"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
IN THE CASE OF ALL EVENTS WE WILL BE FOLLOW COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES AS SET OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT AT THAT TIME
We have very limited rider places available.
To confirm your place, please make a deposit payment and download and return the booking form as soon as possible.
TIME: 09.30 - 17.30
ADDRESS: Willow Fields, Pump Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 3RA
COST: Riders £600 for 2 days, £300 for 1 day. We have 4 rider places per day, 2 riders are welcome to use Ben's horses!! but this will of course be on a first come first served basis. Spectators £200 for 2 days. £100 for 1 day.
Due to Covid restrictions, this clinic has very limited places and will therefore be run as an intimate VIP experience.
On the evening of Day 1 we will all meet again in the Gazebo for supper and an evening with Ben, where he will be sharing film clips of past shows, stories from the adventures and most importantly the horsemanship involved and needed. We will also be looking at some footage where Ben will show us the details in the movements, the things that we often miss!
This will be a very informal format, where we can all ask multiple questions and chat over details.
The format of Day 2 will follow on from that of Day 1 and here we will really have an opportunity to look at questions raised with horses and continue lessons, demonstrations and questions.
We will ask everyone to keep to the 2 metre rule where possible, to wear masks when in close proximity, we will be taking temperatures on arrival and of ask everyone to take care and to not come if you are displaying any symptoms and have not had a negative test.
BOOK A RIDER PLACE
To book your rider place, please make full payment and complete and return the booking form. We are limited to 4 riders on this clinic. Riders can do 2 days or just the one.
We have the fantastic opportunity for two riders to use two of Ben's horses if you would like to! If you would like to use one of Ben's horses please email to confirm (email@example.com) we expect this to be very popular and will be offered on a first come basis.
BOOK A SPECTATOR PLACE
We have VERY limited spectator places available on this clinic, so book immediately to avoid disappointment.
Please pre book.
TIME: 09.30 - 17.30
ADDRESS: Atkinson Action Horses, Asselby Grange, Carr Lane, Eastrington, East Yorkshire, DN14 7QN
COST: Riders £350. Spectators £40/day or £75/weekend
Each 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 riders through their individual sessions over both 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.
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.
BOOK A RIDER PLACE
To book your rider place, please make a deposit payment and return the booking form below
BOOK A SPECTATOR PLACE
For the Yorkshire clinic.
Online bookings will close 48 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.
Your PayPal receipt or email confirmation serves as your ticket. Please have a screenshot or printout ready when you arrive.
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