STOP PRESS: Congratulations! Katherine is now a qualified NLP practitioner —Neuro Linguistic Programming. This method enhances and deepens current teaching practices.

With the continuing growth and interest in equine pursuits, various technological advances are changing the horse riding industry and advancing the development of this sport. New methods of coaching are becoming increasingly popular and recognised in the UK and now Norfolk furthers this development as equine coach Katherine Walter is awardeda ccreditation as a Ride With Your Mind™ Coach.


The Ride With Your Mind™ (RWYM) approach, founded by international biomechanics coach and author Mary Wanless (BHSI), is a tremendous advance in teaching and learning. It shows any rider how to organize her mind and body in the same way as the riders we call ‘talented’. This enables each person to learn the same feels and to achieve the same results. The techniques used are very streamlined. By increasing the rider’s body awareness and using images which help her understand both what to do and how to do it, incredible improvements can be obtained in a very short time, defying traditional expectations. The hugely successful RWYM™ methods are becoming increasingly integral to ‘high quality’ coaching programmes in the UK, ranging from novice rider to professional in the USA, Europe and the UK. Katherine’s accreditation is an important step in the further development of improving the standard of equine coaching in East Anglia.


Katherine is a registered BHSAI and a ‘self confessed’ horse lover. Born in Ipswich she manages an International Artist Relations Company, having worked with artists as varied and illustrious as Nigel Kennedy, Ravi Shankar & Sir Paul McCartney.  The magnetic draw of the equestrian world is never far away and she teaches across the region all abilities of riders using RYWM™, rider biomechanics, pilates and other holistic techniques. Working from various yards Katherine offers both individual and group tuition, giving dismounted workshops and is one of the regions top rider biomechanics instructors holding sessions on a ‘state of the art’ equestrian simulator. Her RWYM™ accreditation is good news for Norfolk and an extra bonus to equine tuition in the county.


Norfolk Celebrates Accredited

Ride With Your Mind™ Biomechanics Coach



BA (Hons), BHSAI, Ride With Your Mind Accredited Coach


Contact Katherine:


Tel: 01508 521800


Email: click here


Equestrian Biomechanics Masterclasses


Katherine is available to teach individuals or groups from novice to professional on your own horse or at your local equestrian centre across East Anglia.


Lecturing and clinics are offered

throughout the UK.

A unique and personal service at your yard or equestrian centre


Traditional and Natural Horsemanship methods practised


BHS Exam training (Stage 1-3) and Pony Club Test training


Specialized biomechanics training

(using RWYM and ‘Centered Riding’ techniques)


Equine Pilates and Sports Psychology coached


Confidence building for horse and rider using NLP

(Neuro-linguistic programming) principles


Mounted, dismounted and simulator sessions offered


Video recording of sessions (upon request)


Positive and fun instruction to advance your equestrian skills





All Equine String Festival photos by


Tony Bown



& Martin Fry

Riding to ‘live’ Classical Music. On Wednesday 22 July, the internationally renowned Henschel String Quartet on a tour of the UK joined forces with The Classical School of Equitation in Stoke Holy Cross for a unique and stunning collaboration of musical artistry and adventurous equestrianism.


Students from the school, wearing Portuguese and traditional dress, demonstrated many disciplines of working equestrianism and classical performance riding, entertaining a packed and enthralled audience. The clearly talented Quartet accompanied the equine performances superbly, playing familiar and appropriate works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Haydn with tremendous vivacity and flair, matching the splendour and grace of the wonderful Lusitano horses and guesting other breeds. The riders similarly delighted the audience working with the Spanish garocha and Portuguese vara, demonstrating half-paff, flying changes, piaffe and passage and even working with fire. All in all, it was a wonderful morning of professionalism for the eyes and ears and proved such a success that it will become an annual event! This event was managed and organised by Katherine Howard Artist Management & Public Relations



(Report and

photos below)