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 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
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!!