Develop your confidence as an equestrian

Have you ever felt nerves, fear, or anxiety while riding?

Telling yourself to “just breathe” and “relax” doesn’t work. There’s a science to building confidence, and that work isn’t just done in the saddle. ⁣⁣

⁣⁣ In this 10-part Masterclass, Annette Paterakis, “The Equestrian Mental Coach”, will systematically guide you through confidence development that transfers to the barn, saddle, and show ring.


  • How to break past fears and traumas, for good
  • Tools to conquer nerves and anxiety
  • What separates confident riders from the rest
  • How confidence is really created
  • The mindset you need to be a successful, happy rider
  • Skills to stay present and focused in the saddle
  • How to turn confidence into real life results
  • A roadmap to achieve your goals

    Downloadable guided audio meditation and visualization to center you before any ride, lesson, or competition — right from your phone.

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    “Several of the classes seem to be filmed to address EXACTLY what I am having problems with.” - Christina

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    “I learnt an awful lot through the course. Thanks for a great Masterclass.” - Kate

    “I just started this course and I'm thankful to have found it.” - Christina

    “I used some of these techniques and had great results at my last show! Thank You.” Adrian

    “Wow! What a fantastic learning resource! I am now hooked on learning from some of the best in the business.” - JO


    Annette's Lesson Plan


    From Competitor to Confidence Coach

    Annette takes you through her background as a competitive rider and the struggles that she faced mentally and emotionally while aspiring to the international level. Her journey from competitor to confidence coach is full of important life lessons, relatable moments, and inspiring conversations — and impactful takeaways — with and from the world’s top riders.


    The Theory of Confidence

    Learn the science of confidence, how our brains are wired, and what becoming a confident rider actually means. From applied psychology presented in easy to understand terms, to lessons learned from studying the best riders in horse sport, this part of the course will help you discover why you might not be as confident as you could be, and how you 100% can overcome that.


    Let’s Talk Language — Self Talk, How We Speak, and Why It Matters

    The average person has 50,000 - 70,000 thoughts per day. Those thoughts shape how we feel about ourselves, how we make decisions, how we deal with pressure, and how confident we are on the horse. Learn how to master your thoughts and language through understanding and practical application.


    Body Language

    Beyond how our bodies affect our horses, our bodies have the power to influence our thoughts and feelings in a big way. This lesson teaches how and why our body language affects our confidence and exactly how to change the way you use your body to get real results.


    Mastering Your Mindset

    Confident riders are focused on improvement, not proving themselves. They don’t take mistakes personally, and they’re not hung up on results or outcomes. This all comes down to being in a growth mindset — a hallmark of mentally tough, successful riders. In this lesson, you’ll learn what mindset is, how your mindset is affecting your riding, and exactly how to ‘rewire’ your brain for confidence.


    Setting Goals the Right Way

    If you’re not reaching your riding goals, chances are you’re not setting your goals the right way. Learn Annette’s proven goal-setting system, work through goal-setting exercises, and gain the knowledge you need to be able to set goals that improve your confidence and get you results.


    Building Daily Habits That Change Your Mental Game

    Daily habits are actually much more impactful on your results in the ring than the habits that you practice at competitions or when under pressure. The most confident riders practice consistent, purposeful daily habits that set them up for success. Learn why habits matter, how to make them stick, and the exact morning and pre-competition routines that Annette uses with her top clients.


    Limiting Beliefs: What They Really Are, and What to Do About Them

    Limiting beliefs are subconscious beliefs that hold us back from reaching our potential. Often, we pick these up as children without even realizing it! Limiting beliefs can affect us in all areas of our riding and interactions with horses. In this lesson, Annette teaches how to identify and eliminate our limiting beliefs.


    Overcoming Bad Experiences and Fears

    Whether you’ve had a scary fall, were bitten or kicked, or just felt embarrassed or judged after a lousy ride, bad experiences of all kinds can set into our minds and become fears that keep us from enjoying riding and being brave. In this lesson, you’ll learn specific, targeted techniques to overcome your fears for good.


    Bringing It All Together to Get Results

    Annette ties her teachings together into an easy to follow roadmap that will build confidence over time, help you bounce back from fear or failure, and allow you to reconnect to the reason you fell in love with riding in the first place.