About Us

It has become a well-known and accepted fact that in order to excel in sport we must train our mind as well as our body. Many high profile riders have accredited their success to personal fitness and mental training as well as learning the technical aspects of competitive level riding.

JigsawEquine was formed in 2006 and specialises in delivering the ground breaking concepts: “Equilates”- pilates based exercises to straighten and stabilise the rider’s seat, and, “Mind Factor™” – a unique approach to sports psychology using proven techniques and exercises to focus the rider’s mind.

We enjoy experimenting with new techniques as part of our own education and want to share what we learn with others by running seminars and workshops that bring practical tools to horse riders anywhere anytime.

We now know that with greater body stability and mental focus the rider will feel more confident; be more safe in the saddle; ride better - and above all enhance the enjoyment factor for both horse and rider.

We look forward to you joining us at one of our seminars or webinars

Debbie Percy

Debbie Percy

Debbie Percy is trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Psych-K, Metaphysics and Mindfulness for Coaches. Originally from Cheshire, she now lives in Berkshire with her husband Ian, their three dogs and three horses.

Debbie has a strong vision for helping riders and heaps of energy that makes her coaching and presentation style interactive,fun and compelling.

Before working with horse riders Debbie worked in Corporate Human Resources for over 20 years, traveling all over the world which included living in America for five years. Working for well known Global Organisations responsible for the training and development of 120,000+ employees, she understands only too well what it takes to change behaviour, and to be a ‘high performer’!

Trained initially in the UK, she further developed her coaching skills while living in the USA. Debbie now works with riders at all levels to provide them with practical tips they can implement immediately to get better results. She is passionate about bringing her knowledge to as many people as she can. She is constantly developing new tools and techniques to improve her own riding and competition results as well as be able to share them with others.

Rachael Faulkner

Rachael Faulkner

Rachael Faulkner lives in Surrey with her husband Jonathan and their three children, Lottie, Harry and Tom. She has a yard of competition horses and also teaches Pilates and Equilates at the studio on the farm.

Rachael was born in the UK and grew up in Ontario Canada. Horses, her main passion became her profession and she competed internationally culminating in representing Canada in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. In 1994 she changed direction and she began a successful career working in corporate IT sales. In 1998 she started a family and moved to Surrey.

After the birth of her second child she took up Pilates as a fitness hobby and quickly saw how it could benefit her both as a rider and as a mum getting back into shape! After years of practicing Pilates she trained as an instructor and is now a fully qualified Pilates instructor.

In 2007 she teamed up with an accredited Pilates Training company to offer Equilates courses throughout the UK, USA and Canada. This unique technique is rapidly being followed and endorsed by horse riders to enhance their riding skills and performance. Rachael now works with riders of all levels using Pilates based exercises to correct and stabilise a rider’s position.

She frequently travels to North America where she runs workshops alongside her mother – International FEI Judge Jo Young; incorporating Equilates with top class dressage training..

Jo Young

Jo Young

 Jo was born in England. She learned to ride at an early age, was an avid Pony Clubber before progressing to dressage and eventing.

Jo went to Europe to work and train for three years. Returning to England, she took her British Horse Society coaching exams, started judging dressage, eventing and showing classes. She ran her own stables until she and her daughters emigrated to Canada in 1977.

In Canada she continued to judge and coach, obtaining her FEI judging status in the early 1990s.
Jo has judged such prestigious events as Rolex, Fairhill, Foxhall, Radnor, the South American Championships in Uruguay, the North American and European Young Riders Championships and the Pan American Games in both Winnipeg and Rio de Janeiro.

Jo worked on many different Provincial and National committees for over twenty years. She served as Chair of the Canadian National Eventing Committee for five years and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Eventing. She is the current National Chair of Rules and Officials.

Jo’s daughter Rachael Hunter rode on the Canadian Team at the Barcelona Olympics.

In addition to her love for eventing Jo is an active Dressage judge and enjoys working with riders with disabilities. She was the coach for the Canadian Silver Medal winning team at the World Championships for riders with disabilities at Hartbury in England. Jo is a Paralympic dressage judge.

Jo, and her partner Bill, run Wits End Farm which runs events, dressage, jumper and combined Training shows as well as the prestigious FEI World Cup Qualifier CIC***W and CCI*. Jo and Bill were instrumental in starting the popular Canadian Young Event Horse Series.