Classical Dressage Training


As a classical dressage trainer, for many years,  my philosophy is to fix things before taking them into the saddle.

I work with riders to help with body function and mental process, unblocking negative thought patterns, which can help so much with being stuck.

A partnership with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.

Developing your relationship with your horse influences how you cope under pressure at competitions, hacking out, and knowing that your horse understands you and your aids is crucial to developing trust between you and for quick reactions when needed.

Individual lessons and clinics available on a freelance basis. Lessons start from £45 plus travel. Please contact me for details.

On-line training options are also available if you are too far away to travel to.


Free-schooling with Norman

Here is a short video of Norman schooling himself. Undulating ground adds to fitness and balance, so if you do not have a sand school, good old-fashioned grass is fine. Just check the footing is not slippery first. Working without a lunge line, in a secure place, helps you to develop communication with your body language and voice.

Dressage to Music Book and CD by Claire Lilley

riding to music CD

Riding to Music CD 

riding to music CD
Riding to Music CD

The CD has 9 tracks, giving 3 samples of walk, 3 of trot, and 3 of canter, all approx 3 minutes in length. All are different tempos, to suit different speeds of walk, trot and canter. Great to practice riding to.

PLUS there are 2 samples of dressage routines to try, of approx.  5 minutes and 6 minutes long. tracks, with two routines for you to try.

A great way to add interest to schooling, especially working on rhythm and tempo. The total playing time is approx 40 mins.

Price £7.00 (inc P&P UK Mainland only)

Buy your CD here:
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On-Line Horse and Rider Training

On-line Horse and Rider Training

Schedule  a live face-to-face session with me on Zoom to talk through training issues. If you have a film of you and your horse in action (15 mins max), please send it to me beforehand and we can plan your future progress.I will send you a registration form to complete.

Email me to register your interest and to book a time. Live sessions last up to an hour and cost £40. This cost also covers assessing your video footage prior to chatting to you face-to-face.

How to pay

You can pay by Paypal:

On-line session