The Equestrian Academy

Posted: 16. April 2010

The Equestrian Academy, Kuils River, Cape Town

May 8 Show Jumping

June 5 Dressage

July 17 Show Jumping

August 7 Dressage

September 4 Show Jumping

November 6 Dressage

This monthly clinic needs your support. The venue is brand new and has superb facilities. Based on a beautiful wine estate; after you lesson you can go and relax in the restaurant, taste some wine or try some of their magnificent cheese! The clinics alternate monthly between Dressage and Show Jumping.

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Dageraad Stud Clinic Dates

Posted: 16. April 2010

Dageraad Stud, Robertson, Cape Town.

May 4/5, 

May 31 / June 1

June 21/22

July 5/6

August 23/24

This popular 2 day monthly clinic comprises of Dressage on the first and and Show Jumping on the second.  (Or two Dressage sessions).  There is a guest house on the farm in which you can stay, and stabling is free of charge.  There are many wine farms and other attractions in the area to visit.  So it makes the 2 hour journey out of Cape Town well worth it!  Total charge for the training is R450.

Please contact info@elitedressage.co.uk to book a place.

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DRESSAGE THEORY COURSES

Posted: 11. April 2010


 

DRESSAGE COURSES

Elite Dressage is running interactive Dressage courses.

The courses run for 8 weeks at a complete cost of R1000 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

 
www.elitedressage.co.uk ◊ info@elitedressage.co.uk ◊ 021 7017 366 ◊ 071 2651 101

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What's been happening....?

Posted: 9. April 2010

Elite Dressage Clothing Line...

Elite Dressage have just put their first order in for the first batch of stock! On order we have: -

Polo shirts with collars in BABY PINK, BABY BLUE, NAVY AND WHITE. The shirts will have our logo embroided accross the back, and and the front you can choose from various names including: - Rider, Trainer, Owner and Mom the Groom!

Further stock to include scarfs, beanies, gilets, caps, and our promotional range..

FUN & CRAZY PROMOTIONAL RANGE....

Our product launch will be supported by our exciting, limited edition; flourescent polo shirts. They come in an array of flourescent colours, sporting our logo at the back. The bright colours are not the only exciting part!! Check out the names at the front.... YARD QUEEN... SNOB.... SORRY FOR YOU.... and many more!!!

Don't miss out!

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FREE!!!

Our event organisers are in the process of putting together BIG PRESENTS for you to grab... They include a funky keyring, a scarf, a t-shirt, a pen and a smart, practical hat bag for shows. You are entitled to receive one if you book in for a clinic once a month for the rest of the year!

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Elite Dressage Clothing Line!!

Posted: 9. April 2010

Elite Dressage have just put their first order in for the first batch of stock!  On order we have: -

Polo shirts with collars in BABY PINK, BABY BLUE, NAVY AND WHITE.  The shirts will have our logo embroided accross the back, and and the front you can choose from various names including: - Rider, Trainer, Owner and Mom the Groom!

Further stock to include scarfs, beanies, gilets, caps, and our promotional range..

FUN & CRAZY PROMOTIONAL RANGE....

Our product launch will be supported by our exciting, limited edition, flourescent polo shirts.  They come in an array of flourescent colours, sporting our logo at the back.  The bright colours are not the only exciting part!! Check out the names at the front.... YARD QUEEN... SNOB.... SORRY FOR YOU.... and many more!!!

Don't miss out!

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FREE!!!

Our event organisers are in the process of putting together BIG PRESENTS for you to grab... They include a funky keyring, a scarf, a t-shirt, a pen and a smart, practical hat bag for shows.  You are entitled to receive one if you book in for a clinic once a month for the rest of the year!

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April Clinics

Posted: 9. April 2010

17 April, The Equestrian Academy, KuilsRiver, Cape Town

This monthly clinic needs your support.  The venue is brand new and has superb facilities.  Based on a beautiful wine estate; after your lesson you can go and relax in the restaurant, taste some wine or try some or their magnificent cheese!  The clinics alternate monthly between Dressage and Show Jumping.  This month it is Dressage.

May Clinics

3/4 May, Dageraad Stud, Robertson, Cape Town

This popular, 2 day monthly clinic comprises of Dressage on the first day and Show Jumping on the second.  There is a guest house on the farm in which you can stay and stabling is free of charge.  There are many wine farms and other attractions in the area to visit.  So it makes the 2 hour journey out of Cape Town well worth it!  Total charge for the training is R450.

8 May, The Equestrian Academy, Kuils River, Cape Town

This monthly clinic needs your support.  The venue is brand new and has superb facilities.  Based on a beautiful wine estate; after your lesson you can go and relax in the restaurant, taste some wine or try some of their magnificent cheese!  The clinics alternate monthly between Dressage and Show Jumping.  This month it is Show Jumping.

