Ben Atkinson Tour
Merrist Wood EC
Ben Atkinson Tour
Merrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PE
25th & 26th March 2023
AN EVENING WITH BEN ATKINSON
25th March 2023
Doors Open 6.30pm. Start 7pm - 9.30 pmThis will be an in depth demonstration and explanation from Ben, with multiple horses, on how he starts young horses and progresses them over time on the road, to performing at Liberty, excelling in Classical dressage and becoming bomb proof!
Ben will of course also wow us with his team, putting his methods in to practice!
Expect, exciting stunning, spellbinding horsemanship!
"A free horse is a happy horse" - Ben Atkinson
ABOUT THE CLINIC
25th & 26th March 2023
Clinic Times: 9.30 am - 5.30 pmIf 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 in paired sessions, which are very flexible, sometimes people work on ground, tricks, Liberty, bridless 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.
ABOUT BEN ATKINSONBen 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
Book YOUR TICKET
AN EVENING WITH BEN ATKINSON DEMO- Evening Demo - £35
- Evening Demo Concession: Children 12 and under & OAP's 65+ - £25
CLINIC TICKETS- 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 bomb proof horses! Once your horse is 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.
Concession tickets available for “An Evening with Ben Atkinson” demonstration: Children 12 and under & OAP’s 65+.
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FAQ'sWill 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 - 9.30 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, anyone under 18 y.o MUST be accompanied by an adult. If you are under 18, please pop us an email and let us know a little about yourself and your horse before booking on - firstname.lastname@example.org
How many riders are on each clinic? - 12 - 14, depending on the venue set up.
Do I need a ticket for the evening, if I am a rider? - Yes.