Alison Jones

I, like many people, started as a horse mad child doing anything to be at the local riding school, anything to earn that one ride. Once I left school I worked for an event rider, then studied horses at college and gained my BHS stages I II and III. I also gained a BSc in Equine Studies.

Through this time I became nervous of jumping but also of riding. I could not always see why the horse bucked, stopped or over jumped. Because of this I could not predict when the horse would do this again. I was nervous because I could not read a horse.
I went to work for a lady who introduced me to ground work, apart from lunging and long reining, a completely new concept for me.
To begin with I did feel as though I had taken a step back, asking my horse to back up and go sideways on the ground instead of working on my half pass. After a while I realized that I was working on half pass.

I have spent many weeks training in the USA (including classes with both Pat and Linda Parelli as well as other Parelli professionals) and am constantly undertaking further training. I lived and worked closely with 2 top Parelli professionals, on and off for 10 years. I am the longest standing Parelli Professional in the country.

From being able to read the horse I now confidently compete in affiliated horse trials, dressage and start young horses.

Performance is one of my passions – how to have a great foundation for the competition horse. Two of my horses are currently affiliated, regularly competing and winning points at novice, elementary and medium with aspirations of advanced medium dressage.

Everyone had a dream when they first got into horses. Often they take the shape of the films we saw as a child- The Black Stallion or National Velvet, or books like Black Beauty or the Jill series, provoke us to wanting an infallible relationship with our horse. These vary from high level competition to safely owning or riding down the road. Through a variety of reasons rarely are we living this dream. Parelli has enabled me to achieve my goals- some which I did not even know I had!

My passion is to help people and horses have a solid foundation, a must for a great partnership as well as for performance. I look forwards to helping horse lovers who want to live their dream.

The Parelli Professionals Promise
Relationship First

I promise to put my relationship with you, my student first. And I promise to help you put the relationship with your horse first. Rather than perfecting the task, we will care more about confidence, trust, motivation and willingness as true horsemen do.

Foundation Before Specialization

I promise to help you become well-rounded in savvy both on the ground and riding, within my skill set and licensing, to prepare you for success at every level – to read your horse, understand his Horsenality and develop your savvy skills On Line, at Liberty, Freestyle and Finesse.

Never Ending Self- Improvement

I promise to inspire and support your quest for never ending self-improvement. The Parelli Pathway and Parelli Membership will guide you to success and help you measure your progress every step of the way.

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