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The crowd felt the electricity of the moment between JJ and her amazing horse Apollo.
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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.
You'll have a better understanding of the
system of consistent aids, rewards, tone, attitude, and insights
that result in predictable equestrian behavior.
What You Will Learn:
Creating Confidence in Riders to Strive for Ideals
* 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
What You Will Learn:
Blending Classical Principals with Competitive Riding
* 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
Instructor Seminar Lectures
Lecture 1 | Concept of the Ideals
Replicate vs Exaggerate
Lecture 2 | Build it or Break It
What your students “say” to the horse on a daily basis.
Modifications for the levels
Lecture/ Demo 3 | Sculpting of the Rider
Why equitation matters
Lecture 1 | 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?
Lecture 2 | Mentoring Human Spirit, Motivation, & Overcoming Limitations
How do you help riders overcome limitations?
Problem solving fear, spooking, etc
Knowing when to push.
Q & A | Looking Ahead
Clinic vs Academy
"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
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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.