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Claire O' Brien - Winchester, Hampshire

Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

General Information

Name Claire O' Brien
Gender Female
Height 171
Location Winchester Hampshire
Nationality Irish
Languages British


Breaking & Producing
Riding Schools

Rider Levels

Novice - FEI 1*


I have trained horses up to 1* level eventing, and coached riders up to Novice level. My experience as an international groom/head groom for riders such as Karin Donckers and Lisa Sabbe, as well as Constantin Van Rijckevorsel and Sam Watson, have given me a well established background in managing and training a wide range of event horses. 

Most notably, I have found a particular interest in applying the science behind equine learning theory to training event horses. This passion for establishing a link between the latest research and performance equitation has lead to me developing my full-time career as an Equine Lecturer, but I still enjoy coaching immensely in my spare time (when not marking papers!).

Professional Trainer

Years of experience 11
Training prices and locations For further information please go to:
Ethos and about me I will first establish what your objectives are, for both yourself and your horse, and work to break these down into achievable steps throughout sessions. These objectives may be aimed towards competition participation/results, or overcoming any behavioural/motivation issues that are currently causing otherwise 'stagnant' riding sessions that you may be experiencing. Throughout the sessions, I will aim to develop confidence, and break down instructions into step-by-step guidance. My sessions are