“Welcome to my website! My main passion is to help people heal from past pains and blocked emotions and move from a fear based state of life struggles and problems and into a life of awareness, love and empowerment. From someone who has been through her own growth and struggles of depression, lack, anxiety, sensitivity and being the ‘different’ one in my field of work with horses, I came to meet my spiritual fate when faced with a physical injury that nearly ended my career. I have loved horses my whole life and had to travel to Germany from a young age to continue my passion and training of Dressage. I have always been intuitive and sensitive to the energies of sounds, people and places around me but was also emotionally very deep. I struggled with having to numb these sensitivities down to continue working professionally as a Dressage Rider, Trainer and Coach so pursued my heart and Souls calling of being a spiritual teacher and healer. I began to teach the mastering of riding your own life. I am the author of Ride for Life, The Three Golden Principles for Riders and have 2 more books awaiting Publication – Just Be You, Transformation and The Gift of Fear & The Wisdom of Riding, Where Dressage Meets Spirituality.
I now live with my partner and our daughter, in Italy where I continue to write, give Energy Readings & Spiritual Guidance online, run together our Love and Nature Healing Retreat, travel with my Enlightened Riding Seminar and Workshops and await the reuniting with my Soul mate horse, Lee.
If you are looking for healing, guidance, advice or wanting to connect with your own guides I am an intuitive, empath, healer and life coach. Everything I have done and do, is always driven by my heart and a huge desire to bring a more love based consciousness to the people of this world. I hope my own journey helps light the way ahead for you on your own. Mostly I hope it helps you understand where and why you have been to places both inside and out, in the past and the present.
Life is about Spiritual Growth, it’s what we are here for, it’s what we came here to do. I know it now to be my souls work of helping people with that growth – To be a Spiritual Guidance for other Souls to connect with their Souls path in helping us all to create a more evolved and enlightened world. Sending out all my love.”
Past international experience as an equestrian rider and trainer, have earned Catherine an esteemed reputation in Germany, Japan and Australia.
Catherine has a long list of experience with training horses for Dressage but is also a gifted teacher and writer.
Her love of horses began as a young girl and led Catherine to volunteer with her mother at the local RDA (Riding for the Disabled) from the age of 9yo. With her trusted friend, Tonto, Catherine self-taught herself how to ride throughout the week (after doing her paper delivery), bareback, using only a halter and most days with nothing.
She then followed her passion through Pony Club and professionally in Australia before leaving for Germany at the age of 19.
Catherine began her training in Germany with international Stud, Zuchthof Klatte and went on to train in Classical German Dressage with Josef Freese, PferdewirtschaftmeisterGold FN(Germany) and Paul Warnke M level Dressage Judge and trainer (Germany).
She previously worked at the AEBC under Dr Andrew McClean, Equine Behavouralist (Australia).
She was main Dressage coach for Olympic stables, Sugitani, in Japan and went on to develop and own training stables – Equinoxe Equestrian – Enlightened Equestrian Education, for 5yrs, in Vic Australia, where she wrote her first book – Ride for Life; The three Golden Principles for Riders, in 2007.
Catherine closed her loved Stables and travelled to Malaysia to meditate in mountains and temples. She began giving the local Equestrian centre free coaching. During this time she wrote her second book in the year of 2011 and subsequently a series of riding related personal growth articles, published with Ridehesten magazine in Denmark and through out this site.
Afterwards Catherine returned to riding and coaching for stables in Singapore and Jakarta Indonesia.
She is now passionate about helping heal and change the world through working with everyone who is wanting to transform their life and live the life their Soul came here to live. She is available for Intuitive Energy Readings/Spiritual Guidance Sessions online and can travel worldwide with her Enlightened Riding Seminar and Workshop, popular for both riders and non-riders. She now lives with her partner in Abruzzo, Italy where they have opened their home as the Love and Nature Healing Retreat.
‘I greatly appreciate all the support that I have received over the years in pursuing a different path. Thank you for following your truth and making the world a brighter place to be – for each other, our world and the animals sharing their home with us. The world is a brighter place having you all in it. Thank you.’
Catherine Louise Birmingham
Ride For Life – The Three Golden Principles for Riders
Written by Catherine Louise Birmingham
Price per uni $29.95
Educational and motivational – this book can help any rider or athlete build confidence, resilience, and gain better understanding of what really constitutes success.
With a personal foreword by Princess Nathalie of Denmark and testimonials from Olympic riders, this book is as regal as its fans….read more
‘In September 2009…I had the pleasure of meeting author Catherine Louise Birmingham…(Ride for Life is) A book that gives you some options that you can use in any given situation in your life. And it need not merely to be in the training of horses. It is also a book that you can enjoy to read and use in other aspects of life.’
Princess Nathalie zu zahyn Wittgestein – Denmark.