Contessa Riding & Training Centre

Contessa is a leading Dressage Centre in Hertfordshire, providing Advanced Dressage lessons Lusitano stallions and warmbloods as well as riding for all levels

24th March 2020 Dear clients, We would just like to update you regarding Corona Virus. We are currently closed for all lessons, we will update this following government advice. Thankyou all for your continued support. If you need to contact Contessa please email: contessateam@contessariding.co.uk
Contessa Riding and Training Centre
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Welcome to Contessa Riding & Training Centre

Contessa is one of the UK’s leading Equestrian Centres specialised in Dressage. We are a friendly family run Riding & Training Centre located in 50 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with easy access to London and Cambridge.
Established in 1977, Contessa is owned and run by Grand Prix rider and trainer Tina Layton-Elliott BHSI & Sheila Layton MBE.
Tina has competed to Grand Prix level and rode internationally on her mare Pik Dame which she had trained from a three year old up to Grand Prix. Tina has always worked to a classical method of training and she works to instill in the method in all her Instructors and Students. The philosophy at Contessa is to strive to create harmony between horse and rider, working as a partnership with the horse.
We provide Advanced Dressage lessons on our Lusitano stallions and our warmbloods as well as riding tuition for all levels. As a training centre we prepare our Apprentices & Students for a career in the Equestrian Industry and for BHS and/or ABRS exams. Co-Proprietor Sheila is deeply involved in the ABRS and became a fellow of the society in 2006. She was awarded an MBE for her services to the equine industry. Find out more about what we offer

5 star rated. Riding School Licence number: 18/1761/ARE, East Herts Council

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Upcoming Events

April 2020
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March 30, 2020 March 31, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 2, 2020 April 3, 2020

Category: General2:00 pm: John Adams Showjumping Clinic

2:00 pm: John Adams Showjumping Clinic
April 4, 2020 April 5, 2020

Category: General9:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Dawn Elliott-Moulden

9:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Dawn Elliott-Moulden
April 6, 2020

Category: General1:00 pm: pony day

1:00 pm: pony day
April 7, 2020

Category: General10:00 am: pony day

10:00 am: pony day
April 8, 2020

Category: General10:00 am: pony day

10:00 am: pony day
April 9, 2020 April 10, 2020 April 11, 2020 April 12, 2020
April 13, 2020

Category: General1:00 pm: Children's Easter Egg Hunt

1:00 pm: Children's Easter Egg Hunt
April 14, 2020

Category: General2:00 pm: John Bowen Dressage Clinic

2:00 pm: John Bowen Dressage Clinic
April 15, 2020

Category: General10:00 am: pony day including polework

10:00 am: pony day including polework
April 16, 2020 April 17, 2020

Category: General10:00 am: pony day with Vaulting

10:00 am: pony day with Vaulting
April 18, 2020 April 19, 2020
April 20, 2020 April 21, 2020 April 22, 2020 April 23, 2020

Category: General10:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Tina Layton-Elliott

10:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Tina Layton-Elliott
April 24, 2020 April 25, 2020 April 26, 2020
April 27, 2020 April 28, 2020 April 29, 2020 April 30, 2020 May 1, 2020 May 2, 2020 May 3, 2020

Category: General1:00 pm: Petros Spiliopoulos arena eventing clinic

1:00 pm: Petros Spiliopoulos arena eventing clinic

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