Powerful Equine Partnerships

A clinic for riders seeking exceptional partnership with their horses in the face of any challenge.

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Combining the worlds of horse & rider training and self-development work with horses, we are excited to host Powerful Equine Partnerships clinics. Jazz Napravnik and Ashley Smith will facilitate an immersive day for riders and horses focused on:

  • Getting past fears when riding.
  • Overcoming mental blocks with your horse.
  • Psyching yourself up, not out, during competition.

Part 1

Liberty work with your horse; an equine guided approach to evaluate your current patterns and habits. Equine Guided Coaching delves into the energetic transfer between horse and human. Accentuate your natural talents and uncover blind spots. Strengthen your ability to tune in to both yourself and your horse.

Part 2

Mounted work with your horse in an arena setting with access to jumps and props, as well as opportunity to utilize open space / unfenced area. Whatever challenges you have faced, we will reconstruct together and find alternate ways to move through them. Re-approach select challenges with your horse through intuitive, energetic shifts. Increase your ability to experience things from your horse’s point of view. Develop more trust and willingness in your partnership.

Details for the AUGUST PROGRAM

Saturday, August 24 | 10:00 – 3:00pm | @ An Otherwise Perfect Farm

  • Maximum 4 participants
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Participant Fee: $250
  • Auditors: $25
  • Stall for your horse: $25 (includes bedding, grass hay and water)
  • Request consent for use of photos taken of the clinic.

About the Facilitators

Ashley Smith left a corporate job in HR to pursue a career in which she could return to horses and work with them to improve people’s lives and relationships. As an Equine Guided Coach, she trains self-awareness, communication, professional and personal development through horse-human interaction. She holds an advanced certification in Equine Guided Education, a somatic based method of coaching with horses, which emphasizes sensate, experiential learning that encompasses body, mind and spirit.

Ashley has worked in California, Washington, Maryland, Italy and Jordan, and has facilitated experiences for individuals, groups and teams which foster a deeper understanding of self and other and open pathways to lasting change. Through Equine Guided work, Ashley fulfills her mission to connect people with their sense of purpose in life, as well as to increase appreciation for horses and the natural world.

Jazz Napravnik has trained horses for racing and post-racing careers for two decades and offers a wealth of equestrian knowledge. Having taught riding and coached riders of all levels throughout her career, she recognized the need for a brand of training that emphasized the ability to help both horses and humans understand each other better.

Born into a professional horse family, she spent 13 years in the Somerset Hills Pony Club, graduating at the C-3 level when she was 17. She won many championships both regionally and nationally in the Welsh Hunter division as well as in eventing. Her equine education continued as she followed a path towards steeplechasing and flat racing with her younger sister, Rosie Napravnik, close on her heels. She worked for many top trainers including reining Steeplechase Trainer of the Year, Jack Fisher and Hall of Fame trainer, the late Tom Voss.

Her philosophies strongly include the importance of fresh air, daily turn out, as well as varying terrain and cross training for all of her horses. Her methods have allowed her to bring along multiple stakes winners, including her homebred, Farah T Salute. She also actively competes in the jumpers with her OTTB, Jesse O.

Register & Pay Here, Inclusive of Stall

Clinic fee for participant and horse hauled in, plus a stall for your horse’s comfort, including bedding, grass hay and water. $275 + PayPal fee ($7.00)


Register & Pay Here

Powerful Equine Partnerships clinic, Aug. 24th @ AOPF $250 + PayPal Fee ($5.00)


Auditors Register & Pay Here

Audit for $25 + PayPal Fee ($1.05)


Inquiries or registration and payment by check, please email ashley@horsesforthesoul.org