What Makes Dressage Plus So Different?

Performance Coaching is life-changing because it teaches you to stop overthinking, and instead, get out of your head and into your body so you can focus and enjoy your rides. Riders all over Australia are experiencing a better connection with their horses and more relaxation and focus in the arena using the Dressage Plus Coaching System. But, how can you know if you are on the correct journey? The answer is to book a Phone Coaching Session or Riding Lesson with Danielle.

We know how hard it is to stay relaxed and confident out competing and sometimes even just in your own arena. As a dedicated rider, I know you invest your well-earned earned money and time into your horses. And to not be able to get to enjoy the journey and process is robbing you of the very reason you bought your horse in the first place!

When you learn how to overcome your fears and control your performance nerves you will be able to look forward to your rides and competitions and enjoy your horse even more.

The Dressage Plus Performance Coaching Phone Sessions, Riding Lessons and Online Courses are taught by Danielle Pooles, founder of Dressage Plus. Danielle has over 23 years of riding and competing experience and over 18 years of coaching experience. Training and competing horses through from Prelim to FEI level.

More About Danielle Pooles…

As a qualified EA Riding Coach, Life Coach and a NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Danielle has many different exercises, tools, techniques and models to help you achieve your riding goals. However, the true magic from working with Danielle comes from her passion to educate riders around mindset and body language and assist riders to see situations in a new light. While helping them to get out of their own way and safely step outside of their comfort zone, so they can truly take their riding to the next level.

Through her own riding and competition challenges, Danielle has learnt how to control performance nerves and overcome fears in her own riding and loves working with like-minded riders to help them achieve this in their own life.

To contact Danielle to learn more or book a session CLICK HERE

Danielle Pooles
Danielle riding Ashleigh Rondo

Why did Danielle Create Dressage Plus?

Hello Riders!

I wanted to share with you the real reasons that led to me being where I am today; creating Dressage Plus so I can help riders build more confidence, relaxation, focus and enjoyment in their riding.

I got my first pony when I was 9 years old, after begging my non-horsey parents for ages. I then started Pony Club and as I got older moved onto a larger pony and then for my 13th birthday I received a 6-year-old Clydie cross gelding, called Pretzel.

Pretzel was my best friend as I grew up, and over the 12 years that I rode him we grew from Grade 4 Pony Club combination to competing Prix St. George.

We had many highs together, however the journey wasn’t smooth sailing and it was my time with Pretzel, and his cheeky and challenging temperament, that lead to me hating the warm up arenas, tensing up when I heard the bell ring and creating the limiting belief that I was ‘nervous rider’.  

What happened next…

After I retired Pretzel, I was working with some lovely young Warmbloods, and I really enjoyed the training at home but was not looking forward to getting back out competing.

I was worried that I would start the same old negative patterns with them, that I had in the past on Pretzel, and turn them into ‘naughty’ or ‘nervous’ horses too.

Luckily, for me and my horses, this worry was such a big one for me, that it pushed me to seek out extra help and guidance to work through the issues I was experiencing in my riding.

My steps forward…

Working with some amazing Coaches, I learnt the tools to be able to control my mindset and body language, which enables me to now stay far more relaxed, confident and focused than I ever thought possible when out competing!

I’ve successfully been competing my beautiful mare, Ashleigh Rondo, for the past six years up through the EA levels, with our focus on the Prix St. George test this year.

I can easily say the tools and exercises I have learnt through my studies over the last five years has changed not just my enjoyment and success in my riding, but in my life in general.

How my journey can help you…

As a qualified Life Coach, NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming), EA NCAS Riding Coach, and passionate rider, I am inspired and dedicated to share my knowledge and experiences with other likeminded riders.

Riders that are ready to step up and break free from old fears and limiting beliefs that are not serving them anymore. 

Riders that are ready to push themselves out of their comfort zone and create a new level of confidence and relaxation within themselves and their horses.

This is what excites me when I wake up in the morning, the opportunities I get working with riders, that like me, want to become the best version of themselves that they can be.

So, I hope this has motivated you to step up and take some action today that will get you a stride closer to becoming the best rider you can be!

I look forward to supporting you on your journey!

Danielle