The Train Like a Pro course from EventFit is the culmination of the latest research and my 20 years experience in the industry.   It is designed for riders, coaches and personal trainers interested in evidenced based strategies to help them continue to enhance their riding and athletic function on and off of the horse. 

Core: This is a comprehensive science base course delivered in a functional user friendly manner like no other out there. It consists of 9 core modules (with welcome and reflection modules too) using video lessons in a relaxed, interactive and friendly style. 

Ancillary: There is supplementary information and case studies within each module, links to relevant content and critical thinking exercises. 

Recognition: You will get a course completion certificate once you complete this course.

Support: If you need Jenni or want to ask a question you can use in your own practice make sure to get in touch. 

This course is for you if...

  • You're a rider who wants to understand how off horse training can influence ridden performance

  • You're a PT or strength and conditioning coach that wants evidenced based sports specific knowledge and application to horse riders

  • You're a riding coach who wants more evidenced based information about methods your riders can use off horse to improve performance

  • You are interested in fitness and training in general and improving riding performance

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Welcome

    • Welcome!

    • Welcome and Introduction

  • 2

    Module 2: What is Rider Performance?

    • What is Rider Performance?

    • What it takes to win

  • 3

    Module 3: Physiological Demands of Equestrian Sports

    • Energy Pathways

    • Physiological Demands of Riding

    • Jenni's PhD

  • 4

    Module 4: Biomechanical Demands of Equestrian Sports

    • Equestrian Rider Biomechanics

  • 5

    Module 5: Conducting a Needs Analysis

  • 6

    Module 6: Training Science

    • Homeostasis

    • Acute and Chronic Training Adaptations

    • General Adaptation Syndrome

    • Training Principles

    • Periodization

    • Core Training Principles

    • Training Principles : The Rider (Jenni's Book Chapter)

  • 7

    Module 7: Structuring Workouts

    • Methods of structuring workouts

    • Exercise Progressions and Regressions

    • Exercise Progressions and Regressions

    • EventFit Exercise Library

    • Case Study Submission

  • 8

    Module 8: Bringing it all together!

    • My Process and Approach

  • 9

    Module 9: The Art of Coaching

    • Lessons I have learned

    • The art of coaching resources

  • 10

    Module 10: Course Reflections

    • Reflections on the course

    • Well Done and Thank You!

Training and Fitness

Can be overwhelming... let me provide you with a clear evidenced based material to help you understand true methods that work to improving your riding

Pricing options

Prices include VAT and unlimited access to the course and updates as new research emerges!


Access this course for only £199 during August 2021

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Course Leader


Jenni Douglas

Hi, I'm Jenni and I am course leader and instructor for this course. I have over 17 years working in academia creating and delivering courses from certificate to masters level and I also am a director of studies in doctoral level research. I am widely published in key sport and equine based journals and I specialise n the application of fitness training to horse riders. My key aims are to empower equestrians to improve their riding performance using education, fitness, nutrition and mindset coaching. 


  • How long is this course and how much time is required every week?

    At the end of the day this course is for you so you get to spend as much time on it as you want. There are 9 key content modules and a welcome and reflection. You could get through the material in ~12 hours but if you engage with the case studies and additional content you could decide to spend far more time on this. I would suggest you attempt a module a week and this course take 10-12 weeks studying for 1-2 hours each time.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes! Once you have completely finished all course materials (and I will check!) you will get a course completion certificate from Dr Jenni Douglas.

  • Will published research be used and cited?

    Yes, I will include links to pertinent resources which directly link you to PDFs, videos, papers etc.

  • Do I have to watch at certain times?

    No. the material is available 24/7 and self paced. You can watch and access the materials when it is convenient to you. You can have a lifetime access so as I update materials with new research you will have access to that material too.

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With nearly two decades teaching to higher education students, the BEF, British Dressage, British Eventing let me deliver you high quality sports specific content to accelerate your performance.