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!!! Amelia 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:
--The purpose of Second Level
--The collective marks
--Second Level Test 1
--Second Level Test 2
--Second Level Test 3
Section 3: The Movements:
--Turn on the haunches
--Medium trot and canter
-- Halt and rein back
We're looking forward to helping you ride up the centerline in collected trot!!!
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 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 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.
StartTurn on the Haunches (7:43)
StartShoulder - In from Second Level Test 1 (3:47)
StartHaunches-In (Travers) (7:59)
StartMedium Trot (4:22)
StartSimple Changes (11:00)
Start3 Loop Counter Canter Serpentine (3:35)
StartMedium Canter (0:59)
StartHalt and Rein Back (6:41)