“My greatest accomplishment was learning to be gentle; without that I feel I would have achieved nothing.” ~ Monty Roberts
Kata was a professional swimmer for 18 years. During this time she developed a strong sense of self discipline, persistence and muscle control. Having begun riding at the age of 6, she also led trail riding groups in Hungary in her spare time. In 1996 she read Monty’s first book and she decided to study his methods in depth.
Beginning her studies with Kelly Marks and Ian Vandenberghe in England in 2007, she continued her education at Flag is Up Farms, USA. During her learning period she went to Denmark to practice and study from the Danish instructor Maj-Britt Carter. After an intensive 3 year learning and working period, she became a certified instructor in August 2010. In Hungary, she now runs a wide variety of courses featuring Monty’s concepts, The Join-Up® clinic, Long-lining clinic, Horsemanship 101, Introductory course (with intro exam), leads company coaching sessions and lectures at Universities based on the theory of Monty’s methods. Her goal is to show the non-violent way of horse training to as many people as possible.
Jani first met horses when he was 11. He got his first horse at the age of 16 and few years later became involved in endurance riding. In the following years he took part of endurance rides as a registered competitor. In 2010, Jani began to study Monty Roberts’ methods and realized that it was what he would like to do in the future.
Jani earned his certificate on 12 November 2012 and since then has been practicing as a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor. Jani says, “I always knew that the world of horses is very close to me and I would like to spend my time with them. My goal is to get more riders know the method, which is based on the language of horses and to help the horses that have trouble with the world.”
In 2012, Anna became the youngest Monty Robert’s Certified Instructor. Born with a passion for horses, she started riding and helping at her local stable at the age of five. She was first introduced to Monty’s methods by Head Instructor and Master Instructor, Maya Horsey, who she would help after school from the age of eight. For many years she worked with her, in addition to working at racing yards, where she ended up buying her own racehorse. At 17, Anna went out to America to assist with Monty’s Special Training Clinic. It was there she decided she wanted to become an Instructor and embarked upon the journey after finishing school. Anna has worked worldwide in promoting Monty’s training methods of improving the treatment of horses. In 2013, Anna spent one and a half years at a Thoroughbred Stud in Germany, helping to improve the handling and starting process of racehorses.
Since then, she has returned to the south of England and has become heavily involved with the management and handling of wild horses. She currently splits her time between the UK and Hungary, where she and her partner, Instructor Szabolcs Pinter are currently setting up their own equi-tourism business. Anna is available for lessons and various courses in both countries.
Szabi became a Certified Monty Roberts Instructor in March 2013 after studying Monty’s methods for three intensive years. He lived in Scotland for seven years but after his internship he decided to move back to Hungary and start his own business training horses and teaching people. Szabi is working to pass along Monty’s methods not only in Hungary but also in Poland.
Csilla has been around horses since she was born. Her horse background includes trail riding, tourism, traditional Hungarian horse shows and games, show jumping, training horses, horse riding and therapeutic riding. Besides working with horses she became a Theologist and started to work also with people. After reading Monty’s book in 2007, and her dream started to come true to help horses and people through communication. In 2014, she became a certified instructor. She believes horses and people can help one another and would like to offer courses to everybody who would like to learn the most effective way of horse training. The goal is to have happy people and happy horses.