Competition and Test Riding
A Workshop to become a better show rider.
Regardless of what level you are showing, this workshop will give you some tips and exercises that will for sure boost your score!!
Competition is a performance. The more that you understand exactly what the judge is looking for and the more that you practice the movements the better you will do!
This workshop covers coefficients, the walk, competitive transitions, precision riding and MORE!
The workshop also includes a lecture on competition and test riding and a great discussion on submission and impulsion and the relationship between submission and impulsion.
Even if you are not planning on competing, the tests and the criteria that the judges are looking for is very important to understand and to help you to correctly train your horse! Furthermore, the tests patterns are designed to help guide you in your training.
Hope to "see" you inside the workshop!
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, this workshop 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!!
This workshop will help get you ready for competition and understand what exactly will be expected of you at the show!
Hope to see you inside!