When you’re passionate about something it shows in your work and Jo developed her passion for horses and riding at the age of 9. Falling off her horse back then, spurred Jo on to improve and develop a relationship with each of the horses she rode. She now uses that approach with the riders and horses that she trains, believing that horses teach us how to ride and for that teaching to be successful, each horse needs to trust and respect their rider.
“If you want to work in the industry, you need to learn the trade with a good rider, who’s a good trainer who gives you that communication of how to talk to the horse, how to work when things get tough and that management of the horse” Jo Winfield
Jo’s educational background has taken her from a National Diploma in Horse Management at Warwickshire College to BSc (Hons) Equine Science at Hartpury University, MSc in Coaching Science to currently studying for PhD in Risk Management at University of Gloucestershire.
Her other achievements include Eventing to intermediate level, Showjumping at Foxhunter and Dressage at Medium Level.
Jo was awarded Fellowship of British Horse Society and is now eager to assist others in their journey through the BHS career pathways. Jo’s passion for horses means that she wants to encourage others to develop a successful relationship with their horse and succeed, whether that is through an equine career or as a leisure pursuit.
Jo is also a British Eventing Coach, British Dressage Judge and an Assessor for the British Horse Society. Jo currently divides her time between Consultancy and Education carried out at Hartpury University, which is one of the UK’s leading equine educational establishments and has a reputation of international excellence.
The rest of Jo’s time is spent delivering excellent online training helping with all aspects of horse training management and behaviour to include competition and industry assessments both ridden, theoretical, practical and ground work.
“I really look forward to training with Jo, she has a great eye for detail and suggests changes that make a huge difference”
Lottie Moore, Isle of Man
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I was interviewed for a podcast in October 2017. The interview was carried out by an Australia training group called HorseChats. The podcast is still relevant today, so if you are interested to know a bit about my background, how I got started with a horse career and training views then please follow this link below.