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.


Thank you both so much for the fantastic 2 day Confident Rider Course in February. I have already managed to make changes to my riding life. Frances - you helped me look at my horse in a new way, and I think I'm well on the way to speaking the language of Equus. Setting boundaries and being consistent in my approach on the ground is paying great dividends for my riding, and we have been making great progress. Vicky - your skills and experience have given me ways to manage my anxiety that really work consistently, and I'm continuing the visualisation and NLP techniques. We had a frightening experience at the weekend with a large loud motor-bike revving up in a garage next to the road, Toby was naturally freaking out but I dealt with it so much more calmly than previously. You make a terrific team, delivering the course intelligently and humorously, packing an enormous amount into 2 days. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to ride more intelligently to sign up, whether you have confidence problems or not.

L Hickin Retired GP