Become a more resilient rider
(and human being).


A free 4-week webinar series to help equestrians develop more resilience - led by Darby Bonomi, PhD.

Starts February 1, 2021


The Equestrian Lifestyle Is Hard.

Not to mention all the challenges that 2020 put on our plates. 

That's why we've teamed up with Sport and Performance Psychologist (and equestrian) by Darby Bonomi, PhD to create a free 4-week webinar series to help equestrians develop more resilience. 


What is resilience?

In short, resilience is the ability to bounce back. 

Let’s face it — life (and riding) are hard.

We are delivered bumps and bruises daily. Challenges and obstacles are part of the game.

A good life is not about avoiding bumps and bruises—even if this were possible. A life well-lived is about how you spring back, even better than before.


... This is easier said than done.


Webinar Outline:

One live webinar a week beginning February 1st 2021, with daily at-home practices to help ingrain each lesson into habit.


Week 1: The Foundation.

Understanding resilience and its building blocks. Defining what it means to you and how to apply it in riding and life.

Week 2: The Building Blocks of Resilience.

Using a sense of perspective, honing your "why", and creating a long term plan, to help you recover and bounce back in tough times.

Week 3: Personal Qualities and Skills of Resilient People.

Understanding the key traits and skills that resilient people share, and how to develop these in yourself.

Week 4: Resilient Athletes: What it Takes to Develop and Maintain Resilience.

Building on week 3, how to develop the skills, traits and use micro-recovery and macro-recovery to become resilient and stay resilient. 

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Meet Your Instructor:

Darby Bonomi, PhD is a practicing psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in facilitating positive transformations in clients of all ages. She obtained her AB from the University of California at Berkeley and went on to earn her PhD in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Berkeley. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, holds a Master’s Certification in Intuition Medicine®, and has post-graduate training in both Performance Coaching and Applied Sport Psychology.

Dr. Bonomi has a large toolbox of psychological, intuitive, and coaching interventions which she merges with her lifelong experience in the equestrian world to help equestrian athletes perform their very best—both in and out of the saddle. She works with clients of all ages, disciplines, and experience levels—from Olympic riders to beginners. Dr. Bonomi is also a prolific writer; her articles can be found regularly in Riding Magazine and Flying Changes Magazine as well as on Eventing Nation and Jumper Nation , Street to Stable , and The West Equestrian . She serves as an advisor to Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center and is on the Advisory Committee for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation.

Darby currently shows in the amateur owner hunters and equitation with her horses Cobalt Blue R and Little Wing, alongside her teenage daughters. She is married and has a college age son who steers clear of the barn. She lives in San Francisco with her family, two rag doll cats and a corgi named Beezie.

Proud partners of this webinar series. 

We'd like to thank the thoughtful and progressive associations supporting this webinar:

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  • Access all 4 live, interactive webinars
  • Access all supporting materials and homework
  • Access all replays 
  • Private Facebook group