‘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.

Catherine with her horse Lee
Catherine with her horse Lee – Llanavar Leiber


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.


RDA pony Tonto and Catherine - 9yo. 'I was convinced I was Doris Day in Calamity Jane.'
RDA pony Tonto and Catherine – 9yo. ‘I was convinced I was Doris Day in Calamity Jane.’

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).



Catherine was featured on the front cover of Pferdemarkt in Germany.
Catherine was featured on the front cover of Pferdemarkt in Germany. ’02’

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.


In Japan where I was blessed to ride beautifully trained horses from Europe and live with a beautiful culture of people
In Japan where I was blessed to ride beautifully trained horses from Europe and live with a beautiful culture of people ’04’

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 based in Italy and travels worldwide with seminars on her subject of passion – Enlightened Riding – Where Dressage Meets Spirituality, to inform and educate about the larger subject of riding, its opportunities for personal growth and its effects on the life we are living.

Catherine is available for Coaching/Teaching/Riding/Workshops and Energy Readings with a focus on Spiritual Growth, Empowerment and Healing.

Training with the ever amazing, Baronetta, at Arthayasa Stables. Jakarta, Indonesia ’14’

‘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




Energy Reading Catherine Louise Birmingham
Catherine now does Healing Energy Readings and Guidance for people.









Additionally, Catherine has her highly acclaimed first book Ride for Life – The Three Golden Principles for Riders, available in Danish with Wiegaarden and Italian.

She has two new books awaiting publication!


by Catherine Louise BirminghamRide For Life – The Three Golden Principles for Riders
Written by Catherine Louise Birmingham

'It's an inspiration" Nadia Hastarini, Indonesia
‘It’s an inspiration”
Nadia Hastarini, Indonesia

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

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‘I have known Catherine for many years, she has guided and supported me through my many challenges, as a rider and personally and helped direct me on a path of personal growth and discovery.
The entire time Catherine showed genuine love and compassion, and freely gave herself, always being authentic, compassionate, empathetic and intuitive.
I owe to much to this beautiful lady and I am truly blessed to have her come into my life.’ Jillian Drew, Australia, Equevoke.

5 Comments on “About

  1. Pingback: Accepting what Is | Catherine Louise Birmingham

  2. We find one of fine dressage coach for our daughter Sudipti hajela Her lessons bring lot off transformation in her riding and in thoughts


      • Thanks Catherine!!
        it was nice being with you
        thank you so much
        it was a pleasure being coached by you.

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