At Barguse, we pride ourselves in producing riders from beginners to advanced. We have a strong junior base and once our junior riders have a solid grounding in the basics we offer them more specialised training in the three disciplines. The dressage academy is aimed at those riders who wish to develop their knowledge and further their riding skills. It is open to riders who own their own ponies or who wish to use ours. It is aimed at both juniors and senior riders who wish to learn in more depth about the German scales of training. This is fundamental in understanding what dressage is all about.

Donna Dressage

These sessions are taught by Lisa who is a long standing pupil of German dressage trainer, Michael Beining. Lisa spent many years’ under Michael’s guidance learning the art of the correct seat and how your position can influence your horse. It does require discipline to want to achieve the correct way of going without taking shortcuts. She hopes to convey to her pupils that although it’s hard work and at times frustrating, that the benefits long term for both the horse and rider are worth it. That is that the horse develops into a calm, happy, supple and flexible athlete who is willing to work with its rider rather than dealing with being pulled and “held” into position!
It has to be a more pleasant experience for all concerned! Providing your foundations are sound, the rest will be comparatively easy! Thus, Lisa feels its important that riders are taught about the anatomy and biomechanics of the horse as well as the rider and employs lots of different techniques to help the riders understand the importance of a good, independent seat and hand.

If you would like specific dressage training please e-mail or contact the office.