How to Start Riding and Learning Dressage

Learning dressage can be done on any horse with any type of riding tack! If you have your own horse, there are many ways to start learning dressage virtually! Ingela Larsson has an online virtual program for riders to learn how to connect with their horses on the ground. Being able to ask your horse for precision and connection starts on the ground before you get in the saddle.

Monte Velho Equo Resort

Taking dressage lessons is a wonderful way to start learning dressage. On Cavago we have wonderful hosts all over the world who specialize in dressage. The Monte Velho Equo Resort is a boutique hotel located on a very successful Lusitano breeding farm and is an ideal base from which to experience world class dressage instruction with a touch of trail riding in the gorgeous countryside.

The current pride of Monte Velho Monte Velho is the beautiful bay stallion, Equador MVL. Equador was born on the farm and is ridden by João Torrão. The pair was ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but they were rescheduled. At Monte Velho, lucky guests passionate about dressage riding, can have the incredible opportunity to watch an Olympic hopeful horse and rider team train and even take lessons from that rider or from his own trainer, Coralie Baldrey. We can’t wait to see how far these three will go!

El Caballo de España

At El Caballo De España, you can find classical equitation with some of the finest Spanish horses in the UK. Renowned international dressage trainer, judge, performer and author Peter Madisson-Greenwell is based here. iImmerse yourself in the art and science of classical equitation at this outstanding facility.

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