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The Directors of ECASA are pleased to announce a series of Coaching Masterclasses 9-22 October 2019 by Ms Sam York FBHS (Fellow of the British Horse Society) which is the highest award currently available in the Equestrian sector fulfilling a life-long ambition. Sam is a very passionate, loyal and dedicated Coach and Trainer of horses as well as a committed ambassador for equestrian as a whole. She has great drive and dedication for coaching of all types, including recreational riders to equestrian career orientated individuals, to competitive riders both as individuals and teams. She has had international experience both in competing and coaching at the highest levels, providing her with empathy for developing riders and coaches of all stages. She has a holistic approach, ensuring that the coaching covers all aspects that are required for the modern equestrian athlete and have many strategies to ensure success of performance both short term but especially that training foundations are established to be able to achieve long-term goals and a high level of achievement in the competition field.
Sam has had great success with coaching individuals and teams that she works with as well as her individual riders, including the British Army and Great Britain Youth teams and the India National teams. She has been praised as an enthusiastic, fresh and innovative coach who has a great attitude for coaching both teams, individuals and home coaches, combined with a very research-based knowledge of modern coaching techniques and strategies. She has proved her abilities both with her individual and team successes to date.
Sam works hard to embrace modern technology and published research combined with traditional coaching methods to produce the best results from horse and rider partnerships. Delivering not only effective coaching at the time but clear ability to lay the foundations for continuous development in her absence. She is still a competitive rider having just ridden at the dressage national championships as well as being selected to ride on the European three-star eventing team this year.
Sam pioneered and has presented at many lecture demonstrations to a wide range of coaches called "Coaching in the 21st Century" which has been delivered to a large audiences in the UK and Internationally for several years now. She sees the huge value of sharing good practices and has developed many strategies and techniques to deliver coach education, this has been massively enhanced by doing a MREs in Professional Sports Coaching which has focused on skills, principles and theories of coaching and coach delivery irrespective of the specific sport in question. This really focuses the coach to look at the delivery, psychology of coaching on top of their practical skills and subject specific knowledge.
Sam has regularly worked with both Christoph Hess and Christopher Bartle both top international judges and elite level coaches in demonstrating modern coaching techniques and practice as well as shadow coached with various top coaches in the world class team GB training camps for over five years. This has included Olympic coaches such as Yogi Breisner (Olympic Team GB) and Nick Turner (Olympic Team Ireland), Tracey Robinson, Ian Woodhead, Stephen Clarke to name a few. She has been involved in coach development for the IGEQ in Brussels, Finland and Romania and been asked to deliver at over 10 conventions in 2019 so far.
We hope this provides you some idea of the popularity of her coaching philosophies, techniques and effectiveness to date! Enquiries and Bookings Cell: 0836161094 (WhatsApp preferred).