Charlie and Dee have been a brilliant addition to my support team, giving me new skills which have been invaluable to improving my performance.
I was extremely excited to be invited to join the Elite Hub Performance Group and it didn’t disappoint. The day was full of really useful activities with Dee and Charlie that helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses further to aid me in becoming the best rider I can be. It was great to be surrounded by a group of people who felt the same as me and was great to meet people who also have high aspirations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, I can’t wait for the next one!
It’s been great having access to The Hub and the variety of professionals involved there. As an equestrian you can quite literally benefit in all areas of your performance by making use of everything The Hub has to offer. And everyone from chiropractor, pilates to performance psychologists are tuned in to your individual needs and requirements! I really like being able to do biomechanics with my girls in the morning, put them in a stable and the rest of the morning working with The Hub team.
I’d highly recommend anyone wanting to improve their performance to try The Hub!
Something I love about working with Dee is her open-mindedness at trying new ideas and ways to improve performance.
Earlier this year Dee started to use her bands with me and incorporate them into my training. They were amazing at highlighting areas in my riding that needed improvement.
What they highlighted for me, especially the arm bands, was how to use my body (core/back) more effectively instead of relying on my hands and arms. Naturally, I think riders are too dominant with their hands but after riding in these arm bands I noticed a massive difference in how light my hands became afterwards.
The body bands have also been great at pin pointing the imbalances I have in my body. For me, one of the biggest issues when riding horses is having a ‘weak’ or less flexible side. It can have a big impact on a horses way of going and these bands put you in a position where you must use your body more correctly. We have used these throughout the year in my trainings, while working on improvements to have the bands as effective and comfortable as possible.
I would highly recommend the bands for riders wanting to improve their position and overall performance!
The whole team at Breen Sport Horses have been working with Dee and I am seriously impressed. Even after the first few sessions I noticed a good difference in both the horses and myself and can feel the effects of the improvements she is making.
I really like the position the EQBands help me find in the saddle during biomechanics. I feel much stronger in my upper body and better on each individual horse – it shows in their way of going and my riding.
Seeing Dee myself with an old injury, it was great to be able to refer on some of the riders I train in confidence. Dee will ask the riders what I am concentrating on with them and they will tell me what Dee has found with them and their horses, so it works well for everyone. As a judge rider and trainer, I’m looking for the horse and rider to be working together, so it’s good to know Dee will help with what I am finding and keeping both in top condition.
Dee has helped me to become a more effective rider and introduced me to the rest of her team at the Dynamic Performance Hub, improving myself both mentally and physically. It is amazing to feel the difference in myself and my horses in such a short period of time. I highly recommend Dee and the whole team at the Dynamic Performance Hub.
All of the horses progress is never just down to the rider or training but also the invaluable contribution of the wider team. I have worked with Dee for a few years now….she plays an important part in my horses progress and success and I’m very grateful to her. Dee also shows you exercises to transform your core; something we work on a lot together that helps immensely with my riding…She also loves the horses ….and is incredible at what she does
Having been treated by Matt for an old leg injury his attention to detail and targeted exercises has resulted in muscle recovery. The self help is now established for on going improvement.
Very excited to have had such a fab session with Dee, feeling amazing and ready to take on the world! Sooki got in on the act too and had a great session with the super talented Dee. We are both so excited to be working with Dynamic along with some other very prestigious horses and riders whilst in the Gloucestershire area!
I have felt a huge improvement using EQBands. They made me so much more aware of my body and certain habits that I have and Dee helped me to improve on these ! I can’t recommend it enough! The more aware we become of ourselves as riders the more effective we will be!
I have been lucky enough to use many top physio’s during my years on the World Class Programme and at team championships and throughout my career so far.
I was seriously impressed when meeting Dee as she has huge attention and a rare gift at instantly recognising what we need as riders and for our horses. She has made a huge difference after just a few treatments.
Working with horses, teaching and training – being on your feet all day and staying energetic and focused requires being fit and well. I also take part in Triathlons to support my riding fitness. The Hub has been part of my support team to keep me fit, strong, supple and functioning to the best of my ability. I love my regular visits and my body feels the immediate benefit too. This allows me to continue with my training, stay fit, healthy and injury free.
The most effective way to improve the horses way of going is to develop an independent educated rider, who is in control of their own position, posture and balance. Teaching this ‘feel’ can be challenging but using the EQ Bands alongside my coaching practice enables my rider’s to develop their posture and balance which improves their effectiveness as an independent rider.
Dee has been working with me and my horses for many years now and has traveled with me to many int competitions. All my horses have such different temperaments and have to be handled very differently and Dee works with them as individuals. One of my horses is very sharp but she manages to calm her and this really helps before her dressage as she can get very tense. Dee treats me and I feel a lot better afterwards as riding so many can make the body sore. I trust her with my horses and recommend her highly.
