Global Dressage Festival Presents Founding Sponsor - Chesapeake Dressage Institute
Saturday, March 17, 2012
On the opening event of the Global Dressage Festival Janet commented, "There was so much excitement in the air - it was great. It felt like opening night of an amazing play."
Janet Richardson-Pearson came late to the sport of dressage, starting at age 35.Her passion has increased ever since. She states her impetus for founding the Institute, "I wanted to have an equestrian training facility that I was interested in as a person and as a rider. I wanted to have really qualified professionals giving clinics - those known for their teaching ability as well as their performance ability. We created some clinics mounted and some unmounted. Our mission is education about the classically correct way of training. We're not rushing things. We're not cutting corners. We're teaching riding the correct way that's best for the horse and the rider."
These clinics focus on horse and rider and such subjects as confidence to overcome fear after an accident, performance anxiety, proper horse nutrition and how diet affects them, Pilates for equestrians, proper trailering to help horses on long trips, and even stem cell therapy. They consult with vets to find out all the newest information.
Richardson-Pearson explains, "We're all about education and constantly learning -- for the horse as well as us to be the best we can be. People say they want to come back as one of our horses because they have chiropractors, acupuncture, a dentist, a farrier, horse massage, nice turnout, and proper nutrition. All the things which make a horse happy and healthy. We're also looking at new research on the mind-body connection."
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