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 had completed the British Equestrian Youth Coach Development Programme. She has an MSc in professional practice in sports coaching.