Charles de Kunffy


November  5 & 6  
Instructor Seminar
November 7 & 8 
Join Us for This EPIC Four Day Event!


With each lesson your expertise improves!


More than a clinic and seminar - the 2020 Charles de Kunffy Educational Event is designed
as much for the auditors, as it is for the riders & seminar participants.
You are not just watching, you are part of it!
Don't Miss This Opportunity to learn from USDF hall of fame
master horseman, author, clinician, and judge, Charles de Kunffy!

Inspiring, Elegant, Thoughtful

The way dressage was meant to be ridden.

An approach to the art of dressage as a whole and not as a series of recipes the rider can apply to fix the horse. There are no magic techniques or secret pieces of equipment. Just a clear and concise methodology that builds on itself to produce a balanced and happy horse.

Inspired by Charles de Kunffy's & Jessica Jo Tate's unwavering commitment to share the ART of Classical Horsemanship.
By the end of the event, you'll have a better understanding of the
system of consistent aids, rewards, tone, attitude, and insights
that result in predictable equestrian behavior.

8 Riders Daily & All Levels Represented

Creating Confidence in Riders to Strive for Ideals
What You Will Learn:
* Consistent and Effective Equitation
* Discover How to Develop Mastery of Self
* How to Listen to and Learn from the Horse
* Why we Respect the Process and the History
* Steps to Obtain a Stable, Supple, & Balanced Seat
* Tune & Train Your Eye - Methodologies to Know what is Best for the Horse
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Instructor Seminar

15 Participants Accepted - Open to Non-Professionals!

Blending Classical Principals with Competitive Riding
What You Will Learn:
* Concept of the Ideals - Replicate & Exaggerate
* Build it or Break It - No Neutrality
* Sculpting of the Rider - Why Equitation Matters
* How to Inspire Riders to Connect
to Traditional Theories 
* Mentoring Human Spirit, Motivation,
& Overcoming Limitations

Team Tate Academy students get FREE auditor passes! 

Get in touch if you have not received your coupon code.

Contact us at teamtatedressage@gmail.com

Riding Clinic Schedule

November 5 & 6

Blue Ridge Farm in Landrum, South Carolina

Thursday AM 9:00-3:00


9:00 | Tracey

9:40 | JJ & Apollo

10:20 | Ashley

11:00 | Katherine

Lunch Break

12:20 | Ilene & Rehki

1:00 | JJ & Denali

1:40 | Ashley

2:20 | Kathryn

Friday AM 9:00-3:00


9:00 | Ashley

9:40 | JJ & Apollo

10:20 | Julie

11:00 | Jess & Romeo

Lunch Break

12:20 | Ilene & Rehki

1:00 | JJ & Denali

1:40 | Ashley

2:20 | Kathryn

Instructor Seminar Schedule

November 7 & 8

Blue Ridge Farm in Landrum, South Carolina

Saturday AM 9:00-3:00


Lecture 1 | 9:00-9:45 | Concept of the Ideals

  • Replicate vs Exaggerate

5 Min Break

Lecture 2 | 9:50 - 10:35 | Build it or Break It

  • No neutrality

  • Daily Vocabulary 

  • What your students “say” to the horse on a daily basis. 

  • Modifications for the levels

10 Min Break

Lecture/ Demo 3 | 10:45 - 11:30 | Sculpting of the Rider

  • Why equitation matters

Lunch 11:40 - 12:20

Saturday PM

Tune Your Eye by observing 3 horse & riders combinations during each demonstration featuring varying experience and ability.

  1. Participate in the Broadcast Warm Up

  2. Rate the Movement 1-10

    1. Explain Why Not Higher and Why Not Lower

    2. ​Offer Comments - "Needs More" Statement

Demo 12:20 - 1:05 - Advanced

5 Min Break

Demo 1:10 - 1:50  - Intermediate

10 Min Break

Demo 2:00 - 2:45 - Training

Sunday AM 9:00-3:00


Lecture 1 | 9:00-9:45 | Inspiring Riders to Connect to Traditional Theories

    • Take the time that it takes.

    • Why Classical is good for the RIDER and the HORSE

    • What is Engagement?​

5 Min Break

Lecture 2 | 9:50 - 10:35 | Mentoring Human Spirit, Motivation, & Overcoming Limitations

  • Rider virtues

  • How do you help riders overcome limitations?

  • Problem solving fear, spooking, etc

  • Inspire growth

  • Knowing when to push.

10 Min Break

Q & A | 10:45 - 11:30 | Looking Ahead

  • Clinic vs Academy

Lunch 11:40 - 12:20

Sunday PM

Tune Your Eye by observing 3 horse & riders combinations during each demonstration featuring varying experience and ability.

  1. Focus on "What do you see and what would you do?"

  2. Sequential approach - What do you work on first?

  3. Developing Discernment:

    1. When you know better, you can ask for better.

    2. How to identify correct work.

Demo 12:20 - 1:05 - Advanced

5 Min Break

Demo 1:10 - 1:50  - Intermediate

10 Min Break

Demo 2:00 - 2:45 - Training

Hosted at Blue Ridge Farm
226b Pleasant Hill Road Landrum, South Carolina 29356
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Recommended Accommodations
Food Service
We will have snacks and drinks but NO meals prepared onsite as we have done in years past. 
We are happy to provide pre-packaged meals for anyone interested in a catered lunch.
** Please indicate your preference when you purchase your ticket.
COVID Considerations
With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve, we encourage you to follow the most up-to-date information and guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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About Charles de Kunffy

Get to know our clinician!


Charles de Kunffy, a member of the Austro-Hungarian nobility, was born and raised in Hungary. His parents were eminent horse breeders with derby winning racehorses.


Charles started riding as a child, always under expert supervision and instruction. His riding masters were educated during the golden age of equitation between 1900-1945. His teachers were the products of the finest riding institutions of the “inter bellum.”


These included Vienna and Wienerneustadt in Austria, Hannover and Berlin in Germany, Pinerolo and Tordiquinto in Italy, and Hungary’s Orkeny. Pal Kemery, Jeno Kosa-Reznek, Imre Bodo and Geza Hazslinsky-Krull attended these institutions, competed with great successes and mentored Charles for years in an institutional setting.

Cross-country riding, jumping and dressage were melded into one comprehensive system of training, adhering to the classical tradition of riding theory and methodology.

Diversification of activities, riding skills and the ability to improve any horse were emphasized in the academic training program. Charles de Kunffy was schooled with the strictest adherence to classical training traditions based on scholarship and a profound respect for the horse.


He represents the unbroken heritage of classical horsemanship handed down from generation to generation without compromise.