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

Joao Cavaco
Student 2000 to 2002

“My name is Joao Cavaco and I’m a Portuguese horse lover. My stage in Contessa was one of the best experiences that I’ve had in life and help me to achieve what I want.: In the moment I’m working in Spain as a trainer and riding at PSG level. Contessa gave me all the knowledge to start a successful career in the horse industry. Tina Layton for me is an inspiration, every time that I’m having a problem I remember her kindness and patience with the horses, a teacher for life. I advise every one interested in studying at Contessa to go forward, it has all the tools to help someone to be a good professional.”