The improvement has been fantastic. She takes a real interest in all the horses and takes time to get to know them before and during treatment. Not only is the day interesting and fun but the follow up discussions we have between each session are very helpful and reassuring. I’m very pleased to have Dee working with my team of horses as we pursue are goals to show and really feel with the support of Dee we are making so much progress.
I cannot put into words how incredible Dee is, she is so kind, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and talented; always knowing how to fix problems on and off the horse including improving the horses and my wellbeing and performance. Dee always arrives with a contagious smile on her face, bringing positivity and overflowing amounts of enthusiasm into everything she does.
Dee recommended The Horse Feed Guru to us when Donja arrived home, this has led to my partnership with The Horse Feed Guru. I feel super happy to know Dee will always communicate with other members of our vital and phenomenal team, including vets, farriers to trainers and saddle fitters. Our team is complete with Dee and we feel very lucky to have her in it.
My sessions with Dee always leave me walking away feeling great! She is not only knowledgeable and professional, but friendly & always searching for ways to help with recovery or maintain correct functional movement. She helped me a HUGE amount when I suffered a back injury from a fall from a young horse and my riding position has also seen improvements!
Not only do I receive regular sessions from Dee, but my horse loves his too and feels so relax afterwards! I highly recommend Dee for any human or equine sports therapy related issues and can’t wait for my next session!
I was a bit sceptical to begin with when Dee pointed out I didn’t even walk properly!! I have had brilliant Zoom sessions with both Dee and Lauren and they are both thorough and perceptive. I’ve also seen the value of riding with EQ bands guided by Dee. Hard work but definitely worth it!
Great session with Dee! She has worked hard on my back, shoulders and neck so I can be as supple as possible for the Nationals..I would highly recommend Dee, especially to paras in the Gloucestershire area, she has a huge range of skills to benefit both training and maximise competition results…she knows her stuff!
Thank you so much to Dee for her knowledge and treatment. Riding at European level it’s really important that I look after myself as well as my horses. It’s easy to focus on the horses needs and forget about how your own imbalance could be affecting the horse. Dee looks at everything and is so thorough, I can’t recommend her highly enough.
Dee is very passionate about her work and truly loves being around the horses. When based in the UK I saw such great improvements in myself, and my horse absolutely loved seeing her. I also found the taping very beneficial to my riding, making me more aware of my position. I would recommend Dee to anyone who would like to see improvement in their horses performance, as well as making themselves more comfortable whilst performing.
This woman has completely changed me in the last few months. If you don’t believe me, then pay attention to Mrs God (Charlotte D-JD)..who has been using her for years…I also don’t know what you have done to Des yesterday but he was the best he’s ever been today, thank you… Get in while you can.
The Hub is something needed in our sport and both that and the bands are a fantastic concept that I think every rider should have access too.
As a top rider I’m personally looking to improve every tiny little detail that I can so being able to do biomechanics with the bands, performance psychology & S&C all in one place is incredible.
The EQ Bands make me aware of areas that need a little work as they highlight the weaker areas. I think we can all believe we are doing something even when our trainer is telling us to do it but the bands don’t let you cheat so you really have to activate those muscles that don’t necessarily like working!
Also the great thing about The Hb and the EQBands are they can be used by anyone!
We’ve been using Dee for the past four years and she has been a vital addition to the team. She pays so much care and attention to detail to all of the horses and also to me as the rider. It’s great to have someone who does both horse and rider and understands the symbiosis of the two. Dee is also incredibly supportive of the journey of both horse and rider and we have a super dialogue about what we both feel and can then put plans into place for the future.
Dee notices the smallest details that make the biggest difference to the horse’s way of going, and to the rider’s position in biomechanics sessions
Dee has been a great asset to the team that help keep my horses eventing, especially as I work in a professional job and am often not at the yard during the week. My horses compete at BE Intermediate level and have some 3*S this autumn. Dee regularly assess and treats them, and will liaise with my dressage and jump coaches when necessary. She is also prepared to attend internationals for them to have treatment when required so that they are at their best.
I am very grateful for Dee’s help in managing the horses – I used to be a human physiotherapist and I appreciate how important this aspect is to keep the horses happy whilst competing at a high level
Dee is not only brilliant at contributing to improving both mine and my horses performance in the Dressage ring but also is the loveliest person, who genuinely wants you to improve and succeed. She is a great asset to mine and my horses team and is helping us to reach the top levels of our sport.
I have been working with Dee for over 6 months now and I can not rate her highly enough.
My recent biomechanic session was such good fun but above all else very insightful. Add to that my individual treatments and homework the whole package Dee offers, has all have contributed to my “3 wins” in the last two weeks.
