Dressage Clinics at Trent Park EC, London- starting Sept 6th 2012

Posted: 30. July 2012

Clinics starting on Thursday evenings from 6th September 2012... Come along and spectate, or bring your competition horse- you will not regret it.

Philippa has International experience of competing, riding and judging- room for all.

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UK Clinics & Courses Now Available

Posted: 22. February 2012

Philippa is now available for clinics & courses in the UK. Individual Dressage Sessions, Semi-Private and Group (maximum of 5 riders) are available. Prices are available on request. Dressage Theory Courses. The courses run for 8 weeks at a complete cost of 80 GBP per person.

The Syllabus to be covered is as follows: -

The Training Scale

  • RHYTHM
  • SUPPLENESS
  • CONTACT
  • IMPULSION
  • STRAIGHTNESS
  • COLLECTION

Specific exercises and lateral work Nutrition for the competition horse Preparation for competition A plan for feeding, exercising and turning the horse out leading up to competition Competition etiquette, Important Dressage Rules & What the judge is looking for Biomechanics and how the horse and rider affect one another Discussion and question session Elite Dressage Exam Stable Management Courses A general stable management course based on the syllabus for the BHS satges 1-4 and BHS Horse Owner's Certificates. Suitable for the complete novice, or those studying towards their ABRS/BHS/Pony Club exams. The sessions are 2 hours long and cost £8 per session.

ELITE DRESSAGE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR EVENT ORGANISERS TO RUN AND MANAGE COURSES AND CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE UK. PLEASE CONTACT PHILIPPA DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL: info@elitedressage.co.uk

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Uk Clinics & Courses Now Available

Posted: 22. February 2012
Philippa is now available for clinics & courses in the UK. Individual Dressage Sessions, Semi-Private and Group (maximum of 5 riders) are available. Prices are available on request. Dressage Theory Courses. The courses run for 8 weeks at a complete cost of 80 GBP per person. The Syllabus to be covered is as follows: - The Training Scale • RHYTHM • SUPPLENESS • CONTACT • IMPULSION • STRAIGHTNESS • COLLECTION Specific exercises and lateral work Nutrition for the competition horse Preparation for competition A plan for feeding, exercising and turning the horse out leading up to competition Competition etiquette, Important Dressage Rules & What the judge is looking for Biomechanics and how the horse and rider affect one another Discussion and question session Elite Dressage Exam Stable Management Courses A general stable management course based on the syllabus for the BHS satges 1-4 and BHS Horse Owner's Certificates. Suitable for the complete novice, or those studying towards their ABRS/BHS/Pony Club exams. The sessions are 2 hours long and cost 8 GBP per session. ELITE DRESSAGE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR EVENT ORGANISERS TO RUN AND MANAGE COURSES AND CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE UK. PLEASE CONTACT PHILIPPA DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL: info@elitedressage.co.uk

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Uk Clinics & Courses Now Available

Posted: 22. February 2012
Philippa is now available for clinics & courses in the UK. Individual Dressage Sessions, Semi-Private and Group (maximum of 5 riders) are available. Prices are available on request. Dressage Theory Courses. The courses run for 8 weeks at a complete cost of 80 GBP per person. The Syllabus to be covered is as follows: - The Training Scale • RHYTHM • SUPPLENESS • CONTACT • IMPULSION • STRAIGHTNESS • COLLECTION Specific exercises and lateral work Nutrition for the competition horse Preparation for competition A plan for feeding, exercising and turning the horse out leading up to competition Competition etiquette, Important Dressage Rules & What the judge is looking for Biomechanics and how the horse and rider affect one another Discussion and question session Elite Dressage Exam Stable Management Courses A general stable management course based on the syllabus for the BHS satges 1-4 and BHS Horse Owner's Certificates. Suitable for the complete novice, or those studying towards their ABRS/BHS/Pony Club exams. The sessions are 2 hours long and cost 8 GBP per session. ELITE DRESSAGE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR EVENT ORGANISERS TO RUN AND MANAGE COURSES AND CLINICS THROUGHOUT THE UK. PLEASE CONTACT PHILIPPA DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL: info@elitedressage.co.uk

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UK Clinics & Courses Now Available!

