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Helen Fletcher

Helen Fletcher

Helen Fletcher is a Level 4 Australian Pilates Method Association Pilates Practitioner and Movement Educator with over 25 years of personal practice and 12 years of full time teaching experience. Helen is the founder and owner of Equipoise Pilates for Equestrians.

A dedicated rider and Dressage enthusiast from a young age, Helen founded Equipoise Pilates to bring together her expertise in Pilates and riding. Helen practices in both Melbourne and Ballarat based Pilates studios teaching a variety of clients both riders and non-riders with needs that range from post-acute rehabilitation to conditioning for sport. Along with teaching individual riders in the studios, Helen also offers Equipoise Pilates Posture and Position Clinics that combine mat based and ridden exercises.

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Education Session

Balanced Rider / Balanced Horse

An introductions to the benefits of Pilates for riders. Cross training and fitness are an integral part of any competitive athletes regime, as riders we are one half of the athletic combination and need to look after our own bodies to not only withstand the rigours of riding, but to also complement and enhance our horses performance. An effective rider needs correct posture, supply dynamic strength and balance and co-ordination. In this presentation Helen will introduce the audience to some of the many and varied benefits of the Pilates method to fulfill the fitness needs of riders from all disciplines and backgrounds.

Friday 16 November 2.00pm - 2.45pm Grand Hall Arena

Balanced Rider / Balanced Horse

An introductions to the benefits of Pilates for riders. Cross training and fitness are an integral part of any competitive athletes regime, as riders we are one half of the athletic combination and need to look after our own bodies to not only withstand the rigours of riding, but to also complement and enhance our horses performance. An effective rider needs correct posture, supply dynamic strength and balance and co-ordination. In this presentation Helen will introduce the audience to some of the many and varied benefits of the Pilates method to fulfill the fitness needs of riders from all disciplines and backgrounds.

Sunday 18 November 3.15pm - 4.00pm Classroom, Royal Block