Before going into the show ring, do these 5 things first

By Annette Paterakis

Unfortunately we don’t always wake up or get to a show feeling ready, excited and unbeatable. In other words we are not constantly in the right mindset, ready to rock and roll. Instead of depending on circumstances, make sure you prepare your mind before every class with a routine that works well for you. Here are 5 options I recommend you use.

7 ways to overcome distraction and stay more focused

By Annette Paterakis
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Being able to stay focused on the task at hand and fully engage in the process is the key to ride your best round and to excel under pressure. I have been able to work with and study many great riders and time and again the ones that are able to focus and completely be in the moment, are the ones that often win or do well at the shows. In case you easily get distracted by thoughts or people watching you, don’t despair, you can train and improve your own focus. However, make sure you start training in advance and don’t wait till you are at the show and the pressure is on.


How to get into your zone?

By Annette Paterakis
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In an ideal world we would always be in our own bubble, completely focused at the task at hand and nothing would be able to distract us, not even our own thoughts. Unfortunately this is not always the case. To better understand how we can be and stay in our zone or in Flow, we must first better understand how Flow works.

7 ways to mentally prepare for the ring

By Annette Paterakis

A lot of riders can feel anxious and nervous about going in the ring. It’s a common response but not one you may like. For the riders who now this feeling, here are zeven ways to mentally prepare yourself.