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.


After my one to one session with Vicky I was amazed at the difference in my attitude to both my riding ability and to Daisy my horse. Vicky helped me to delve along way back to my childhood to challenge beliefs that I had held for a long time and that had in turn had a detrimental effect on my confidence. She also pointed out the importance in being herd leader which proved to be very successful with my rather dominant mare. Just by setting a few ground rules and sticking to them Daisy is far more respectful and I am more confident on the ground which has a positive effect on my riding. I have competed and attended clinics with her and I am now jumping 85cm with confidence and most of all I am looking forward to and enjoying these events. I am looking forward to cross country when the weather permits and have the safe knowledge that if I begin to falter I can contact Vicky for reassurance. I would recommend NLP to anyone who is finding that their fears and lack of confidence are hindering their enjoyment with their horse and at the ripe old age of 53 I can say that it is never too late to try something new!

M Davenport Teacher