The Smarter Way
To Train Has Arrived

SmartCoach allows you to gain access to the top coaches and judges from anywhere in the world. We help to enhance your performance regardless of your discipline, age, stage, or experience.
Just select a coach or judge that works for you, upload a video, and let the learning begin!

How can SmartCoach help you to improve?

Science has shown that the best way for our brains to learn is through experiencing something with different senses, as well as being able to revise what we've learnt. SmartCoach gives coaches the ability to sync their verbal feedback with your video, meaning that you can feel what happened in the moment, watch it back, hear the coaches comments and then replay as often as you like! Perfect for maximising learning!

Connect with coaches - globally

SmartCoach enables you to connect with any coach, regardless of their location or time zone! Aligning schedules is no longer an issue - send a video at any time that suits you.

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No additional equipment needed

All that is required is a short video of you riding - you do not need to purchase any additional equipment to use SmartCoach! This makes it very affordable and easy to use.

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Easy to understand

SmartCoach is designed to be super easy to use and understand. Coaches review your video and provide feedback throughout, so making improvements
is simple!

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How does it work?

SmartCoach is a website that connects riders with coaches and judges, regardless of discipline or location.

Coaches watch the videos sent to them by riders and talk aloud while the video plays - providing helpful comments and advice. Their voice is automatically recorded and synced with the video, so you can see and hear what you need to improve at the right moments!

It's super easy to use, just:
1. Get a video of yourself riding
2. Select a coach
3. Upload the video
4. Wait for the coach to return the video
5. Clarify any questions using our handy chatbox function

Our website is designed to be easily affordable, as we really want to see people have the chance to improve their riding - regardless of the resources available to them! Our subscriptions range from as little as $6/month, making this a great training solution for everyone!

Some of the coaches and judges already onboard...

  • Vanessa is a very experienced rider, having trained many horses with a lot of success right through to Grand Prix. She is a sought after coach and regularly travels for clinics all over NZ.

    Vanessa Way Dressage Coach

    Sheena is a well respected coach and rider, and has trained two horses to Grand Prix level. She has had a huge level of success with her current horse, Parkridge Disco SW and has just made the step up to Grand Prix with him.

    Sheena Ross Dressage Coach

    Judy is a very experienced list 2 Dressage Judge, as well as the North Island dressage selector. She recently attended the Aachen Dressage Championships to further her skills and knowledge.

    Judy Alderdice Dressage Judge
  • Andrea needs no introduction! She coaches many of NZ’s best dressage riders, and travelled with Julie Brougham to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Andrea is available to her current pupils.

    Andrea Raves Dressage Coach

    Donna is an international event rider and trainer who rode for New Zealand at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. Donna has produced many, many horses to Advanced level, and is one of the most successful riders on the eventing circuit!

    Donna Edwards-Smith Eventing Coach

    Dani started showjumping from a young age, first representing New Zealand on ponies in 2004 and progressing through the Pony Grand Prix ranks to Horse Grand Prix and World Cup level. She is a previous winner of 3x National titles at Young Rider, 1.30-1.40 and Grand Prix.

    Dani Maurer Show Jumping Coach
  • Sophie is a very successful dressage rider and coach. She has previously worked for and trained with people such as Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Isabell Werth.

    Sophie de Clifford Dressage Coach

    Angela is a very experienced eventing rider and coach, having trained many horses up to 3* level. She also competes with a lot of success in dressage up to Level 7 on her self-trained horse Ruanuku R. Her pupils have had a lot of eventing and dressage success, with placings up to 3* level.

    Angela Lloyd Dressage/Eventing Coach

    Lucy is a professional Show Jumping rider who has represented New Zealand seven times in showjumping and successfully competed up to World Cup level. Between 2006-2009 she trained and competed in Europe alongside some of the World’s leading riders.

    Lucy Olphert Show Jumping Coach

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