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.



Categories: News

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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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.

Elite Dressage Presents Question Day....

Posted: 26. January 2011



Noordhoek Farm Village Tack Shop


Saturday 5th February 2011 From 2-4pm










Categories: News | Upcoming Clinics

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).






Categories: News

School Mistress Available for Lessons

Posted: 24. November 2010

School Mistress available for lessons.

Please contact Philippa for more details.


Categories: News | Upcoming Clinics

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


Categories: News

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: -



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



Categories: News

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!



Categories: News


Posted: 11. April 2010



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

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 ◊ ◊ 021 7017 366 ◊ 071 2651 101


Categories: News | Upcoming Clinics

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..


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!



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!



Categories: News

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:


Categories: News | Upcoming Clinics


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:


-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 justifying why you are the right person for the job along with your CV.


Categories: News | Upcoming Clinics


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.


Categories: News


Posted: 28. January 2010


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!!!


Categories: News

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.


Categories: News

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