Feel more confident in the saddle, break past your fears, and learn how to reach your  goals.

Annette Paterakis, 'The Equestrian Mental Coach', shares her practical, results-oriented, science-based strategy for helping riders develop more confidence, stay present, break past fears and blocks, and reach goals more quickly.


Conquer Show Nerves and Riding Anxiety

Uncover your inner blocks, break past show nerves, regain confidence after things go wrong, and learn tools to feel confident in the saddle.

Master Skills and Achieve Your Riding Goals

Use research backed practices to make you more likely to persevere, achieve results, and be happier along the way – no matter what level you ride at or where you want to go.

Find Confidence at any Level

Learn confidence boosting tools like the Emotional Freedom Technique, learn to visualize like the pros, and access Annette's bonus audio visualization track that is perfect for shows or lessons.

Annette's 7-Step program to rewire your brain and improve your confidence in the saddle:

After years of learning and coaching riders of all levels, Annette has developed a 7-step confidence program that gets results. From your mindset to your body language, Annette breaks down each step in detail in a way that's designed specifically for equestrians.

Here's what it looks like: 

  1. Self Talk: understanding your internal language and thoughts and how the way you speak to yourself actually changes your neural pathways.
  2. Body Language: science-backed methods to make you feel more confident and present in your body and actually boost the hormones and chemicals create the feeling of confidence in the saddle.
  3. Mindset: using Carol S. Dweck's research on fixed mindsets versus growth mindsets you'll learn how to develop more confidence, rewire your brain, and increase your chances of success. 
  4. Goal Setting: learn a unique goal setting technique to increase motivation, perform better, and make you more likely to reach your goals. 
  5. Daily Habits: build consistent habits that help you build momentum in your training and personal life and set yourself up for success with every ride.
  6. Limiting Beliefs: address your subconscious beliefs that hold you back from performing at your best. 
  7. Overcoming fear & traumas: learn proven techniques to overcome falls, bad experiences, and other setbacks.
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10-Part Video Series

Go deep into Annette's proves 7-step system for developing confidence in equestrians through this in-depth 10-part holistic video series that combines theory and education with practical exercises designed for riders.

55 Page Digital Workbook

Take the lessons you learn from Annette and apply them to your training and riding in a practical way. This downloadable PDF can be printed or used digitally, and includes journal prompts, goal setting worksheets, diagrams, key takeaways, and more.

Monthly Live Q&A Sessions with Experts

Join expert instructors every month for exclusive members-only live video question and answer sessions. Get your personal questions answered by the top trainers, instructors, veterinarians, equine behavior experts, financial planners, and more.


Don't just take our word for it.

Here is what our members are saying:

I’m so happy I found Masterclass!


I’m so happy I found Masterclass. I have a great trainer, but I’m always looking to learn more, and these classes have been exactly what I need! I’ve had some problems with confidence and a habit of slowing to a stop at the first jump in a course when I’m showing. Having my trainer and Masterclass is the perfect combination! I’m feeling so much more relaxed and ready to rock my jumper classes!

- Anasofia

There's something for everyone!


While I work regularly with my trainer, working through the Masterclass videos and workbooks has given me new ideas and inspiration to help my horse be the best he can be. The teachers have all explained things at a level where I sit back and think "wow, he/she is right, that totally makes sense" and it was such basic knowledge that we sometimes don't stop to remember in the daily push of training and competing.

When watching Annette's classes I didn't feel that I needed a lot of the confidence building as my horse and I were working as a team, until yesterday, when the course was quite tough and there were a lot of crashes, including us. It was the first time where both he and I got a little shaken up and I realized I needed to go back and revisit some of her tips so I can help us get back to where we have been. That's what I like so much about the Masterclass series - it's all topics, all disciplines, but yet every rider can take something away from them. Maybe not right at that moment, but at some point, there is going to be that scenario where you realize you need and can apply something you learned!

- Roberta

I love these masterclasses.


I’m a true adult amateur hunter rider, I work full time as a nurse but my true passion has always been horses, I’m out at the barn almost every day. This is my horse Checklist, a 5 year old Oldenburg/ Holsteiner gelding by checkmate. He has a ton of personality but training him with my coaches help has been so rewarding, and he loves to jump!

I love masterclass, my absolute favourite so far has been Archie Cox, especially as a hunter rider. I love his approaches to each exercise, focusing on improvement, and knowing when to stop once you see improvement, and I love his viewpoints as a hunter rider, judge, and trainer. And I love the fact that he used a young horse in his videos instead of a seasoned hunter.

- Jessica

Learned something from every course.


My name is Mollie and I am a 15 year old British show jumper. I live in Oman with my horse La Paloma. We have just got back to the Sultanate of Oman after 2 months training in Holland. We are jumping 1.20 and last season we won together, the female rider award, junior rider award and won both our classes in the championships.

I have used the Masterclass with Anne Kursinski to improve my communication between my horse and I. I feel that I now have a better understanding of what she understands from my aids and build my riding around that. I have used the masterclass with Annette Paterakis to help me excell under pressure by becoming more confident. Ian Miller has helped me with basic groundwork and lunging of my horse so that we have a good mutal understanding and respect for each other. I am very excited to watch the new Masterclass with Archie Fox specifically to improve my striding. 

Thank you so much!


Cool Boy, my 7 year old, and I have a very great relationship. We work in harmony to achieve our best results. Thanks to the Masterclasses we were able to always do our best at every show. I use Annette Paterakis’ course to prepare for upcoming competitions, I’m implementing the things I learned with my 7 year old. The website is super easy to use and the courses are very simple to follow. Thank you so much!

My awareness has greatly improved!


I came to riding late in life, on a dare from a young granddaughter. Turned out I loved it. Started with Western, but I wanted to jump so moved to English. So, about three years riding time. I’ve been riding different lesson horses over the past three years, this is me with Charu, my favorite, and a very affectionate mare, smarter than me too. I have particularly enjoyed Ian’s and Archie’s Masterclasses. They have helped improve my awareness of the horse as well as the arena, and reinforced the basics in a new and helpful way.

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