About Jim Hickey
Author & International Peak Performance Coach
Jim is an expertly qualified and highly experienced performance coach to Show Jumping riders of all levels and has coached riders in in Canada and the USA, in particular, Florida and California.
He has an Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching from the International Coaching Federation and has a lifetime of experience in the world of Show Jumping.
Jim grew up in the town of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. When Jim and his brothers were young, their grandfather gifted them their first little pony, measuring 11.1, named Chester.
The brothers joined the local Pony Club and went on to try eventing and hunting, finally settling on Show Jumping as their sport of choice.
Through Jim’s own trials and tribulations in the ring, he discovered for himself the importance of a mentality that is consistently positive, calm and prepared. He recognised that riders may love their horse unconditionally, but they must attribute that same love and confidence to themselves in order to succeed.
Jim later qualified as a coach and built up a clientele of not only Equestrian athletes, but of business people and other elite sports people.