Two Worlds Together The Carolinas Equestrian 01 Florida Horse Park, Ocala, FL, March 1-3, 2019.  Join four world renowned experts who are passionate about changing the world for dressage horses: Christoph Hess, Luis Lucio, Pat Parelli, Linda Parelli.

Dressage experts have spent decades figuring out the physical gymnastic elements of training. Parelli has decades of experience in the mental-emotional aspects of training. Learn how each empowers the other as the Two Worlds come together for the benefit of the horse. The power of this union has already been proven, from beginner to Olympics, and continues to gather serious interest and momentum amongst recreational and competitive riders of all levels.  

"Since 2002, I have used equine psychology to solve problems with tension and resistance, and I cannot imagine life without this incredible key. In the training of our dressage horses and riders, we need to seriously improve our knowledge of the mental and emotional horse." LUIS LUCIO 

Sports psychology has taken human athletic performance to new heights. It is now time to develop a more mentally and emotionally fit equine athlete. There is no bit in the world that can control a horse's emotions, yet behavioral issues continue to hinder success and enjoyment.

The Dressage Summit 2019 presents thought-provoking discussions and demonstrations on how these Two Worlds converge to enhance the training of the happy and healthy Dressage horse. 

According to the USEF Rule Book, the Object and General Principles of Dressage calls for "the development of the horse into a happy athlete through harmonious education. As a result, it makes the horse calm, supple, loose and flexible, but also confident, attentive and keen, thus achieving perfect understanding with the rider."

The message of using psychology and understanding is stronger today than ever. It’s time to up the game and really learn how to use communication, understanding, and psychology to solve problems and bring out the best in your horse.

"Horses are truly wonderful animals, and they deserve a world in which the best parts of both Classical Dressage and Parelli Natural Horsemanship are showcased. We can learn from one another; we can learn from different ways to school horses, how to train horses, how to interact with horses. Ultimately it comes down to doing what is best for the horse. Doing what we need to do to make the horse relaxed, happy, and willing to work with us." CHRISTOPH HESS

  • Learn how training sessions can develop the dressage horse’s mental, emotional and physical fitness through combining Dressage and Horse Psychology.
  • Learn how to solve problems with tension.
  • Learn what is important to horses, how they think, how they learn, what motivates them, and above all what they need to be happy.
  • Learn how using a heart rate monitor can revolutionize your training results.
  • Discern the difference between psychology and mechanics.
  • Learn the way to a calmer, more connected, responsive, supple and successful horse.
  • See the Scale of Training in a whole new light.
  • Increase a timid horse’s confidence.
  • Learn the challenges presented at different levels of training.
  • Discover what a Happy Horse really is.

Christoph Hess International Judge in both Dressage and Eventing (FEI “I” Judge), former Head of Instruction and Personal Members Department at the German National Federation. Conducts clinics, workshops, forums, and symposiums for judges, trainers, and riders throughout the International Dressage and Eventing communities, and has written and co-authored books, videos, and numerous articles.

Luis Lucio Two-time Dressage Olympian rider, Dressage Technical Director of the ESP NF, Chef d’quip of all Spanish Dressage teams 2013-2018, member of the FEI Dressage Committee as Trainers Representative 2014-2018. Using horse psychology by implementing the Parelli Seven Games horse-language in his training of dressage horses & riders at all levels since 2000.

Pat Parelli Internationally renowned Equine Psychologist, founder of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, author, presenter, competitor. Coined the name “natural horsemanship”, his understanding of what horses need crosses all disciplines, empowering riders from basic to Olympic level.

Linda Parelli International renowned Equine Psychologist, educator, co-founder of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, author, presenter, researcher, collaborator and passionate dressage rider.

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