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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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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School Mistress Available for Lessons

Posted: 24. November 2010

School Mistress available for lessons.

Please contact Philippa for more details.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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