Rachael Shawyer

4* Senior Parelli Instructor


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Rachael is based in Derbyshire at Cotgreave Natural Horsemanship Centre.


"Throughout my younger years I had always had the dream of owning my own horse. Of course, in this dream, we would have had a wonderful connection and been able to gallop along like the wind.

Unfortunately, when I was eventually able to buy my first horse this dream was far from our reality!

Phoenix was a barely started 4 year old Arab, who was terrified of everything, causing him to bolt constantly.

Frustration became a daily part of our relationship, and we really couldn't do anything safely.


I came across the Parelli Programme. Thankfully, this really saved our relationship. I had finally found an effective way to communicate with Phoenix. It wasn't long before I could take him places & do things with him that I thought would never be possible.

I was so impressed with the changes in Phoenix that I wanted to learn as much as possible, so I decided to become a working student for a Parelli Instructor. Eventually, I got to study in Colorado & Florida with both Pat & Linda Parelli. After spending months in the USA I was awarded my certification as a Parelli Instructor. 

I am now one of only three 4* senior instructors in the UK.


Phoenix and I went from strength to strength, not only making my dream of galloping bridleless & bareback along a beach a reality, but performing in front of thousands at the NEC, HOYS, the British Open and many more Parelli celebrations. Who would have thought my spooky, bolting Arab would ever be able to do that?


My goal now is to help other frustrated horse owners work towards their dreams. I find it so rewarding watching the changes that can be made using the Parelli Programme. 

I teach private lessons & groups all over the UK, and am now able to run regular horsemanship clinics & camps at my own yard Cotgreave Farm in Derbyshire.


If you would like help, guidance & support on your horsemanship journey please consider my clinics or email with your specific questions to rachaelmorland@hotmail.co.uk and I'd be happy to help. - Rachael "