This workshop we are focusing on Straightness! All horses and all riders are crooked so it really is a big challenge to get yourself straight in the saddle and to get your horse straight under you!
Regardless of your level, whether you are new to riding or already competing in dressage, you will get specific step-by-step exercises for you to incorporate into your riding routine to benefit your horse. Plus you’ll learn the theory behind each exercise. Exercises are rated as Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, so there really is something for everyone!
When you enroll, you will receive:
- A toolbox with specific exercises for training issues
- What to prioritize in each training session
- Zoom lecture (recorded to watch again)
- Access to a Grand Prix rider and trainer to answer your questions
- The ability to make measurable progress and actually move up the levels
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.