White Horse Dressage nurture true partnership between horse and rider. The goal of our program is to foster happy, willing horses and knowledgeable, compassionate riders. Partnerships of total trust. When this is achieved one feels complete ease with their horse partner and is confident trying anything new.
To help our clients achieve this, we offer instruction in basic through advanced dressage, lunge lessons, caveletti, in-hand and long line work.
Grooming and horse care services available provided by our vet-tech trained barn manager who brings with a wealth of knowledge.
“I started lessons with Petra in 2015 when I had absolutely no riding experience. As an older beginner (age 48 when I started), Petra paired me with gentle school horses. During the first four months of my lessons, Petra put me on a lunge line to carefully introduce me to all three gaits and to build my seat. As I gained more experience and confidence I was given opportunities to ride different horses.
Eventually I acquired my own horse and with Petra’s methodical training, my horse was able to perform like never before. These days we work on all sorts of fun lateral work on the ground and under saddle. None of these come quick and easy. The foundation that Petra so patiently built for me helps me bring out the best in my horse. I can ride with confidence and joy every step of the way.
As I learn more about classical dressage riding, I realize that what sets Petra apart from other trainers is her ever gentle approach to both horse and rider. She truly enjoys working with all horses and when you see that big beam from your horse to Petra, you know you’ve found the right trainer.”
“Riding horses had been an unreachable dream for me until I got my first horse a year ago. I assumed my two young boys could ride the horse also, but it turned out my horse was totally green and I struggled with him to the point that I started believing that riding was not for adult beginners like me. Petra understood my frustration and promised that she will try to help me.
I believed in her because I used to watch her rides on her beautiful horses with the care, love and patience that comes from experience and understanding a lot. Petra took me under her wings and has given me much more than she promised.
She is extremely kind and fair to horse and rider; she is confident, positive and supportive at all times, and she can simplify information in an incredible way. From the first lesson, she helped me and my boys build a strong base for our riding education. My horse and I enjoy riding and learning together – we are supple, relaxed and happy. My boys always look forward to their lessons with Petra. They have improved a lot, developing confidence and the joy of learning to ride horses in the proper way, with respect and appreciation for these beautiful creatures. Petra fills her lessons with jewels of wisdom: the most valuable instructions calm, kind, firm and just right. A million thanks to Petra!”