Five Day Foundation Course 27th – 31st March 2023


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Please note – you will need to be a member of Intelligent Horsemanship to attend this course

These world exclusive five day foundation courses are fully endorsed by Monty Roberts and run by the only qualified teacher and holder of his ‘Advanced Professional Certificate’, former European Champion lady rider, Kelly Marks.

During these five days you will gain practical experience in: Join Up™, Follow Up™, Long reining and Halter work. You may like to take a riding assessment (optional), and you will enjoy lecture/demonstrations in:- Preparing your horse for the farrier, Loading, and Saddle Fitting

Each person will have the opportunity to go into the round pen a minimum of five times to practice ‘Join Up™’ with a young horse under supervision. You are welcome to bring your own horse if arranged in advance with Ian Vandenberghe (Tel: 01993 868914). 

Each student completing the course will be issued with a certificate stating completion which may be used against future certification of the Monty Roberts methods. 

Hartsop Farm has a covered arena so students can get the most out of their course no matter what the weather brings!

Each student has the opportunity to do 3 Join Ups™ without tack, 2 ‘full’ Join Up™ with tack and long lining in the pen, 1 individual training halter session, 1 individual long lining session, 1 replay of video session, as much additional human to human body language as they choose.

 On Thursday or Friday, instead of a ‘Join Up™ with tack session’, additional long lining, or JUST LET US KNOW what you feel would be most useful to you and we will do our best to accommodate. At least one of your Join Up™ sessions will be videoed and replayed with a tutor for you to assess together.

Kelly teaches on Mondays and Fridays, there will be some small changes to the order of lectures. Do ring the office on 01488 71300 if you have any questions


If you would like to come and have a taster of what the 5 day foundation course is like or would like to come and support a friend on the course, you could come along as a spectator.

The cost per day is £15 for IH Members or £30 for non-members.

Please write your preferred date in the comments box.

Children of any age can be spectators but under 16’s must be accompanied  by a paying adult. (Children under 10 are free)

Additional information


Five Day Student Course (IH Members Only), Spectator only Member (per day), Spectator only Non-Member (per day)