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.