IRE – Collaborative Workshop with Jane Pike & Rupert Isaacson

Date(s) - March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023
All Day

Toorala Equine Performance


Toorala Equestrian, Waterford, Ireland, March 31- April 1

Join Rupert Isaacson and Jane Pike for an immersive experience in the classical dressage system in combination with rider biomechanics and nervous system awareness. We are fortunate to hold this clinic at the stables of  international dressage rider Liz Frayling, and have access to her horses for the first day of the clinic.

Together, they will provide a unique learning experience with their extensive knowledge of horse and rider training systems that prioritise joy and wellness.

What’s Included?

Day One: Horses provided. You will work with classically trained schoolmasters.

Morning 9:00- 11:00 am

  • Exploration of the Helios Classical System with Rupert
  • Understanding movement arcs and balance lines in the rider with Jane

Afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 pm

  • In-hand and assisted in-hand to Piaffe with Rupert
  • Practical exploration of movement principles for the rider with Jane

Day Two: Train With Your Own Horse

Combination of horse and rider training sessions with Jane & Rupert

Cost & Bookings

PARTICIPANTS:  €500 Rider fee for full weekend.

To book, please contact Toorala Equine Performance directly:


Phone: +353 (0)867827510

AUDITORS: €50 per day

If you are unable to ride, auditing will be an incredibly valuable experience. You will participate in the morning workshops and learn from watching the principles put in action.

You can purchase auditing tickets here.

  • Lunch is included both days
  • Accommodation is not included
  • Overnight stabling is available at extra cost.

Who we are…

Jane Pike

With a background in behavioural science, motor repatterning, and movement education, Jane has worked with both competitive and recreational horse riders all over the world, inspiring them to new levels of confidence, connection and performance.

She has a thriving, global membership program, JoyRide, is a sought after speaker and clinician internationally and her Confident Rider Podcast has amassed over half a million downloads.

Her methods combines mindset, movement and holistic biomechanics with a specific focus on nervous system awareness and understanding.

Jane’s approach to biomechanics allows the rider to gain an understanding of the balance lines of both the horse and rider, so they can find ways of moving together that are harmonious and

mutually beneficial.

This is based on movement principles that govern both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system to allow for optimal function and experience for horse and human.

Rupert Isaacson

Rupert runs the Horse Boy Foundation which offers services to autism families, and helps direct several satellite centers offering similar services in North America and Europe.

In partnership with Iliane Lorenz he also teaches Horse Boy Method, Movement Method (a homeschool technique aimed at autism, ADD and ADHD families among others), and other kinetic learning techniques, along with Helios Harmony, a way of introducing riders to the higher levels of equitation and classical in a clear and joyful way.

Rupert works closely with the Valenca Family in Portugal and studies with Christian Bachinger of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.

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