Ben Atkinson

Professional stunt rider, horse trainer and liberty artist

Ben is a professional stunt rider, horse trainer and rider from East Yorkshire. He is well known for his appearances in film, TV and live events, with an enviable list of projects including Victoria, Peaky Blinders and Poldark! The family business, Atkinson Action Horses, is one of the most respected equestrian services companies to the film and television industries, supplying highly trained horses, riders and trainers for a variety of disciplines and stunts.

As you would expect with such a career, Ben’s horsemanship is spellbinding. He will wow you with fearless stunt riding, classical dressage and the art of Liberty! And now he can teach you to do the same…

And if you haven’t seen it yet, you can rent or download Horsemanship Hub’s debut film ‘At home with Ben Atkinson’, a one-off special feature documentary on how to train a horse for Liberty, bridle-less riding and maybe even the movies! See the trailer below and download details below…

Ben has enviable horsemanship knowledge in so many areas, there is not much that he couldn’t help with! Maybe some ground skills, Liberty of course, Classical Dressage… the choice is yours!

"We all know Ben is excellent at communicating with horses but he is also excellent at communicating with humans. This means that even a video call lesson is extremely effective. In my first lesson we worked on establishing liberty work, 7 years of failing to crack it and in the first practise using the exercises Ben had given us and we made progress! In my second lesson we focused on ridden work - despite riding western, possibly the one discipline Ben has not specific expertise in - he has such a wealth of knowledge and ideas along with a desire to tailor exercises to the individual needs of the horse and rider it did not matter (I knew it wouldn’t). The aim of having a horse to work mentally and physically with you is universal and Ben is very good at explaining how to do this."
Alison Cheetham

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