Accredited Professional Coaching

Kathryn Howard:  


Coaching sessions are tailored to your goals and can be undertaken individually or as part of a group. Understanding the way you and your horse work as a partnership, facilitates progression, supports personal processes and allows outcomes to develop.

Coaching is offered both in and out of the saddle.  Supporting mindset skills, personal aims, step by step goals and increased confidence. 


 “Kathryn has a natural empathy that enables her to coach a wide variety of people with ease. She gives her whole and undivided attention to the pupil in question with remarkable results. Kathryn is especially good with teenagers and treats them as an equal whilst giving them the skills to improve their techniques to get better results from their horses.”


Personalised coaching for all ability

Accredited Professional Coaching by Kathryn Howard


As a BHS Accredited Professional Coach and APEC Advanced Performance Psychology Coach, Kathryn Howard brings unparalleled expertise to every session. Her ability to understand the dynamics between horse and rider is exceptional, fostering significant progress and confidence.

"Kathryn has a natural empathy that enables her to coach a wide variety of people with ease. Her whole and undivided attention to her pupils yield remarkable results."


Services Offered:

Personalised coaching sessions tailored to your goals, whether in or out of the saddle, ensuring steady progression and enhanced partnership dynamics.

"Kathryn's coaching style is relaxed and friendly, yet she provides excellent advice that makes a big difference. Her positivity and encouragement are always uplifting."



Specialising in classical techniques across all disciplines, including dressage, to enhance straightness, flexibility, and rhythm in both young and veteran horse, develops rider partnerships.

"Kathryn's dedication to classical techniques has greatly improved our horse's performance. Her clear communication and contagious enthusiasm have fuelled our motivation to learn more."


Mobile Coaching Services:

Flexible coaching sessions conducted at your location, ensuring convenience and personalised attention for every participant.

"Kathryn's ability to adapt coaching sessions to suit individual needs is exceptional. Her dedication to safety and comfort during lessons is greatly appreciated."


Clinics and Workshops:

Tailored clinics and workshops supporting clubs, groups, and charities, covering a range of topics from mindfulness to NLP, enhancing learning and performance.

"Attending Kathryn's workshops has been transformative for my approach to equestrianism. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are infectious."

That lightbulb moment...


“I met Kathryn during an Advanced Performance Coaching workshop, where I attended in the capacity of a rider in equestrian sport and Kathryn a Performance Coach. I immediately connected with Kathryn and felt at ease in her company. Kathryn was asked to demonstrate her coaching skills with a rider she had just met - myself. Kathryn gathered information about my history, current situation and goals with an open mind. Whilst listening to my thought processes, Kathryn put together pieces of a puzzle, assisting me to have a ‘lightbulb moment’ and recognise an area which could be improved when I am competing to ultimately help me relax and enjoy my sport whilst also achieving consistent results.

I realised what it was that was making me have ‘the fog’ when at middle-level competitions, where there is the pressure on me to achieve consistent results - a fear of being scolded by employers (or even owners) due to human error at a level I know am competent at; which has led on to me having a fear of actually making a mistake at this level. So, I am speaking to those that need to be spoken to and am now putting the fun back into what I do love to do! So thank you so much.”



Testimonials ...

Thank you for your expertise, patience, and enthusiasm throughout the entire session It is evident your deep knowledge and passion for carriage driving and riding is exceptional. Your ability to explain the intricacies of this art form and make it accessible to all is truly outstanding. Your guidance and instruction were clear, concise, and tailored to our specific needs, which helped us all grasp the fundamentals reallyquickly. You have infectious enthusiasm and a genuine love for what you do. Your passion was contagious, and it fueled our excitement and motivation to learn more. Your dedication to ensuring all our safety and comfort during the lesson was truly appreciated, and it made the entire experience even more enjoyable. Can’t wait for the next one!
Rachel Ball
I met Kathryn today for the first time as I audited a clinic I had hoped to drive at. I was excited before going but afterwards am impatient for our next. Kathryn had my four favourite attributes of a coach . 1.She put the welfare of the horses high and made practical solutions to reduce their effort . 2. Her knowledge is vast yet extremely clearly communicated. 3. She has been enthusiastic in the run up, during the clinic and even at the end of a long day! She made everyone taking part feel enthused, engaged and enabled 4 She was kind. This is so under rated in equestrianism. Tense equestrians make tense horses and I am a pretty tense person but I felt able to ask her my ‘silly questions’ and not made to feel ‘silly’ about them . She has that rare attribute of imparting confidence. Thank you so much Kathryn ! I am so very excited for next time, and excited about how I’ll become better for my ponies thanks to you!
Lubin Lukes

During a challenging time dealing with menopause anxiety, Kathryn provided not only exceptional equestrian coaching but also a supportive environment that allowed me to relax and regain my balance. Her understanding and adaptability were invaluable in helping me find solace and joy in riding again.

Claire Dome

Kathryn's guidance as our school equestrian team coach has been invaluable. Her dedication and expertise have not only enhanced our technical skills but have also fostered a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie among us. Kathryn's encouragement and strategic approach have enabled us to achieve remarkable progress and success in competitions. She is not just a coach but a mentor who inspires us to strive for excellence both in and out of the arena. We are grateful to have Kathryn leading our team!

