Vicky Smith is an INLPTA Neuro Linguistic Programming Trainer, qualifying people at Practitioner and Master Practitioner level, as well as training NLP Psychotherapists.  She is also a UKCP registered NLP Psychotherapist herself and a qualified Coach. She has a Masters Degree in Organisation Development and has over 20 years experience in the field of international organisation and people transformation, offering corporate development solutions, executive coaching and facilitation.  She heads up a highly experienced team of equestrian professionals, who collectively bring years of experience across a multitude of disciplines.  She set up Inspirational Riding Solutions in 2006 and has been successfully helping horse lovers to rebuild their confidence ever since, working with 'happy hackers', semi-professionals and professional riders.

Frances Wilson has a wealth of experience as both a rider and trainer of both horses and people. She has competed to Prix St George level dressage and previously evented to intermediate level, as well as having been National Quadrille Champion for three consecutive years. Frances is a registered British Dressage Trainer and a BD Trainee Judge so gives excellent, correct and focused training. She offers a sympathetic, horse-centred approach to riding helping you to unlock your horse’s full potential, and really enjoy your time together.

To discuss your specific requirements, please complete the Form on our Contact Page and we will get back to you as soon as possible, or call us on: 01795 590243, or email us at: info@InspirationalRidingSolutions.com.  For corporate training & development, executive coaching, facilitation, NLP training programmes and organisation development, please see: www.VASA.eu.com .  For life coaching, psychotherapy, yoga retreats and personal transformation workshops, please see: www.InspirationalLifeSolutions.com and for training in psychotherapy and NLP or therapeutic services, including clinical supervision, please see: www.NLPpsychotherapy.co.uk

This is Vicky on her horse Ted after 20 years of nerves and confining herself to the indoor school!

Your Horse Article 2011

Click on the pdf button to download a copy of our 5-page article published in Your Horse Magazine in September 2011.


I came to Vicky at IRS for some sessions I think at the end of 2010 as I wanted some help with my nerves and emotions regarding competing, to try to help me to perform better. In 2011 my bay mare Nachtigall and I finished the BE eventing season as top BE100 horse and rider in the whole country – in our first season! We also qualified for the British Eventing BE100 Grassroots Championships at Badminton 2012 – which has now been postponed to 2013. William Fox-Pitt presented 2 British Eventing trophies to me at the Event Riders Association ball in January of this year (2012), for 2011 top foundation point horse and top foundation point rider. In 2012 we moved up to Novice, and I started competing a new horse Iron Maiden. We are just finishing the 2012 season, and have had numerous fantastic results, and now Nachtigall is almost out of Novice she has so many points. She has two qualifications for the Novice regional finals for next year. Next weekend I am taking both mares to our first CIC* international FEI competition. To my great surprise I think it is very likely that the 3 of us will start competing at Intermediate level next season – something that I never thought that I would do in my 40s! I am absolutely sure that the sessions I had with Vicky at IRS have been extremely influential in our success. I no longer suffer from the self-doubt or the nerves that were so crippling. And furthermore, when I do have success I enjoy it to the full, feel proud of both myself and my horses, and do not feel embarrassed or unworthy. I enjoy every second of competing my horses, and if I do ever have any worries I still think back to our sessions to help me overcome them. I have recommended IRS and their services many times, and will continue to do so.

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