The innovative product from Rona Willicott, Sound Schooling which provided a large range of reasonably priced lessons that you can download onto your mp3 player to help you whilst you are riding is no longer available as Rona is looking for someone to take over the website. I have written and recorded warm up routines and ridden lessons and non-ridden topics for the site and there were lessons and sessions from other trainers. The main purpose was to give focus in between lessons especially for people on limited budgets and also the many of people who feel benefit from additional support. If anyone might be interested in taking over the business please let me know
My name is Kim Ratcliffe, formerly a City Corporate banker, I escaped the rat race in 2001 to take up coaching (both equestrian and human) full time. A List 1 dressage judge, a National Para judge and British Dressage (BD) UKCC Level 3 coach/trainer and I am also a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Many of you may have also heard my voice from running the Radio Nationals radio station and commentary team. I also enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for the sport when training judges around the country. I am now mainly in a judging and training role although I did make a short return to the competition arena and qualified for 2 Winter Championships at Hartpury, various regional and area finals and represented Essendon & Epping Forest Dressage Group in the National Riding Club finals. My main successes were in Dressage to Music classes which I particularly enjoy. I also undertook the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence aimed at training recreational riders which confirmed my interest in developing my style and coaching skills further.