Amelia’s Dressage Academy will transform your understanding of Dressage and approach to your training. We all at times feel frustrated, confused, and like we are not making any progress as we ride circle after circle in our Dressage training journey! Joining the academy will give direction to your training with new exercises every month. Joining the academy will help you understand the THEORY of Dressage via Zoom lectures and power point presentations, and you will join an amazing community of riders who are eager to learn and support one another on this incredible journey!
What is Amelia’s Dressage Academy?
Think Netflix for Dressage with new monthly episodes and live zoom lectures! The academy offers monthly workshops on universal Dressage topics. Some of the past episodes, which all members have access to, include Contact and Connection, Suppleness, Evasions, Dressage Rider Position Seat and Legs, and MORE!
On the first of each month, Amelia will release videos and a worksheet with exercises for you to start practicing. The LIVE zoom lecture is on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 12 noon PT and the previous Wednesday at 5 pm. The lecture goes into the theory of Dressage and is an opportunity to ask Amelia your questions and to connect with other students in the academy.
In addition, you will have access to back episodes of the academy so you can always go back and review older sessions. The lectures are always recorded if you are unable to make the live call.
Dressage training is very much a process and requires consistent training to make slow progress. Amelia’s Dressage Academy is a way to stay motivated and accountable to consistently work towards your goals and make progress in your training!
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 works to develop a trusting and confident relationship between horse and rider. Using elements from both natural horsemanship and classical dressage, Amelia creates a holistic approach to dressage training that adapts to fit the needs of each individual horse and rider. Starting with basic groundwork and progressing to the Grand Prix, Amelia emphasizes trust, understanding, and relaxation for both horse and rider.
Amelia also enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge and experience with her students. “I have been blessed with many great teachers in my career and I hope to help each and every one of my students develop a connection and solid relationship with their horses.” A passionate dressage trainer, with a goal of reaching and helping a larger number of riders than one-on-one in-person training allows, Amelia has expanded her training program to the online community.
“I see online dressage training as the future. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an amazing dressage trainer in their backyard. Amelia’s Dressage Academy provides monthly workshops and in-depth masterclasses, which can provide a map for progress in your dressage journey!”
Amelia Newcomb is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, and a member of the prestigious USEF Dressage Development Program. She has trained and competed close to 50 horses in almost 500 competitions, and has trained several horses that she started as youngsters all the way up to the Grand Prix. Amelia hopes one day to compete internationally and to represent the United States at the Olympics.
Amelia Newcomb Dressage is based in Somis, California, where Amelia offers complete and correct dressage training from breaking the young horse through the FEI level.
StartIntroduction to Impulsion
StartUnmounted Exercises for Impulsion (5:34)
StartMounted Glute Mead Activation (4:24)
StartWhip/leg re-sensitizing exercise! (5:04)
StartHalt/Rein Back Transitions (4:20)
StartTrot Tempo Changes (3:11)
StartSlow Trot - Slow Canter (4:36)
Frequently Asked Questions
These workshops are an amazing opportunity to enhance your training program. Whether you are in full training with a trainer or working mostly alone, these workshops will help you to understand the theory of Dressage and help you analyze the specific issues you are having with your horse and how to best approach them. Often it is difficult when you are in a live lesson to really understand the theory of Dressage training and to analyze the situation and problems you are having!!
Hope to see you in the academy!!