Ben Atkinson: Liberty, Tricks & Dressage Clinic


START 9.30am - 5.30pm
"A free horse is a happy horse" - Ben Atkinson
30th & 31st JULY 2022, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Ben is a professional equine stunt rider, trick trainer and rider from East Yorkshire. He has been riding his whole life and is a key member of the family business, Atkinson Action Horses, who have spent nearly three decades training horses and riders for Film, TV and live events. They pride themselves on being ready for any task that comes to them and they provide to the industry, horse master and lead actors horses, stunt training for riders and horses, liberty horses, carriage driving horses and classically trained dressage horses. "When I see a horse I see something that is pure and free, untainted by greed like humans are. I see something that will do anything for you and always love you no matter how many mistakes you make or how little you understand. They are the kindest and most generous creatures on the planet."  Ben Atkinson


If you have watched Ben previously you will be familiar with his 3 c's these echo throughout his training, but it is something else seeing this in practice, so much is learnt from watching Ben coach students with their horses, making sure all offer clarity, consistency to equal confidence - or at least doing his best to get us all thinking and training this way! Each day will start with a short theory session and Q&A with Ben. Ben will talk with us about his philosophy, his horses, how he achieves clarity, consistency & confidence and more! Ben will then guide riders through their individual sessions over both days, the session are very flexible, sometimes people work on ground, tricks, Liberty, bridleless riding, Dressage, it is very flexible, the clinic is about what you and your horse need to move forwards and have fun! Riders are welcome to focus on ground/liberty or ridden work, making this clinic open to both those who ride and those who don't! We do ask that those coming that would like to work on Liberty please watch the first few video's in Ben's 'How To' series, this will set you up for the clinic and mean that Ben can really help you with your Liberty, know that you have this information.

Course Logistics

Venue details: Horsemanship Hub, Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow SL7 3RA - 5 minutes from Jct. 4 M40 10 minutes from M4. Stabling or Turnout Pen available: £25 per day, stabling numbers are limited, the pens are approx. 5 x 10 metre, the grass will be low so please bring hay. Hay and bedding: Please bring your own hay, or if pre ordered the by two weeks prior to the clinic £7 per bale. Bedding is provided in the stables, if you need additional the cost is £8 per bale. Camping/Staying onsite in your lorry: There is no hook up available onsite, but if you have you are self-sufficient you are welcome to stay onsite, this needs to be pre-arranged with Larisa by email: Catering: There will be tea, coffee, and refreshments available all day. Please make sure you bring your own lunch, snacks and anything else you might need. There is a fantastic pub opposite, The Three Horseshoes, with great takeaway options. Spectator: Chairs are provided so you don’t need to bring your own, however if you have one you prefer you are very welcome to bring your own. Please prepare for all weather, windy rain to gorgeous sunshine – it’s England after all! We have some covered areas and some open to the elements. Dogs: We LOVE dogs! But are sorry to say that we do not allow dogs at the clinics, however if the weather is safe, you are of course welcome to bring your dog in the car and take for walks away from the clinic and our dogs onsite. Please, email us at if you have any question.


There are many hotels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast options in the area. Below are a few suggestions: Premier Inn Marlow The Causeway, Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA The Hamilton Hilton High Wycombe Crowne Plaza Marlow Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ Glade End Guest House 2 Little Marlow Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD Holiday Inn High Wycombe Handy Cross, High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL


SPECTATORS TICKETS: £55 PER DAY.  £100 for both days.

RIDERS: £350 for the two day clinic.

VENUE: Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3RA

TIMINGS: 9.30 AM – 5 PM

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