Second Level Dressage v. 2019

Everything you Need to Compete Second Level!

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Imagine for a second, riding down the centerline, halting, and saluting to the judge and having complete confidence in the Second Level test you are about to ride! You have your test memorized, you understand exactly what the judge is looking for, and you know how to present your strengths and weaknesses!

This course is designed for YOU if: you are planning to make the jump up to Second Level this season, you're looking to improve your scores, or maybe you need to learn the new 2019 tests!

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

Second Level is a very difficult level and many horses and riders get stuck at First Level. 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!

For the final exam, you will submit a video of you riding a Second Level test of your choice!!! We will score the test and give you constructive feedback to improve your training and your score.

This course has 4 sections and includes over 2.5 hours of video content:

Section 1:

--The purpose of Second Level

--The scoring

--The collective marks


Section 2:

--Second Level Test 1

--Second Level Test 2

--Second Level Test 3


Section 3: The Movements:

--Shoulder-in

--Haunches-in

--Turn on the haunches

--Counter canter

--Simple changes

--Medium trot and canter

-- Halt and rein back


Section 4:

--Test preparation

--The Score

--Final Exam!

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



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 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

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.


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!

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