How to have FUN in Dressage.
Dressage is hard and often serious, sometimes we need assistance to have fun while we work towards our goals..
Do you find yourself getting burnt out from riding? You used to love going to the barn but now it's find the motivation? Your horse has gone a bit sour from all your dedicated training? Or perhaps you have a new horse you just can't seem to connect with? Get back to having FUN with your horse with this dedicated workshop.
At the end of the day, we want to have FUN and enjoy riding our horses! That's what it's all about right?
In this workshop I give you some fun dressage exercises that involve poles and cones and also some ways that you can bond with and connect with your horse on the ground.
This workshop includes:
- Grooming and Bonding Time
- "Dancing" with your horse
- Pole Work
- The Snowman with Cavaletti
- Weave the cones
- React and Reward
Hope to see you inside the course!
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.