Hartpury Equine Ben Atkinson Method Tour
AN EVENING WITH BEN ATKINSON
6th April 2024
Doors Open 6.30 pm. Start 7 pm - 9.30 pm
This will be an in depth demonstration and explanation on Ben Atkinsons Method, with multiple horses, on how Ben develops horses, through various training stages, performing at Liberty, preparation for the movies, excelling in Classical dressage and becoming a bomb proof horse!
Ben will of course also wow us with his team, putting his methods in to practice!
Expect, exciting stunning, spellbinding horsemanship!
ABOUT THE LIBERTY CLINICS
6th & 7th April 2024
Clinic Times: 9 am - 5 pm
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, clarity, consistency and confidence - are Ben's guiding principles!
Ben will coach the riders to get them thinking and training this way!
Each day will start with a short theory session and Q&A.
Ben will talk with us about his philosophy, his horses, how he achieves clarity, consistency & confidence, his rules of Liberty and more!
Ben will then guide Riders in paired sessions, for an hour, working on Liberty Foundation - Advanced, if you are totally new to Liberty or experienced these clinics will be perfect for you!
This is not a clinic for behavioural issues or tricks, these clinics are for Liberty training.
We would suggest that participants watch the first few videos in Ben’s how to, training video series, it’s not essential, however having an understanding of Ben’s 'Tools In The Tool box' and Methods, would be a super set up for the clinic.
ABOUT BEN ATKINSON
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
Will my ticket come in the post? - Your booking confirmation receipt is your ticket, please have this available for us to view at check in on a device or printed out.
Can I video the clinic? - Sorry this is not possible, you are welcome to take photos for personal use.
Do I need to bring a chair? - We have chairs available for you.
Is the Clinic & Demo tour indoors? - Yes! but wrap up warm, feel free to bring blankets and cushions.
What time does the 2 day clinic start? - Clinics - 9.00 am - 5 pm ish. An Evening with Ben Atkinson - Doors open 6.30 pm (not earlier) Start 7 pm - 9.30 pm ish :)
How old do I need to be to join the clinic with a horse? - 12 years and over.
How many riders are on each clinic? - a maximum of 12 riders, working mostly in pairs.
Where do I find the rider booking form? - Please head to the clinic/event and select your rider place, the booking form will pop up below.
Do I need a ticket for the evening, if I am a rider? - Yes.
Book YOUR TICKET
AN EVENING WITH BEN ATKINSON DEMO
- Evening Demo - £35
- Evening Demo Concession: OAP 65+ and 12 years and under, full time students, plus those registered with a disability and their carers. - £25
- Spectator 1 day - £40
- Spectator 2 days - £75
- Riders - £350
Ben will be bringing his team of top horses and with their help he will guide us through his in depth training techniques and methods, which he uses to create confident, happy, and a bomb proof horses! Once your horse is a bomb proof, you will be prepared to excel in Liberty, Classical dressage, the madness of the film and TV world, or purely enjoy your horse. From happy hacking to Hickstead, Ben’s methods are sure to help you reach your goals.