BHS Level 5 Performance Coach & Rider, UKCC Level 3 Eventing, BE Accredited Coach, Gatehouse Stepping Stones One Star Coach, Pony Club Talent Pathway Assessor.
Riding Career highlights
Placed at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton, Land Rover Burghley and Luhmuhlen four star, plus many three star successes.
Longlisted reserve for 2004 Athens Olympic Games
Produced many horses to four star level, including Penny Royal III, Best Mare at Badminton for two consecutive years and listed in the Top 10 mares of all time.
Ridden in charity races and provided commentary for the BBC at Badminton for three years.
Coaching Career Highlights
Marie was selected to be part of BEF supported National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence in 2016, where she gained greater knowledge about the importance of language in sports psychology, which she now uses in her coaching approach. This, along with her competitive riding experience, has enabled her to support her clients in their achievements, including some talented riders who have gone on to represent GB at Young Rider and Pony Team level. Marie has also coached riders at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup and is a mentor at the Pony Club Championships.
Marie is passionate about supporting and encouraging each individual rider and their horse to achieve their best irrespective of discipline, level or age - and doing it with a smile.
Upcoming BE courses
Marie regularly provides clinics covering all three disciplines across the country and will be holding some BE course over the autumn/winter/spring periods.