Events

2017

  • George 2015-01MSW for Newmarket Farm
    August 14, 2017
    Del Mar, CA
  • June 20, 2017
    San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Featured presenter at the American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge
    February 1, 2017
    Wellington, FL
  • MSW for Millennium Farm
    January 22, 2017
    Portola Valley, CA
    Mental Skills Presentation for Foxcroft School – WEF Lunch and Learn Program

2016

  • Mental Skills Workshop for Longview Stables
    April 24, 2016
    Nicasio, CA
  • Mental Skills Workshop for KMC Farm
    April 23, 2016
    Petaluma, CA
  • Mental Skills Workshop for Five Oak Farms
    March 6, 2016
    Orangevale, CA
  • Mental Skills Workshop for SFP Chapter of California Dressage Society
    March 5, 2016
    Woodside, CA
  • Instagram Event “Ask Tonya” – Q & A for The Plaid Horse
    February 22, 2016
  • Mental Skills Workshop for JP Training
    January 31, 2016
    Woodside, CA

2015 & Earlier

  • Mental Skills Clinic for Riverside Equestrian
    November 7, 2015
    Petaluma, CA
  • Mental Skills Workshop for California Professional Horseman’s Association
    October 16, 2015
    Los Angeles Equestrian Center
  • Mental Skills Workshop for Sandhaven Farm
    February 14, 2015
    Woodside, CA
  • Mental Skills Workshop for Longview Stables
    January 25, 2015
    Nicasio, CA
  • George Morris Horsemastership Clinic, Mental Skills Session
    January 2, 2015
    Wellington, FL
  • Mental Skills Clinic for Oregon Hunter/Jumper Association
    May 4, 2014
    Portland, OR
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  • Mental Skills Clinic for KMC Farm, Kara Love
    May 3, 2014
    Petaluma, CAKMC2KMC2

 

  • “Peak Performance for Horse Professionals” webinar co-facilitated with Kimbal Willson for EquestrianProfessional.com
    March 17, 2014

 

  • Mental Skills Clinic for Triple Rock Stables IEA Team
    February 22, 2014
    Gilroy, CA
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  • “Jigsaw Clinic” co-facilitated with Paul Bennett for Windy Hill Equestrian, Laura Gerst
    January 17 & 18, 2014
    Los Altos Hills, CA

 

  • Mental Skills for Trainers, Parents and Riders, PCHA Annual Convention
    January 4, 2014
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Mental Skills Session for George Morris Horsemastership Training Session
    January 3, 2014
    Wellington, FL
  • photoMental Skills Clinic for Horizons East, Samantha Lanzone and Barbara EnDean
    December 15, 2013
    Livermore, CA
  • Mental Skills Session during PCHA Clinic with Cynthia Hankins
    December 14, 2013
    Sacramento, CA
  • “Jigsaw Clinic” co-facilitated with Paul Bennett for Windy Hill Equestrian, Laura Gerst
    December 7 & 8, 2013
    Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Mental Skills Clinic for Sonoma Valley Stables, Hope and Ned Glynn
    November 17, 2013
    Petaluma, CA
  • Tonya Johnston & Eurocommerce San Francisco win 2013 Foxfield Medal Finals
    Westlake Village, CA
    October 5, 2013162_HiRez_JM_4548-2
  • Tonya Johnston & Eurocommerce San Francisco win 2013 PCHA Victor Hugo-Vidal Adult Medal Finals
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA
    September 6 & 7, 2013
    PCHA Finals 2013
  • Tonya Johnston honored as a John F. Kennedy University Alumni of the Year
    Master’s in Sport Psychology, awarded in 1993
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    March 2, 2013
  • 4th Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium
    Lexington, KY
    February 2, 2013
  • Mental Skills for Confident Riding
    Webinar for Practical Horseman Magazine
    November 27, 2012
  • Communication, Leadership and Teambuilding – Your Role as Coach and Leader at the Barn
    Webinar for EquestrianProfessional.com
    September 17, 2012
  • Mental Skills Round Table and “Inside Your Ride” Book Signing, with Gina Miles
    Twin Rivers Ranch, Paso Robles, CA
    July 1, 2012
  • International Helmet Awareness Day Webinar, Riders4Helmets.com
    June 9, 2012
  • Clinic for Marian Nelson Equestrian
    May 5, 2012
  • Book signing for “Inside Your Ride: Mental Skills for being Happy and Successful with
    your Horse”, Practical Horseman tent

    Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
    April 26 – 29, 2012
    Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY

  • Mental Skills Clinic for All the King’s Horses, Erin King
    March 11, 2012

 

