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

"The strength of our team is each individual member. Passion and individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes our team work and our horses and clients happy.
At Contessa we are very lucky to have a mix of passionate people with different talents so every rider and horse can benefit from our variety of experience and specialism."
Betija Vegere

Betija is from Latvia. She came to Contessa to do her apprenticeship and gain some new experience in a different country. Back home she did a lot of Show Jumping and worked with young horses, but always had a passion for teaching. She is a really open minded and positive person. “If you try your best, you can always be better!”

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Blossom Salmon

Blossom has been riding and been around horses from a very young age and is now the proud owner of her two own horses. Showjumping is her passion but since starting her apprenticeship at Contessa her interest for Dressage is quickly growing. Alongside her apprenticeship, Blossom is also hoping to progress through the BHS Stages and is thoroughly enjoying beginning to teach new riders.

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Blossom Salmon
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