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07/11/2012

In order to course design you need to achieve your qualifications with either EA or PCAQ. This will give you the necessary insurance cover required and also offer you invaluable information and support.   For a level 1 accreditation with Equestrian Australia (EA) you first need to be a member of the state branch such as EQ or ENSW etc. For the purpose of this article I will refer to Equestrian Queensland (EQ) as it is my home ground. Both the EQ and EA websites are great sources of information, and a good first port of call.

10/18/2012

Showjumping riders believe it is very important that their horses never stop in front of the jumps, that they should “get to the other side” no matter what. But is this enough, or is it important HOW the horse jumps the fence? And could we be hindering our future wish to produce clear rounds and win prizes if we focus too much on the horse never stopping in the beginning of its jumping and show career?   HORSES THAT RUN

12/26/2012

A top performance almost always looks easy, but it is the direct result of the rider preparing the horse for the lines of jumps. The previous article “The better the turn, the better the line” in the Dec/Jan issue, explained that a top performance in competition is not the result of luck but rather the product of a well trained horse and an educated rider. Riders should be able to adjust and establish the desired stride around the short side of the arena (the turn) so that the horse steps to the line on the stride required inside the line.

12/26/2012

A top performance in competition is not the result of luck. It is the product of a well trained horse and an educated rider who communicates with the horse in a definite, smooth and timely manner. Too often, riders and coaches are overly concerned with the horse’s performance over the jumps and within the line of related jumps, rather than the preparation before the line.

12/31/2012

  Every time you ride, you are forming habits—good habits or bad habits. You might as well form good habits! This is why the first teacher/instructor/coach you have should be the best coach you have. Your first teacher should teach a desire to learn and establish discipline and work ethic. Every time you ride, you should ride to the best of your ability to practice correctness and good habits. Habits are the foundation of your riding. You want a good, strong and correct foundation.

Series: A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton

08/19/2015

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 1

01/08/2014 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Welcome to this new series with Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton. 

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 2

29/08/2014 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton is a passionate and dedicated coach who travels the world imparting clinics to riders of all ages and abilities - from pony club to FEI level. 

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 3

26/09/2014 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton is a passionate and dedicated coach who travels the world imparting clinics to riders of all ages and abilities - from pony club to FEI level. 

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 4

24/10/2014 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton is a passionate and dedicated coach who travels the world imparting clinics to riders of all ages and abilities - from pony club to FEI level. 

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 5

19/12/2014 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton is a passionate and dedicated coach who travels the world imparting clinics to riders of all ages and abilities - from pony club to FEI level.

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 6

23/04/2015 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton is a passionate and dedicated coach who travels the world imparting clinics to riders of all ages and abilities - from pony club to FEI level. 

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 7

26/02/2015 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

Canadian NCCP Level 4 Showjumping Coach Jen Hamilton is a passionate and dedicated coach who travels the world imparting clinics to riders of all ages and abilities - from pony club to FEI level. 

A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 8

31/03/2015 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

I think of the collection of articles in this series as a progression of training exercises, directed towards developing a training program which will turn untrained skills into mastered skills and strengths.

07/11/2012

Taking your jumper to a horseshow usually means getting the horse exposed to many different colourful and potential fear eliciting stimuli (otherwise known as ‘spooky jumps’!). Some horses are more fearful of such ‘scary’ objects and jumps than others and I often meet riders that have problems with their horses refusing to jump the colourful ‘scary’ jumps.

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