Great basic training is the foundation to all equestrian disciplines. It is critical to avoid premature specialisation and to cement the basic all-round education.

Riding out hacking, in open fields, xc facilities and using poles, cavaletti and jumping, alongside ground work in-hand, enriches the horse’s training and facilitates subsequent specialisation. All these basic exercises are the foundations, the bricks and mortar, the roof and the windows of the house of equestrian development. Specialisation to advanced specific discipline work for horse and rider is more like the paint and finishing touches.

With this in mind we use many variations of exercises like this one:

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We were very lucky earlier this week to have a window of reasonable weather and good ground to get an outing schooling on the cross-country course at MKEC. With Petros’ coaching, everyone had a fab time and made the most of the chance to practice our skills developed in the arena over the winter. Well done to all the horses and riders!

We have plenty of other dates planned, so get in touch to join in the fun!



A fabulous week of equestrian training- Dressage, showjumping, Eventing.

March 17, 2018

Another exciting week of coaching/ training for us with great variety of tasks. Looking back at the week, we must firstly congratulate Isy Berrington and her ride Bing on their top ten placing in the Young Riders CDI at Keysoe today! Really delighted for them, showing great maturity and focus producing a very pleasing performance. […]

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Super Showjumping Hertfordshire Coaching clinics last weekend.

March 12, 2018

Wonderful to see everyone having so much fun and making huge progress with their horses and riding! We always aim to design imaginative exercises that engage the interest and enable the development of athleticism in horse and rider. Come join the fun at one of our many clinics. Contact: for all the details.

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Eventing training at Horseheath horse trials course.

February 27, 2018

We had a fabulous day at Horseheath last Sunday, in spite of the cold weather the ground was great and everyone showed super progresss, feeling ready to take on the challenges presented. Well done to all the horses and riders and good luck in the eventing/ cross country riding season ahead. Here are some action […]

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Eventing season upon us and equestrian training is in full swing.

February 19, 2018

Come join the fun with Petros Equestrian Coaching, Dressage – Eventing – Showjumping

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Technical jump schooling/ rider training. Getting ready for Eventing, Cross-country riding.

February 12, 2018

One of our many designs for equestrian eventing schooling. Used in a recent clinic, offers the opportunity for horses and riders to practice some more technical lines. We used arrowhead, bounces, corners, skinnies in a ‘dog leg’, parallels and off-set double. The off-set double gives us the chance to practice accuracy jumping a narrow target as well […]

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Pole work and gymnastic showjumping – Equestrian training.

February 5, 2018

We had a fabulous afternoon/evening last Friday in our Contessa EC. pole work and gymnastic showjumping clinic. All the horses and riders enjoyed the challenges set and grew in confidence, great stuff!

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Equestrian Job Opportunity

January 29, 2018

LIVE-IN GROOM/GROUNDSKEEPER – HARPENDEN  Photo by Petros Spiliopoulos We are looking for someone to replace our lovely groom who is due to return home at the beginning of March. The job primarily involves looking after the horses at our small, friendly private yard near Harpenden (some of you may recognise from the photo that it […]

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Applied Psychology for Equestrian Coaches with Centre10.

January 20, 2018

We are delighted to be part of this program designed to up-skill coaches and to invite us to be more ‘psychologically informed’ in our approach to coaching, training with our athletes. The APEC course (applied psychology for equestrian coaches) with Centre10 started with a three day residential workshop at Bath University and is a six […]

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