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


Els came to Contessa just over two years ago with the intention of improving her Dressage skills after many years of horse racing, polo playing and trekking. She fell in love with the place and although she loves all the horses, she has a particular soft spot for Merlin.

Els helps in the office on Sundays, where her past experience as a race secretary comes in handy. Professionally she owns and runs her own estate agency.