Workshops 2016


Workshops 2016

Dorothy Marks Clinics 2016

Philippe Karl School of Légèreté (Lightness)
with Dorothy Marks


Fri 18th November 2016 — 12–4pm     more info & book here

Riding from the Core Clinics 2016

Dismounted, inc. Simulator
with Karin Major & Dorothy Marks


Focus on Confidence
1 day course
Sat 19th November 2016 — 10am–4pm     more info & book here

Focus on Core Power
1 day course
Sat 17th December 2016 — 10am–4pm     more info & book here

Private Lessons, Shared Lessons & Training Sessions

These are also available and can be booked through Karin:

Mary Wanless Clinics 2016

For Mary Wanless Intensive Mounted Clinics please visit


  Private Training Days


Jane & Magic

Private Training Days - with Karin

Especially designed for those who are unable to attend a Mary Wanless intensive mounted course due to time constraints, or those preferring not to be in a group with others.

Outline Timetable - this is fully flexible as Karin will assign her entire day to you:

    10.00       Introduction and goals
    10.30       Mounted lesson (on own or school horse)
    11.15       Break
    11.30       Dismounted session
    12.30       Feldenkrais lesson
    13.30       Lunch (bring own, or visit local pub)
    14.30       Dismounted session
    15.30       Mounted lesson
    16.15       Review and finish

Mounted lessons - for those new to RWYM this will cover the biomechanics basics, assessing your starting place and identifying ways to progress you towards your goals. For those already familiar with this work, the next steps will be ascertained and developed. Progression will be at your own pace, ensuring you fully understand each piece as we go. By the end of your time at Overdale you will have a checklist of pieces to take home to practice.

Dismounted sessions - again, tailored to your specific requirements, this could cover RWYM theory, exercises, groundwork, stable management or specific topics you wish to discuss. If you have something particular in mind, then please let Karin know when you book, or prior to arrival.

Feldenkrais lesson - for those booking Private Training the options are a hands-on Functional Integration (FI) lesson, or a verbally directed Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson. For those sharing a Semi-Private an ATM will be taught.


DATES: Weekdays only - call Karin on 01993 832 520 to arrange a booking.

Full day, private
10am - 4:15pm
£ 360
Full day, semi-private
10am - 4:15pm
£ 200   per person
Morning, private
10am - 1:30pm
£ 230
Morning, semi-private
10am - 1:30pm
£ 125   per person
Overnight stabling
for those bringing their own
horse: this includes bedding
and hay/haylage
£ 25   per night

Payment accepted by cash, cheque or BACS (40-44-26 91234021).
Sorry, we do not accept credit or debit cards.

"I very much enjoyed meeting you, Mary and Katie; meeting and riding Astro; and all the day's activities, which have given me a lot to think about in regards to my riding and how I see myself as a rider going forward..."
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"I have wanted to visit Overdale for a few years now with the intention of examining how I move on a horse as I was aware that I can be unlevel, and have various other persistent position faults that I have become a master of disguising. Last week I finally made it there and even now, a week later, I am still processing what I have learned..."
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"My thoroughbred mare, Chi, insisted that I send along a note of thanks. She said to send a huge thank you for helping me get my body under control and more balanced. She has been trying for years to let me know..."
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  ATM Classes


Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Classes - with Karin

Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Classes - with Karin

Increase your body awareness, mobility and strength
Reduce your stress, stiffness, aches and pains


  • Tuesdays 7pm


  • Church Westcote Village Hall

Who's it for?

  • Men and women wanting to stay fit and healthy and those who wish they were

What is it?

  • Gentle movement lessons to help your body and brain
  • Exploration of how you move
  • A way to learn how what you do with one part of your body affects others and how you can change it

What would I need?

  • Comfortable/loose clothing
  • A mat, towel or blanket to lie on
  • An enquiring mind

Where can I find more information?

To Book or ask more questions:


  • £10 per class
  • Westcote residents £8 per class
  • 6 classes for £40


  Mary Wanless


Mary Wanless & Quite

Overdale Equestrian Centre is the UK base for Mary Wanless and her Ride With Your Mind courses.

The mounted weekend and 4-day courses run monthly from April through to October.

Visit for dates and prices, how to enquire about available places, and to download a booking form.

There is also the option to attend the ridden courses as a spectator for £20 per day.




If you need to book accommodation for yourself during a workshop or training day, please take a look at the options below:

Honeysuckle B&B

Cotswold View

Feathered Nest

Merrymouth Inn

Bould Farm


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