The Canter Workshop

If you're having a hard time with your canter - you're not alone. I remember first learning how to canter - I was so excited and terrified all at the same time! There was so much to think about: left lead, right lead, breathe, inside leg at the girth, outside leg behind the girth, hands down, shoulders back - but once you're in the canter the feeling is truly magical! In fact, over 58% of our audience says the canter is their favorite gait!

I'm always getting tons of questions about the canter: how to sit the canter, how to ask for the canter, how to keep your horse round in canter, how to ride a flying change etc. The truth is, the canter is an incredibly fun gait once you figure out how to do it correctly!Are you struggling with your canter? Too sit with the motion, your horse keeps breaking to trot, or you struggle with the transition into canter? The answer to your struggles: The Canter Workshop.

Transform your understanding of the canter and your approach to riding/training it. We all at times feel frustrated, confused, and like we are not making any progress as we ride circle after circle! This Workshop will give direction and structure to your training with several exercises and theory videos.

With enrollment in this workshop you will receive:

  • Assessment Worksheet
  • Zoom Theory Lectures
  • Riding Videos and Exercises
  • Ability to ask Amelia questions at any time
  • Lifetime access to the workshop

Your Instructor

Amelia Newcomb
Amelia Newcomb

As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn, to love your ride!"

Amelia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of riding, horses and dressage. She has trained numerous horses and riders from Training Levels to the Grand Prix. Dressage is hard and she loves the challenge of educating riders and horses. Amelia has a clear understanding of rider position, how to ride a horse and train the movements.

Unlike many top riders, Amelia was NOT a natural talent and fell off so many times in her early riding days that her instructor nearly told her parents she should quit riding! Perseverance, love of all horses, and determination, not innate talent, is what made Amelia into the rider and horsewoman that she is today. Amelia is incredibly grateful to all the teachers who have helped her on this journey especially Joh Hinnemann, Christine Traurig, Sue Martin, Larry Fleming and Julie Barringer-Richers and of course the thousands of horses she's ridden including Geronimo, Trump, and Harvey.

Amelia enjoys helping each individual student and horse find harmony, trust, and balance. "Nothing is more rewarding than watching one of my students glide harmoniously around the ring together with their horse! This makes my heart soar!" says Amelia.

Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S.A. on the international circuit and loves training her three horses, Harvey, Kensington and Luigi in Los Angeles, CA. Amelia has her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, She is the winner of the prestigious USEF Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize and a member of the USEF Dressage Development Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the workshop?
You will have unlimited lifetime access to the workshop!
What if I am unhappy with the workshop?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the workshop, contact us in the first 15 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I am a beginner rider just starting out?
This workshop is designed for riders and trainers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or riding FEI, this workshop will give you specific exercises to practice and teach you all about the canter and how to improve it.

This workshop is an amazing opportunity to enhance your training program. Whether you are in full training with a trainer or working mostly alone, The Canter Workshop will help you understand and analyze the specific issues you are having with your horse and the canter and how to best fix them. Online workshops are a great way to really absorb the theory and problem solve in without the pressure of riding/focusing on your horse at the same moment.

Hope to see you in the workshop!!