Posted: 22. February 2012
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Back Home in The UK!

Posted: 22. February 2012

We have finally returned home to the UK, after just over three amazing years in South Africa. I have met some incredible people, horses, and horse and rider combinations, and many friends whom I shall treasure for life!

Ollie, Blondie and Thor all travelled over by plane in January and arrived safely, however, Thor sadly died two weeks ago.

I am now back in the full swing of things, and available for the normal Dressage clinics, individual, semi and group training sessions. I will also be running the Dressage Theory Courses, Interactive Teaching Technique Courses, and Stable Management Courses, with the help of Elite Dressage Event Organisers! I am currently recruiting for Event Organisers for all areas of the UK, and would love to hear from you if you are interested. The only requirement is a passion for the Equestrian World!

 

I am very much looking forward to re-connecting, and connecting with new students and horsey people in general over the next year, and wish you all the best with your endeavours for 2012!! Please keep in touch with your news, and any queries you may have.

Philippa!

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2 Day Riding Clinic with Stable Management Course - Hermanus/ Overberg Area

Posted: 21. July 2011

Horse Riding clinics with acclaimed British Dressage Trainer Philippa Williams to be offered in the Hermanus area. Join Philippa for a 2 day clinic offering individual dressage sessions, dressage theory and stable management courses. Prices: R 500 for 1 hour individual coaching sessions/ R 100 for 1 hour theory course and and R 150 for 2 hour stable management course. Many South African riders have accredited Philippa as the best instructor in the country. Please contact mailto:marketing@elitedressage.co.za for bookings and enquiries or call 0712651101 and 0766140262

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Hermanus - 2 day Riding Clinic and Stable Management Course

Posted: 21. July 2011

Horse Riding clinics with acclaimed British Dressage Trainer Philippa Williams to be offered in the Hermanus area. Join Philippa for a 2 day clinic offering individual dressage sessions, dressage theory and stable management courses. Prices: R 500 for 1 hour individual coaching sessions/ R 100 for 1 hour theory course and and R 150 for 2 hour stable management course. Many South African riders have accredited Philippa as the best instructor in the country. Please contact mailto:marketing@elitedressage.co.uk for bookings and enquiries or call 0712651101.

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Emma Butler - Pretoria, South Africa

Posted: 13. July 2011

When I moved to Cape Town in January 2011 I suddenly realized that I did not know quite as much as I thought I did. Philippa began training me through my college and I learned more from a single lesson with her, than I had from 7 years of previous training! Philippa has helped me so much with my seat, position, confidence, understanding of technique and methods, and my over-all understanding of the equestrian industry. I was fortunate to job shadow her for 4 days and could not have asked for a better teacher. She truly is an extraordinary instructor and person, willing to go out of her way to help where help is needed. Thanks so much for all that you have done for me and taught me - Best instructor in the world!

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New Addition to the Elite Dressage Family!!

Posted: 12. May 2011

For those of you who know or have been following Philippa's career in the dressage world, you will know that her long term goals and aspirations for representing her country in the olympics are very important to her. We are very excited to announce the arrival of FLORESANNA a six month old filly by Wolandia (Sandro Hit) and Five Star (Weltmeyer). Her name was carefully designed by her breeders, Debbie and Anders Wallin of Compton House Stud, comprising of the two blood lines of the Sire and Dam- FLORE for Florenstein- (Weltmeyer) and SANNA for Sandro Hit. Along with one of Floresanna's half sisters, who was sold to Paul Schockomohle for euros: 800,000, we truly believe that she has the capability of fulfilling Philippa's aspirations.

 

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New Addition to the Elite Dressage Family!!

Posted: 11. May 2011

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Winter Courses

Posted: 6. May 2011

Winter is fast approaching, and sundowners no longer seem like the thing to do! Elite Dressage is offering the following courses for your winter evenings and Saturdays...

 

Fun, Interactive Stable Management Course

R50/ person per week. A social, informative course for all levels from novice to mum's to SANEF & Pony Club students. Courses will be running from June through to September and available at a venue near you: - (Southern Suburbs/ Southern Penisula and Northern Suburbs/ West Coast). For a place on the course please email info@elitedressage.co.za stating the course name, your contact details and the are you reside in. If you have a specific venue in mind or would like to arrange a course at your yard please also mention this in your email.

