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

Elite Young Rider

“My name is Zak and I first sat on a horse when I was just 6 weeks old! My mum and dad own and run Contessa so I have been very lucky to be able to ride all my life. I have been training in the Elite Young Riders group for about 2 years now and have built up courage, experience and knowledge on horses. Just recently I have taken ownership of 2 stallions, a 17 year old Grand Prix standard horse called Riacho who was on the reserve team for the 2012 Olympics and a 7 year old called Merlin who was imported from Spain where he was trained to do all the high school movements. I enjoy Joao’s lesson and feel that I have learnt allot since being in his lessons and I like being part of it.”