Jane Jones

Kathryn has been an incredible coach for me as a para rider. Her understanding of adaptive riding techniques and her patience have helped me progress immensely. She creates a supportive and inclusive environment where I feel comfortable pushing my boundaries and improving my skills. Kathryn's dedication and encouragement have not only made me a better rider but have also boosted my confidence in and out of the saddle. I am grateful for her expertise and unwavering support on this journey

Sue Ball

After many years of riding, I sought Kathryn's expertise to refine my technique. Her attention to detail and deep understanding of horse behaviour have taken my riding to new heights. Her lessons are always insightful and tailored to challenge and improve my skills. She's truly a coach who knows how to bring out the best in her riders.

Lucy Williamson

My child has thrived under Kathryn's coaching. Her ability to connect with young riders is exceptional, instilling in them not just riding skills but also a love for horses and a sense of responsibility. I couldn't recommend her more highly for anyone looking for a coach who truly cares about their students

Mrs Jackson

As a novice in the equestrian world, I couldn't have asked for a more patient and knowledgeable coach than Kathryn. Her gentle guidance and clear instructions helped me build confidence with every lesson. Thanks to her expertise, I've grown from a nervous rider to someone who truly enjoys the connection with horses.

Ian Richards

I've had the privilege of being mentored by Kathryn in my journey as an equestrian coach. Her mentorship has been transformative, offering insights into effective coaching techniques and the importance of empathy in teaching. She's not only a skilled instructor but also a role model for aspiring coaches like myself.

Tilly Stevens

Kathryn crosses the exciting ride and drive divide with some great experience in both the ridden and driven spheres.  Kathryn specialises in youth and para coaching, unlocking potential and giving a huge confidence boost to those she supports.

An experienced equine trainer herself, she has produced some stunning horses and ponies, from KWPN athletes to Welsh Section D pony superstars.  She is known for her patient, empathetic approach.

Kathryn is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach, British Carriage Driving Accredited Coach and APEC - Advanced Coach with the renowned Centre 10.  She also has a great deal of experience in performance coaching.  We are delighted to be working with her...

Para Equestrian Foundation - Di Green (Team GB, Para Dressage)

Had the most amazing day today with my driving pony, we learnt so much in our session today with Kathryn and can't wait until our next one. I can't recommend Kathryn enough, she is lovely and kind and made me feel very relaxed which is what I need.

Kristy Green

A real star. I observe the way Kathryn connects with horse and rider.  It is wonderful to see. Kathryn has a natural empathy that enables her to coach a wide variety of people with ease. She gives her whole and undivided attention to the pupil in question with remarkable results. Kathryn is especially good with teenagers and treats them as an equal whilst giving them the skills to improve their techniques to get better results from their horses. Her coaching skills are second to none - highly recommended.

Lucy Heard

Kathryn Howard is an exceptional talent in the world of carriage driving. She has not only succeeded at a high level as a competitor in horse driving trials, she has excelled in the most prestigious Private Driving sector in the UK show rings. Kathryn is a proven trainer of driving horses and is known for her patient, empathetic approach with the horses in her care. She has a carefully planned (flexible) training regimen that the horses seem to appreciate and she has proven her complete adaptability over the past years. Even highly strung, or previously misunderstood horses relax in her care. She is meticulous in her animal husbandry and in her preparation of a future competition horse. We can highly recommend her coaching to anyone who aspires to driving carriage horses.

Paul and Frances Atkinson - International Equestrian Judges & Breeders

Over the years that I have known and been following the progress of Kathryn and her team, I have been continually and increasingly impressed by the sensitive, knowledgeable and calm education the horses in her care receive. They are developed at their own pace and all without exception, become confident well balanced individuals that clearly enjoy their job. The horses are loved for who they are and are always exceptionally well turned out and well presented. I have known Kathryn for many years and have always admired and respected her values, empathy and knowledge. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Anne Tinbergen, BHS I, Advanced Assessor

Kathryn is a formidable talent, who excels in everything she puts her mind to. She has the skills and attributes to bring the best out of horses - regardless of their age or temperament. She also has the patience and determination to succeed, regardless of the challenge. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

Alannah Hunt

I was at the point of giving up; my kind but excitable chestnut mare had un nerved me during the previous few years. Luckily I went to Kathryn for help. Her her warmth and positive approach quickly put me at ease. Through her patience and deep understanding of horses Kathryn gave me the confidence to overcome my fears. During the coaching session I was given advice on my position which allowed me to immediately feel more stable in the saddle. Kathryn’s style is very reassuring and confidence boosting. She has given me a greater understanding of what is going through my horse’s brain, encouraging a sense of teamwork and partnership between us. A truly positive experience. 

Antonia Mortimer

Kathryn has been an enormous support to my horse Chilli and to me. Her coaching style is relaxed and friendly and she is willing to work through individual issues at a pace which I can deal with and understand! She gives excellent advice and is able to see where a small change can sometimes make a big difference. Always positive and encouraging. Highly recommended.

Jacqui Cottenham

Kathryn has helped us with excellent, supportive and ongoing sessions with our horses.  She has enormous positivity and a “can do “ attitude, which builds your confidence.  I am so enjoying the development and growth. Kathryn has helped me achieve things I never thought I could. I would recommend her as a coach to anyone!

Colette Fowler-Marson