Tilefield Equestrian is a new, purpose-built equestrian training centre based in Brockenhurst in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The facility comprises a large, airy reception area, a separate meeting room for up to 50 people and 8 stables. Amanda Barton has developed the facility to provide a centre for the very best in coaching and awareness of welfare of both horses and riders. As well as Amanda's regular courses in equestrian excellence, the centre welcomes clinics, coaching and talks by other equestrian experts. The facility also provides the perfect space for business meetings, training courses and regular classes.
The facilities at Tilefield Equestrian are perfect for running any type of clinic or demo concerned with riding, body work or veterinary topics. Alongside Amanda Barton's own clinics, coaching and tutorials, the centre welcomes other equestrian experts. With 8 stables and an arena available, plus large, airy interior training room and reception area, the training centre provides the perfect location for equestrian training in the New Forest.
Ultimately, most people want a horse to work willingly, to understand aids and for mutual trust to exist in the partnership. In order to achieve these results riders need to start by working on themselves. This means improving riding skills and coordination, understanding how horses learn and behave and learning how to control negative emotions, such as fear and anxiety. The welfare of the horse is paramount.
Tilefield offers the opportunity to learn about anatomy and biomechanics and what this means for long term soundness. At clinics and evening talks subjects such as bodywork, saddle fit and nutrition are discussed in relation to the welfare of the horse and his willingness to work with us.
The indoor facilities at Tilefield Equestrian are perfect for meetings, training courses and small conferences. Both the meeting room and the reception room offer flexible seating arrangements, with or without tables, enabling you to organise the facility for your precise requirements. The rooms have wi-fi and heating throughout, there is a screen and HDMI connection, flip chart and white board.
The 60m2 meeting room and can be organised conference style to seat up to 50 people, or with tables arranged to your requirements, whilst the 50m2 reception/kitchen can seat 12 very comfortably around the tables, which can be pushed together or easily configured to fit your requirements. Caterers can be organised as required.
For company away-days and think-tank strategy sessions, the location within the New Forest National Park offers potential for walks and outdoor time for a breath of fresh air!
The meeting room at Tilefield Equestrian is perfect for a wide range of daytime and evening classes, courses and committee meetings. Whether you are seeking a good sized room for your exercise class, training facilities for your first aid course, a warm room for your meditation session, an inspirational hideaway for your art class or a space to meet for your organisation, you'll find everything you need in the clean, new and welcoming environment at Tilefield.
Over the last 10 years, Amanda Barton has found that clinics are the most effective way for riders and horses to progress, as working successfully with horses is like a 3D puzzle where many types of information and a wide range of skills need to be drawn together.
Amanda has diverse experience as a BHS Accredited Professional Coach, a UKCC Equine Endurance Coach and a Pony Club Coach. In 2018/19 she completed the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence. She has experience with most equine competitive disciplines, dressage, show jumping and cross country as well as western riding, Icelandic gaited horses, carriage driving and natural horsemanship. She can support training and rehabilitation programmes with groundwork and ridden exercises. She has been a coach recommended by Mark Rashid for the last 12 years and is his only recommended instructor in Europe. She has a BSc and a PhD from Southampton University as well as their Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour. In addition she is a qualified human coach (NLP master practitioner) and qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist.
Amanda is fully qualified and insured with full first aid, safeguarding, DBS and is on the Pony Club and Endurance GB National coach databases.
Amanda's one day clinincs provide fun, friendly, bespoke training for riders of all standards who want to bring their own horse and improve their skills and knowledge. Clinics are tailored to the individual participants and can include all aspects of riding from dressage, jumping, young horses, rider position, building confidence, rehabilitation, groundwork, problem solving, building confidence hacking, endurance coaching, pole work, horse agility and de-spooking nervous horses. Amanda also has experience with Western riding and gaited horses.
Coaching takes place at Tilefield Equestrian, ensuring you are at the centre of the training; your goals and objectives determine the session. The welfare of the horse takes a central position in all coaching and all sessions are designed to be challenging but effective.
The day clinic starts with a breakfast meeting to discuss your goals for the day. You will ride in the morning and afternoon - two sessions per day. Lunch is provided. There will be a dismounted session after lunch to cover topics chosen by the participants. Sometimes additional specialists such as yoga/pilates coaches are integrated into the day with mat classes. Stabling is provided throughout the day and for all dismounted sessions.
This approach provides time to absorb the content of the individual sessions as well as an opportunity to review different problems and their solutions. It also creates a very supportive environment where participants learn from each other. Right from the outset of every clinic Amanda encourages a very positive environment to support all the participants. The result is that riders leave a clinic with more knowledge than they would gain from a private coaching session.
Clinics are a lot more fun than private coaching. They put like-minded people together and often lead to long lasting friendships.
The ultimate goal of Amanda’s teaching is to bring this knowledge together to help riders establish a deep, calm connection with their horses and to learn to communicate effectively with them.
Tilefield Equestrian provides holiday stabling for up to 8 horses. The perfect solution when you are visiting the New Forest with your horse - whether visiting locals shows, on a long weekend or on holiday. Situated on the edge of Brockenhurst in the New Forest National Park, the holiday stables are just 5 minutes from the New Forest Showground at New Park and within walking distance of Brockenhurst village. Stunning rides on the open Forest are just half a mile away, via a quiet road. Suggested routes of all lengths can be provided, including pub rides or routes that can be arranged from one location to another within the New Forest.
The stables are brand new, top quality, internal stables, with rubber flooring throughout. Parking is available for small lorries and trailers. Outside there is an arena with wide selection of jumps. Tuition with qualified, fully insured coach is available.
Holiday stabling is for existing horse owners bringing their own horses to the New Forest on a short-term basis - Tilefield Equestrian do not hire out their own horses and cannot offer livery or long-term horse accommodation. Please note there is no grazing/turn out for the horses.