wiola

wiola

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Team Member of Hay-Net Equestrian Advice Team.

Coach and rider running my own coaching programme: Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy.
I get people to fall in love in equestrian sports :)
“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.”

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/behind-the-scenes-preparing-the-sessions-contents-for-the-spring-intensive-training-camp/

Behind the Scenes: Preparing the sessions contents for the Spring Intensive Training Camp

Behind the Scenes: Preparing the sessions contents for the Spring Intensive Training Camp

From the Academy's "Admin office" by Wiola Grabowska Usually, about 2 weeks prior the Camps, I like to have a several hours put aside to quietly reflect on what I want the riders to learn and how best to deliver the sessions so they are not overwhelming t...

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/the-dreaded-rising-trot-without-stirrups-why-do-it-and-how-it-can-help-you-with-your-riding-skills/

The dreaded rising trot without stirrups - why do it and how it can help you with your riding skills

The dreaded rising trot without stirrups - why do it and how it can help you with your riding skills

By Wiola Grabowska Rider: Mairi M. Horse: Boo Most riders I know and teach wouldn't describe rising trot without stirrups as their favourite seat development exercise but I do rate it and use it as often as possible. Here's why: It's one of a very few exe...

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wiola

I am so happy to share this story with you all :) https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/breeding-my-little-horse-of-a-lifetime-part-1-choosing-the-stallion-measuring-follicles-and-hoping-for-a-heartbeat/

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 1: Choosing the stallion, measuring follicles and hoping for a heartbeat

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 1: Choosing the stallion, measuring follicles and hoping for a heartbeat

Story by Kelly Hill Oakham Veterinary Hospital Stud welcomed us with fields full of mares and foals. Mares that looked much more expensive than Tilly, who I worked for three years to call mine. I had thought about breeding her for years, constantly weighi...

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/7-favourites-of-march/

7 Favourites of March

7 Favourites of March

In this series we will share with you 7 things we loved each month. By 'we' I mean the riders and friends involved with the Academy. I feel like some months it's going to be difficult to stick to 7 Favourites! However, the decision was made to keep the li...

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/tackroom-chat-with-robert-fowler-from-castle-horse-feeds-part-2-robert-answers-feed-questions-from-horse-owners/

TACKROOM CHAT WITH: Robert Fowler from Castle Horse Feeds. Part 2: Robert answers feed questions from horse owners

TACKROOM CHAT WITH: Robert Fowler from Castle Horse Feeds. Part 2: Robert answers feed questions from horse owners

By Mairi Mackay When horse feed expert Robert Fowler dropped by the yard a few weeks ago we couldn't resist the opportunity to put some of our liveries' burning questions about feed to him. He's from Castle Horse Feeds, producer of Smart Horse Nutrition, ...

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Haynet Admin

Loving your posts Wiola and you seem SO busy! Good to hear the progress with Leo - he is such a lovely boy <3

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/spicing-up-the-training-at-home-competing-online-with-dressage-anywhere/

Spicing up the training at home: competing online with Dressage Anywhere

Spicing up the training at home: competing online with Dressage Anywhere

By Wiola Grabowska We've been meaning to incorporate online dressage tests into Academy programmes on regular basis for quite a while now and have done an odd test with clients here and there. It's still my aim to make it into a more regular "event" as no...

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/equestrian-enterprise-series-a-few-thoughts-on-horsehours-equestrian-business-education-forum/

Equestrian Enterprise Series. A few thoughts on #HorseHour's Equestrian Business Education Forum

Equestrian Enterprise Series. A few thoughts on #HorseHour's Equestrian Business Education Forum

By Wiola Grabowska Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy is a small enterprise. I like this term more than a "small business" as it makes me think about running a project, a collaboration, something bold and mission focused. A term business makes me think of m...