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

 
Welcome to Contessa Riding Centre’s website.
Due to our revamping of the business as many of you will know we have downsize considerably, hence the need for an updated website so this is now under construction.
While this work is being carried out I thought it would be useful to let people know what services we are now offering.
Advanced Dressage School master lessons on Luso and warm blood horses.
Equestrian Vaulting, training and competition.
A limited amount of novice/intermediate lessons.
Children pony parties.
Courses on In Hand work and lunging.
Dressage, Showjumping and Arena Eventing clinics.
Visiting trainers.
Facility hirer.
Zoom lessons for offsite remote training.
ABRS/BHS coaching assessments.
Schooling liveries.
Equine apprenticeships.
Traineeships.
I (Tina Layton) am available for Dressage freelancing coaching, by appointment.
Please follow us on Facebook Contessa Riding Centre LLP and Contessa Vaulting Group, where we keep activity updated.
Many thanks to all out loyal friends and clients over this very difficult last year.

Tina, Paul, Zak and the Team at Contessa.

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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