The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms is providing excellence in dressage education, with the goal of creating highly skilled professional and amateur riders and trainers to steward classical principles and ethical practices within the sport of dressage in the United States. Its holistic approach encompasses off-the-horse fitness; theory-to-practice; instruction on equine schoolmasters; and the athletic development of both rider and horse, while promoting the respectful treatment and longevity of these equine partners.
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Posted: 10/10/2015 - Equestrian Center

Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2015

Retired FEI 4* Judge Angelika Fromming returns to The Equestrian Center with Johann Hinnemann, one of the best known and most sought after dressage trainers in the world. Our second annual symposium will examine the practical implementation of the six, inseparable basics of dressage - rhythm, suppleness, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection - as well as how a structured training system will help every horse advance.

Angelika Fromming's contributions to dressage as a rider, trainer, historian and judge are immeasurable. She masterfully addresses what she considers the essentials of judging: submission, relaxation, correct elevation, impulsion and lightness in the bridle. These qualities are the goal of proper implementation of The Training Scale.

Johann Hinnemann is recognized world-wide as a trainer and coach. He was Canada's Team trainer and the German National Coach alongside Klaus Balkenhol. His student roster reads like a "Who's Who" of Olympic medalists and various national champions, including Steffen Peters, Coby van Baalen, Marlies van Baalen, Ulla Salzgeber, Heiki Kemmer, and Alexandra Simmons de Ridder.

This 2-day event is part of the USDF Continuing Education for Dressage Judges program and USDF University. Thank you Maine Dressage Society for sponsoring the judges' program.

Click here for registration. Lunch is included with your pre-registration. Walk-ins are welcome (but you'll have to buy your own lunch).

Posted: 10/17/2015 - Equestrian Center

saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, 2015

The New England Dressage Association's Fall Symposium returns to The Equestrian Center, October 17 & 18, 2015. Headlining the event is US Dressage Team Chef d'Equipe Robert Dover. For the most up-to-date details and registration, please visit the NEDA website.

Posted: 12/31/2015 - Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms features one of the most complete dressage programs in the country. Affordable single, multi-day, weekly and monthly training packages are available with Olympic Rider Michael Poulin and Lead Trainer Gwyneth McPherson. Training packages include instruction, stabling and accommodations for up to nine participants and an invitation to attend all Equestrian Center activities.