What a massive few months we have had here at Team Simons! In early November Sandi was an International presenter at Equine Affaire in Springfield, Massachusetts. This was such a thrill to have a chance to present at such a massive expo and it was an absolute hoot. Sandi had a booth in the Better Living Building that could be seen for miles, many commenting on our ‘Pink’ so much so that Sandi and her team soon became known as the ‘Pink Posse’ to all those who attended. In true aussie style there where many jokes made and the Team Simons Accent soon became quite an attraction to the Americans.
With demonstrations that filled the stands Sandi was so grateful to be able to share her message in America about women who have lost their confidence with their horses. Sandi also commentated the Versatile Hose and Rider Competition. Sandi thoroughly enjoyed this as she had never seen anything like it before here in Australia. A big congratulations to all the winners, and competitors, in Sandi’s eyes you all did an amazing job.
A big Thank you to all the women who watched the demonstrations and come back to the booth to chat with Sandi and her team. We were so warmly welcomed by all in Massachusetts that we cannot wait to head back. For all those interested I will be heading back to the area in July of 2017 to host a couple of clinics, If you are interested in a clinic or know someone who might be interested in Hosting a clinic please get in contact with us. We would love to see you all there.
After a Massive week in America, Sandi flew back into Australia, one to be with husband David, as well as, yep you guessed it, Equitana Australia. Australia’s Largest Horse expo. Both Sandi and David were demonstrators at Equitana in 2016. David demonstrating on the young reining horse and Sandi again sharing her message to Women riders ( and a few blokes too). David unfortunately was battling the dreaded man flu, But in true Cowboy style, delivered 2 very informative and engaging demonstrations with the help of his 2yr old and 4yr old geldings, Chrome and Chip. Chrome (2yr old) was an absolute credit to David’s training taking everything in his stride with only a few months training. David also judged the Australian Brumby Challenge alongside David Manchon and Bianca Gillanders. David enjoyed the experience and would like to congratulate all those who competed.
Sandi not only had her demonstrations, which were as magical as always with the gorgeous pair, Beau and Cassidy, showing how a nervous rider can really achieve amazing things. But once again her voice was the informative and entertaining explanation for The Way of The Horse Competition. A big congratulations to the winner Daniel Robinson and a well done to the other competitors.
We would like to also thank all those involved with Equine Affaire and Equitana, you all know who you are and Sandi and David are so blessed to have you all in their lives.
Now as the year is coming to a draw we still have a couple of clinics as well as a camp coming up. If you are interested in attending a clinic or camp head to the Camps and Clinics tab. 2017 is already filling quickly with camps and clinics, and we hope we get to meet you at one very soon.
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year. We hope you all stay safe, get some time in with your families and of course your horses.
Team Simons x
Sandi offers all ladies that have lost their confidence the help, encouragement and support they need to ensure that their journey with riding can become easier, enjoyable and more fulfilling.
No matter what discipline you are interested in, no matter what age you are or what level you are at, it is never too late to get to where you want to be and do what you want to do with your riding and with your life!
With the right tools and the right plan you can move forward. Small daily successes lead to huge progress and those scary moments with your horse can be avoided as they only erode confidence and any progress that has been made.
Sandi has devised a unique programme brought about by her own battle with self-doubt and defeat and she understands the courage it takes to rise above that. It is her life's passion to help others find that same courage. Sandi believes that everyone has the capacity within themselves to do more and go further than they ever thought possible. She helps women find the strength they hold within to overcome their perceived limitations and return to empowerment, both with their horse and in their life. Her aim is for everyone she meets to become a stronger more complete person with their horse, their relationships and within themselves.
The programme focuses on teaching you the tools and skills needed to stay safe, move forward and recognise when things are getting off track and to know how to deal with those issues to get back on track. There is nothing mysterious or difficult about this and these methods are easily achievable for everyone so that the safety and confidence you need to thoroughly enjoy time out with your horse can be attained.
Live your dream, love your passion and come and see what it is all about. After all you are worth it!