Hey Working Equitation Riders
Want to achieve a higher score, and help your horse improve?

Have you noticed how much strategy is involved in riding a WE course?

Do you struggle with knowing which lines are the best choice to ride?

In Your Dressage Trial:
  • You have a specific pattern to ride.
  • You improve your score both by how your horse goes, 
  • and how accurate you are at riding the specific lines designated in the pattern.
  • They are non-negotiable.
In Your Ease of Handling and Speed Trials:
  • You have to complete the obstacles in numbered order
  • You have to use the correct hand, 
  • approach on the correct bend, 
  • not cross through an unworked obstacle, and so much more...

But you are Not told the lines to ride. 
That is your choice and part of the strategy. 

Do you go for a higher score on a more technical line and possibly blow it?
Or do you take the safer, easier, but lower scoring line? 

And how do you choose?

Join the Rider Strategy Camp and
Learn to recognize, the challenges created by riding different lines.
Then choose to avoid, or accept those challenges.

I remember...

looking at the course map and doing my best to memorize where I had to go. 
Then on the course walk , map in hand, I realized it only somewhat resembled the course in front of me.

The lines I drew on my course map, and thought I was going to ride, were different lengths than I imagined.

And who put 'that' one in the middle of where I planned to ride?

Sure I got to walk the course; good thing.
But there’s not much time to make a new plan when I’m still trying to remember the order of the obstacles, and I’m the third rider up.

I remember thinking, where’s number 3, and 4?
Am I supposed to trot that one or canter it? 

Maybe you’ve had these thoughts too.

You finish your ride, breathe out and think 

“Oh good, I didn’t DQ"

Then you watch the next rider who takes a different line than you on one of the obstacles and think well, huh. Why didn’t I go that way?

You are not alone. This happens to everyone.

That’s why I created the Rider Strategy Camp

A place to give you the tools you need, to understand:
 How the rules apply to your level.
Which lines are generally too tight, or short.
Where you could have taken a more efficient line?

You will be drawing and receiving feedback on your chosen routes
on a variety of maps, designed to scale, so you can train your eye.

With practice, and the feedback you receive in our private community, you will recognize the best line choices for your horse, more quickly. 

When you see the actual course for the first time, you will be able to recognize where the challenges have been added for that level.

You can then choose whether to accept them, or find an easier path,
based on how your horse feels that day.

Trish is extremely responsive to each homework assignment and challenges you to "think" your way through solutions rather than just give you the quick way out. 

Looking at other folks maps and comments helped me make more sense of what was going on. 
If you're willing to put in the effort you will come out with a wealth of knowledge to help you in your Working Equitation course riding goals. 
I'm happy I did.

Laurie Wilson
Georgia, USA

Here's What's Included

Curriculum Below

  • Full access to all Rider Strategy lessons and community from day 1. 
  • Work through it over the 4 weeks, or binge watch it.
  • One years access to the Rider Strategy lessons and community for review.
  • Option to attend the active teaching portion again at a special price.
  • Up to 4 weeks of feedback on the routes you have drawn on your maps.  
  • 10 map route reviews included. More can be added.

Imagine what Your Ease of Handling or Speed trial ride
would look like if you...
knew exactly how each obstacle relates to the others.
could instantly recognize the challenges the designer has included in the course.
could choose the ones that showcase your horse’s skills and training.
This is what past members of the larger ‘Course Design Camp’ told me were some of the unexpected benefits of taking that course. 

It turns out many of the people joining that course were there:

 for a basic understanding of the practical application of the rules
 to understand what the course designer had in mind.
 so they could do better in their shows or training.

And these members did not need the map building part of the course

 to learn how best to showcase their horse’s skills and training
by choosing appropriate lines.

It also became apparent when reviewing and discussing maps in our community, 

that there were a lot of grey areas in the rules and misinformation being taught, 
which we were able to discuss and clarify. 

As you submit each map with your line of travel drawn on them you will also become more clear, on what you do understand, and what you don’t. 

You will increase your knowledge with each map submitted.

And you get to see everyone elses maps and feedback, 

and share your point of view.

As people are home (possibly can’t ride) and have time to learn new things, I’m offering this Rider Strategy section of the course at a special price so more people can take advantage of the information.

Information that has proven valuable for riders from Intro
up to Level 5 Working Equitation.

If you can learn one thing that stops you from making a mistake,
I'd say that's worth the cost of one lesson!

As a WE competitor and licensed official candidate I went into the camp thinking that I might not be any good at designing courses since there are SO many things to think about. By the end, I was feeling much more confident.
From the perspective of a rider I gained a lot from considering how the courses should change as we go up the levels, and how they might need to be ridden differently.

 Thanks so much Trish for putting this course together!! I highly recommend it to anyone involved with working equitation. There is a lot to learn!

