Two Worlds Together Dressage summit to be rescheduled

bringing two worlds together


Out of respect to our traveling customers and presenters, and working within the current environment of elevated public concerns regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to “Retreat and Re-Schedule” the Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit, March 2020. We are currently exploring options for rescheduling the event, and we’ll be in touch again soon with more details and options. Please keep an eye on your emails for further communication, as we all move through these unprecedented times. 


In the meantime, we’ll double down with our savvy in order to maximize your Parelli experience. We are more committed than ever to make sure we can keep bringing you what you need to succeed. You’ll be hearing from us soon about our plans to adjust and move forward. Stay healthy!


Together, we can bring these two worlds together for happy, healthy horses… and happy riders – mentally, emotionally and physically.

Linda Parelli shares some exciting details about the upcoming 2020 Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit.

Sarah Martin, Grand Prix Rider & Trainer, Certified Instructor & Member of USDF Senior Faculty talks about the 2020 Dressage Summit.


It is much more than a clinic. The 2020 Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit is designed as much for the spectators, as it is for the riders if not more.
You are not just watching, you are part of it!


Join four internationally renowned experts, who are truly passionate about changing the world for dressage horses by bringing the two worlds of horse psychology and classical dressage together.

Christoph Hess shows us how to 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!


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 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 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 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

2020 Two-Worlds Together — Dressage Summit



with riders from First Level to Grand Prix


Seminars ~ Preview ~ Celebration

1.00 Behind the Scenes Practice Session with Linda

Join Linda arena-side for an informal session as she prepares her horses for the Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit! 

2.00 Look, Shop, Learn

Special demonstrations, Break Out Seminars, Vendors, Shopping, Fun!

6.00 Evening Celebration:

For the Love of Horses – Beauty, Brains & Brilliance!
The Secret of Phenomenal Partnerships

Inspirational performances from fabulous horses with Pat Parelli, Linda Parelli, and special guests.

8.00 Close


Progress ~ Stress Management ~ Problem-Solving

9.00 Welcome!  Philosophy & Goals for the Event; Sponsor Appreciation

Linda Parelli, Pat Parelli, Christoph Hess, Luis Lucio

The principles of horsemanship, of proper dressage.  It’s an attitude, a way, an approach and a feeling that governs our relationship with horses as they partner with us on an incredible journey. 

Equine psychology and gymnastic training unite for the good of the horse.

9.30 The Next Big Step

Christoph Hess with Linda Parelli and Hot Jazz

Ride with Linda as she and Jazz venture into the higher levels of collection with Christoph’s expert guidance. 

11.00 BREAK (30 mins)

11.30 Managing Stress in Training

Luis Lucio rides & teaches

Many horses don’t just fail in competition, they fail in training!  How can we manage their stress on a moment to moment basis and train without going over the horse’s mental, emotional and physical limits? 

Luis shares major training discoveries that benefit horses and riders at all levels to maximize learning and prevent burn out, and burn up!

12.30 LUNCH (90 mins)

2.00 The Language of Horses, the Dressage Connection

Linda Parelli & Sarah Martin

The Parelli Seven Games has transformed our ability to communicate with horses, using body language.  

As Linda demonstrates each of the Games and how they facilitate harmony and understanding between horse and rider, Sarah Martin (USDF Faculty) identifies the gymnastic effects and relevance to dressage.

3.30 BREAK (30 mins) 

4.00 Why Good Horses Go Bad  

Pat Parelli

It’s a loved and talented horse, the rider is skilled… what went wrong? 

As a master of horse psychology with a deep understanding of behavior-based training, Pat Parelli examines the misunderstandings that undermine the successful training of performance horses.

6.00 CLOSE. 

VIP Wine Down & Private Q&A Panel!


Mental, Emotional & Physical Fitness

8.30 Savvy Team

9.00 The Appropriate Response to Pressure

Pat Parelli

Horses naturally brace against pressure.  As a prey animal the instinct to protect itself, to resist and break free, runs deep.  The ‘inappropriate’ response to pressure is what leads to disharmony and fights between horses and riders. 

How do we convince the horse that he is safe with us?  How do we respectfully re-program the horse’s negative reactions to pressure?

10.30 BREAK (30 mins)

11.00 Mental and Emotional Fitness in Training

Linda Parelli

Prepare the mind and the body will follow. 

In this insightful session, Linda unveils her approach to training her sensitive and high-spirited partner, Hot Jazz, as she makes his confidence a priority, continuously improves his ability to cope with pressure and focuses on his mental understanding.

12.00 LUNCH (90 mins) 

1.15 Body Position: The Power of Lines

Luis Lucio

Stop focusing on the neck and think to the body! 

In this fascinating demonstration, Luis shows us how to naturally encourage the horse to compress his body and become more powerful and dynamic using lines of direction in a very savvy way.   

2.30 BREAK (30 mins) 

3.00 Put More Fun into Your Training – The Quadrille!

Christoph Hess with Linda, Pat, and Special Guests

Dressage training can get intense and even boring – for the horse! 

In the ‘old’ days, quadrilles were a regular part of dressage training sessions, and also competitions. 

Getting together with friends and fellow riders at your barn can transform your training experience in ways you may never have imagined. 

It improves your focus, leadership, precision, timing, your horse’s confidence, social skills, and… it’s fun!

5.00 CLOSE

What Others Are Saying


“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.”


“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.'”


“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.

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