Dee’s professional, knowledgeable, passionate attitude and has proved working with both horse and rider is priceless and with her help, you can pursue your dreams no matter how big or small….
Dee has made a huge difference in the lives of my daughter Eleanor and her dressage horse Vinnie. Dee is passionate about what she does, she’s professional and kind. I can’t thank her enough for the changes she has made to their partnership, and her on going help and support. I would not hesitate for a second in recommending Dee , she’s fantastic.
Dee’s equine knowledge is advanced for her age, which combined with her passion and unbridled enthusiasm provides a valuable combination. Dee’s dedication, commitment and professionalism have been highly commendable, and I am sorry she will not be able to fully appreciate the impact of her short tenure, as I believe she has created a successful platform for the future.
Dee is a smart and intelligent individual, always happy in her nature and was very approachable, going out of her way to make the grooms and riders from other nations feel very comfortable and safe in their competition setting….she made my life easier.
Dee is fantastic at what she does, as well as being a lovely person, she is so passionate about what she does, when she treated one of my horses for a torn hamstring she did an amazing job as well as reassuring me, her passion for ensuring my horse had the right care and rehabilitation meant so much to me, she is a very important part of my horses wellbeing and I can’t recommend her enough.
Dee has transformed both me and my horses; her holistic approach has allowed us to recognise our strengths and work on the weaknesses through video analysis and targeted training. Dee’s enthusiasm is inspiring and her depth of knowledge and understanding of both horse and rider mechanics shines through in her work and I have both seen, and felt massive benefits in such a short space of time. I shall be forever grateful to Dee for what she has allowed me to achieve and I am so excited for what lies ahead!
Dee is fantastic for both human and equine. Really don’t know how we have coped without her before being recommended
Dee has really made a difference to my riding by helping straighten me out and untie my knots ….she certainly knows her stuff and gives lots of helpful exercises and advice. Shes open and honest and will tell you what she thinks..something I’m very grateful for as it’s improved not only my riding but my life generally this year. Priceless!
I would highly recommend Dynamic Sports Therapy for every horse owner, particularly for performance horses. Just like all competitive horses, mine had minor stiffness and muscle pain but thankfully having regular sessions with Dee, visible improvement was seen and demonstrated in competition results! Big thanks!
Dee provides a very professional and knowledgeable service, ensuring a tailor-made treatment programme to suit your individual needs. She not only wants to help with muscular symptoms, but also improve your core strength and stability to make you more effective in the saddle. Since being treated by Dee my shoulder and neck have been far more comfortable and my balance and core strength have improved considerably. I’d recommend her all day long!
I was very impressed with Dee and the service she provided. My pony can be quite nervous with unfamiliar people however she really took her time with him and made sure he was totally relaxed. Her massages have really helped my pony to keep supple as he progressed with his work. His half passes have become more free and he feels stronger and more comfortable during collected canter work and piaffe. Andalusians are known to be hot and get tense during work and he is no exception. Dee has really helped to relieve his tightness and his stretching is now much better..
I can’t recommend Dee enough; she has worked with me to improve my riding. She has taken time to understand my medical condition to maximise the help she can give. She has been releasing the tightness round my hip to help me ride my best in my para dressage competitions. She has also been taping my weak knees with kinesiology tape to improve their stability for while I am riding.
Seeing Dee is the equivalent to a week in Menorca. Dee your skill at finding the problem areas is remarkable. I saw you this morning and was in a lot of tight, stressed out pain and now it is so much better just after one session. Thank you from the bottom of my much improved back/ neck/ shoulders…
Fantastic sports therapist for horses and riders – can’t recommend highly enough. Helped both my horse and my ballet-obssessed daughter.
Cannot recommend Dee highly enough. I can honestly say since Dee starting treating my 18 year old boy, Louie, earlier this year, we have had the best competitive summer ever. Being a veteran horse, I have found that Dee’s regular massages have really helped the stiffness etc associated with the older horse. Louie was particularly tight over his back and he is now a different horse. I have just started having sessions with Dee myself. She is working hard on scar tissue which has resulted from a riding accident just over a year ago where I sustained a double open tib and fib fracture.
I started using Dee a few weeks after I came out of hospital from a broken tibia which had plastic surgery. Dee came to my house as I was house bound. With her help I have progressed so much faster than anyone could ever of thought. I’m now back driving, riding and also started competing. This all due to Dee and her massages and knowledge. She has also treated my mare, Dee again with her patentice and knowledge has helped her too. But the best thing that came out of meeting Dee is my husband and his understanding of how good massage is! to start he just thought it was a waste and what would it achieve! Then when he had a bad muscle spasm just before the a 1/2 marathon this year, who did he ask to help him…. Dee, so she now treats all 3 of us. Thank you so much Dee I wouldn’t be doing what I do without you. Not bad for someone who broke their leg 5 months ago!