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

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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

August 2018
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July 30, 2018 July 31, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day Morning

10:00 am: Pony Day Morning
August 1, 2018 August 2, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day Morning

10:00 am: Pony Day Morning
August 3, 2018 August 4, 2018 August 5, 2018

Category: General10:30 am: Colliers End Summer Fun Show 2018

10:30 am: Colliers End Summer Fun Show 2018
August 6, 2018 August 7, 2018 August 8, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day

10:00 am: Pony Day
August 9, 2018 August 10, 2018

Category: General9:00 am: John Adams Show Jumping Clinic

9:00 am: John Adams Show Jumping Clinic

Category: General10:00 am: 2 Day Adults Camp

10:00 am: 2 Day Adults Camp

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day

10:00 am: Pony Day
August 11, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: 2 Day Adults Camp

10:00 am: 2 Day Adults Camp
August 12, 2018

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

9:00 am: Dressage Clinic with Dawn Elliott-Moulden
August 13, 2018 August 14, 2018 August 15, 2018 August 16, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Tiny Tots Pony Day Morning

10:00 am: Tiny Tots Pony Day Morning
August 17, 2018 August 18, 2018 August 19, 2018
August 20, 2018 August 21, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day including Vaulting

10:00 am: Pony Day including Vaulting
August 22, 2018 August 23, 2018

Category: General9:30 am: Junior 2 day camp

9:30 am: Junior 2 day camp
August 24, 2018

Category: General9:30 am: Junior 2 day camp

9:30 am: Junior 2 day camp
August 25, 2018 August 26, 2018
August 27, 2018 August 28, 2018 August 29, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day

10:00 am: Pony Day
August 30, 2018

Category: General10:00 am: Pony Day

10:00 am: Pony Day
August 31, 2018

Category: GeneralN/A: Petros Spiliopoulos Arena X Country Jumping

N/A: Petros Spiliopoulos Arena X Country Jumping
September 1, 2018 September 2, 2018

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