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New Clothing Range!!

Posted: 30. March 2010

Elite Dressage are launching their first clothing line!

Our first product is a smart polo shirt with a collar which has the Elite Dressage logo in white embroided accross the back,

and then a choice of names for you to wear accross one side of your chest...

Many to choose from including Rider, Trainer, Groom, and Stud....

Please email sue@elitedressage.co.uk for details.

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Events Organiser- Position Vacant

Posted: 17. March 2010

Elite Dressage are expanding and need your help!  There are several vacancies available for the above position which will entail the organisation of Dressage clinics and other upcoming events such as demonstrations and lectures.  This is an exciting position and requires the individual to have a confident, professional manner.  A driving licence and car is mandatory.  The position is flexible and will involve working from home and the office.  You will need to have a sound, geographical knowledge of areas whereby Equestrian centres, livery yards and possible clinic destinations reside.  There is a lot of fun, networking and socialising with like minded people to be had in this position.  If you feel you have what it takes  and would like to join a fun, goal driven environment please send your CV with a covering letter telling us why your personality will shine in this position to: info@elitedressage.co.uk

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PA POSITION VACANT

Posted: 4. March 2010

Elite Dressage is currently recruiting...

Job Title: - EQUESTRIAN PA (based in Cape Town, South Africa)

Job Description: - You will be required to be flexible on a day to day basis playing any of the following roles:

-Administrator

-Marketing Assistant

-Field and Office Sales Executive

-Events Co-ordinator

-General PA duties

This is an exciting position for the right individual and requires somebody who has great initiative, exceptional organisational skills and a friendly, personable temperament.  

Administrational experience a necessity, as is a professional telephone manner and computer literacy.  You must also hold a valid driver's licence.  An active interest in Equestrianism is advantageous.

 

Salary and package negotiable and can include free training and accommodation.

 

Please apply in writing to info@elitedressage.co.uk justifying why you are the right person for the job along with your CV.

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IT'S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW IT'S WHO YOU KNOW...

Posted: 11. February 2010

Having spent so many years working as a professional in the Equestrian industry, Philippa has decided to call up some of her pals (some of which are quite famous worldwide) and get them to come and give some special ONE OFF ELITE DRESSAGE DEMONSTRATIONS and clinics.

One incredibly special guest star is Daniel Wilson- (Monty Robert's) Rider and demonstration co star.  Philippa trained with Dan 10 years ago learning the art of the join up, using Monty's Intelligent Horsemanship methods.  Dan will be holding a clinic and a demo, so please do get in touch if you have any problem horses, no matter what the problem, Dan has NEVER failed to fix a horse.  Examples: - Horses that won't load, dangerous/ out of control horses that cannot be handled/ horses which contantly buck or rear.

Get in touch if you or a friend could benefit from Dan's expertise, or if you would like to come and watch Dan working his magic.  It really is a special talent that he has, and incredibly moving to watch.

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ELITE DRESSAGE 2010 SPECIAL OFFER!!!

Posted: 28. January 2010

FREE TRAINING...

If you organise a Dressage clinic at a venue of your choice, your training will be free!!!  You are required to organise a minimum of 10 riders to participate, book the venue, and organise everyone's time slots. Just think, If you make your clinic monthly for the rest of the year- you will get FREE TRAINING FOR THE YEAR!!  If you are interested, please contact Philippa directly for more information.  We travel nationally, so don't worry about where you are!!!

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European Championship

Posted: 9. December 2009

Edward Gal scored an incredible 90.7 % in the Kur at the European Champinships 2009. His phenomenally talented stallion, Moorlands Totilas, did not put a step wrong. Watch the video to see the amazing test.

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Exciting New Clinic for 2010

Posted: 7. December 2009

"Improve your Teaching Techniques"

This is a clinic for both riders and trainers.  It is designed to strengthen your skills as a trainer by improving the following: -

  • Your Eye
  • Your Approach to the pupil
  • Your Training Exercises
  • Your Flexibility with Difficult/ Green Horses
  • Psychology of the Rider
  • Your Understanding of Biomechanics- How the Rider affects the Horse in Motion
  • The Rider's Position
  • Looking at the Bigger Picture, advising the client on Nutrition/ Excercise Routine

This will be an interesting, interactive clinic.  We wiill have guinea pig riders who we will demonstrate with, and all participants will also take part in the training of these riders.  Philippa trains her horses and riders using the Dutch training system, also practised by No1 in the world, Anky Van Grunsven.  This clinic gives all participants opportunity to gain insight into one of the best training methods in the world.

It doesn't matter what level you're at, whether you're an established trainer, or someone who's never taught a lesson in their life!  There will be a benefit for all.

If you'd like to participate in this clinic, please email info@elitedressage.co.uk  

 

Dressage, Cape Town