse’s training. You don’t get a second chance to have that first ride!