Katariina Alongi

Coaching with Connection

My three passions, horses, sports and coaching, have been present in my life for four decades. I have had the privilege to teach equestrian sports on all levels from beginner to international competitors. After the highlight of my equestrian coaching career, a team Bronze medal at the World Championships in 2004, I focused my energy into learning more about the biomechanics of the rider and the horse. I have been greatly influenced by the teachings of Mary Wanless and her senior teacher Lynda Davey, with whom I rode and studied several years while living in Switzerland. During this time my relationship with horses also evolved to a new level and I explored learning theory, equine behavior, emotional intelligence and animal communication. Combined with all the knowledge I already had of riding and of sports in general, a whole new world of horses opened up to me.

Now my focus is to help people find a balanced relationship with their horse be it on the ground or on top of these amazing animals.

Education:

Bachelor in Sport Science 2004, Finnish Sports Institute

Life Coach 2012, Coaching Academy of Finland