maria green - showjumping & coaching
Unique National 1.40 championship - Hickstead September 2012
Maria Green is one of the most well respected coaches in the South East. Jumping to junior
and young rider national and international acclaim in the 1980's which culminated in a gold
medal place at the junior European Championships.
Maria's education with horses has encompassed so much more than teaching horses to jump
big fences. With a wealth of experience in every discipline from Dressage and Point to Point to Eventing and Team Chasing, Maria's unique ability is to quickly assess the strengths and
weaknesses of every combination and find an individual plan riders can feel confident will
take them to a level they had only dreamed of.
These skills emanate from a myriad of sources - Her own struggles acheiving with horses from
the bottom of the pile, training with world class coaches, observing alternative practitioners
sometimes considered "wacky" and not forgetting the experience of breaking in, training and
competing thousands of horses.
Maria is a level 3 UKCC coach/ the highest level coaching
qualification available currently to UK sports coaches. This gives her accreditation as a British
Showjumping coach. Maria is also CRB checked, trained in equine specific first aid and currently
coaches the Rother Valley Riding Club, Romney Marsh and Southdown Pony Clubs, BSJA 46 Junior
Academy and many, many individuals whose goals and levels vary from hacking to 4 star eventing.
Maria's ethos is simple - to stay open minded about different strategies that optimise the
performance of every horse and rider she meets.