Clare Hobson

Equestrian Coaching

Equestrian Training for Riders and Horses

Schooling the Canter on Pik
Schooling the Canter on Pik - Welland ON

Credentials



EC Certified Equestrian Coach Specialist.
Dressage, Hunter & Jumper
NCCP Level III

EC Certified Equestrian Coach Specialist



Coaching at SunnyBrook Stables - Toronto ON
Coaching at SunnyBrook Stables - Toronto ON

My Story


I am not one to "blow my own horn" or "market my own skills" so writing about what I do pushes me outside of my comfort zone.

Warmup with Barney - Thoroughbred
Warmup with Barney - Thoroughbred - Smithers BC

I rode horses for over twenty years and coached professionally for fourteen of them. In pursuit of attaining higher levels of equestrian riding and coaching skills I ventured out from Smithers to Ontario. (London and then Toronto)



Head Coach Kilbyrne Stables London ON
Coaching at Kilbyrne Stables - London ON

Back to Vancouver BC in 1999 my journey changed direction to follow an Internet business building path. Riding and coaching activities were placed on hold.

The next twenty years were spent learning "life" skills, building websites, marketing alternative health products, managing staff and servicing customer needs.

Through a series of circumstances, I find myself living once again in the Bulkley Valley and have the opportunity to rekindle a connection with horses. An unintentional full circle.


Schooling 'Pik' Medium Trot - Welland ON
Schooling 'Pik' Medium Trot - Welland ON

I offer a huge heartfelt thank you to my new wonderful friend (you know who you are) for bravely reaching out to me for lessons. After such a long hibernation I wasn't sure I could still coach but you truly have inspired me to take action and step back into this amazingly creative work with horses.

I am so very grateful for all the horses, coaches and riders that helped me build a foundation of technical knowledge, correct basics and safe practices.

Lunging Pik - Campbell River BC
Lunging Pik - Campbell River BC

A huge thank you to all my current students, for taking a leap of faith. I am truly humbled for the trust you have in my approach to riding.

Coaching at Black's Equestrian - Hamilton ON
Coaching Black's Equestrian - Hamilton ON

I am not sure what took place in the gap of time away from riding, but I now "see" and "feel" so much more from the horses and riders expression and movements. I believe I now offer more depth, compassion, patience and understanding to seasoned and blossoming equestrian riders.


Schooling 'Brodie' Danish Warmblood - Welland ON
Schooling 'Brodie' Danish Warmblood - Welland ON

I can't promise first place ribbons at competitions, "fix" a hard core problem horse, nor take you to the highest levels, but I think I can help broaden your understanding of your horses motion, actions and reactions and improve your riding skills, technically and creatively.

Head Coach Kilbyrne Stables London ON
Coaching at Kilbyrne Stables - London ON

If you and your horse are happier from what I impart, I am elated. Good coaching is an art. This is what I do.


Lessons for 2020


Coaching - Welland ON
Coaching - Welland ON
Private:
  • approx 60 min
  • flat or jumping
  • one rider
  • $40

Semi Private:
  • approx 60 min
  • flat or jumping
  • two riders
  • $35

Group:
  • approx 60 min
  • flat or jumping
  • three - five riders
  • $30

Some travel fees may apply for some locations
Some arena fees may apply for some locations



Lesson Horses:
You must have your own or a leased horse to ride. I do not have lesson horses.


Horses in Training:
Schooling and training of horses will be on an individual basis and by special arrangement only.

Schooling 'Axil' Thoroughbred Cross - Toronto ON
Schooling 'Axil' Thoroughbred Cross - Toronto ON

Waivers & Forms


All students must sign a general release waiver

A) Adult Rider Waiver

B) Junior Rider Waiver
(Parents to sign if rider is under 18)



Emergency Contact Form

Coaching Beginners - Saanich BC
Coaching Beginners - Saanich BC

Contact Clare


General Location: Smithers, BC Canada
Specific lesson locations include, but not limited to:

A) Northern Saddle Club Grounds B) Raven Ridge Equestrian Ctr. C) Broken Wire Farms


Coaching - Toronto ON
Coaching Jumping Lesson


If you have an arena with safe footing, I can travel to your place for regular lessons or clinics.
(travel and/or arena fees may apply depending on location)



Email me now for lessons etc: coaching@clarehobson.com