Pilates Classes 

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

KATIE FORD

KENT

Equipilates™ Registered Trainer

07971 218827

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

football club.

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

time.

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.