Tik is a fresh and dynamic young horseman with a glowing future. He has been earmarked as Canada's rising star and tipped to change the face of competitve eventing. His empathy with horses and humans alike and his charismatic nature, make him an impressive trainer.
His following in the UK has grown since his first clinic and demo here in 2014, seeing him in Scotland as well as England in 2015, 2016 and 2017, also featuring in and writing for Chiltern and Thames Rider and Horsemanship Journal magazines.
Tik writes regularly for a number of US publications, including The Chronicle of the Horse, Practical Horseman and eventingnation.com. This year, his first book 'In the Middle are the Horsemen; tales of a perpetual working student' (working title), will be published in the US and the UK.
Amongst his many other credits, Tik also won the Freestyle, out of 200 trainers entered from across the globe, at the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover Competition and National Symposium, in 2015, held at Kentucky Horse Park - showing off his flair for making connections with horses and getting the best out of them, whilst developing them for performance. Watch the video of his winning performance at the bottom of the page...
As with all our favourite trainers, Tik is also a remarkable people person, knowing instinctively how to get the best out of the horse/rider combination and inspiring confidence and progress in all his students.
July 27th-29th - Attington Stud, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 7BY
See Attington facilities here
Over three days riders will be coached through a series of horsemanship and schooling exercises on the ground and in the saddle, on the flat, and over jumps, with a view to the continual improvement of the confidence and ability of the horse/rider partnership, mentally, emotionally and physically.
The clinic will take in place in the outdoor arena and the all-weather cross country course.
Each day will start with a theory session in the classroom, on the main yard, opposite the indoor arena
Riders of mixed, competent levels are welcome and will be grouped according to ability. For the more advanced jumpers, there will be lots of opportunity to challenge yourselves over bigger fences and combinations. For those not yet ready to put your hearts in your mouths (!) Tik is equally happy to coach entire sessions over cross poles!
THIS CLINIC IS NOW FULL.
TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
Booking and Liability Release Form
Riders please download, complete and return to us
Booking information to follow. Spectating is £30 per day and there are discounts for two and three day options. We will send you a confirmation of your booking once we receive your payment.
Parking: Spectators, please use the Equestrian Entrance and park your cars in the smaller area on the right as you drive in, to make way for visiting horseboxes using the XC course.
Food: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available all day from 09.00, but please bring your own lunch, refreshments and anything else you might need.
Dogs: We love dogs, but please leave yours at home!
Camping: You are welcome to stay on-site in your vehicles, but please note there is no hook up and no tents are allowed.
Amy Brookbanks and Pudding (photo courtesy of Lorraine Porter)
Jennie Blakehill and Rupert
Thank you all for a wonderful weekend. It was so great to spend time with like minded people and see the fantastic changes in each horse and rider.
Looking forward to next year!
Many thanks to Organised Equestrian for this great clinic!
Hanna Walton and (baby) George
Still reflecting on one of the most positive and insightful learning experiences I have had in the past five years! What an amazing few days and such a great group of like minded and supportive people. I feel very lucky to have met and learnt from you all. Not to mention of course, Tik - what an inspirational horseman and communicator! Thank you Larisa and Nicole for making it possible!
Join us on Friday 27th July for an informal drinks evening and launch of Tik's book in the UK!!
Friday 27th July
Inner Courtyard, Thame Lambert Hotel, Watlington, Thame OX49 5SQ
(please use the contact form below to let us know you will be joining us)
Includes a short talk from Tik on his training philosophy and the book, a Q&A, opportunity to get your copy signed (books will be available on the night), but mostly just a good night out!
Food and drinks available from the bar