Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Amber Evans

lifestyle

Amber Evans is an dressage enthusiast, with a strong passion, dedication and commitment to the sport. As an FEI rider, she has competed at the highest level of equestrian sport and has developed an understanding of the complexities of dressage and the challenges of competition. Throughout her competition life she has had her own challenges with competition nerves. This has prompted a journey of self discovery that she now wants to share with others, helping riders to enjoy the time they spend with their horses whilst striving for maximum learning, development and growth.

As an EA level 2 coach, Amber understands that equestrian disciplines can be challenging, and she leverages her coaching expertise to help riders overcome obstacles and develop resilience. She encourages a growth mindset, instilling in riders the belief that with dedication and effort, they can continually improve and excel in their riding skills. Her coaching style is characterised by enthusiasm and encouragement, with an aim for creating an engaging and stimulating learning environment both on and off the horse.

Motivation is another key aspect of Amber’s coaching philosophy. She works to help riders understand their unique goals, aspirations, and driving forces. By helping riders to take the time to understand and connect with their motivations, this can spark enthusiasm in a way that inspires riders to develop. Whether it’s competing at higher levels or simply deepening their bond with their horse, Amber encourages riders to actively participate in their own learning journey which results in higher levels of engagement and fulfilment.

Overall, Amber is committed to developing the mindset, motivation, and engagement of riders. Through her coaching, she wants to help riders not only improve their equestrian skills but foster a mindset that can benefit them both in and out of the equestrian arena.

Visit Amber Evans at the following sessions

Details

Thursday November 14th

EQUITANA Classroom (Royal Block)

Maximising motivation, learning & enjoyment

Maximising motivation, learning, and enjoyment in your equestrian pursuits: Tips and tricks for spending quality time with your horse

This session will cover a range of tips and tricks to help riders make the most of their time with their horse including:
-Maximising motivation, by identifying both the internal and external factors that fuel a passion for horses.
-Setting goals that align with inner beliefs and values, enabling a strong sense of purpose and fulfilment.
-Cultivating a growth mindset, which is characterised by embracing challenges and learning from mistakes, thereby promoting continuous improvement and keeping motivation high.
-Setting realistic expectations and breaking goals into manageable steps. Thereby facilitating progress and aiding in prevention of frustration.
-Creating a positive learning environment through supportive relationships and a thirst for knowledge and skill set development further enhances the equestrian experience.
-Identifying the inner critic that is getting in our way of development.
These strategies can help equestrians optimise their time with their horse, derive maximum satisfaction, and continually expand their horsemanship skills.

Details

Friday November 15th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

Conquering Competition Nerves

Conquering Competition Nerves: Tips and Tricks for Equestrian Riders.

Competition nerves can be a significant obstacle for equestrian riders who love the sport but struggle with overwhelming anxiety and stress. Many riders may feel discouraged or even stop competing altogether due to these nerves. However, it’s important to remember that there are ways to address and overcome these challenges.

This session will cover a range of tips and tricks riders can utilise to help manage competition nerves including:
-understanding how competition stress and anxiety can look
-how adopting a growth mindset can help us view competitions as opportunities for growth and learning, rather than high-stress events. These approaches and techniques thereby help us to embrace challenges and focus on progress, regardless of outcomes. They are grounded in the principle that mistakes are part of the journey, and every experience teaches us something valuable.
In this session we will aim to discuss a range of techniques we can implement, helping us develop strategies to manage nerves effectively.

With the right mindset and tools at their disposal, riders can rediscover their passion for competing.

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