East Devon Riding Academy

Horse Riding Lessons & Ethical Horsemanship.

Countryside Activity Centre near Sidmouth & Lyme Regis

 07771 903220

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Connection Training specialises in helping people achieve their goals with an approach that is fun, fair, successful and achievable for horses and humans alike. Their methods ensure that both humans and horses enjoy training and feel happy and confident in each other, making it fun and rewarding for both.

Rachel has an extensive knowledge of equine welfare and training, having studied the scientific background combined with years of practical experience. She has travelled extensively to gain more education and has herself held courses for over 15 years.

This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to learn about or improve your knowledge of reward based training and to gain or improve your connection and confidence with horses.

There are tickets available for you to bring your own horse or alternatively come along as a spectator. Horse places include two half hour individual lessons on both Saturday and Sunday. These sessions will be bespoke to you and your individual requirements. Spectators will get to see a variety of sessions, where Rachel will be working with different horses and their riders/handlers to improve their connection
and confidence together. Anyone (with or without a horse) booking to attend for the whole weekend will receive both a discount on the day rate AND a FREE ticket to the Friday evening session, where Rachel will get the weekend off to a flying start with an interactive talk, utilising video and balance exercises. There will be time throughout the weekend for spectator questions.

This is set to be an enjoyable, interactive confidence boosting weekend for riders and horse owners of all levels of experience. Places will be limited so early booking is adviseable to secure your ticket.

Horse places are just £150 for the whole weekend, including four individual lessons and spectator places are only £50 for the weekend. Amazing value for 16 hours of learning, plus don't forget you get the Friday evening session for free when booking a weekend ticket! Single day and Friday evening tickets are also available.

Please contact Natalie if you have any questions about the event. info@ridingacademy.co.uk or 07771 903220.


19th/20th/21st May 2017

We look forward to welcoming Rachel Bedingfield from Connection Training for an inspiring, enjoyable weekend. The event begins on Friday evening, with an interactive session in our classroom where Rachel will teach participants the three C's of confidence: comfort, connection and core. The event continues with two full days of learning, where Rachel will work with individuals and the group, helping them to establish connection and confidence with horses.

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Connection Creates Confidence Weekend

"Amazing results today. Rachel managed to help me turn my bronking, spinning and spooking, excited horse (although quite unusually so). Into a sane, calm and responsive, noble steed, in a matter of minutes! To the untrained eye it would have looked like she cast a spell."  Helen Gilbertson


"The course was just excellent, Rachel. Thank you so much! For me and my way of thinking and processing things, it really helps to understand the “why’s and wherefore’s”, particularly the physiology, biology, ethology – and so much of what you’re talking about here starkly contradicts what I’ve been taught about horses and training my whole life. Finally, something makes sense and is supported by my own observations!" Chris


This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to learn about or improve your knowledge of reward based training and to gain or improve your connection and confidence with horses.



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