Teach • Train • Therapy

Christine Gay - Professional Equine Services

“I take pride in my relationship with my clients and enjoy working with them on their journey to achieve all their goals, whatever they maybe. My skills range from being an experienced Senior Coach and competing successfully in affiliated Dressage and Eventing through to qualifications in equine sports massage.”

Christine Gay

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Horse Riding Lessons Chichester

Teach

Teaching is my passion. Many years of practical experience, teaching people of all ages on all types of horses has taught me that there is never a “cannot”, always a this is how “we” will get there

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Train

Every horse is an individual and must be treated as such so each horse’s journey to whatever its goal maybe is tailor made, nothing is hurried or rushed no corners cut

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Therapy

A love of Equine Biomechanics and massage have given me the tools and techniques that complete the coaching process and benefits all my clients and their horses.

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Teaching and Coaching

 

I learnt to ride in a wonderful riding school and that’s where it all started for me, my riding instructor was my idol and the dream began. The years I spent learning to ride and working at this riding school were invaluable experience that has helped make me a better coach.

When I left school I went to agricultural college and gained my British Horse Society Assistant Instructor qualification and from there the journey was really only just beginning. I gained practical experience in Dressage and Eventing, I taught people of all ages on all types of horses, I achieved my British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor Certificate, Stable Managers and Senior Coach Qualifications.

I then set up my own livery yard and I continue to teach all levels of people on all types of horses. That’s my passion, there is never a “cannot” always a this is how “we” will get there. I take pride in my relationship with my clients and enjoy working with them on their journey to achieve all their goals, whatever they maybe.

Horse riding lessons Chichester
Equestrian training Chichester

Riding and Training

 

I love to train horses of all levels and all types, and I have competed successfully in affiliated Dressage and Eventing. My real love is the process of getting there. Making sure the horse is fully prepared mentally and physically so the horse is confident to do the job and able to perform to the best of its ability.

Every horse is an individual and must be treated as such so each horse’s journey to whatever its goal maybe is tailor made, nothing is hurried or rushed no corners cut.

I have had training and experience in Natural Horsemanship and often use this to prepare young horses or use it with horses that need retraining where appropriate. I thoroughly enjoyed riding my own and other people’s horses and offer schooling to all clients, and this can assist in achieving goals. Many clients have lessons whilst also asking me to school the horse, which can benefit horse and rider.

Equine Sports Massage

 

I have always had a love of Equine Biomechanics and have strived to educate myself on exactly how the horse moves and how the weight of carrying the rider effects and sometimes impedes the horses natural way of going. The Equine Sports Massage Qualification I achieved with Mary Bromiley was the final compliment to my other Equine Qualifications.

Being able to really understand how the horse moves and the problems that occur through poor conformation, training and riding and how to overcome these through massage therapy, ground work and correct balanced riding has given me the tools and techniques that complete the coaching process and benefits all my clients and their horses.

Equine sports massage Chichester

BHS Senior Coach
& Stable Manager

DBS checked

BHS Accredited
Professional Coach 

Child Safe Guarding Qualified

ITEC Diploma in
Equine Sports Massage

Fully Insured

British Dressage
Trainee Judge

Equine Specific First Aid

"Really interesting and fun morning spent with a highly knowledgable practitioner learning all about equine massage, the many benefits and then practising techniques. Thank you Christine"

Elizabeth Emmerson

"Without the fantastic help I have received from Christine, I would have given up on my boy a long time ago. My horse has gone from being cheeky, green and throwing his weight around, to a little superstar whom is coming along very nicely. Christine has also really helped me improve as a rider and I cannot recommend her enough!"

Shan Gillett

"Christine is one of those special people who is passionate about her work and is committed to both Horse and Rider to be in a 'Happy Place'. She continues to train and expand her own knowledge to pass onto others through her teaching and guidance. I have been fortunate to have Christine by my side throughout my riding experiences from one of my very first riding lessons to owning my own beautiful Connemara. I cannot thank Christine enough, without her encouragement and commitment I know that my Conne' and I would not be together and having so much fun."

Julia Murphy
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Lessons taught per month
12
Horses massaged per month
43
Hours in the saddle per month
71
Highest dressage score achieved so far this year

Seeing Is Believing

Video analysis is an invaluable tool in assessing and improving a riders peformance.

Wherever possible we use video to record and then watch back with the rider to analyse and agree upon areas of improvement. This process has always proved to be a really useful tool in order to improve  and enhance a riders performance. Please see the accompanying video for a sample of video analysis from a lesson.

Find us here

Waterloo Livery Stables,  South Brook Road ,  West Ashling ,  West Sussex,  PO18 8DH

Contact Christine

Email: christine.gay76@yahoo.co.uk      Tel:  07887 505 257