Dominique Barthelaix is an acknowledged French jumping coach. In his coaching, he strives towards the well-being and communication between the rider and the horse on both competition and amateur levels.
Lilli Merinen (physical education instructor trainee (University of Applied Sciences, UAS), 1st level coach, FEI equestrian vaulting instructor, instructor of physical exercise to support riding, bodyweight training coach level 1) coaches equestrian vaulting enthusiasts of international level in a broad-based and comprehensive manner.
Annamiina “Minttu” Pulliainen is an internationally experienced riding instructor and a dressage coach, doing her riding teacher studies in Master-level. Minttu is specialized in rehabilitation and re-training of horses alongside dressage training. She also helps riders of other disciplines in their basic riding and training. She is an author of the book called “Perusratsastus” (Basic Riding, 2007/2014). Minttu coaches in Finnish, English and German.
Anne-Maarit Hyttinen (LitM, physiotherapist (UAS), professional coach) is the physical training coach of the Finnish equestrian national team and examines riders’ physical performance in her doctoral studies at the University of Jyväskylä. Anne has worked as a physical training coach specialised in riders since 2006..
Sini Huhtala (sports industry entrepreneur, practical nurse, physiotherapist (UAS), equine massage therapist) works as a rider fitness tester in South East Finland.
Saara Uusitalo (physiotherapist (University of Applied Sciences, UAS) works as a rider fitness tester in the Tampere area. Saara works extensively with all kinds of riders from amateurs to participants in international competitions, both from office and on horseback. Saara’s special area of expertise is the rider’s sitting. For additional information, visit www.ridingfysio.fi
Teresa Tuominen (physical education instructor (UAS), course designer, jumping judge, Horse Club instructor/coach) works as a rider fitness tester in Southern Finland.
Horse Training, Equitation Science
Kiia Kärki has a Diploma in Equitation Science, and degrees in horse agriculture and psychology. She has extensive experience from multiple different disciplines, from dressage and show jumping to harness racing and racehorses at all ages. Kiia is particularly enthusiastic about training young horses, that they would have the best starting points for later training.