Elke Potucek Puscha

Dedicated Student of the legendary Egon von Neindorff

In January 1989, after having gained competition experience, I became a student of Egon von Neindorff’s. In September of the same year, I took part in the ‘Celebration of Classical Equitation’ display, at first in the ‘Quadriga’ in Long Reins, and in subsequent years in ridden dressage quadrilles, Young Horse displays, work in hand and the airs above the ground.

Time has never played a part at the Riding Institute, neither where the training of the horse was concerned nor that of the rider. That said, it took years of hard work to be able to control my body to the degree required to be able to dance with the horse, albeit always under the watchful eye of a schoolmaster who never missed a thing!

In essence, Classical Riding is characterized by its simplicity and lack of ostentatiousness. In this context, craftsmanship must be mastered before any form of art can evolve.

Our objective is to help riders perfect their craftsmanship and in so doing, combine Classical Equitation with today’s competitive riding. That said, we do not put ourselves under any pressure to gain prizes or rosettes but we do strive to combine correct training with top performance.

“Go to the limit – but never beyond.
Ask but do not ask too much.”

Egon von Neindorff

Elke mit Utina

‘Go to the limit – but never beyond! Ask but do not ask too much.’
Egon von Neindorff

‘Go to the limit – but never beyond!’ and ‘Ask but do not ask too much.’ (Egon von Neindorff). How often did I hear these phrases! Achieving top performance from horse and rider requires a relationship without coercion – it requires a team. Both have to enjoy their work. As a trainer, I strive to instil in my students (the team consisting of horse and rider) the enjoyment of their work coupled with the required discipline.

We cater for both competition riders and recreational riders aspiring to improve themselves and their horses. During a lesson, I like to believe that the students ‘feel’ I am sitting on the horse with them, and assisting them step by step – from loosening up to working towards learning new movements, at whatever thelevel.

All of our horses are trained by myself and my partner Patric Puscha and are available for tuition. They are trained to a minimum of Elementary level before they are used for lessons, and some are schooled to do High School movements.

Cirriculum Vitae

2023  |  Coaching on several national and international Competitions
2020 – 2021  |  cooperation with “Reitkultur” Horse magazine Biography at Bookazin „Reitkultur“
07/2020  |  back for in person clinics in Europe
04/2020  |  online Livestream via Pixem, Zoom all over Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand PIXEM – Your Robots Cameraman
03/2020  |  first shutdown due to Covid Virus
03/2020  |  last training in Bábolna with the Hungarian Eventing Team Boot Camp for the Hungarian Eventing Riders in Bábolna
01/2020  |  private invitation to ZABEEL Stables, private racing stable of Sheikh Maktoum, Dubai, UAE Zabeel Racing Stables in Dubai
09/2019  |  private invitation to CDN in Razionków, Poland Elite Foals Auction at CichonDressage in Poland
09/2019  |  invitation for shadow judging at CCI4*-S in Waregem, Belgium Different point of view: CCI4*-S in Waregem
08/2019  |  coaching of the Hungarian Eventing Team during European Team Championship CCI3*-S in Westerstede, GER
2019 – 2020  |  official trainer for the Hungarian “Talent Programm Eventing”, HU https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=3108262609199114&set=a.143319909026747
2018 – 2020  |  regular 5-day clinics with Tressa Boulden Dressage, California, USA
2018  |  Interview for the California Riding Magazine
since 2018  |  monthly clinics with Nikki Barker Dressage in Newmarket, UK
05/2018  |  coaching during CCI3*-S in Àlag, HU
11/2017  |  4-day clinic in Alabama, USA
2017  – 2020  |  monthly clinics for the Hungarian Eventing Team near Budapest, HU
since 2016  |  regular 3-day clinics in Bergen, NO Testimonial Frida Svennson Finne, Norway
11/2016  |  Train the Trainer Seminar “How to Dressage for Vaulting Horses” in Sóskút, HU
2016 – 2018  |  regular 2-day clinics in Ljubljana and Ptuj, SI
12/2015  |  Trainer seminar “The devil is hidden in details – Dressage exercises E – S” in Ljubljana, SI
10/2015  |  coaching during CDI3* in Kaposvar, HU
12/2014  |  Co-Trainer for Artur Kottas-Heldenberg during Trainer Seminar in Ljubljana, SI
07/2014  |  responsible Trainer and Choreograph for LIPICA Stud during Marbach Classics in GER
2012 – 2018  |  monthly 3-days clinics with Eilika von Habsburg-Lothringen in Sóskút, HU
12/2012  |  Photoserie Sidesaddle in LIPICA for Artur Kottas-Heldenberg’s book
2011 – 2016  |  CoTrainer for Artur Kottas-Heldenberg in LIPICA Stud, SI
since 2011  |  cooperation with Reitanlage Knöller and RV Rotensol in GER
2009  |  Artur Kottas-Heldenberg becomes our mentor
2008 – 2019  |  regular 3-day clinics with Silke Withe Dressage in Kentucky, USA
2004 – 2016  |  cooperation with “Cavallo” Horse magazine
2004 – 2008  |  own riding facilities in Waldbronn-Neurod
2002 – 2018  |  monthly clinics in Switzerland
2002 – 2003  |  regular clinics in France/Switzerland
since 2000  |  regular clinics in Germany and Austria
since 1996  |  first clinics with Louise Davison Dressage and Sue Nevill-Parker Arrow Training in UK
1989 – 2004  |  education at Egon von Neindorff