Second Level Dressage (USDF v. 2023) Workshop

We're looking forward to helping you ride up the centerline for the first time in collected trot!

Second Level can be a challenge, all of a sudden you're entering the 'big leagues', are you and your horse ready? Discover how to be an effective and confident test rider to be successful at Second Level. With my Second Level Competition Course, you will learn how to improve your test performance, increase your scores, and get in the ribbons.

This course is designed for YOU, if you are:

  • Confused about how dressage judging works
  • Frustrated that you just can't get into the ribbons
  • Stuck that you're not improving your scores or riding
  • Afraid of test riding
  • Struggling with confidence in the show ring

This course gives you:

  • Confidence in your own abilities and in your ride
  • The theory and logic behind the purpose of each level of Dressage
  • Specific exercises for each movement in the tests
  • How to build on your riding at each level to produce better rides
  • The ability to increase your scores and abilities

This course, Second Level Dressage, is all about breaking things down and giving you the confidence to get out there and show! By understanding exactly what the judge is looking for, how to identify and improve your weakness, and going through each of the Second Level tests movement-by-movement, you will have a clear picture of what you will need to work on to enter the ring prepared for Second Level!

Second Level is a very difficult level with many horses and riders getting stuck. Second Level introduces the concept of collection and has a TON of transitions. It is very important to master the concepts at Second Level before introducing the flying changes and moving on to Third Level! This course explains exactly how to introduce shoulder-in, haunches-in, counter canter, simple changes, turn on the haunches, and MORE!

Invest in your education and make your show experience a success! It is so important to understand exactly what is expected in the show ring and what the judge is looking for. Practicing and working with your horse to understand and properly execute each movement is key. Showing is a performance, so get ready to really show off for the judges!

What you get when you enroll:

  • Learn how to ride each movement
  • Specific videos on topics such as (The Scoring and Collective marks, Shoulder-In, Haunches-In, Turn on the Haunches, Simple Changes, Rein-back, and MORE!)
  • Get a step-by-step for each Second Level test (watch and listen to Amelia riding the tests)
  • Learn the Theory (learn what judges are looking for)
  • Getting the right mindset (train your mind and body)
  • Competition Preparation (the warm-up, braiding, and more)
  • USDF University credits
  • Ability to ask questions at any time
  • Lifetime Access
  • 100% Horsie Guarantee (30-day, no questions asked!)

Make this year the season you improve your test performance, increase your scores, and win blue ribbons.

Here's a video from one of our students!

Hi everyone...! Here is a video of me and my big bird Figaro EDI working on our counter canter. We've been working on moving up to second level this year. I enrolled in Amelia's 2nd level course and it has been a game changer for me. The course is well thought out, easy to follow and the exercises and instruction on how to prepare your horse for the next level of collection are fantastic. Amelia breaks everything down into simple steps and her videos show you how to fix things when its not always going right! I learn something new every time I rewatch the lessons! Highly recommend this course! So happy that this course came out in time for show season! Thank you Amelia! ❤

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

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

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You will have lifetime access to all the materials in this course so you can reference them at any time!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked. If you feel this course is not right for you, we will give you your money back!