  • Mental Skills Clinic for Millennium Farm, Jill Hamilton and Nancy Thomas
    February 11, 2012
  • Webinar “Goal Setting for Equestrian Professionals” for Equestrianprofessional.com
    February 6, 2012
  • Mental Skills Clinic for Chestnut Hill Farm, Beverly Jovais
    February 4, 2012
    Petaluma, CA
  • Mental Skills Clinic for McIntosh Stables, Toni and Colin McIntosh
    January 24, 2012
    Portola Valley, CA
  • Mental Skills Clinic for Millennium Farm, Jill Hamilton and Nancy Thomas
    January 21, 2012
    Portola Valley, CA

 

  • “Talking About Change: Facilitating Conversations About Wearing a Helmet with Western Riders” at 3rd RidersforHelmets Safety Symposium
    January 14, 2012
    West Palm Beach, FL

 

  • Mental Skills Clinic for McIntosh Stables, Toni and Colin McIntosh
    December 30, 2012
    Portola Valley, CA

 

 

  • Presentation – Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Annual Conference “I Get By With a Little Help From My Peers: The Value of On-going Peer Consultation in Sport Psychology”
    September 22, 2011
    Honolulu, HI

 

  • Workshop for Stanford University Equestrian Team
    September 20, 2011

 

  • Webinar “Horse-Business People Problems and the Policies that Prevent Them” for EquestrianProfessional.com
    September 19, 2011

 

  • “A Strapping Success: Understanding and Promoting Helmet Use with Performance Strategies”
    July 23, 2011
    Presented at the 2nd Riders4Helmets Helmet Safety Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park. Video here.

 

  • Seminar for Stanford Equestrian Team, Vanessa Bartsch
    February 3, 2011
    Mental preparation strategies specifically designed for the IHSA competitor. Individual performance tools, balancing outcome and qualifying goals with performance goals, team cohesion, coping with challenges, and maintaining your focus throughout a long day at the show.

 

  • USHJA Clinic for Brownlee Equestrian, Wendy Brownlee
    January 29 & 30, 2011
    Reno, NV
    This clinic was co-instructed with Paul Bennett. The mental skills component that focused on horse show preparation and pre-ride focus plans, Paul Bennett taught a judging component that culminated with a video tape review of the rounds on the second day.

 

  • Webinar for Equestrianprofessional.com: Horse Show Success in 2011 – Making the Motivation Connection
    January 24, 2011
    Mental strategies for equestrian professionals to use personally in their own riding and showing, as well as ideas of how to integrate mental preparation tools into their teaching and work with clients.

 

 

 

  • Workshop for Stanford University Equestrian Team, Vanessa Bartsch
    November 10, 2010
    This workshop focused on mental skills specific to the unique demands of IHSA competition. Topics included: Pre-ride routines, energy management and goal setting.

 

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  • Clinic for Five Oak Farms, Jeri Lou Paul
    July 10, 2010
    This clinic had one classroom session in the morning and two riding groups in the afternoon. Performance enhancement techniques were taught to increase awareness; build preparation strategies both on and off the horse; and develop effective focus and energy-management skills.

 

  • Injury Rehabilitation Strategies
    July 2 & 3, 2010
    Graduate course taught at John f. Kennedy University in the master’s in Sport Psychology program. Topics included: assessment of athlete’s response to injury; exploration of the stages of grief models as related to injury and rehabilitation; tailoring mental techniques to be effective in enhancing rehabilitation and building mental strength; and facilitating successful re-entry into sport.
  • “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” Graduate School of Professional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
    Awarded for teaching in the master’s program in Sport Psychology at JFK University. Courses have included: Performance Enhancement A & B, Case Supervision, Sport Camp Theory and Development, and Injury Rehabilitation Strategies.

 

  • USHJA Clinic for Windy Hill Equestrians, Laura Gerst
    May 14 & 15, 2010
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  • Clinic for Central Coast Equestrian Association
    May 1 & 2, 2010
    Watsonville, CA
    This clinic was held in conjunction with the kick-off event for the Central Coast Equestrian Association. Techniques included: goal setting, pre-performance routines, visualization, positive self-talk, post-ride notes, and focusing strategies.clinics-spring-2010-003

  • Clinic for Horizon’s East Show Stables, Samantha Lanzone & Barbara Endean
    April 24, 2010

 

 

  • Clinic for Rose Hill Stables, Hilary Johnson
    March 20 & 21, 2010
    Castro Valley, CA
    sam-lanzone-clinic-croppedThis clinic was two days and was co-facilitated with judge and trainer Paul Bennett. On the first day riders
    rode in groups with Paul and rotated through a classroom session where they learned mental skills for
    riders with Tonya.  On the second day, riders warmed-up in a separate ring, went over mental preparation with Tonya,
    then rode rounds in a simulated horse show environment where they were scored, and then heard a
    judge’s perspective offered by Paul.

