By Amy Bower Doucette – Special to The Palm Beach Post Bettina Drummond considers dressage an art form. The renowned rider argues that the discipline has become too focused on competition. Drummond started riding when she was very young and showed an aptitude for it from the beginning. She’s had to work on her communication as
Allison Kavey, one of APAHA’s first participants, along with former APAHA equine teacher Que Ba HM, now owned by Kavey, are off to Kentucky for the U.S. Dressage Finals. The Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Nov. 10-13. Que Ba HM and Kavey recently earned the reserve championship for region 8 in the
A great American horseman was lost to us when Mark Russell died in June from injuries acquired during a riding accident. Mark, author of the popular book Lessons in LIghtness, was a well-known trainer and teacher who blended the methods and philosophies of classical dressage with natural horsemanship to produce what her termed natural dressage.
(Bernard Sachse credits the books of Nuno Oliveira as contributing much to his understanding of riding and training, but he never had the opportunity to train with Oliveira. After connecting with Bettina Drummond during a colloquium in France in October 2015, he looked for an opportunity to visit her in America and see how she used the knowledge
Washington, Conn. – APAHA founder Bettina Drummond, a dressage trainer and rider formed in the French riding tradition, is the sole American invited to a two-day colloquia focused on promoting understanding of the French system of riding. The colloquia is being sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture and hosted by the French Institute of Horses