Horse Riding Lessons and
Dressage Lessons with
Riding Masters Barrie & Sarita Stratton
We have been teaching riders & training horses in the Adelaide Hills, Interstate and overseas since 1974.
If you are.....
Getting back into riding
Want to work on your position
Would love to brush up or further your knowledge and skills
Would like expert help with training your horse
Love to learn more while between horses
Or your confidence needs a boost
"You both explain and demonstrate things so well that I learnt more in my first few lessons than the past 6 years of lessons. I will definitely be using you guys to help me train my next horse but in the meantime I am loving learning so much from your horses." FS
"My dream was to learn on a beautifully schooled horse. Thank you for making that dream an ongoing reality." HL
"Thankyou for helping me train my horse to be so responsive, light, supple and most importantly I know in my heart he is so much happier with me now." MJ
"It is so fantastic to be learning things like flying changes, piaffe and passage, all the two track work, Spanish walk and trot, levade and even little things like girthing up thoughtfully. I didn't know this was possible to learn in Australia." YK
- Each lesson is carefully designed around the individual needs of rider and horse.
- We analyse each riders position and application of aids and then adjustments are made to ensure understanding and harmony between horse and rider.
- Our attention to detail means students easily understand and can then apply that knowledge effectively and with care.
- We educate riders so that they know the how and why of communicating with horses resulting in caring, confident, efficient and effective riders. We achieve the same results with horses too.
- Riding a highly schooled horse enables the rider to develop feel, learn to apply the correct aids and experience all the advanced movements.
- Our riders go away with a clear understanding of why and how. We do not direct traffic, we educate.
- We are happy to train students and horses to lead, lunge, long rein, plus Classical work in hand and sidesaddle as taught by Nuno Oliveira to Sarita in Portugal.
- Barrie is a National 'A' Level Dressage Judge & Judge Educator.
- Sarita is a Senior Instructor & Clinic Instructor with Horse Safety Australia.
- We have both trained extensively with International Grand Masters throughout Europe.
- Lessons and Training available at your property or Club Grounds with your horse or ours.
- Clinics, Seminars & Workshops - local, country, Interstate and overseas: phone for future dates, venues, availability and cost.
- Pre purchase and post purchase horse suitability assessments available.
- Immersion Courses and accommodation arranged for Interstate and overseas students.
Indoor & Outdoor arenas used throughout the hills - Horse Safety Australia Accredited and Qualified
Registered Office: Academy of Dressage Pty. Ltd., 41 Waters Road, Mount George, South Australia, (near Bridgewater)
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1111, Bridgewater, S.A., Australia, 5155Proud supporters of Ethical Equitation and signatories to the Australian Horse Welfare Protocol
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