 

  • USHJA Clinic for Cantera Farms, Pam Cross
    March 6, 2010

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  • “Preparing for 2010” Workshop for Kelly Maddox Training, Kelly Maddox
    February 13, 2010
    This workshop focused on mental preparation routines, goal setting and pre-ride strategies for use in the 2010 horse show season.

 

  • USHJA Clinic for Kelly Maddox Training, Kelly Maddox
    September 12 & 13, 2009
  • USHJA Clinic for Van Vleck Ranch, Kelly Van Vleck
    August 22 & 23, 2009
    Rancho Murieta Equine Complex, Rancho Murieta, CArsz_kelly_van_vleck_clinic_aug_2009_004
  • Benefit Workshop for West Coast Equine Foundation
    July 30, 2009
    Rancho Murieta Equine Complex, Rancho Murieta, CA
    This workshop gave an introduction to Mental Skills for Riders. Discussion included ways to uncover personal stregnths, build awareness of pre-ride routines, and evaluative goal setting.

 

  • Clinic for Shady Lane Farm, Lindsay & Matt Archer
    March 14, 2009
    Alamo, CA
    Horse show simulation to foster mental preparation for competing while mounted. Strategies were discussed to help riders focus, problem solve and build on-course awareness. Unmounted video-review session taught by Lindsay and Matt Archer allowed their trainer insights to blend with rider’s perceptions and evaluations of their own performance.mec-workshop-july-2009-010

 

  • USHJA Clinic for Brownlee Equestrian, Wendy Brownlee
    March 6 & 7, 2009
    Reno, NV
    This clinic was introduction to goal setting, visualization, positive thinking, and focus toolst. Groups focused on mental preparation and awareness, visualizing success, recovery from mistakes, and personal debriefing strategies.

 

  • USHJA Clinic for Folly Farm, Cara Chapel
    January 10 & 11, 2009
    Simsbury, CT
    This clinic consisted of unmounted groups on Saturday that taught focus techniques, goal setting, visualization, and energy management.

 

  • ALF Farms, Alison Friedman
    December 14, 2008
    Petaluma, CA

 

  • U.S. Dressage Federation National Convention
    December 4 – 7, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Sport Psychology for Riders: Training your Focus for Competition

  • USHJA Clinic for Chestnut Hill Farm, Beverly Jovais
    July 19, 2008
    Petaluma, CA
  • Clinic for Sun Grove Stables, Didi Woods
    June 7, 2008
    Castro Valley, CA
  • USHJA Clinic for Sonoma Valley Stables, Hope & Ned Glynn
    May 17 & 18, 2008
    Petaluma, CA

 

  • Clinic for Chestnut Hill Farm, Beverly Jovais
    January 13, 2008
    Petaluma, CA

 

  • U.S. Eventing Association Annual Convention
    December 6 – 9, 2007
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Mental Preparation: Developing your Focus for Competition. Part I: Before the Event. Part II: At the Event.

 

  • Clinic for McIntosh Stables, Toni & Colin McIntosh
    November 17 & 18, 2007
    Portola Valley, CA

 

  • Clinic for Riverside Equestrian Center, Marian Nelson
    October 7, 2007
    Petaluma, CA
    This clinic was co-instructed with Dick Widger and designed for medal finals preparation.
  • Performance Enhancement A, John F. Kennedy University
    October 2 – December 11, 2007
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    This is a foundation course in the Sport Psychology master’s program at JFKU. The class is designed to teach students tools and techniques utilized in performance enhancement consulting with athletes.
  • Clinic for Shady Lane Farm, Lindsay Anderson & Matt Archer
    July 8, 2007
    Alamo, CA
    This clinic was co-facilitated with trainer Emily Esau. Group sessions integrated mental preparation strategies with Emily’s riding exercises.
  • Clinic for Smith College IHSA Equestrian Team
    February 3, 2007
    Northampton, MA
    Mental skills strategies for the IHSA rider; how to achieve consistency and success.
  • U.S. Eventing Association, Area VI Annual Meeting
    January 6, 2007
    Fresno, CA
    Presentation and Discussion: Mental Skills for Event Riders.

  • Psychology of Injury, John F. Kennedy University
    December 1 & 2, 2006
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    This course is offered as part of the master’s program in Sport Psychology. It covers athlete’s responses to injury; uses of performance enhancement tools in effective injury rehabilitation; and benefits of creating a dynamic therapeutic protocol.

 

  • Clinic for Carmel River Stables, Trainer Tracy Cotchett
    November 10 & 11, 2006
    Carmel Valley, CA