Dressage Theory Course

R80/ person per week. A course for the dressage enthusiast! Again, whether you're a rider, trainer, groom or mum wanting to know more about the sport, its practicalities and history this is the one for you. Courses will be held in various venues as above. Please email info@elitedressage.co.za stating the course name, your contact details and the area you reside in. If you have a specific venue in mind or would like to arrange a course at your yard, please also mention this in your email.

 

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Trainer at The Equestrian Academy of Cape Town

Posted: 21. February 2011

Philippa has recently taken The Equestrian Academy on as a client, teaching the SANEF Instructor students and Stud manager students all phases of riding and the major principles of the equestrian sport. Philippa carries out all her teaching with innate professionalism and attention to detail. All of Philippa's students have the benefit of learning the training line practised by Anky Van Grunsven and Arjen Teeuwissen, (Dutch Olympic Champions and Philippa's trainer). There are very few in the world who have this insight for training the horse.

Philippa will be holding various clinics, seminars and demonstrations at the academy for outside riders to take part in. Please email info@elitedressage.co.uk for more information, specifying what you are particularly interested in doing. Please see the list of courses available on the 'Courses' page.

Elite Dressage Presents Question Day....

Posted: 26. January 2011

QUESTION TIME

At

Noordhoek Farm Village Tack Shop

On

Saturday 5th February 2011 From 2-4pm

 

BRING ALL YOUR EQUESTRIAN QUESTIONS: -

EQUITATION AND EQUINE RELATED

 

AND HAVE THEM ANSWERED PROFESSIONALLY BY

 

PHILIPPA WILLIAMS

RIDER & TRAINER

 

info@elitedressage.co.uk

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Lara Pieret, Noordhoek

Posted: 18. January 2011

I contacted Philippa to help me with my young mare's schooling. Vari was hot and full of tension and I had lost my confidence. After only a few sessions the results have been more than incredible. Today I was simlply blown away by the difference in my mare. She  is soft and round and paying attention and I am happy to ask more of her without worrying about her reaction. Philippa has a very gentle and consistent approach giving the horse lots of praise and encouragement. She put together a fantastic training and nutrition program to suit my time commitments and our level.  She also takes the time to make sure Vari is properly cooled off, washed down and stretched. I highly recommend Philippa no matter what your equestrian goals may be! Lara Pieret and Suvari Royale.

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Own a Share in Elite Dressage & The Dressage Academy!

Posted: 3. January 2011

Elite Dressage have exciting things happening!!! A new clothing line, inspired by Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle; A Dressage academy!!! And quality Dutch Warmbloods coming in from Holland for sale.

 

We are currently offering shares in the business, of which will provide an income and a chance to be part of this exciting venture.  Please read the proposal attached as a PDF document for further information. (Click on link).

 

 

 

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.pdf (450.59 kb)

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School Mistress Available for Lessons

Posted: 24. November 2010

School Mistress available for lessons.

Please contact Philippa for more details.

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School Mistress Available for Lessons

Posted: 24. November 2010

Professionally trained horse available for individual Dressage lessons.

Please contact Philippa for more information.

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Stable Management Course

Posted: 1. September 2010

Fun, Interactive course for all levels from novice to those training for their SANEF instructor/ pony club exams!  We have everything you can imagine from equine first aid to teaching modules, and you can pick and choose which sessions you come to!

Venue: Cheval Vapeur Stables, Philippi, Cape Town

Date: 20th September 5-7pm for 10 weeks

Cost: R50 per session payable each week

For more information please email: info@elitedressage.co.uk

NB: Please click on below link for full list of topics

 

Stable Management Course Topics.doc (48.00 kb)

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Opportunity to compete Elite Dressage horse!!

Posted: 1. September 2010

How would you like to have lessons with Philippa on a horse who is trained at shoulder in, leg yield, collected and extended movements, and then compete it as if it were your own?!!  No competition experience needed :-)

If you are interested in this fabulous opportunity, please contact Philippa directly on 0712651101 or email info@elitedressage.co.uk

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Show Jumping Clinic Equestrian Academy 4th September

Posted: 29. August 2010

Our monthly clinic at The Equestrian Academy in Kuils River, Cape Town will be held next Saturday 4th September.

