Performance Coaching for Riders

Helping you breakthrough competition nerves to perform brilliantly. Contact Maxine Now
  • Do you study a test for hours just to have it blow away as soon as you enter the arena?
  • Are you fed up with feeling like you’re stuck on a plateau?
  • Are your nerves sabotaging your performance?
  • Are you scared to get back in the saddle after a fall?

It’s hard to be in the flow when your heart’s pounding and your guts are in turmoil. When your focus is fractured it’s impossible to connect with your horse. Don’t worry, I can help you.

How would you like to:

  • Feel alert, calm and connected to your horse every time your ride?
  • Be confident and focused in the arena?
  • Feel powerful and secure in your body?

Competitions are dramatically different from training or practice sessions because EVERYTHING matters and it’s all on the line. Success comes from the ability to consistently reproduce the excellence achieved in training sessions, in competition under the eyes of the judges. 

Having a balance of physical and mental training gives the best results. Thoughts are powerful and we use them to create our understanding of the world, often called a ‘Mindset ’. To have consistent success you need a positive mindset enhanced by the emotional fuel of passion and courage to drive it. Since your horse will pick up on your emotional state, it’s vital that you are sending the right messages to your horse on every level.

Even if you’ve had all the expert training you could possibly get and you’re still not where you want to be, I can help you clarify and clear the obstacles in your way, no matter where you are on your path. I help you accelerate the learning curve through plateaus, which shortens the time spent at any given level of performance.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FREE DISCOVERY CALL NOW!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Maxine to anyone who is struggling with their performance in the saddle.

Since I started having Skype sessions with Maxine my scores are now consistent and I have smashed my original sporting targets. My results have been recognised by Team GBR and in Dec 2016 I was selected onto the Para World Class Podium Potential Programme ~ thanks, Maxine!

Amanda Shirtcliffe, Para Dressage Athlete.  Click here to read Amanda’s full testimonial.

If you experience anxiety before you ride and it increases with the importance of the event, you can be sure that your horse is feeling it too.  Managing your mental and emotional state in a positive way not only helps you, it brings you and your horse into harmony for the best ride, whether you’re moving up the grades or a member of a World class team. 

Some people depend on willpower for their success. Willpower indicates an internal conflict where one part of you has to overpower the other.  For example, your desire to win can overpower your self-doubt and just as likely, your self-doubt can win the battle.  Either way, you lose time and energy engaging in a battle that can be used for your performance success when you are fully aligned.

Every high-level athlete on the world stage knows that 20% of success comes from physical training and 80% comes from mental preparation. My approach integrates the latest research in neuroscience about how the brain, body and emotional states powerfully influence each other which produces change in cognitive, emotional and behavioural performance. 

Working with Maxine has honestly changed my life and most importantly my mindset. During my time with Maxine which is around six months I have competed at 2 major championships, an international and I have gained personal bests. In fact, I achieved a personal best after just one session.  Emma Kent. Para-Dressage Rider. 

Click to read Emma’s full Testimonial. 

I’m an emotional detective and help you discover and dissolve your blocks to consistent peak performance.  I investigate your inner dialogue to weed out limiting thoughts and beliefs, and then together we create a unique system to achieve your winning state.