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

Thursday – Dressage, Tea & Cake Club
7:00 - 8:30pm, Nicola Swain, £40

The Thursday evening class is targeted at riders have a good understanding of the basics and have progressed from the novice groups and who wish to push their riding and baking skills further.

The sessions consist of a 1hr ride, followed by a lecture/discussion with tea (or coffee) and home baked cake.

The principal instructor for the group is Nicola Swain. Nicola focuses on the scales of training and the interaction between them to improve her riders’ abilities. The techniques she employs ensure that the riders both have a goal to work to and have to work to that goal.

The group was initially set up by one of the other instructors as a lighthearted alternative to Wanda’s Tuesday Balance and Fitness Club, quickly earning the nickname the Fatness Club due to the requirement of all members taking turns to bake a cake. The competitive nature of the group works well to push both their riding and baking skills forwards.

This is a very popular group and riders who are interested in joining the group are welcome, subject to space being available.