Tanja Mitton

Tanja Mitton

I started working full time in a show jumping stable in Germany at the age of 18yo, grooming, riding and competing. After spending 3 years working and training with riders and coaches like Herbert Meyer, Alwin Schockemohle, Thomas Frühmann and Jörg Münzner ,I went to England where I met my husband, event rider Richard Mitton. After eighteen months we moved to Australia in 1995.

I started coaching and noticed that a lot of riders had very limiting beliefs of their own abilities which held them back in achieving their goals. After recognising the this repeated behaviour I became very interested in learning different ways that I could help breaking these cycles. I studied NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and recognised that this made a big difference to my teaching. I started developing workshops and clinics where I could combine my understanding of Mindset coaching with my riding coaching and the feedback was very encouraging. Due to the strict riding training I received in Germany, I was always passionate about riding position and valued the importance of a good seat. In the last 10 years I have travelled around Australia teaching riders of all levels and disciplines in Mindset as well as Rider Position. In 2014 I started working with the Australian High Performance Dressage and Para team as their Mindset Coach. I was also invited to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra to present to the Level 3 NCAS Coaches about how to improve rider's mindset. My seminars and workshops were recognised by the EA as update points for current coaches and I was involved in numerous coaching clinics presenting the importance of mindset training.

I am very passionate about what I do and can see the benefit to my students and coaches who work with me. My aim is to develop more team work between coaches and a greater awareness of how our emotions effect our riding and body posture.

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Education Session

Crash Course in Confidence - Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are not just something that beginner riders struggle with. Most riders focus on what they can't do rather than embrace what they can do. Believing in yourself starts today so you can reap your success tomorrow. Changing your thoughts leads to changing your actions, it's as simple as that!

Thursday 15 November 4.15pm - 5.00pm Classroom, Royal Block

It Takes Two To Tango - Are You Unlocking Or Blocking Your Horses Potential?

Trail riding is meant to be fun, relaxing and enjoyable for both horse and rider. But without preparation and training it can be more dangerous than many other equestrian pursuits. With so many horse and rider combinations living very 'urbanised' lives, they have little chance to become used to many of the things on the trail that can happen. This need not be the case as through simple preparation and training, both horse and rider can be safe and can be ready for nearly every mis-adventure that may befall them. Using simple props and training tools, people can practice at home handling the potential dangers they may face. Good horsemanship and good training are the basics of this preparation.

Friday 16 November 4.00pm - 4.45pm StableComfort Arena, John Deere Pavilion