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

*** Arthur Kottas, former 1st Chief Rider of the Spanish School in Vienna, will be holding a clinic at Contessa on 27th February click here for details ***

Contessa Riding and Training Centre
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Advanced Dressage Lessons
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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

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Upcoming Events

February 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
January 30, 2017 January 31, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 2, 2017 February 3, 2017 February 4, 2017

Category: General12:00 pm: Pony Club Badges Testing

12:00 pm: Pony Club Badges Testing

Category: General1:00 pm: Kid's Horse Care Part 2

1:00 pm: Kid's Horse Care Part 2
February 5, 2017

Category: General12:00 pm: Adult's Horse Care Part 2

12:00 pm: Adult's Horse Care Part 2
February 6, 2017 February 7, 2017 February 8, 2017 February 9, 2017 February 10, 2017 February 11, 2017

Category: General2:00 pm: Dressage theory Part 3

2:00 pm: Dressage theory Part 3
February 12, 2017

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

9:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Dawn Elliott - Moulden
February 13, 2017

Category: GeneralN/A: Pony Day

N/A: Pony Day
February 14, 2017

Category: GeneralN/A: Pony Day

N/A: Pony Day
February 15, 2017 February 16, 2017

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day

10:00 am: Pony Day
February 17, 2017

Category: GeneralN/A: Ride for Research Dressage Competition

N/A: Ride for Research Dressage Competition
February 18, 2017 February 19, 2017
February 20, 2017 February 21, 2017 February 22, 2017 February 23, 2017 February 24, 2017

Category: General2:00 pm: John Adams Show Jumping Clinic

2:00 pm: John Adams Show Jumping Clinic
February 25, 2017 February 26, 2017
February 27, 2017

Category: General10:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Arthur Kottas

10:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Arthur Kottas
February 28, 2017 March 1, 2017 March 2, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4, 2017 March 5, 2017

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