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

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

November 2019
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October 28, 2019

Category: General1:00 pm: Children's Half Term Jumping afternoon

1:00 pm: Children's Half Term Jumping afternoon
October 29, 2019

Category: GeneralN/A: Pony day

N/A: Pony day

Category: General2:00 pm: John Bowen Dressage Clinic

2:00 pm: John Bowen Dressage Clinic
October 30, 2019 October 31, 2019

Category: General1:00 pm: Halloween Pony Afternoon

1:00 pm: Halloween Pony Afternoon
November 1, 2019

Category: General10:00 am: Pony days

10:00 am: Pony days

Category: General2:00 pm: Petros Arena Eventing clinic

2:00 pm: Petros Arena Eventing clinic
November 2, 2019 November 3, 2019
November 4, 2019 November 5, 2019 November 6, 2019 November 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9, 2019 November 10, 2019

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

9:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Dawn Elliott-Moulden
November 11, 2019 November 12, 2019

Category: General10:00 am: Arthur Kottas Dressage Visit

10:00 am: Arthur Kottas Dressage Visit
November 13, 2019

Category: General10:00 am: Arthur Kottas Dressage Visit

10:00 am: Arthur Kottas Dressage Visit
November 14, 2019

Category: General10:00 am: Arthur Kottas Dressage Visit

10:00 am: Arthur Kottas Dressage Visit
November 15, 2019 November 16, 2019 November 17, 2019
November 18, 2019 November 19, 2019 November 20, 2019 November 21, 2019 November 22, 2019

Category: General2:00 pm: John Adams showjumping clinic

2:00 pm: John Adams showjumping clinic
November 23, 2019 November 24, 2019
November 25, 2019 November 26, 2019 November 27, 2019

Category: General11:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Tina Layton-Elliott

11:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Tina Layton-Elliott
November 28, 2019 November 29, 2019 November 30, 2019 December 1, 2019

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