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

Ex Student, Australia

“One morning I made a request: ‘Tina I need a horse to show you what I can do with my natural horsemanship’. She thought for a moment and said “Okay take Puro’. I thanked her and walked out of the office thinking O my God I’ve just been granted a massive opportunity! Not only an opportunity but a challenge as well. Puro was a challenge in that mentally he was very busy and standing at 17hh he was a lot of horse that had been out of work for some time. I began training him with my natural horsemanship skills and transformed him into a calmer more trainable horse. As a result of this he went on to be a fantastic demonstration horse for Natural Horsemanship Clinics that I was also given the opportunity to design and run. Over the course of 2 years all the training that I received, whilst being a working student at Contessa, allowed me to test my wings in a safe environment. Under the watchful eyes of my trainers Tina, Dawn and Sarah I was given the structure and grounding that I needed to go into the horse world as a professional trainer and instructor.”