Horses are and always have been a huge inspiration for me. A good rider works to understand their horse better every day. In the process we learn to lead better, listen better and to adapt to another living being, who doesn't speak the same language as us. These are valuable qualities for our human relationships and for our own personal development. I found, that riders often have the same patterns in other areas in their life, as they have with their horses. It all comes down to (self)leadership, communication and taking responsibility.
Today I work both with riders and other individuals with all kinds of backgrounds and professions. My very own Personal Development Program 'the LEAD CHANGE by Dora Gocze' has launched on the 1st of August 2023 and I'm excited to help even more people discover their talents and their help them step into their true potential. So, should you be a rider, or someone who has never seen a horse before: WELCOME! I'm excited to show you my universe and teach you what the horses taught me.
European Champion Western rider, trainer, Performance Coach and Mental Trainer. I'm passionate for helping people develop and achieve their goals. I work with both training, teaching and competing in Western riding and Mental training.
I'M DORA GOCZE.
I've always had big dreams...
Growing up in Hungary in an average, middle-class family taught me very early on, that you get what you work for. There was nobody in my family who knew anything about horses, besides my late grandfather who I never got the chance to meet. He was a farmer and his horses were his teammates in his daily work. I heard many stories about his love and care for his horses and my family is convinced that good horsemanship is in my genes.
"Horses are an expensive hobby"- seriously, how many times have we all heard that?! Even though my parents always supported me in chasing my dreams, they could never afford a horse and I could only get riding lessons in a very limited manner. "She will grow out of it"- sounded the comfort from family members and friends supporting my parents in their decision not to invest too much in my "hobby".
But I didn't grow out of it. Horses were so much more to me than a sport or a hobby. And one very valuable thing I got from my family, was the honest belief, that if you put your mind on something, you can make it happen. And so I did. After finishing university I went on to pursue my dream of becoming a horse trainer and a high level competition rider. In a couple years I had all the big championship titles under my belt, all on horses I trained myself.
I'm the living proof, that anything is possible. If I could do it, you can do it too, and you know what? You already have everything you need to achieve your goals! You just need to learn to utilize your talents and put your mind on the matter. I'm passionate about helping people achieve what they dream about and I can't wait to help you!
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