"I have been fortunate to have the opportunity of working with Tanja through the National Elite Squad program. It has been an enlightening and very beneficial development, helping me to look at all aspects of the sport from different angles. Working on problem solving and communication skills thru stressful competition times as well as post competition. The experience has been one of growth and professionalism, broadening my depth of understanding of myself and the people around me in my work and personal life. I am very grateful for the opportunity and the benefits that have come with it." Maree Tomkinson, Member of the High Performance Elite Dressage Squad and Member of the Australian World Equestrian Dressage Team 2015
"Tanja, the help you gave me in preparation for and during Adelaide International 3 Day Event was invaluable. On such short notice you went out of your way to accommodate, fitting in numerous phone calls to help my horse and I achieve our very best. The strategies you taught me, fashioning them so they were a perfect fit for the way I think and learn, saved me in numerous situations that would have otherwise turned stressful. I cannot believe how much I learned from you only over the phone, I am sure my horses are very thankful as well. I look forward to meeting you in the future! Thank you so much." Daisy - May Denny, Event Rider
"I did my first clinic with Tanja Mitton after a run of fairly unpleasant experiences with coaches at clinics. She was a breath of fresh air. She added a missing link with a position problem that I had struggled with for my whole career. Other coaches shrugged when I mentioned the issue and left me to keep floundering. She helped me understand my relationship with my horse and change it for the better. She also helped me with my pupils and recommended me to other students. I have done numerous clinics with Tanja. I recommend that all my students do the Tanja Clinics and those that do so, receive major benefits in their progress. Tanja challenges the more experienced riders by helping them to address their mental and physical blockages and not all riders are happy with that. Her philosophy of mental and physical development is empowering to those who embrace it. Personally I have total faith and trust in Tanja and would whole heartedly recommend that you do yourself a favour and book into a lesson or a clinic- SOON " Caroline Coleby, Level 2 Dressage and General Coach, A Level Judge
"Tanja has been a wonderful help to me both on and off the horse. Good systems with a really positive approach to problem solving. If you have a chance to train and analyse with Tanja, do it!!" David Shoobridge, Member of the High Performance Dressage Squad
"Tanja has been of great benefit to me as a coach and as a rider. I have valued her expertise and the lessons have improved both, the horse and myself enormously." Jamie Murray, Show Jumping Coach
"I have known Tanja for many years and her ability to inspire people to reach their goals is second to none. I personally have gained tremendous personal growth while working with Tanja and I am now living my dream".
Liz Roos, Classical Dressage Coach in Germany
"I have seen Tanja’s unique gifts make incredible changes to riders who had tried many other approaches and were still completely blocked. I believe that Tanja’s incredible experience, talent and genuinely caring personal approach can produce magic results helping any rider to break through their barriers to achieve their riding goals."
Dr. Louise Mahler, Confident Leadership, Body-language and Voice expert, Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Media Commentator
"It was approx. 18mth ago that I decided to to take the plunge and discover what " all the fuss, was about this Tanja Mitton", I attended a seminar firstly and was impressed with the content, honesty and knowledge behind the night. I then decided many of my clients could benefit from the mindset coaching and the knowledge and personality of Tanja plus myself to a naive degree. At the time of the first clinic I was personally going through some work, professional and family issues. Within 5 min of talking to Tanja she had summed me up and the small, first world problems I was facing. I found this confronting one many fronts, 1. I thought I was very good at hiding my issues, 2. that someone who I had never met before was talking to me as a friend but also with respect and great empathy. 3. oh my god I am a GP rider with many ribbons and accolades and oh I have sooo much to learn. ( i think I only got to trot for a few minutes).
I have continued on with my journey with Tanja and my other coaches and feel I have become a better rider, coach and person due to my experiences and lessons with Tanja. Many aspects in my personal riding and mindset and as a trainer have improved due to her.
I can not speak highly enough of Tanja in improving all aspects of riding, whether it be as a pleasure rider, PC rider or rider with international or national, state goals. To top it off, the welfare of the horse is the most important aspect in our riding and partnership with the horse and without saying this so much, Tanja's teaching is all about this.
Tanja is an asset to any professional or pleasure rider and I am so thrilled she has asked me to write a testimonial.
I only hope what I have written conveys my total respect and admiration in her work and enthusiasm of her students and the horse welfare."
NCAS level 3 Dressage Specialist
NCAS level 2 General Coach
NCAS coach Educator
GP Dressage Rider and Trainer and coach.
Dual Rep on Australian YR Trans Tasman Eventing Teams
Member or National B Squad Eventing for Athens Olympics
Member of National Futures Squad Dressage on three horses.