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Artistic Dressage Symposium

March 25 & 26, 2023

You won’t want to miss this special BEGI event.  

You will enjoy 2 days of in-depth demonstrations!

Seating is limited so don’t delay. Scroll down for more details and how to Register Online now!

“Creating beauty with your Horse is an Art, and that Journey is an Evolution of the Soul”

Tina Cristiani Veder 2019

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Elegant, effortless, and expressive movements are an essential goal of dressage training. At the Artistic Dressage Symposium, you’ll have the opportunity to watch and learn from expert Instructors with years of experience on how to accomplish this through the training exercises of the Baroque Equestrian Games. 

What to Expect?

You’ll see demonstrations on how ALL horses become more balanced, supple, straighter, and confident, beginning with the In-hand & BEGI Ground Work exercises. You’ll observe how these exercises help horses learn to use their bodies more effectively and, become more confident & develop a deeper connection with their person.

You’ll also be amazed to see how novice to advanced horses that are ridden in the BEGI Schooling Exercises improve their self-carriage, gaits, softness, connection & collection.

Beyond the instructional demonstrations, interactive Q & A & Discussions are planned after each exercise.  Come join us for this incredible learning experience.

The step-by-step methods and techniques to introduce and train collection in a calm, patient and reassuring manner will be shown and explained in detail.

Questions will be answered after each demo.

Meet the Clinicians

Tina Cristiani Veder 

Coming from a well-known equestrian family, Tina has studied under many noted European Classical trainers throughout her life.  She established her farm, Caballos de los Cristiani, in 1986 and it became an internationally recognized breeding, training, and sales facility producing Champion Iberian dressage horses and selling to many of the top competitive US riders and trainers. Tina teaches, trains, does clinics, lectures, and demonstrations on artistic, classical riding.  She has written, produced and directed many national equestrian events.  She enjoys sharing the elegance of 18th-century horsemanship by focusing on the seat and aids of the rider to assist them in becoming more refined, effective and balanced with their horse.  During her lessons, Tina maintains a calm, uplifting, and gentle approach which helps her students relax, become centered, and open to receive.

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Bruno Gonzalez

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A Baroque Horsemanship trainer & teacher from Spain, Bruno Gonzalez is an expert in the techniques and theory of Baroque Classical Horsemanship and its positive application to all breeds and disciplines.  From an early age, Bruno has dedicated himself to practicing, teaching, preserving and sharing the wisdom of the Baroque equestrian masters.  Recognized for his training program and curriculum, he is a treasured resource for modern riders wanting to learn the time-honored techniques of the old Masters to attain balance through collection.  He specializes in Iberian horses, but throughout his career, he has trained horses of all breeds, some to the higher movements of Haute Ecole.  With his kind, patient, and in-depth coaching, students & horses of all levels achieve positive and remarkable results making Bruno a highly desirable trainer, clinician & lecturer.

Karen Rohlf

Creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. Karen is well known for her:

Student-empowering approach to teaching ability to help students and horses enjoy the process of learning transformative learning experiences, both virtual and in person. Ability to create a positive community and safe & fun learning environments. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training. Her training methods focus on the progression of the horse in a way that puts the wholistic well-being of the horse, and the empowered learning of the rider as top priorities. Her goal is to help more horses and riders have a happy life together.

Karen teaches students from around the world in her virtual programs, and mentors heart-centered horse professionals through her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship program. Her Horse Training In Harmony podcast is rated in the top 1% of all podcasts globally.

Jos Sevriens

Jos Sevriens believes that the “all-in-all” of horsemanship is based on the Classical Principles in which each horse and each rider can find their expression and enjoyment.

Born in the Netherlands, Jos has enjoyed a tremendous breadth of equestrian experience in Europe as well as the US. In the early 1970’s he completed the instructor’s course at the Ecole Nationale d’Equitation (National School of Horsemanship) in Saumur, France – home of the world renown Cadre Noir.  He later studied for many years with Piet Oothout and Ernest van Loon and received additional instructor certifications with the National Dutch Riding School and the USDF.

Throughout his career Jos has successfully trained horses through Grand Prix dressage and upper level Eventing. He has held many prestigious positions and earned numerous awards.  He was former Chef of the Dutch Olympic Eventing Team, trained the Belgium Three-Day Olympic Team, has coached numerous students to the National Young Riders Championship, serves as a USEF judge for sport Horses and other breeds, and was instrumental in bringing the “Young Horse” competition program to the US.

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