Phone Coaching is a one on one session where Danielle Pooles calls you directly at a pre-booked time to guide and mentor you through challenges you are facing in your riding.

During the 45-minute phone coaching session, you can expect to work through many different topics. Ranging from overcoming competition nerves, learning how to grow your mindset and body language to improve relaxation and connection with your horse, goal setting, and much more. 

To book your phone coaching session with Danielle CLICK HERE


One Off Session   (45 mins)                       $80

Laser Session     (20 mins)                         $45

(A quick laser session to get you in the correct mindset before your competition)

Packages x 3 Sessions  (45 mins each)     $195  – A saving of $45

Packages x 6 Sessions  (45 mins each)     $395  – Includes access to Setting Goals for Success Online Course

Packages x 9 Sessions  (45 mins each)     $595  – Includes access to Setting Goals for Success and Compete with Confidence Online Courses

Some Session Topic Ideas Could Cover (but not limited to):

  • Creating more confidence and relaxation
  • Goal Setting
  • Motivation
  • Creating more focus
  • Competition nerves 
  • Overcoming bad falls
  • Body language techniques to improve your training aids
  • Taking your riding to the next level
  • Performance Coaching

Workshop Club Bookings                          $100 p/h 

Topics covered could be: Overcoming performance nerves and fears, goal setting, improving focus and motivation.

To book your phone coaching session with Danielle CLICK HERE


Like other sports in life, success in Dressage is also based on 80% mindset training and 20% physical training.

You could be sitting on an amazing horse, or be a very talented rider, but if you are not able to get your mind in the right place when under pressure at a competition, then the talent and ability of your horses will be wasted as you will not be able to ride relaxed, confidently, or focused. Therefore, you will not be able to give your horse the leadership it needs from you, often leading to a tense, nervous horse in the Dressage arena.

By working with a Performance Coach you not only get to improve your riding skills but more importantly improve your mindset so you can learn how to harness the thoughts and focus required to ride at your best on competition day.

Coaching Sessions are held over the phone, offering convenience and accessibility no matter where in the world you are!

Suited to riders at any level and aged 15 years and up.


Performance Diary:

This yearly diary is laid out with one week to a page, with plenty of space to keep records of all of your rides so you can use it as an extra training guide. As well as a 20-page section in the front of your diary where you can set your future goals, both riding and personal, plan your training schedule with your horses and review to make sure you are staying on track.

Price $35

Equestrian Performance Workbook:

Not quite ready for 1:1 coaching yet, that’s fine! Start by self-coaching yourself through any challenges you may be facing in your riding or any other areas in your life.

This 20-page workbook is self-paced and will guide you through a process of unlocking your mindset and assist you to break through any barriers.

Price $29

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Do you ever feel that you are letting yourself and your horse down?

You have been training all year for this big competition and you want to perform to your best, however, your mind seems to have other ideas. You become tense and nervous?

Maybe you find your horse shying just before entering the ring, or worse, he is so tense and against you in the ring that you feel like you have a different horse underneath you.

Our horses are so sensitive and I truly believe that we create nearly all of the positive and negative results that our horses give us through our thoughts and body language.

Through my studies as a NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner and more than 12 years of analysing my own performances and watching my clients and competitors I understand how important it is for the rider to be able to control their own emotions like nerves, fears and frustration so that we do not pass these emotions onto our horses.

This is where Equestrian Performance Coaching comes in. When we look at the elite riders in our disciplines, like Charlotte Dujardin, Edward Gal or Maree Tomkinson, they will all have three things in common, they are dedicated, determined and know how to control their nerves, fears and frustration.

Through Equestrian Performance Coaching, I can give you the tools to overcome these emotions as well, so you to can create the riding success you dream of.

Equestrian Performance Coaching sessions are held off the horse. They can be held in our home office in Avonsleigh, Victoria or over the phone.

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