Welcome to Central Dressage
Welcome to Central Dressage
A very warm welcome to Central Dressage - at the heart of harmony for you and your horse. All are very welcome to join in our activities & no membership is required. We have sourced the best coaches available to us, all having ridden, trained and produced to international grand prix and represented Team GB.
The story so far.....
2018 has seen all four of our training camps completed. 8 training bursaries have been awarded and we are now in the midst of planning for 2019 which will see five camps, another Stephen Clarke Training Forum and our usual monthly clinics. Please come back and visit us before Christmas for new dates. Don't forget to pop over to our gallery to capture 2018 in pictures. Thank you to all of you that have made it possible. Remember "Education is Everything"
2017 was fabulous. Four training camps completed, our annual Stephen Clarke training forum at Hurstbourne EC on 12 July which was such an inspiring day (see report) and many more educational and fun events.
We pride ourselves on running our training camps with the very best coaches we can source in the UK. We don't work for profit and are able to run pretty much to cost. Any surplus is given to worthwhile causes to include The Brooke and Marie Curie Cancer Care UK together with training bursaries.
Check out the "Gallery" tab above to see our coaches and riders in action.
**Central Dressage coaches have trained and ridden to international level representing Great Britain**
We had an amazing 2016 thanks to you guys for your outstanding support. We've held three camps, Stephen Clarke training forum, Gareth Hughes training forum, yard visit to Laura Tomlinson (nee Bechtolsheimer) and a visit to Woodlander Stud and to top it off we've held monthly clinics with leading British coaches in Spencer Wilton, Andrew Gould, Paul Friday, Matt Hicks, Charlie Hutton and David Hunt. During 2016 we've coached more than 1500 riders and donated a total of £10,002.51 to charitable causes to include The Brooke, horse welfare and individual training bursaries
Check out our calendar to find out what's on!
For training camps please click on the "What's On" tab above
Photos from our 2017 training camps can be found in the "gallery" tab above
Report from our Stephen Clarke Training Forum on 12 July 2017
We had the most inspiring day you could ever wish for listening to Stephen. Feedback has been 110%! For the full report from the day kindly written by Helen Triggs click on the button below. Photos taken by Eva Marie Broomer of Horse Power Creative. For more photos from our day please visit the gallery button above.
Report from our Laura Tomlinson yard visit 11 July 2016
The most superb yard visit never to be forgotten. For summary report please download here
Stephen Clarke Training Forum 28 June 2016
We had the most amazing day ever. For full report please download here
Wellington Riding Ec Camp 18-19 June 2016 Report
It was so lovely to meet up with you over the weekend. We made new friends and welcomed old friends too. It really was a super with everything running to plan. We were so lucky with the weather and of course beautiful facilities at Wellington.
It really was a joy to witness so many of you engaging with our coaches, learning, improving and becoming more confident as the weekend went by. The atmosphere was superb with each of you helping one another. Thank you for making it so special for us too.
Krista and Bev were fab during our Saturday evening demonstration with Spencer and Andrew. It takes a lot of courage to “show yourself” to one judge let alone 115 of you! Buddy and Big Bird were our perfect choice and we look forward to watching them progress in their competitive career. Thank you Krista and Bev for turning yourselves and your horses out so beautifully, we appreciated it very much.
We've received fabulous feedback about our lectures from Dr Adam Jackson and Dr Victoria South of Liphook Equine Hospital. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude for their professionalism and time as well as the most amazing goody bags, thank you!
Addington Manor EC Camp 12-13 March 2016 Report
Enormous thanks to our inaugural campers - for being part of it and making it all so worthwhile! It really was a privilege to meet you all and we know you’ve taken away lots to work on with your horses and ponies.
Together we raised a whopping £4,501 for The Brooke. To put it into context you have purchased 450 sets of farrier tools or you have paid for 65 farriers to be trained or you’ve paid for 130 ambulatory services to be set up. That is simply fantastic. Thanks a million.
Special thanks to everyone who made it all happen. Our amazing coaches, lecturers, judge, volunteers, sponsors, The Brooke, Woodlander Stud and everyone at Addington who made the weekend such fun while living the 'Education is Everything' ethos.
Who are we?
Our mission is to provide education and development through the best trainers and the best sports science in a friendly and fun environment to promote harmony between horses and riders.
Our activities will be primarily, but not exclusively, based around Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. ALL activities are open to everyone. There are no membership fees. We cater for all levels from baby green young horse through to grand prix.
We host a variety of ridden training clinics, yards visits, gala evenings, conventions, non-ridden lecture demonstrations and our hallmark residential training camps. We welcome and encourage riders, enthusiasts, owners and trainers of all levels and disciplines to join us in learning more about our sport and enjoying our equine partnerships. Above all, we want you and your horse to have enjoyment and mutual respect for each other.
During 2016 we will support The Brooke together with other educational charities that put the welfare of the horse first and foremost. We share our passion with like-minded enthusiasts.
Central Dressage is committed to the development of horses and riders at every level, from all backgrounds and every discipline.
We are both humbled and delighted to announce the very generous support of the following prestigious organisations:
Our fund-raising activity will benefit Brooke as well as other educational charities supporting equine welfare or making possible the joys and benefits of horsemanship.
Brooke is an international animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys, mules and the people who depend on them. Brooke provides veterinary treatment and community programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Brooke’s goal is to increase the number of working animals they help to two million a year by the end of 2016.
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