Dressage passes on message to new riding crop

Dressage enthusiasts can train under a special tutor at Country Lane Stables in Courtenay on July 27-31.

On July 27-31 dressage enthusiasts will have an opportunity to train and ride their horses under the tutelage of Georges Malleroni from Portugal.

The clinic will be held at Country Lane Stables in Courtenay.

Classical dressage evolved from cavalry movements and training for the battle field, and has since developed into the competitive dressage we see in show rings today.

The classical riding is the art of riding in harmony with, rather than against, the horse.

Correct classical riding occurs only when the rider has a good seat and a correct and well-balanced body position, moves with the horse’s motion, and gives and times the aids correctly.

Georges Malleroni has devoted his life to these ideas.

Malleroni studied under the master of the Portugese School of Equestrian — Art, Don Jose Athayde.

He was also a “disciple” of the late, great Nuno Oliveira for over 10 years — one of the foremost trainers of recent times in the French/Iberian tradition of Classical Dressage.

Georges has been both head trainer and director at Escola de Equitaco de Alcainca in Portugal for over 25 years.

Alcancia is now regarded as one of the world’s premier places for lessons in classical dressage on their famous Lusitano stallions.

He is well known for his clinics in France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and the United States.

This will be his third time to Canada with a return visit scheduled for Oct. 26 -30, 2011.

Following his time in the Comox Valley he travels to Vancouver for a two day clinic at Willow Acres.

During the five days of the clinic, local riders from the Comox Valley, Parksville, Errington, Salt Spring Island, Mill Bay and Nanaimo will train with Georges for one hour daily, riding their own horses.

The clinic will encompass a wide range of both students and horses. There will be beginner to advanced levels of riders on breeds which include Quarter Horse, Appendix, Dutch Warmblood, Warmbloods, Andulusian and Spanish Pre.

Auditor spots are available for $20.00 per day.

For information pleas contact Mary Bogue at 250 702-1914 or countrylanestables@shaw.ca

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