Coaching Philosophy




Confidence. Collaboration. Focus

“My personal coaching philosophy has evolved and changed over the years. I firmly believe in, and work from, a person-centred approach with my clients, their horses and their goals and this drives all that we do - from planning and coaching sessions through to competition goals.

I aim to enthuse and instil confidence by adopting an individualised approach to each rider and their personal journey. This is why I would describe my coaching ethos as being holistic. I incorporate unmounted planning and review sessions and I seek input from allied professionals to ensure all-round development. 

By working closely with each client and through collaborative input, I aim to instil knowledge and empower riders to overcome their perceived limitations.

My focus is centred on developing a partnership between horse and rider as I believe that this is key to achieving our goals.”


Current coaching roles 

  • BD Youth Regional Coach

  • BD Youth Rider Assessor 

  • British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Excel Entry Programme Para Coach

  • BD Youth Rider Assessor Coach.

Assessment and invitational roles

  • Silver Spurs Assessor (Southern Ireland, 2012, 2015)

  • Pony Club Talent Pathway Assessor (2014)

  • Pony Club Championship Mentor (2014)

Continuing Professional Development


Janet has been selected for the BEF Youth Coaching Development Programme and she is studying an MSc degree in Professional Practice in Sports Coaching.