The Engagement Workshop

Struggling to build that 'perfect' neck and back? Or perhaps your horse tires easily and can't do all the things you need him to. This workshop is for you!

Engagement: Strengthen and Engage the Hind End is the perfect workshop for those who are interested in building strength, stamina, and power in their horse.

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 clear structure for your training and your rides
  • A collection of riding and in-hand exercises to improve engagement
  • Zoom lecture (recorded to watch again)
  • Access to a Grand Prix rider and trainer to answer your questions

Your Instructor

Amelia Newcomb
Amelia Newcomb

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the workshop?
You will have lifetime access to the workshop- so don't worry if you get behind or need to take a break.
What if I am unhappy with the lecture?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the workshop, contact us in the first 15 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I am a beginner rider just starting out?
This workshop is designed for riders and trainers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or riding FEI, the workshop will give you specific exercises to practice and teach you the theory of dressage.
What if I have questions about the content?
You can ask questions directly in the course about any section, on any exercise, at any time! I will usually answer within 1 business day, but if I'm away from my office for longer (say at a horse show), my team of qualified 'substitute teachers' will step in to make sure your questions are answered in a timely manner.

This workshop is an amazing opportunity to enhance your training program.

Hope to see you inside!!