Oxfordshire

West Barn Equine

Miss Katie Kirkpatrick

West Barn
Tiffield Road
Gayton
Northamptonshire
NN7 3HH

Mobile No: 07920 578088
Home Tel: 01604 859756
Email: ktlu_@hotmail.com

Website: www.westbarnequine.co.uk

Years Experience Teaching: 5

Years Experience Riding: 20

Qualifications: None, all classical based learning.

Current Teaching Level: Beginners to advanced

Involved in Classical Equitation and training since: 2013

Taught by: Manolo Mendez, Arthur Kottas, Nuno Cavaco, Philippe Karl

Influenced by: Nuno Oliveira (for his influential work), Manolo Mendez (for his kind and holistic approach to training), Arthur Kottas (Classical from a FEI Dressage Judge perspective), Nuno Cavaco (For the Classical in-hand movements), Philippe Karl (For flexions and lightness), Colonel Carde (another French influence of 'lightness'), Jean Luc Cornille (for the science of collection), Marijke de Jong (for the in-hand suppling work), Jenny Rolfe (for the breath energy and bond), Sylvia Loch (for the introduction of weight aids), Antoine de Pluvinel (for the introduction of shoulder in for suppleness), François Baucher (for his work with flexions, jaw and poll)

Familiar with the teachings of the following:

  • Podhajsky
  • Oliveira

Other Authorities:

Schoolmasters: Not currently

Base and Facilities: No

Indoor or Outdoor Arena: Yes

Willing to Freelance: Yes, this is my main work

Willing to Travel Abroad: Yes

Insurance: Fully insured

Complaints: None

Interpretation of "Classical": Classical is the training of the horse to make him lighter in the hand, more weight carried on the hind leg, and all taught with by a kind and mindful rider, who wants to get the best from their horse. The horse's body should be healthier and his mind should be at ease with the work.

Agreed to the CRC Charter: Yes

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