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Charles de Kunffy
3 Day Clinic & Livestream

Learn from a Living Legend!

Inspiring, Elegant, Thoughtful

The way riding was meant to be.

June 10, 11, & 12

At Team Tate Dressage in Landrum, South Carolina

In-person attendance limited to 80 auditors.


3-Day Clinic

All Levels Represented

Creating Confidence in Riders to Strive for Ideals
What You Will Learn:
Classical Training Always Puts the Horse FIRST
  • The Development of the Seat & Aids
  • Understanding the Process
  • Schooling for Gymnastic Development
  • Why Riding Develops Mastery of Self
  • How to Hear What the Horse is Telling You
  • Why the History of Dressage Matters
  • Tune & Train Your Eye:  Methodologies to Know what is Best for the Horse
In-Person Event Limited to 80 seats!
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Charles de Kunffy's unique delivery and humor 

make understanding the classical principles easy to learn and apply.

An approach to the art of training 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.

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Clinic Schedule

June 10, 11& 12, 2022

Blue Ridge Farm in Landrum, South Carolina

Friday AM

9:30 | Allison Thompson & Zuzon de Barian 

10:15 | Jessica Davis & Gus 

11:00 | Ashley Perkins & DF Carusela Blue 

11:45 | Carolyn Cadier & Quoddy

Lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Friday PM

1:15 | Jessica Davis & Cider

2:00 | KC Betzel & Fenway 

2:45 | Sydney Langley & Picnic in the Park 

3:30 | Trish Hutchinson & Spaniard 

Friday Evening Lecture

5:00 | Dressage Deep Dive | Seeking Knowledge & Experience

Saturday AM

9:30 | Kathryn Williams & Gunsmoke's Gideon 

10:15 | Jessica Davis & Gus 

11:00 | Ashley Perkins & DF Carusela Blue 

11:45 | JJ Tate & Montana

Lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Saturday PM

1:15 | Natalie Schembra & Preston

2:00 | Trish Hutchinson & Spaniard 

2:45 | Ginger Cecil & Rio 

3:30 | Noel Vineyard & 

Harper Elise

Sunday AM

9:30 | Kathryn Williams & Gunsmoke's Gideon 

10:15 | Trish Hutchinson & Spaniard  

11:00 | Ginger Cecil & Rio 

11:45 | JJ Tate & Montana

Lunch 12:30 - 1:15

Sunday PM

1:15 | Noel Vineyard & Harper Elise

2:00 | Stefanie Kountz & Gus

2:45 | KC Betzel & Jaguar 

3:30 | Natalie Schembra & Preston

Friday Evening Lecture

Dressage Deep Dive |  Seeking Knowledge & Experience

Join JJ as she shares what she's learning while in Germany this year, and why and how we must always remain a student of the horse and the sport. 
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 "I wanted to thank you, JJ and the whole team for this wonderful clinic!

The most encouraging aspect for me was how a master can communicate

so clearly the desired ideals for dressage rooted in the classical foundation.


From the theory lectures to all the riding sessions this was the best day

I have spent in years! Thank you for Team Tate Academy and organizing  this excellent learning experience. I have started applying concepts to my

riding and already feeling good changes!

Also love the weekly videos and worksheets!"

- Amy Grahn


About Charles de Kunffy

Get to know our clinician!


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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.

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