All levels of rider and horses are welcome, and Philippa specialises in providing solutions and exercises for problematic/ green horses.

To book your place please contact Melanie Cerqueira, Director on 083 338 8803.

 

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Another Article By Western Cape Horse Talk... And the T-Shirts are Finally Out!!!

Posted: 9. July 2010

Western Cape Horse Talk have produced an article on Elite Dressage once again.  Please click on the link below to view it: -

www.westerncapehorsetalk.com/articles/20100614_1

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The YARD SNOB, CUTIE AND QUEEN lumo range are finally out!!! To place your order please email info@elitedressage.co.uk stating which slogan you would like and which size.  Sizes from xxs-xxl- Priced at R150.

 

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Dageraad Stud

Posted: 9. June 2010

HI PHILIPPA,

 

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HELP YOU HAVE GIVEN US WITH OUR HORSES OVER THE

PAST EIGHT MONTHS, THE CHANGE IN OUR HORSES IS AMAZING, THE ARE ALL GOING SO WELL INCLUDING THE SHOWJUMPERS, LATELY OUR HORSES HAVE ALL EITHER WON OR BEEN PLACED IN THEIR JUMPING CLASSES NOW THAT THEY ARE  BETTER SCHOOLED. 

I  WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR WAY OF TRAINING HORSES,

REGARDS

JANICE DAVODOFF

DAGERAAD STUD

 

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Donata, KZN

Posted: 9. June 2010

"My name is Donata Cronjé and I ride a 5 year old Warmblood mare. 

We started this year competing in Novice level.

I was first introduced to Phillipa beginning of last year when she had a 3 day Clinic in KZN. 

I had only 1 lesson with her as it was impossible for me to have anymore at that stage.

I enjoyed her lesson and when I heard she was coming to KZN again I jumped in line to have 4 lessons in a row.

She has a wonderful teaching methodology, she explains clearly and in a way that anyone can understand.  She stayed for the show that weekend and I must say she was a tonic to me, as I get extremely tense at shows.  She was calm and relaxed which had a ripple affect. She was extremely helpful before my tests in the warmup arena as well as in between my classes.

Phillipa manages to motivate and encourage her learners to ride to their best ability and the product is a rider that has a clear idea of how to get the best out of their horse without any miscommunication and frustration between horse and rider. 

I thoroughly enjoyed every one of my lessons and am looking forward to the next Clinic here in KZN "

 


 


 

 

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Natal Dressage Clinics

Posted: 31. May 2010

Philippa will be holding Dressage Clinics in Natal from 23-29 June 2010.

For more details or bookings contact

Heather 072 107 6657

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Cheval Stables

Posted: 7. May 2010

Cheval Stables, Morningstar

29 May - Dressage Clinic

For more info or bookings email andrea@elitedressage.co.uk

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Durban Clinics

Posted: 5. May 2010

Philippa will be in Durban (Hillcrest & Pietermaritzburg area) doing Show Jumping & Dressage Clinics from 10-14 May.

Contact Philippa for more details.

email: info@eitedressage.co.uk

office: 021 701 7366

cell: 071 265 1101

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Date Set for Dressage Theory Course

Posted: 26. April 2010

The first Dressage Theory Course will be held at Constantia Uitsig.  The course will run from 27th May til 15th July every Thursday evening from 7-9pm.

To sign up for the course please contact Andrea on 021 701 7366 or email PA@elitedressage.co.uk

 

 

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Shangri-La Stables

Posted: 21. April 2010

Shangri-La Stables, Joostenbergvlakte, Cape Town

5 June - Dressage

Contact Andrea for more details or bookings andrea@elitedressage.co.uk

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Special Offers...

Posted: 19. April 2010
  • Free Training if you organise a clinic with 10 or more people!
  • 30% off all of your courses and clinics if you book in for one lesson a month for the rest of the year!
  • 30% off your first clinic.  Offer valid until the end of May!

 

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