Pilates classes take place on Tuesday evenings during term time. Pilates is a massively beneficial exercise for everybody, but particularly horse riders because it focuses on core strength.
We currently offer 2 classes. The 5.45pm class is for our own riders and their helpers, and the 6.45pm class is for everyone else. Classes are suitable for everyone, not just riders.
Classes are 1 hour long with a maximum of 10 people per class to make sure everyone is getting enough tuition, and cost £10 per class which is payable up front in half term blocks.
Katie Ford teaches the classes and has a lot of relevant experience
Equipilates™ Registered Trainer
Katie is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from Kings College
London 2007 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She started her
career as a Physiotherapist in Essex before moving to work in
London. She has worked extensively within the NHS gaining
experience not only in musculoskeletal sports injuries but also,
orthopaedic, neurological and critical care and has been working as a
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist since 2010. Katie also works in
private practice within a sports injury clinic and tennis club and is a
quali/ed acupuncturist and has previously worked for cray wanders
Katie completed her training with the Australian Physiotherapy and
Pilates Institute (APPI) to become an advanced Pilates instructor and
has also done further training in antenatal and postnatal Pilates and
Pilates for horse riders.
Katie has always been passionate about horse riding and had ridden
since she was 3 years old and now successfully competes at British
Eventing. Over recent years with the knowledge of her physiotherapy
and Pilates skills Katie began to realise how important the riders
posture and biomechanics was to succeed within riding. After
completing her initial Pilates for horse riders with the APPI she wanted
to continue further training which lead into the interest in becoming an
Equipilates™ trainer and completed her training with Lindsay in 2013.
Her skills as a Physiotherapist, Pilates instructor and Equipilates™
trainer enables Katie to have developed advanced skills in assessing
and correcting postural imbalances and being able to treat any
musculoskeletal conditions that may limit the progression at the same
Katie offers one-to-one assessments, group sessions and dismounted
workshops, designed to improve your performance in the saddle as
well as physiotherapy assessment and treatment from her clinic based
at her stable yard near Sevenoaks in Kent.