Rider Specific Exercise and Movement coaching
When two spines align
Improve Your Riding Technique
Rider Align helps all levels of riders become the rider their horse wants them to be. Riding is an equal partnership between horse and rider. Spend time improving yourself off horse to become the rider your horse would like you to be. Utilising a number of rider specific movement methods designed by riders for riders including Equipilates, Franklin Method Equestrian for Riders, TESTT – Thomas Equestrian Symmetry Types and Tests, Centre 10 and Neurokinetic Therapy, riders can improve their posture, position and balance both on and off horse.
Rider Align will help you
Perfect your position
Become body aware
Acquire that elusive feel you hear riders talk about
Improve your balance to help you feel secure
Improve your breathing
Increase in confidence
Have a happier horse
Rider Align’s founder Karen is a highly trained instructor in EquiPilates, the Franklin Method for Equestrians.
Karen is currently studying TESTT (Thomas Equestrian Symmetry Types and Tests), Rider Psychology, and Rider Biomechanics.
Karen is a qualified EquiPilates Biomechanics Trainer and certified as Horse Sport Ireland Level 1.
I teach riders how to feel and perform at their best in the saddle using a variety of movement therapies which are rider specific. Sessions are conducted either on or off horse depending on requirements.
Having been a life long rider, I became aware of recurring injuries which put limitations on my own body and were hampering enjoyment of both my riding and my time with my horse. I set about to understand how I could improve myself in order to improve my horses way of going. The journey has taken me all around the world and I have worked with a number of people who are passionate about improving riders posture and position through proper focused movement. I am qualified in a number of movement therapies which are rider specific and a number of therapies which support human movement. All sessions can be conducted on or off horse.
Become the rider your horse would like you to be.
Karen is the first certified TESTT (Thomas Equestrian Symmetry Types and Tests), coach in Ireland having trained directly with Andy Thomas who formed the link between asymmetry and rider-horse performance.
Equipilates is created by riders for riders and delivered in Ireland by Karen Kelly. Equipilates allows riders to understand off horse how their body moves on horse through a variety of rider specific exercises and movements.
Franklin Method for Equestrians helps you unlock your body through powerful imagery and technique utilising soft balls. Karen trained directly with Eric Franklin in New York in the method.
NeuroKinetic Therapy® is a corrective movement system which addresses the cause of pain – dysfunctional movement patterns stored in the brain.
To further support the requirements of
Riders, Karen has completed her foundation level Centre 10 Rider Psychology course and has been accepted to study the advanced sports psychology course in Oct 2021
Karen is a HSI Level 1 coach
What Our Clients Say
"Thanks Karen Kelly for a wonderful session at Dunboyne College. The students learned so much and enjoyed it thoroughly. They can't wait for next week."
— Catherine Joyce