I recently had the privilege of attending a 2 day clinic with Tanja. The clinic surpassed my expectations to say the least, it was one of the best experiences I have had on horseback. Not only did Tanja concentrate on my rider position and how that directly effects my horses ability to move but she also focused on my drive, motivation and future goals, along with reflection on past experiences. It was personal development on horseback! A truly amazing experience that has showed me the way forward and how I can not only improve and succeed but excel. I will definitely be booking personal lessons with Tanja along with joining the online coaching.

Thank you so much Tanja for your energy, wisdom and kindness!

Dione Sloane - Canberra


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 Elite Squad


I have been fortunate to have the opportunity of working with Tanja through the National Elite Squad programme. 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 through 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 2014 Dressage WEG Team


Tanja  has amazing insight and with her quite calm manner works with her clients to implement effective strategies for dealing with issues. Her continued support allows one to trust her and rely on her advice during times of stress. I have loved working with Tanja and look forward to an ongoing relationship with her as an integral part of my Team.

Jan Pike, Paralympian - National A Para Equestrian Squad, Silver and Bronce Medalist Athens Paralympics


Dear Tanja, now that the dust has settled on Sydney Royal I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all of your help over the past week. My results this show far exceeded my expectations and that was largely as a consequence of the help that you gave me in tackling my nerves and riding my horse as well as I am able. The shock on the faces of my coach, husband, friends, supporters and other competitors and I suspect my horse was priceless!!

Melissa Gillies - Sydney


“I have come away from the Two Day Equestrian Success & Mindset Clinic feeling really positive about my goals on riding and teaching. I feel like I’ve got a new understanding of the way I can use my mind to achieve my goals and assist my clients to achieve theirs.”

Matt Archibald B.SC. (Zoology) - FEI Rider and Coach, Adv Dip Equine Management


“Dex and I are so privileged to have met you. In as little as a two day clinic your imput has made such a huge improvement in my position, my attitude, that is my belief in being able to achiee what I want to do. In our last lesson of the clinic Dex moved so well: I really belive that if anyone has the opportunity to visit or be in Tanja’s company you and your horse will be better off for the experience. Thanks heaps Tanja and I am looking forward to the next clinic.”

Lindsay Milbank - Victoria


Tanja’s simple and easy to follow concepts have had a significant effect on how I approach my competitions, both mentally and physically. Implementing her mindset strategies has resulted in better performance especially under pressure. I now have a system for getting my mind right.

Robert Moffat - Member of the 2016 Rio Olympic Squad


As a psychologist I am very aware of the mind body connection and how important body language is for communication whether it be with humans or with non-humans. I found that without the ability to focus my mind, my body was not free to influence my horse in the way I wanted or needed. I thought I was able to manage my mind and body (being a psychologist and all) but my horse was constantly telling me otherwise. What was clear was that what I thought I was communicating and what he was experiencing were two separate things. I knew how this operated on a neurotransmitter and muscular level but I did not have the skills to alter what was happening. Tanja has been able to show me the how of achieving the mind and therefore body connection necessary to influence my horse with suppleness, consistency and intent.

Deborah Walker Bs. (Hons) Psych. PGD VC - Psychologist and Director of Trinity Psychologists PTY LTD


Hi Tanja. You might remember a month ago you provided a clinic in Bendigo. My daughter Marnie attended (horseless) and you talked with her about her backup plan if her horse (which had an issue with it’s back) could no longer be ridden . As it turned out, Marnie’s horse was diagnosed with severe kissing spine and the vet recommended that the horse be retired ! Whereas I would have expected Marnie to be distraught, she was initially teary and upset but then she set to executing the positive strategies that you had discussed for exactly this situation. Within 2 weeks Marnie had found her dream horse and arranged a lease. We collected our beautiful boy and Marnie has begun her journey with this promising young horse. Thank you so much for your guidance and advice. I am so impressed with your coaching method I would be happy to recommend you to anyone!!!! Thank you!Hi Tanja. You might remember a month ago you provided a clinic in Bendigo. My daughter Marnie attended (horseless) and you talked with her about her backup plan if her horse (which had an issue with it’s back) could no longer be ridden . As it turned out, Marnie’s horse was diagnosed with severe kissing spine and the vet recommended that the horse be retired ! Whereas I would have expected Marnie to be distraught, she was initially teary and upset but then she set to executing the positive strategies that you had discussed for exactly this situation. Within 2 weeks Marnie had found her dream horse and arranged a lease. We collected our beautiful boy and Marnie has begun her journey with this promising young horse. Thank you so much for your guidance and advice. I am so impressed with your coaching method I would be happy to recommend you to anyone!!!! Thank you!

 

Caroline Granger - Bendigo, Vic.