Learn How To Perform Under Pressure.
Jenny Susser, PhD teaches the science of pressure and how to overcome it.
The highly-anticipated follow-up to one of our most popular masterclasses ever.
Renowned sports psychologist and former USET Olympic Team Sport Psychologist, Dr. Jenny Susser, shares the mind & body techniques to become an unshakeable rider.
Every rider feels pressure.
For horse shows, you spent 80 hours of practice in the saddle, you took 25 riding lessons, you trailered for 8 hours, you took a week off of work, and you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars to show…. all for 3 minutes in the ring to do your best.
At clinics, you have a new instructor watching you, you're trying challenging new tasks, and everyone is watching.
Even in lessons, we want to perform at our best... when the lessons get harder, the jumps get bigger, or people are watching, it can feel like a lot.
For most of us, when we start a course, a test, or a competition our heads fill with....
Don’t miss the lead change.
Don’t hurt the horse.
Don’t embarrass yourself.
Don’t look stupid...
Pressure affects us all.
First, learn to understand the science behind pressure.
Increased heart rate, racing thoughts, sweating palms, butterflies in your stomach... before you can overcome your body and brain's response to pressure, you have to first understand the science behind it.
Find your optimal pressure zone.
In order to grow and perform at your best, you actually need a certain level of pressure. The key to confidence and success is learning to prepare for the kind of pressure you'll be under so that you can use it to your advantage instead of letting it bring you down.
Create a systemized approach.
Have you ever tried goal setting or visualization just to feel and ride exactly the same or, gasp, even worse? Dr. Jenny thinks most riders have been taught these tools incorrectly. Learn the tools and strategies used by the top riders competing at the highest levels, and how to use them the right way for real results.
11-Part Video Series (4+ hrs), Including 3 Clinics and an Interactive Course Workbook
Understand what pressure is, how it affects our brains & bodies, and the different types of pressure we experience.
The Science of Pressure
Learn how our environment affects pressure, the brain science of pressure, and how our bodies mitigate stress responses.
How Pressure Affects Performance
Understand how you personally react to pressure, how to prepare for pressure situations, and how to find your optimal pressure zone for peak performance.
Performing Under Pressure
Examine the secrets of how top performers do so well under pressure and how the physiology of fear, worry, stress, and excitement impact our brains and bodies.
Connecting to Your Physiology
Learn physical tools and exercises to mitigate stress and overcome your brain & body responses to pressure situations.
Goal Setting for Performance
Discover the right way to set goals, why goal-setting fails most people, and how to align your horse, trainer, and team with your goals.
Visualization & Mental Rehearsal
Learn how to create a daily, personalized visualization program that creates results. Learn Dr. Jenny's rules for effective visualization.
Riding Clinic with Landry and DJ
Landry works with Dr. Jenny on perfectionism, processing emotions, and being present in the saddle.
Riding Clinic with Chris and Grail
Chris and Grail work with Dr. Jenny on prioritizing personal goals, balancing expectations, and staying connected.
Riding Clinic with Melissa and Judgewell
Melissa and Judgewell work with Dr. Jenny to strengthen their partnership, conquer performance jitters, and develop trust.
Find out how to create a personalized system with the tools from this Masterclass to take control of your mental game.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Jenny Susser is a leading sports psychologist in the riding world and beyond.
Dr. Jenny was the 2012 USET Olympic Team Sport Psychologist for the United States Olympic Dressage Team in London. She carries a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology, specializing in Sport & Performance Psychology, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and a member of the USOC Olympic Registry, the highest distinction a Sport Psychologist can obtain in the United States.
A former high-performing athlete herself, Dr. Jenny offers a unique understanding of the pressures faced by competitive athletes. She was an All-American swimmer and then assistant coach at UCLA, Pac-10 Champion, swam on two national teams, and competed at the 1988 Olympic Trials.
Dr. Jenny has worked with Division I collegiate teams from UCLA, USC, and Hofstra University, and athletes of all sports and ages, professional, international, Olympic, and amateur.
What else do you get as a Masterclass member?
As a member, you get unlimited access to our whole library of courses. Over 70 video lessons, over 1,000 pages of workbook material, monthly webinars, giveaways and a supportive community of fellow equestrians.
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