Katie has worked with riders as an Equestrian Performance coach for over 10 years and likes to work specifically to improve riders position, fitness and function as athletes to enable them to work in a better partnership with their horses for better results.
Having a very keen interest in all sports she decided she would be interested in not only studying horses at university but also had a great interest in the rider as an athlete. On this course Katie gained much knowledge about rider fitness and performance, posture analysis, rider nutrition, fitness testing, sports psychology and many other aspects which enables her to focus a great detail on the rider and their needs to function and perform successfully. Katie completed her dissertation on rider fitness and eating disorders and the effects of correct nutrition and mental states within the rider. Katie is hoping to continue her study by completing more research in the area of Rider Fitness and complete a masters and eventually hopes to complete a PhD in Rider Fitness.
EquiFit UK is a new venture for Katie. This is an online platform for riders educating them on all aspects of rider fitness and performance.
Bsc (Hons) Human & Equestrian Sports Performance
UKCC Level 2 coach
Registered Pony Club Coach
Level 2 Fitness Coach
BYRDS Squad Member and Talent Spotting Winner
Ridden at National Level Dressage & Show Jumping