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

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Dawn Elliott-Moulden
ABRS ATD, BHSIT, A1 Asessor Award, UKCC Level 2 Coach Assessor

Advanced Level Instructor and Trainer.

Dawn has trained and worked alongside Tina for over 20 years. She has been the Head Girl at Contessa for many years and is currently Contessa’s Manager and one of our Advanced Instructors, teaching our highest level riders . Dawn has competed at advanced level dressage competitively and is able to pass this knowledge on to her students.  Her monthly Sunday clinics,  open to all levels, are well-attended and popular amongst both clients and staff. 

Dawn  has worked at various private competition yards and currently  teaches and judges a local level . Dawn holds the ABRS Advanced Teaching Diploma and the BHS Intermediate Teaching exam and is a Group 3 Dressage Rider,  NVQ Assessor and UKCC Assessor for the ABRS. Dawn specialises in training days for teaching exams in both BHS and ABRS qualifications and is highly involved in the training of staff and students at Contessa. 
Dawn has competed at Advanced level dressage on both her own and Tina’s horses and  has ridden in lecture demos for Reiner Klimke and Arthur Kottas of the Spanish Riding School.  Dawn  teaches in a classical manner and has worked with a variety of horses from eventers to dressage horses from novice to advanced.
Dawn has 2 daughters who both ride their own and Contessa ponies. Millie is an active pony club member and Vaulter with the Contessa Vaulting group, we hope to see them in the future taking an interest in  dressage.

Advanced Instructor (Weekdays)

Private three quarter hour:£60
Semi-Private one hour:£54
Group one hour:£43