Evasions Workshop

It's a spooky feeling when you don't have control of your horse. And when left to their own devices, horses usually don't make good decisions.😂 Wether your horse is spinning and bolting across the arena, going just slightly faster than you want, or grabbing the bit and putting their head straight up in the air - it can be an unsettling feeling for the rider.

To take the "spook" out of Halloween this fall we're inviting you to join our evasions workshops. Horses have 3 main evasions:

Speed and tempo

Contact and connection


When you have control of these 3 things, not only will you feel WAY more confident and in control, but you will also be well on your way to training your dressage horse!

Dressage is HARD, and even though horses are very honest and well-natured creatures, they find little "evasions" to make the exercises just a bit easier for them. In this workshop we're going to help you identify and correct these evasions so that you can enjoy harmonious and balanced rides with your horse.

This workshop will give you some specific exercises to correct each of these evasions as well as a 90 minute recorded zoom lecture on evasions!

Hope to see you in 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

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.

Here is what people are saying about the online trainings!!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the workshops?
Once you purchase the workshop, you will have lifetime access! You can go back and re-watch the videos, or lecture at any time!!
What if I am a beginner rider just starting out?
These workshops are designed for riders and trainers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or riding FEI, this workshop and the exercises provided on evasions will help you to develop a better relationship with your horse!
Are refunds available if I am not happy with the workshop?
Yes! Absolutely. If you e-mail me within 10 days of purchasing this workshop I will refund you your money, no questions asked!

Think of this workshop as a lesson! You will get a worksheet fo fill out, several new exercises to work on with your horse, and a 60 minute lecture with slides! It is always so important not only to ride and practice exercises but also to understand the theory of Dressage!

Hope to see you in this workshop on evasions!