Kim Ingleby

Confidence Tips for the Eventing Season Ahead


The Eventing season has begun again, maybe this is your first season or you are aiming to qualify for your first two star** event, or perhaps your focus is on 4****…. .  The winter has passed and you have done all your physical training for your horses, looked after their nutrition and well being and the yard is ready to go.  Yet, you have a few doubts or niggles in your mind that are affecting your confidence.  This is normal when something really matters, it’s normal to get nerves and doubts based on experiences & thoughts, yet the disproportionate amount is what is not helpful potentially.  
So what can you do to train you brain for optimal performance? How can you overcome the ‘fear’, complete the best dressage, cross country and show jumping rounds possible on the day, and enjoy it? How can you cope on the ‘bad’ days and learn to relax, adapt and still take some good things.  How can you believe that you can actually do it and bring the best out of your horse? It take’s practise, commitment and focus.