Real Comments from Students

“Just wanted you to know that I’ve been loving our training, had to go back to basics but you have such a great eye and I like to be challenged. I don’t know who else I can explain the changes I’m seeing to but I’m happy you are there to witness it with me

. You have been and still are such a huge help, thanks for sticking through the challenges with me. I wish I could share my excitement with more people but know one else knows how hard I’ve worked or how far we’ve come even if we are starting all over again! “

Ace & Savanna - Leg Yield 2020

Hi Clare,   Thank you so much for this reminder. I already feel the difference in my seat, just from those 45 minutes. You are an awesome coach and I am looking forward to learn a whole lot more from you. Thanks again. B.

“To Whom It May Concern, Clare Hobson’s exceptional coaching style is evident in the rapid rate at which her students progress. As both a student of Clare’s, and an observer of her other student’s journeys, I can confidently say that any person that works with Clare advances quickly in both skill and technique. This is attributable to Clare’s keen eye for detail, her ability to convey different riding techniques with relatable analogies, and her clear and consistent communication. Clare is very focused on both horse and rider while in a coaching session, and provides very detailed critiques that have substantial effect on the overall performance of the horse and rider. She is always positive in her instruction and pushes lessons at a pace that are challenging but not overwhelming. She allows her students to work through their or their horse’s difficulties and then provides constructive adjustments and helpful tips afterwards to help the student avoid similar issues/difficulties in future rides. Clare is an exceptional coach and I recommend her to anyone looking to advance their riding skills.”

“When writing this letter of recommendation and reference for Clare Hobson, I reflected on my own equine journey through many disciplines, coaches and provinces over the past 35 years. With starts as a Hunter/Jumper in the Georgian Bay circuit, through the complexities of eventing supported by the coaching of MH Lessard in Amaranth, Ontario, to my new focus on Dressage in British Columbia with Clare Hobson, I find my recent instruction has allowed for a deeper understanding of my position and its influence on effective communication and connection to the horse. Clare’s instruction not only demonstrates an extensive knowledge of Dressage but also for the honest, clear and consistent communication required to be an effective rider. Clare is able to quickly and effectively analyze my personal style and position flaws and offer clear direction for improvement. Her instructional methods of breaking down improvement strategies, offers immediate satisfaction with my Dressage understanding and horse’s performance.”

Clare Hobson has coached my daughter for the past year. As a parent, I have found Clare to be exceptionally professional as a coach. She is open to communication, is always timely and provides a summary of each lesson at the end of each month. My daughter attended one show and Claire was very supportive as a coach. From My daughter’s prospective, Clare is very knowledge and sets realistic goals for her as a rider. My daughter’s confidence and abilities have continuously improved with Clare’s instruction.

Blaire and Finn 2021
Tammy & Dale 2020

Thank you again for being our coach. I walked around on clouds after seeing the videos you sent of my last riding lesson. Thanks to your knowledge and encouragement, I am now truly riding my horse and developing that feel. I can see in the video that my horse is enjoying my improved seat and aids as well. We are keen to work our way up through the next phase of development. Your patience with accommodating my erratic work schedule is much appreciated as well. Both my husband and I have benefited greatly from your experience and eye for picking up and correcting the details which help us and our horses work more as team.

Shae and Nanawin in Lesson

I have been a student of Clare Hobson’s since March of 2020. Since working with and learning from Clare, I have observed growth not only in my riding but also in my relationship with my horse. We have truly become a team that enjoys working with one another. Clare is excellent at meeting my horse and I where we are at and seeing where we can be. She is a dedicated instructor who is flexible to mine and my horse’s needs. She has accompanied me and other students to events and shows and has fostered growth in each lesson and interaction. Clare understands horse behaviours and is able to implement various exercises that meet the needs of the horse and rider. I would highly recommend Clare to anyone who not only wants to improve their riding skills and capabilities, but who also wants to improve their horsemanship and relationship with their equine partner. I have improved by leaps and bounds with my horse, and I am eager to continue our growth with Clare’s assistance.

“Thank you so much for all your help today. I feel like I learn so much each time we meet. I really appreciate your coaching style and your patience with both my horse and me. Thanks for being so awesome!!! I’ll be ready for a Wednesday lesson next week.”



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