Brett Parbery’s Intelligent Riding Retreat

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Sylvan Glen Country Estate

Kareela Rd

Penrose, NSW 2579


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You spend hours in the saddle, working on your position, your aids, and training your horse, but are you getting the results you want? Are you enjoying your training and competing as much as you should?

Here's your chance to work up close and personal with Brett Parbery, in a non-riding retreat that will motivate and inspire you to follow your dressage dreams, and give you the tools you need to make those dreams happen.

This intensive retreat is 3 days and 3 nights (no distractions!) to learn techniques to focus your mind, develop a training regime for you and your horse, get on top of any competition anxiety/nerves, set realistic goals and a step by step plan to see them come to fruition.

See first hand the Parbery dressage training system in the 'open access' training sessions. Here Brett will discuss his philosophy of training, share with you some of the inner secrets of keeping your training simple, smart test riding and altogether inspire you to be more intelligent about your riding.

Fascinating off-horse sessions with Brett and some of Brett's handpicked team of professionals are designed to give you clarity of thought and focussed direction so that you can become a more intelligent and understanding rider.

This is an exclusive and intimate experience with one of Australia's most successful and popular riders and trainers.

3 days and 3 nights of distraction-free time to indulge your passion and learn how to achieve your goals.

What's Included:

3 nights private ensuite accommodation at the charming Sylvan Glen Country Estate. (Note, night one is a welcome/arrival evening, the retreat content kicks off in the morning).

Airport transfers from Sydney airport.

Intimate access to Brett Parbery and his 'A-team' (2 and 4 legged!) including behind-the-scenes access to the Parbery property.

All meals and drinks (including alcohol for those who wish to partake). All dietary requirements catered for.

2 special ‘High Performance’ speakers joining us for dinner (this was a highlight of the first retreat!)

Off-road motorised-scooter adventure tour.

Workshops at both properties with Brett on goal-setting, visualisation techniques, dealing with nerves and working through the training system.

Masterclasses with Brett and Team Parbery riders.

Stretching, strength and relaxation class with take-home program.

Specialised bodywork session.

Bus transfers to and from the Parbery property (5 minutes away).

Small group of 14 like-minded people.

Private host for anything you need during your stay.

What our retreat guests say:

An amazing experience like no other

“I just want to thank Brett, yourself and the rest of the team for having such an amazing retreat. I have honestly walked away with a lot of information, it’s really inspired me and definitely motivated me to keep working towards my goals. It really did push me out of my comfort zone, as I was very nervous going to the retreat not knowing anyone else and not knowing what to expect. But I can happily say it was the BEST experience and met a group of lovely likeminded ladies. I’m so grateful and feel so lucky to be a part of the first retreat"

- Ingrid Darlington

It truly was amazing

“I can honestly say I LOVED every second of the retreat. It is a very rare opportunity to sit down in open discussions with a rider of this calibre. I can't begin to describe how much I took away with me, from this retreat. Brett's training system is uncomplicated and is delivered in a simplistic fashion, that any one can follow along and learn from. I couldn't recommend this retreat more highly."

- Brooke McLaren

Confidence. Focus. Encouragement.

“Realising that there are other women out there with similar roadblocks as I have. I felt that having a small group it was uplifting to hear everyone's story and so wonderful to see us all grow in confidence and focus and encouragement over the short few days that we were together.”

– Helen Parken

An experience which has allowed me to move forward with a clear direction

"The overall experience of the Intelligent Riding Retreat has left me feeling grateful, inspired, focused, enabled and supported. The extensive program of the retreat allows the rider to reflect upon their own achievements, roadblocks and mindset meanwhile gaining a practical insight into the makings and motivation behind what it takes to become an Australian and Internationally acclaimed rider.

The clarity and feasibility of his training system to create a united partnership between horse and rider was explained thoughtfully and precisely throughout a range of intimate workshops, conversations and demonstrations on a diverse range of Brett’s horses. His ability to individually connect with each rider, value and acknowledge their progress, struggles and success, and to provide practical solutions and guidance to support their future goals was a highlight of the group and a true reflection of a coach and instructor that genuinely wishes his pupils to succeed. For Brett to not only warmly welcome us to his beautiful property but to provide us access to his highly sought after field of equine professionals and the knowledge and expertise they possess is a true testament to the positive approach to Australian Dressage that he actively promotes.

This is certainly an experience which has allowed me to move forward with a clear direction of how I need to develop my riding, has unlocked a great new network of riding friends and has made me excited about my future Dressage adventures.”

- Marina Brown

Would love to do it all again tomorrow

“Where do you find the education you crave, the support you need and the courage to step outside your comfort zone, wrapped up with laughter, new friendships and ALL without judgment?? Brett Parberys Retreat!”

- Lisa Wood

The best thing I have ever done!

“It was so refreshing to have an insight into the minds of grand prix riders and hear all the fear, insecurities and training problems are normal. The clarity and simplicity of Brett's training system has just made me even more confident, focused and determined to reach my goals. Plus, we had lovely accommodation and a great group of people to share it with. I am totally inspired, and exhausted!! Thank you Brett, Nat and everyone behind the scenes.”

- Dolly Joyce

What a great experience

“For me it was the missing link. All the information I had from Brett over the years that I have been training with him, brought all together – and more!”

- Ute Mueller

Who is the retreat for:

Riders who want to become more calm and confident competitors

Riders who aren't achieving the results at competitions that they do at home

Riders who want to have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn and improve

Riders who want to immerse themselves in their sport and passion for a few days

Any level of rider is welcome - the retreat will be customised for each person individually


Do I need to have had lessons with Brett?

No! We have had retreat guests who have ridden with Brett for many years, and some who have never met Brett before. All are equally welcome.

Do I need to be at a particular competition or riding level?

No, all level riders are welcome.

I need a special diet, will that be OK?

Yes, just let us know when booking.

Can I come by myself or should I come with friends?

Either way is fine, in our first retreat we had a mix of both and you'll feel very comfortable and supported even if you're on your own.

Where is the venue?

Penrose is a small community in the NSW Southern Highlands. It's about 90 minutes from Sydney, Canberra and a bit less from Wollongong. Bundanoon is the nearest township, about 10 minutes away. The retreat activities are split between Sylvan Glen Country Estate and the Parbery Property, within a few minutes of each other.

Can I bring my horse?

No, this is a non-riding retreat (but you'll feel a big difference when you get back on your horse!). If you'd like to combine the retreat with training with your horse at the Parbery property before and/or after the retreat, please contact us to arrange.

Do you need more information?

Don't hesitate to contact retreat coordinator Nat Foxon via email natalie@foxed.com.au

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