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ZARA PHILLIPS AND HIGH KINGDOM IN OLYMPICS GAMES
Team Silver Medal & 8th individual
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. Best selling author;
. International coach and speaker;
. Author of world’s best selling equestrian manual, The Complete Horse Riding Manual;
. Inventor of the Micklem Multibridle;
. Finder of the legendary great horses of Karen and David O’Connor, Bico, Custom Made and Gilt Edge;
. Inventor of Habitual Hats, the acclaimed tool for improving performance
in sport and business;
. Breeder of top horses Mandiba & High Kingdom;
. Writer of Ride a Cock Horse, the unique equestrian entertainment;
. Equestrian Federation of Ireland Tutor;
. Fellow of the British Horse Society

. National Coach for the Irish Junior & Young Rider Event Teams;
. Training Director at the Gleneagles Mark Phillips Equestrian Centre;
     


Quotes from Mark Phillips and Karen O’Connor:

“William Micklem is a consummate horseman.”

Mark Phillips. USA Olympic Coach
William’s teaching philosophies are ahead of their time and his horsemanship continues to be the flagship of our training programme. He has shaped my career, as he has so many others.”
Karen O’Connor. Olympic medalist & 11 times USA Female Rider of the Year.

     
Educational & Entertaining Presentations
Recent presentations have included those for the American Association of Riding Instructors, the British Riding Clubs Association, the Equestrian Federation of Ireland, Equitana USA, the Irish Pony Club, the Scottish Equestrian Association, the World Breeding Federation and the Irish Horse Board.

. Training for Dressage, Show Jumping and Horse Trials. Favourite topics include coach education; training young horses; cross country training; performance priorities; mental preparation; training children; assessing riders and horses; and equestrian sports as one of the great sports for all and sports for life.

. Presenter of his unique equestrian entertainment RIDE A COCK HORSE - a mixture of stories, poetry, wit and wisdom from the world of the horse.

Event Horses for Karen & David O'Connor
. Twenty one future international eventers selected as young horses for students or chosen for Karen and David O'Connor
of the USA, including their famous USA Olympic medallists
Biko (voted USA Horse of the Century ), Custom Made (Individual Gold Medalist - Sidney Olympics ) &Gilt Edge (winners
of greatest number of medals in USA equestrian history ) , and Karen's recent winner of two International events Mandiba, who was home bred and is a full brother of High Kingdom , who is now one of World Champion Zara Phillips top young horse prospects.

Rambo Micklem Multibridle
. Inventor of the Micklem Multibridle, the acclaimed new design of bridle and noseband that can also be used as a lunge cavessson, bitless bridle or headcollar.

Books & Videos
. Author of the Dorling Kindersley published The Complete Horse Riding Manual (2004), currently the worlds top selling equestrian manual.

. Co-author of 101 Exercises from Top Riders (2007) published by David & Charles.

Wrote and presented the official Pony Club video, The More Experienced Rider ; the Teagasc film , Be Safe with Horses ; Start Riding for STV; and Lets Go Riding for RTE.

. Co-author of the original British Horse Society Equitation Manual .

Consultancy
. Advising on all aspects of equestrian sport and business, including coaching and training, purchase of horses and ponies, design of facilities and specialist equipment, and staff assessment.

. Equestrian consultant for Genesis report on Equestrian Tourism in Ireland - 2006

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