bringing two worlds together

~ Horse Psychology & Gymnastic Training ~

A passion to make the world a better place for horses and the people who love them is brought to life in this special event.  The Parelli way is all about horse psychology, about getting to the heart and the mind of the horse… and Dressage has a long-established system that guides the proper gymnastic training and development of the equine athlete.


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.
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, 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.


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

October 31 – November 1

Southeastern Livestock Pavillion, Ocala, FL


9:00 am – Welcome (Linda Parelli)

9:15 am – The Inside Leg (Christoph Hess)

10:15 am – BREAK

11:00 am – 7 Games Gymnastics (Linda Parelli & Sarah Martin)

12:30 – LUNCH

2:00 pm – What I Love About Dressage (Lauren Barwick)

3:00 pm – BREAK

4:00 pm – Solving Problems in a Warm-Up Arena (Linda Parelli)

5:30 pm CLOSE


9:00 am – Welcome (Linda Parelli)

9:15 am – Riding Lines (Luis Lucio & Linda Parelli)

10:15 am – BREAK

11:00 am – Do Dressage in your Body (Janice Dulak)

12:30 – LUNCH

2:00 pm – Developing Your Feel (Lauren Barwick)

3:00 pm – BREAK

4:00 pm – Making Dressage More Fun (Linda Parelli)

5:30 pm 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.

2020, Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit Begins in...








Southeastern Livestock Pavillion
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL, 34470



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