Parelli UK Savvy Camp

5th - 7th JULY 2024
9.30am - 5.30pm
Horsemanship Hub, Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 3RA
'There's nothing you can't do, when the horse becomes apart of you' Pat Parelli


Be the horseman your horse needs you to be! Strengthen your relationship with your horse at the UK's first ever Savvy Camp. This 3 day camp is taught by some of UK's top Parelli instructors.

David Zuend, Alison Zuend & Rachael Shawyer, maybe more! The Parelli Savvy Camp is designed for students at all levels, with or without a horse, who want to ensure they have a solid foundation, who have the desire to take the next steps in their horsemanship journey.

Over this highly educational, inspiring and fun long weekend, students will participate in demonstrations, theory sessions and workshops, designed to grow their horsemanship knowledge and skills. And of course there is plenty of time with your horses, both on the ground and in the saddle, to help students increase their savvy.

In fact you will get to choose how much learning time you do with your horse or without. One month prior to the camp, we will send all riders a list of the different sessions, going on simultaneously, you will then be able to pre select your choices, so you know which you will be doing when!

The Savvy Camp will be held at Horsemanship Hub, Willow Fields, it is lovely informal facility, which includes a Martin Collins arena, honeycomb, covered barn with round pen, large playground with obstacles and large spectator viewing marque. Tea and coffee will be available onsite, for a small charge.

There will be a movie night on the Friday night and a Camp night on the Saturday, with a BBQ.

Alison Zuend

5-Star Senior Instructor

David Zuend

5-Star Senior Instructor & HDS

Rachael Shawyer

4-Star Senior Instructor
Liz Andrews

Liz Andrews

2-Star Instructor

Pat’s Top Twelve Things to do with Excellence

  • Haltering
  • Picking up all four feet
  • Saddling
  • Trailer loading
  • Bridling
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Nine step back-up
  • Soft feel at halt
  • Lateral flexion
  • Direct rein
  • Indirect rein
  • Supporting/fixed rein

The 7 Games in Four Savvy’s Level 1 – 4 and beyond!

  • Friendly
  • Porcupine
  • Driving
  • Yo-yo
  • Circling
  • Sideways
  • Squeeze

The Eight Principles of Horsemanship

  • Horsemanship is natural
  • Make AND teach no assumptions
  • Communication is two or more individuals sharing and understanding an idea
  • Horses and Humans have mutual responsibilities:
    • Four for the human
    • Act like a partner, not a predator
    • Have an independent seat
    • Think like a horse before you think like a human
    • Use the natural power of focus
    • And for the horse
    • Act like a partner, not like a prey animal
    • Maintain gait
    • Maintain direction
    • Look where you are going
  • The attitude of justice is effective
  • Body language is universal
  • Horses teach riders and riders teach horses
  • Principles purpose and time are the tools of teaching

The 10 Qualities of a Horseman

  • Heart and Desire
  • Respect
  • Impulsion
  • Flexion
  • Attitude
  • Feel
  • Timing
  • Balance
  • Savvy
  • Experience

The Four Savvys

  • Online
  • Freestyle
  • Liberty
  • Finesse

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.

Pen or Stabling bookings: You can book pen or stabling on Horsemanship Hub Centre.

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: Tea and coffee will be available onsite, for a small charge. 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,

Parelli UK Savvy Camp 2024


£360 – £350 savvy club members

£45 per day £40 Savvy Club Members
£110 for 3 days £105

Select options£350.00£360.00

4 in stock

Select options£40.00£110.00


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.

Do I need to book a stable/pen? - If you would like the use of one whilst at a clinic, yes. Please book however many nights you need, use in the day is included. If you would like a 'Day' stable, please book a day stable where available.