Dressage Summit

TWO WORLDS TOGETHER

March 1-3, 2019 | FLORIDA HORSE PARK

How does Equine Psychology Come Together with
Gymnastic Training To Bring Out the Best in a Horse?

Join Us for this epic 3-day Event

Join four internationally renowned experts, who are truly passionate about changing the world for dressage horses, in this epic 3-day event that brings the two worlds of horse psychology and classical dressage together.

Christoph Hess shows us how to a have a horse and rider that move more freely, to be truly powerful and supple.

Luis Lucio explores pressure management, pauses, rewards and level of demand as we plan successful training sessions.

Pat Parelli reveals the three biggest psychological mistakes we make when training sport horses.

Linda Parelli helps make the deep and complicated concepts simple!

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how training sessions can develop the dressage horse’s mental, emotional and physical fitness by combining dressage and horse psychology.
  • Learn how to solve problems with tension.
  • Know what is important to horses, how they think, how they learn, what motivates them, and what they need to be happy.
  • Learn how using a heart rate monitor can revolutionize your training results.
  • Discover the difference between psychology and mechanics.
  • Learn the way to a calmer, more connected, responsive, supple and successful horse.
  • See the Scale of Training in a whole new light.
  • Increase a timid horse’s confidence.
  • The challenges presented at different levels of training.
  • Discover what a Happy Horse really is.

Wh0 You Will Learn from

Bringing these two worlds together is a mission that started 10 years ago and it is gathering momentum. More natural horsemanship aficionados are becoming interested in dressage and more dressage riders, of all levels, are discovering the power of connecting with the horse’s mind.

This event goes way beyond lessons. It is a journey into the horse’s mind, body, heart and soul guided by four international experts at the top of their field: Luis, Christoph, Pat and Linda, presenting and exchanging ideas. Join us and to be part of this movement. Have a front row seat for this groundbreaking event!

CHRISTOPH HESS

This man is at the forefront of international dressage and brings a surprising element to the training of dressage horses and riders – it is often the opposite of what you hear everywhere else; “Let go”, “This is the spirit of good riding”, “We have to make the horse happy!” The Scale Of Training is his bible and Christoph Hess’s simple and positive approach makes coaching fun for riders and spectators… and the horse.

Credentials: International Judge in both Dressage and Eventing (FEI “I” Judge), former Head of Instruction and Personal Members Department at the German National Federation. Conducts clinics, workshops, forums, and symposiums for judges, trainers, and riders throughout the International Dressage and Eventing communities, and has written and co-authored books, videos, and numerous articles.

LUIS LUCIO

Luis is highly credentialed and influential in the international dressage world in every dimension. Adding 18 years of knowledge and experience with the Parelli system of horse psychology, he brings the two worlds together in a very compelling way. Not only does he help all levels of riders do what the horse needs, his work with heart monitors to measure the mental, emotional and physical state of the horse is groundbreaking and fascinating to watch.

Credentials: Two-time Dressage Olympian rider, Dressage Technical Director of the ESP NF, Chef d’quip of all Spanish Dressage teams 2013-2018, member of the FEI Dressage Committee as Trainers Representative 2014-2018, Master in Sports High Performance. Using horse psychology by implementing the Parelli Seven Games horse-language in his training of dressage horses & riders at all levels since 2000.

PAT PARELLI

Pat is of the most provocative figures in the horse world. His ability to read the horse’s mind is second to none. For the past 30 years, Pat Parelli has motivated world change, initiating a movement (natural horsemanship) by empowering people to work with the mental and emotional, instinctual horse. To see life from the horse’s perspective is often humbling and sometimes confronting, but necessary for true partnership and collaboration to occur. As the horse’s advocate, and with the ability to transform very challenging horses, Pat has traveled the world to solve problems with extremely valuable, talented and top level competition horses in dressage and jumping.

Credentials: Internationally renowned Equine Psychologist, founder of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, author, presenter, competitor. Coined the name “natural horsemanship”, his understanding of what horses need crosses all disciplines, empowering riders from basic to Olympic level.

LINDA PARELLI

Linda gets to the heart of the horse. That is what makes her approach as a dressage rider unique – she is an ambassador for the horse. Linda combines her knowledge of dressage techniques with a deep understanding of horse psychology to achieve ultimate connection, and is masterful at breaking down the most complicated concepts and making them simple to understand.

Credentials: International renowned Equine Psychologist, educator, co-founder of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, author, presenter, researcher, collaborator and passionate student of the classical principles of dressage.

Ride the Mind…Win their Heart

2019 Two-Worlds Together — Dressage Summit

MARCH 1–3 – THE FLORIDA HORSE PARK, OCALA

CHRISTOPH HESS LUIS LUCIO PAT PARELLI LINDA PARELLI

with riders from First Level to Grand Prix

DAY 1 • FRIDAY MARCH 1

9.00
Welcome
Opening remarks, meet the presenters.

9.30
The Scale of Training Is My Bible!
CHRISTOPH HESS with First Level to Grand Prix Riders
Christoph helps us understand how to use the Scale of Training, and explains the consequences of straying from the structure.

11.30
BREAK / Q&A

12.00
Going Beyond The Aids
LINDA PARELLI & Hot Jazz
How to have dynamic conversations with your horse. Build confidence, improve harmony, and increase effort…by engaging your horse’s mind.

