"A free horse is a happy horse"
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
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES:
FOR THE MAXIMUM AVOIDANCE OF RISK, SPECTATOR PLACES ARE LIMITED AND EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS WHILST IN BUSIER AREAS OF THE VENUE I.E. AROUND TOILETS AND REFRESHMENTS. SPECTATORS ARE ASKED TO KEEP TO THE 2M DISTANCE RULE. WILLOW FIELDS IS A VERY OPEN OUTDOOR VENUE AND THIS SHOULD BE EASY TO DO. SANITISING STATIONS WILL BE SET UP AROUND THE VENUE IN KEY AREAS. ALTHOUGH WE USUALLY PROVIDE TEA, COFFEE AND REFRESHMENTS, IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF SAFETY, AT THIS EVENT THERE WILL BE A MOBILE CATERER FROM WHOM YOU CAN BUY YOUR REFRESHMENTS.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending this clinic, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
If you feel unwell, or anyone in your household has symptoms, we ask that you please do not attend and follow the government advice to self-isolate.
TIME: 09.30 - 17.30
ADDRESS: 26TH & 27TH September: Atkinson Action Horses, Asselby Grange, Carr Lane, Eastrington, East Yorkshire, DN14 7QN
The day will start with a theory session from Ben, who will talk with us about his philosophy, his horses, how he achieves clarity, consistency & confidence and more! Ben will then guide everyone through rider sessions throughout the two days. Riders are welcome to focus on ground/liberty or ridden work, so the clinic is open to both those who ride and those who don't.
The two day clinic will take place at Ben Atkinson's stables, home to all the Atkinson Action Horses. At the venue we have use of a very large sand arena and a huge round pen. It is very open, so please bring clothing for all weathers, from sun cream to raincoats!
Spectators, there is no need to bring your own chair as we have seating at the venue, although you are of course welcome to if you prefer.
The seating is not undercover, the chairs available will be set up 24 hours prior and wiped down, you are welcome to reposition your chair within your bubble, we ask that you put something on your chair to maintain the use of one chair throughout the day.
Please bring your own lunch and anything else you might need. We are intending to have tea and coffee available onsite, details TBC.
Respectfully, we ask that spectators do not bring dogs to the venue. This is because we have our own dogs that will be on site throughout the weekend.
We have limited spectator availability, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Riders places are £350 for two days. If you would like to ride, please complete the below application form, letting us know a bit about yourself and the horse that you would like to bring.
No stallions permitted.
If your rider application is successful, please download and complete the booking and liability release form below and return it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before the start of the clinic.
Your PayPal receipt or email confirmation serves as your ticket. Please have a screenshot or printout ready when you arrive.
*Please note we are limiting spectator places, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Online bookings will close 72 hours prior to the clinic. Tickets bought on the door, if still available will be £50 per day. Please check the website to ensure that tickets are still available.
Camping is NOT available onsite. Riders are welcome to stay onsite in your horsebox, but please note that there is no hook up available.
Below we have comprised a short list of local hotel/B&B options and there are many more in the area: -
Field View B&B
Field View Cottage
High Street, Eastrington
Goole, DN14 7PH
Apple Tree Cottages
The Dairy Farm
East Yorkshire, DN14 7RX
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AVAILABLE IN OUR HORSEMANSHIP HUB
Have you ever wondered what was missing in your Liberty training? Why you just can't get that one thing right? Do you want to know how to teach a great Spanish Walk. Or to train your horse to Bow or Lay Down?
Well here it is.... a series of individual, themed, training videos from Ben Atkinson, of Atkinson Action Horses, to teach you these things and more. And all with the ethical methodology that we respect most. Because as Ben says... "A free horse is a happy horse"!
Ben's horsemanship is spellbinding. In this behind the scenes educational documentary, Ben will wow you with fearless stunt riding, classical dressage and the art of liberty. But what does it take to create a courageous action horse and how does he form those unbreakable bonds of trust?
For this film, Larisa from Organised Equestrian, spent a day with Ben Atkinson, stunt rider, trick trainer, Liberty artist and horseman, to learn what it takes to train the ultimate performance horse.
See the full film at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/organisedequestrian