- To teach, by word and by example, correct, humane, clear and logical principles of classical riding and training, as they are appropriate to each breed, and to the discipline of dressage.
- To make the pursuit of riding understandable, enjoyable and enriching.
- To provide classically trained dressage schoolmasters for students to learn correct riding on.
- To create a comfortable and focused learning environment, free from force and pressure, in which to work in harmony with the horse
- To mentor dedicated younger riders, trainers and teachers in their quest for knowledge.
- To successfully compete in the modern show arena, without compromising classical principles.
My amazing Jubilee Banjo is the USEF Reserve Champion Horse of the Year for Western Dressage at Third Level. He just keeps on rockin'-truly there is nobody else like him. Congrats B!
WDAA World Champs!
Frances won championships in Second Level, Third Level, and Freestyle at the 2014 WDAA World Championships.
Frances and Esteban receive their WDAA Champs award
Frances Carbonnel earned her USDF Gold Medal in 2011
Watch Frances & Banjo
perform "La Garrocha"
at the 2014 Mane Event!
THE HORSE'S MIND
- First and foremost, the importance of a correct and effective SEAT, its relationship to equine biomechanics, and how to achieve dynamic balance in and through movement.
- How the horse THINKS and how that determines our ability to safely and humanely relate to it.
- The systematic understanding of the AIDS, which are our means of
communicating our wishes to the horse.
- The ETHICAL TREATMENT of the horse, and of course, the student, during the lesson process.
- The pleasures and satisfactions of riding AS A PROCESS, an emotional and mental haven where we can enjoy deepening the relationship with a noble animal, and with our inner self.
Meet Jessica Swenson and Jubilee Banjo