Comprehensive Coaching Approach

Craig and Prue Barrett have a unique set of skills to guide you through all aspects of riding and horsemanship skills. Their coaching approach includes the following features:

Training in top class facilities in all Olympic Disciplines
Individual and group lessons
Cross country coaching at Sandhills
School sport equestrian programs
NCAS Coach Accreditation including Riding and Horse Management Certificates
Live in coaching packages at Sandhills with rider and horse accommodation
Clinics Australia wide

High Performance Coaching Packages
Craig and Prue offer a unique package targeted at riders who have aspirations to compete for Australia at the highest level. In their own coaching and riding experience, they have found that many riders already possess the talent and work ethic to allow them to achieve their goals but the piece that is missing is often someone to guide them through the minefield of decisions that are required along the way. Some of these decisions may be training related, which event to do next, when to upgrade or simply, someone to discuss ideas with. Prue has extensive experience in managing elite rider programs on a national level and together with Craig, they intend to offer this very personalised service to the development of international riders in Australia. This package is designed to work alongside riders’ individual coaches and squad programs and does not designate Craig and Prue exclusively as the riders’ coaches. This program includes personalised training and competition planning (including FEI MER requirements); performance analysis including video review of dressage, x-country and showjumping; coaching at events; tracking of results; veterinary services management and rider sponsor/ owner support. Another important element of success in high performance sport is operating as part of a team. Members of this program have the opportunity to train with Craig and Prue at Sandhills alongside likeminded people who share the same endeavours. This is a unique service being offered to a select number of riders who are already competing at 2 and 3* level and are serious about competing internationally for their country.

The facilities at Sandhills include

25 x 70 all weather dressage arena
30 x 75 all weather jumping arena with full course
Cross country training including water jump, bank, ditches and portables
Grass covered sand uphill circular 900m gallop track

Competition Support - photo by Guillaume Beguin

Competition Support – photo by Guillaume Beguin

Coaching all ages

Coaching all ages

Performance Analysis - photo by Guillaume Beguin

Performance Analysis – photo by Guillaume Beguin

Water Jump

Water Jump

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