Eleanor Thomas and Comandante 

You will get the same lessons that the Course Designers get except for the ones specifically related to map creation.
The  lessons will all become available on the start date of the course so  you can do them at your convenience during the 4 weeks.
If you decide  you want to upgrade to the full Course Design Camp during the 4 weeks  the course is running it’s easy to do so within the program.

 The only thing holding you back from showcasing your horse’s skills and training, with well thought out line choices, that help to improve your horse, is your current level of course riding knowledge.

Guess what? I’m here to help. 

I’ll give you the  learning materials, support and feedback you need, to improve your strategizing, and we’ll all be there to cheer you on.

What are you waiting for? Are you in?

The Rider Strategy Camp is for Working Equitation riders who:

  • Are ready to take their course riding to the next level.
  • Want a better understanding of how the obstacles relate to each other and their surroundings.
  • Have tried to read the rule book and over overwhelmed.
  • Can see the value in a practical understanding of the application of the rules.
  • Want to understand what the course designer had in mind, where the challenges are.
  • Are not afraid to try new things, fail, and learn from their mistakes.
  • Don’t need the full Course Design Camp.
  • Understand the importance of participating in a community of their peers, and sharing different perspectives.
  • Want to finish riding a WE course with more than just the thought,

"Oh Good, I didn't DQ"

What Do You Think?

Are you ready to take your strategizing to the next level so you can showcase your horse’s skills and training?

Are  you ready to spend less time feeling lost in the arena and more time riding the best lines your horse is capable of that day?

Whether your new to the sport, a seasoned active competitor or a licensed official, Trish Hyatt's online course 'Course Design & Rider Strategy Camps' offer valuable tips that will help you feel confident designing, setting up or riding Working Equitation courses.

The online training program helps participants understand the technical challenges for obstacles chosen and ensures balanced and challenging lines are mapped for the various performance levels.

Take the time to invest in yourself!

Kris Blacklock
Wisconsin, USA

If you were a 1:1 client with me I would charge $75/hour for this knowledge and it would take time (multiple lessons) to absorb it all.
BUT, you have a full month to submit maps and study the lessons.
And in a group setting, we can spread out these costs making the Rider Strategy Camp AMAZINGLY affordable.

Participation in the 4 week course is just $67 and you retain access to the materials and community for 1 year.

Yup, you read that right!

For less than the cost of one lesson you get

 A 4 week program.
Feedback on 10 maps.
The opportunity to join into a future live class for a special price.
And you can upgrade to the full Course Design camp during the 4 weeks.

Sign up below! 

The Rider Stategy Camp includes:

    • Practical lessons on video, with transcripts
          Quizzes, course map 'ride' analysis and discussions
          Amazing ongoing support and community

    •     In addition, if you upgrade later to the Course Design Camp you get: 

      Course map designing with an online course map builder.
    • This course is about learning by doing, it's not just theory.

Rider Strategy Camp Benefits

This programs format allows you to learn at a time that suits you

Rewatch the individual lesson as many times as you need to understand them.

Receive feedback and join in discussions in our private communtiy

For less than the cost of a lesson, you get 4 weeks of lessons and  feedback

If life becomes an issue, don't worry. You get a full years access to the materials and can re-attend the live portion at a reduced fee.

Rider Strategy Camp Curriculum

Grey Items are for Course Design Camp. They will be producing maps for you to draw routes on, or you can upgrade to join them. Your learning doesn't end when your lessons and quizzes do as most of the learning takes place reviewing maps in the private community.


Introduction to the  Camp Community and Each Other

The Basics

Arena Basics
Obstacle Basics
Introduction to Riding a Course
Map 1 Assignment

Additional Considerations

Arena Markers
Approach & Departure
Gaits, Leads, Bends & Arcs
Map Assignment 2

First Map Creation Tutorial
Map Assignment 3


Riding the Full Course
Identify Levels

Map Assignments 3-12
Second Map Creation Tutorial
Map Assignment 4

Modify Courses

Map 5 - Grid Someone Else's Course
Map 6 - Arena Size or Shape Difference
Map 7 - Missing Obstacles

Multi-level Map Project
& Speed Map

Maps 8-11 One Map, All Levels
Map 12 - Map a Speed Course
Shorten a Course

Join Today and Learn To:

Look at a map and choose the route that is the most challenging your horse can handle.

We Start September 1st

$67 USD

  • Bonus 1 - Do It Yourself Working Equitation $49 value

Join Today and Learn To:

Look at a map and choose the route that is the most challenging your horse can handle.

We Start May 15th

Trish Hyatt

International Coach and Clinician
National and International Top 10 Competitor
Technical Delegate and Judge of Working Equitation

I'm excited to be able to offer you this opportunity to advance your course riding skills through strategy so you always present the best line to your horse.