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 for more information, specifying what you are particularly interested in doing. Please see the list of courses available on the 'Courses' page.

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  


Dressage, Cape Town