The Complete Coach for Equestrian and Equine Biz Success: It Takes Way More Than You Think
Olympia, WA, Oct. 5, 2012 — The Olympics always teaches us a lot about being an athlete, about focus and commitment and what it takes to win. For those of us who are equestrians there’s a little bit more to it though than just us as an individual athlete. Our sport is about our horse too. It’s about how we work together as a team; it’s about horsemanship and often it’s about operating an equine business of breeding, training and sales.
Not that all sports don’t have a price tag, they do and to compete whether it be in gymnastics or track means there’s a price-tag. But there’s also a reason that all equine sports, be it racing, polo, grand prix jumping or three-day eventing, is called the “Sport of Kings.”
It’s expensive! And doesn’t always fit well with a 40-hour week needed to make a living.
Also, success in the show or equine business arena is the coming together of many components from confidence to sustaining a positive relationship with your horse to wisely managing your finances.
Not long ago I was talking with a friend of mine who no longer competes. She can’t afford it though she’s a huge talent. She was saying how great it would have been if there was one source, one person who she could have gone to who could have coached her in all of these areas.
I shook my head. “You’re never going to believe this,” I said, “there is. Her name is Cathy Rivers.”
Cathy Rivers, The Equestrian’s Coach, is not only in the equine business herself breeding, training and selling Swedish Warmbloods, she’s also an accomplished equestrian, and an experienced expert coach in the areas of Equestrian Confidence, Confidence Jump Start, Inner Nature Design, Leadership and How You Do Money Matters.
Recently featured on www.DressageDaily.com in an article that focuses on the amazing benefits of Cathy’s Inner Nature Design modality and dressage, and a recent guest on The Rick Lamb Show discussing the importance of confidence coaching, Cathy recently launched her complete equestrian coaching service. She explains that she sees the need to offer equestrians coaching in all the areas of the sport required to reach success.
“I coach the equestrian who is ready to ride like a champion,” said Cathy recently from her horse farm in Olympia, Washington. “I coach the equestrian who is serious about using tools to sustain and grow his or her confidence, who wants to create and sustain a profound equine partnership with their horse, and who wants to sleep at night and not worry about how they’re going to pay for the next hay delivery or vet bill because they have a healthy mindset about money and money management.”
For those interested in speaking with Cathy about her couching services she suggests you e-mail or call her. For a limited time she’s offering a free 30-minute Discovery Session.
Cathy is also available for workshops, clinics, and private engagements.
Cathy Rivers of Big Horse Dreams, Inc. is a certified professional coach and alumni of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.