1.00
LUNCH & VIP interaction

2.30
Confusions & Misunderstandings in Dressage Training
LUIS LUCIO with Riders at Basic & Advanced Levels
RHYTHM: Active versus Hurried.
CONTACT & CONNECTION: Balance versus Resistance.
RELAXATION: Body Suppleness versus Mouth and Neck.
Mental, Emotional, Physical Balance versus Tension.
COLLECTION and Self Carriage.

4.00
BREAK / Q&A

4.30
My Horse is Perfect, Except…
PAT PARELLI with Challenging Horses
“I can’t clip him, he is spooky, excitable, scared in the warm-up arena, difficult to shoe, won’t stand still, won’t focus, hard to load into the trailer…”
See how these seemingly unrelated issues negatively affect a horse’s sport training. Once we solve them, not only are horses and people happier, performance improves significantly.

6.00
Close & VIP Wind Down!

DAY 2 • SATURDAY MARCH 2

9.00
Welcome
Opening remarks, special announcements.

9.15
The Biggest Sport-Training Mistakes
PAT PARELLI with a Troubled Horse
What makes horses dull?
Why horses lose heart and stop trying.
What creates tension and anxiety?
Why horses explode.

11.00
BREAK / Q&A

11.30
How to Assess the Mental, Emotional and Physical State of the Horse During Training
LUIS LUCIO with Horses & Riders of Various Levels
Monitoring the horse’s heart rate is something every rider at every level can do to properly manage pressure, control the level of demand, create an ideal learning scenario, and strategically pause and reward the horse.

1.00
LUNCH & VIP interaction

2.30
The Mental-Emotional Warm Up
LINDA PARELLI warms up Hot Jazz for her Lesson
How do you get a horse mentally ready…to focus, to learn? Strategies for producing a calm, connected, and responsive horse…from the ground up.

3.00
The Scale of Training in Action
CHRISTOPH HESS with Linda & Hot Jazz
Constant attention to the basics prepares horse and rider to positively progress using the Scale of Training.

4.00
Expert Panel
Luis, Pat, Linda, Christoph and Special Guests discuss key concepts and questions.

6.00
Close & VIP Wind Down!

DAY 3 • SUNDAY MARCH 3

9.00
Welcome
Special announcements, what to look forward to on Day 3!

9.15
Solutions for the Spooky Dressage Horse
PAT PARELLI & a Rider with their Spooky Horse!
Why are some horses spookier than others? Strategies for improving a horse’s confidence when training, in the warm up arena, and competing.

11.00
BREAK / Q&A

11.30
Technical & Tactical Decisions for Your Training Session
LUIS LUCIO with Marion & Whisper
Determining priorities for future purpose, motivation, and technical improvement. Cultivating the rider’s perceptions, empowered independence from the trainer, and how to organize activities within time frames.

1.00
LUNCH / VIP interaction

3.00
Spotlight: LAUREN BARWICK & Paris
How to put the relationship first…and win!

3.20
It’s About The Relationship
PAT PARELLI
The secrets of horsemanship are in your heart… not your hands.

3.30
Developing Collection & Power
CHRISTOPH HESS with Linda & Jazz
How to build on the basics to achieve collection, advance the degree of difficulty, and maintain a positive relationship between horse and rider.

4.30
Closing comments, highlights, and acknowledgments of the 2019 Dressage Summit: Bringing Two Worlds Together.

5.00
Thank You For Your Passion and Presence…See You Next Time!

What Others Are Saying

LINDA PARELLI & JAZZ

“Being an expert in the mental and emotional part of the horse, learning the intricacies of gymnastic training transformed my riding and my horse’s way of going.”

IRIS KLEBER & LEO

“The judges comments often said ‘the horse needs to be more expressive’, but what do you do to get a horse more expressive that doesn’t also create tension? Linda Parelli observed my warm up for a few minutes and said ‘I know exactly what the problem is.'”

LORI BELL & FLIRT

“I was amazed and thrilled to begin to understand the psychology behind horse behavior, and I’m impressed by how much more self assured my Grand Prix dressage horse, Flirt, has become.”

Happy, Healthy, Dressage Horses

Dressage experts have spent decades figuring out the physical gymnastic elements of training. Parelli has decades of experience in the mental-emotional aspects of training. Learn how each empowers the other as the Two Worlds come together for the benefit of the horse. Can you imagine how powerful this can be?!?

Sports psychology has taken human athletic performance to new heights. It is now time to develop a more mentally and emotionally fit equine athlete. Dressage Summit 2019 presents thought-provoking discussions and demonstrations on how these Two Worlds converge to enhance the training of the happy and healthy Dressage horse.

According to the USEF Rule Book, the Object and General Principles of Dressage calls for “the development of the horse into a happy athlete through harmonious education. As a result, it makes the horse calm, supple, loose and flexible, but also confident, attentive and keen, thus achieving perfect understanding with the rider.”

The message of using psychology and understanding is stronger today than ever. It’s time to up the game and really learn how to use communication, understanding, and psychology to solve problems and bring out the best in your horse.

Early Bird Pricing Ends February 8th!

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11008 S Hwy 475
Ocala, FL 34480, USA
1-800-642-3335

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