John Saint Ryan Clinics


Find all the details below for John Saint Ryan's Australia Clinic tour on 18 March - 3 April 2023

WA | QLD | VIC | NSW 


John's Background and Philosophy
John has a very unique background. Born in the UK, he fought and taught boxing and the martial art discipline of Muay Thai for 27 years while also having a successful acting career, which included being a stunt double for Sean Connery, and co-starring with Heath Ledger in the TV Series 'Roar.' In 1992, John moved to the United States and was introduced to the horseman Tom Dorrance through Ray Hunt, where his love for horsemanship, flourished. Together, John and Tom Dorrance created training DVDs including 'Greetings from Tom Dorrance', 'Feel, Timing & Balance and 'Visits with Tom'. When speaking of Tom Dorrance, John states “despite never having taken a lesson from a human in his life about horses, Tom still accomplished more than any man I know with regard to understanding how a horse thinks and behaves.”
John is also accomplished in the art of Doma Vaquera (akin to Working Equitation) and has worked with Master Horseman Jose Manuel Martin de Leon of Spain, and Rodrigo de Costa Mattos, of Portugal. In addition, John has a keen interest in Equitation Science and horse behaviour, especially in the way this applies to how horses learn. John has spent time integrating (or overlapping) the scientific aspects of horse behaviour and learning with his understanding of Feel, Timing and Balance that he learnt from Tom. 


Clinic Details 

John's clinics run over 3 days commencing  at approximately 8.30 am and finish around 4-5 pm each day. During the first two days John will focus on teaching the application of Tom Dorrance's way in line with Equitation Science. The third clinic day will be flexible depending on what riders wish to explore deeper, such as riding with the garrocha, transitioning from or to the hackamore, starting a horse, etc.

There will be 12-14 riders at each clinic and riders will be split into two groups with each group taking turns in the arena. On the third day riders with similar interests can choose to form a group to work with John on specific topics or interests. John may also do some one on one demos. 

Clinic booking and payment

To book a ridden spot in one of John's clinics make your clinic payment by clicking the payment link for the clinic of your choice below. Your spot is only reserved once your payment is received. John's clinics fill quickly so don't delay if you wish to ride. 

The 3 Day clinic fee is US $599 (approx. AUD $890). There are two payment options:

  1. Full payment of US$599 
  2. 50% Deposit of US$317 with your second payment due one month before the clinic date. 

Please note: Your clinic payment is not refundable unless your place is filled by another rider. 

Spectators 

Spectators are welcome and bookings must be made directly through the clinic host for the clinic that you wish to attend (see details below).

Spectator tickets are AUD $40 per day or $110 for all 3 days. Payment is made in cash on the day. Please contact your local host if you wish to attend as a spectator. 

Clinic Dates & Venues

Western Australia (Gidgegannup) - 18 to 20 March 2023   This Clinic is FULL 

John's WA Clinic is being hosted by AMT Equestrian in Gidgegannup. 

Venue address: 46 Lillie Road, Gidgegannup 6083, WA

Venue info: Yards provided, camping facilities available and nearby accommodation options. $10 ground fee per day and $15/night for camping.

Contact: Maike Turnbull at info@amtequestrian.com.au or call 0413038232


To book a ridden place choose your payment option by clicking the button below. *Participants please contact the clinic host to book yards and accommodation when you make your payment.* Spectators please contact the clinic host to book your place / advise that you are coming. Your payment is collected on the day.  

Click on the payment links to be placed on the wait list.

Queensland (Beaudesert) - 24 to 26 March 2023  this clinic is full  

John's QLD Clinic is being hosted by Nancy Clarke.

Venue address: BELLARA PARK, 97 Worendo St, Veresdale QLD 4285

Venue info: YARDS AND ACCOMODATION AVAILABLE ON SITE. PLEASE BOOK THROUGH BELLARA PARK: http://bellarapark.com/

Contact: Nancy Clarke at npclarke071@gmail.com or phone 0407033598.


To book a ridden place choose your payment option by clicking the button below. *Participants please contact the clinic host to book yards and accommodation when you make your payment.* Spectators please contact the clinic host to book your place / advise that you are coming. Your payment is collected on the day.  

