The Art of Dressage: Colonel Patrick Teisserenc and Bettina Drummond Clinic


Photo: Marilyn Rassweiler

Colonel Patrick Teisserenc, the écuyer-en-chef of the French National Riding School in Saumur, France, will join with Bettina Drummond for two special days focused on the art of dressage.

On Saturday, COL Teisserenc will present his approach to teaching riders with sport horses from his unique background of linking sport horse training with haute école. Bettina Drummond will join COL Teissernc on the second day as they co-instruct riding teachers and trainers on young horses in order to provide these teachers with improved perspectives on the training evolution.

On the afternoon of the second day, Drummond will teach students specializing in classical form on loaned out horses with a focus on demonstrating how to teach the influence of the seat on the horse’s balance.

The workshop will be held February 4-5, 2017 at Mary Anne McPhail’s White Fences Equestrian Estate in Loxahatchee, Florida.

Workshop Schedule:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Morning Session:

Col. Patrick Teisserenc on developing confidence in the young performance horse and tact in the sport horse rider.

8:30 a.m.: Introduction by Bettina Drummond
9:00 a.m.: Amanda Timolat on L’Anton
10:00 a.m.: Caroline Jordan on Errol
11:00 a.m.: Lisa Hyslop on Devonaire
Noon: Question and Answer session with Bettina Drummond on the importance of tact and timing in the art of dressage

Afternoon Session:

Col. Teisserenc on developing performance fluidity in the sport rider to include a presentation of a Grand Prix Kur.
1:30 p.m.: Allison Kavey on Queba
3:00 p.m.: Robert Mendoza with a senior show jumping horse
4:00 p.m. Brook Johaningmeyer on Boleo
5:00 p.m.: 15-minute break
5:15 p.m.: Address by Col. Teisserenc on the current teaching programs offered by the French National Riding School in Saumur

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Morning Session:

Col. Teisserenc and Bettina Drummond on mastering transition skills to develop balance in the green horse and easing the horse’s performance anxieties
8:00 a.m.: Brooke Johaningmeyer on Gajo
9:00 a.m.: Lynndee Kemmet on Je Suis
10:00 a.m.: 30-minute break
10:30 a.m.: Robert Mendoza on a young show jumping horse
11:30 a.m.: Allison Kavey on Cacharel
12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Question and Answer session with Col. Teisserenc

Afternoon Session:

Bettina Drummond on the use of the La Guérinière square for establishing the seat influence of the rider; framing and flexing with a view of provoking and nurturing collection in the double bridle.
1:30 p.m.: Julie Arkison on Fantasia
2:00 p.m.: Hilary Clayton on Donzi
2:30 p.m.: MaryAnne McPhail on Emir
3:00 p.m.: Liz Braverman on Formoso and Amanda Timolat on Amado
3:30 p.m.: Sharon Campbell on Soledad and Lisa Hyslop on Dee
4:30 p.m.: Julie Arkison on Quemacho
5:00 p.m.: Wrap-up with Bettina Drummond and Col. Teisserenc

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Tickets purchased in advance are $135 for one day of the workshop or $260 for both days. Tickets purchased at the door are $145 per day of the workshop. Buy your tickets now by clicking the link below:




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