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Improving your mental performance - managing arousal levels

In part six of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on managing arousal levels. Do you suffer with competition nerves? What are the tools to help you calm down? Or are you the opposite, and need help to get yourself psyched up to perform at your best?

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Improving your mental performance - control the controllables

In part five of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on controlling the controllables. How can this help you during competition? What are the tools to make sure you are controlling the controllables? And how do you make sure you stay focused on the controllables?

12 months ago

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Improving your mental performance - staying in the present

In part four of our new brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on staying in the present. Why is it important to stay in the present during competition? And how can you bring yourself back to the present should your attention wander?

12 months ago

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Improving your mental performance - self-belief

In part three of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on self-belief. How can self-belief help your performance? And how do you develop self-belief?

12 months ago

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Improving your mental performance - routines

In part two of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on routines. Why are routines beneficial? What should you include in your routine? How do you stick to a routine? And how do you avoid superstitions?

12 months ago

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At home with Storm Straker

Storm Straker was the cover star for our January/February 2017 issue of British Eventing Life - and, very fittingly, the snow came pouring down on the day of the shoot! The Straker family has a history of eventing success. Elaine Straker established the Little Hutton Equestrian Centre, rescued a horse that took her daughter, Karen, to the Junior European Eventing Championships and bred a horse that took her son, Nick, to Badminton. Now, Nick's daughter Storm is making waves in the world of eventing - we visited her at home.

12 months ago

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