Email Nancy Clarke at npclarke071@gmail.comto be placed on the wait list. 

victoria (Molyullah ) - 28 to 30 March 2023  This clinic is full 

John's Victoria Clinic is being hosted by Brenda & Chris Millott.

Venue address: Molyullah Mountain Trail, 485 Green Road, Molyullah Vic 3673

Venue info: Camping and yards available. 

Contact: Brenda Millott on 0417713275 or email brenda@molyullahmountaintrail.com.au


To book a ridden place choose your payment option by clicking the button below. *Participants please contact the clinic host to book yards and accommodation when you make your payment.* Spectators please contact the clinic host to book your place / advise that you are coming. Your payment is collected on the day.  

Email Brenda at brenda@molyullahmountaintrail.com.au to be placed on the wait list. 

NSW (Howlong) - 1 to 3 April 2023  This clinic is FULL

  

John's NSW Clinic is being hosted by Brenda & Chris Millott in Howlong.

Venue address: Banyandah Naturally, 5527 Riverina Highway, Howlong, NSW 2643

Venue info: Camping is available, Lighthouse accommodation (2 person shared bunkroom) is available. Yards are available.  https://www.banyandahnaturally.com.au/about.html

Contact: Brenda Millott on 0417713275 or email brenda@molyullahmountaintrail.com.au


To book a ridden place choose your payment option by clicking the button below. *Participants please contact the clinic host to book yards and accommodation when you make your payment.*  Spectators please contact the clinic host to book your place / advise that you are coming. Your payment is collected on the day.  

Email Brenda at brenda@molyullahmountaintrail.com.au to be placed on the wait list. 


Here is what people say about John's clinics

  • “I felt at home with John. He is warm and compassionate. He explained everything until he could see that I had understood.” Chantal
  • John has a unique ability to communicate freely with horses. He understands them and they him. He provides a safe learning environment and works to instill confidence in both the horse and the rider. Working with John has been a pleasure in every instance. His methods are sound and provide a firm foundation for continuous success while training. John is a suitable trainer for young and old horses and riders alike. Your horse will love John Saint Ryan." - Amie
  • “My confidence increased while I was having fun! I had the freedom to make mistakes.” Kate
  • “John breaks everything down and made me aware of how clear my aids need to be. John is great at problem solving. He has brilliant ideas to help riders with different issues.” Nicky
  • “Riding with John at Banyandah this year was a fantastic experience for me. To be around someone that has spent so much time with Tom and is trying so hard to preserve the essence of who Tom was and impart his knowledge in such a patent humble way was truly inspiration to me. There were times when I could really imagine Tom watching us. I believe Tom would be happy with the way John is trying to keep Toms way of thinking about the horses point of view first. I am really looking forward to spending more time with own next year.” Steve Halfpenny - Light Hands Equitation
  • Being able to read the emotions of both (horse and rider) and encouraging them to proceed at a pace not so slow as to be boring, but not so quick as to scare both parties concerned is a delicate process. To let someone guide you there takes faith. I have complete faith in John Saint Ryan and his love for people and for horses." - Laurie

“I am so very humbled, grateful and inspired... to be better - to do better. John Saint Ryan has taught me so much. He’s been generous in his time, energy, music and humour. Every day you’d see him adjust to fit the situation - encouraging people to do the best they could. He has such a beautiful soul - open heart and ability to engage and inspire.

What I’ve personally taken from our time together is to continue seeking those that inspire... that play the music you like in a tone that resonates (now there’s an anaphor if ever I heard one!). Also... have a plan - not an agenda. Work on one’s self and dig deep - don’t linger on the surface... and always lead by example.”

Andrew Turnbull – AMT Equestrian

Want to find out more about John? 

Visit John's website:  John Saint Ryan.com



John recently published his book called “A Voice for the Horse” which has been receiving great reviews from readers around the world. Everyone who purchases John’s book is invited to a private facebook group that John and his wife Joyce have set up where John responds to questions and shares his knowledge. You can purchase a copy of John’s book through his website.


Listen to an interview with John that we recorded recently for our community. John shares what he's been up to and is inspiring as always. 

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