The prerequisite for horse and rider to have fun together in equestrian sports and for a long-lasting willingness to perform in competitive sports is their physical and mental wellbeing. Classical Dressage experts have spent decades developing the physical gymnastic elements of training. Parelli Natural Horsemanship has decades of experience in the mental-emotional aspects of training.

The Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit 2020 will bring together leading experts in Classical Dressage training and Parelli Natural Horsemanship to present thought-provoking discussions and demonstrations on how they can converge to enhance the training of the happy and healthy Dressage horse.


Four international horse experts in the fields of understanding the horse from both a physical perspective, as well as a mental and emotional one, share their knowledge on how to develop a more mentally, emotionally and physically fit equine athlete.

Your presenters are:

  • Christoph Hess (FEI “I” Judge in both Dressage and Eventing, trainer),
  • Luis Lucio (Olympic rider, coach, FEI Dressage Committee Trainers Delegate, Chef d’quip of the Spanish Riding Team, 18 years of Parelli)
  • Pat Parelli (Internationally renowned Equine Psychologist Expert)
  • Linda Parelli (Equine Psychologist Expert and Dressage rider)

Each will present their training methods and philosophies and discuss how each empowers the other as the Two Worlds come together for the benefit of the horse.

The message of using psychology and understanding is stronger today than ever. Sports psychology has taken human athletic performance to new heights. The Dressage Summit will demonstrate how these concepts can develop the equine athlete and bring out the best in them.

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.”

“Horses are truly wonderful animals, and they deserve a world in which the best parts of both Parelli Natural Horsemanship and Classical Dressage are showcased. We can learn from one another; we can learn from different ways to school horses, how to train horses, how to interact with horses. Ultimately it comes down to doing what is best for the horse. Doing what we need to do to make the horse relaxed, happy, and willing to work with us,” – Christoph Hess.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • How training sessions can develop the Dressage horse’s mental, emotional and physical fitness through combining Dressage and Horse Psychology.
  • What is important to horses, how they think, how they learn, what motivates them and above all what they need to be happy.
  • The way to a calmer, more connected, responsive, supple and successful horse.
  • The difference between psychology and mechanics
  • How to solve tension problems
  • The key to achieving real harmony
  • How to solve spooking behavior

Experience how the classical training of horses and the principles of natural horsemanship can be of mutual benefit to one another. The Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit will be held on March 27-29, 2020 at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala Florida. The event is presented by Parelli. Click below to visit Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit 2020.

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