to the art of classical dressage.

Dedicated to excellence, our goal is to be a high quality center of classical dressage and classical horse breeding. We are dedicated to preserve the ancient art of classical dressage and are happy to train horses and riders of all backgrounds and breeds. Find out more on our Training and Lessons pages.

Our mission

Tempus Renatus School of Classical Horsemanship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to preserving the historical equestrian arts. Tempus Renatus brings these art forms to its local community, giving performances for the enjoyment of the local community and educational programs and certifications to those who otherwise do not have the opportunity to learn these arts, including veterans and underprivileged youth.

Training Philosophy:

A Classical Dressage Tradition.

Our training philosophy is deeply rooted in the classical tradition. We use centuries-old techniques combined with modern understanding of equine and human biomechanics to create happy, healthy athletic pairs. We follow the Weyrother tradition in our methodology, which has a broad span of techniques focused on a systematic approach. Our training incorporates work in-hand, work in long reins, and even work with obstacles to help horse and rider have a fulfilling experience in their training.

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Meet Our Board

Emily Wright
Director of Training

Emily has many years experience in classical dressage and has worked with riders from the Spanish Riding School as well as brilliant classical trainers in the US.

More about Emily’s experience
ret. col. Oscar Coddou-Molina
Artistic Director

Ret. Col. Coddou is our artistic director and mentor. He was the director for the Military Riding School in Chile as well as the Classical Lipizzan School of Chile, an official partner to the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. He is passionate about preserving

Debbie Wright-Thomasson
Managing Director

Debbie is our manager, and Tempus Renatus is the result of her life-long dreams, which started when she saw the movie “Miracle of the White Stallions” as a young girl. Holding a Master’s of Science in nutrition in addition to being a cardiologist with advanced training in integrative/holistic medicine, she is passionate about maximizing health and gardening.

Tarra Millender

Tarra is director on our board. She has many years' experience in dressage, jumping, eventing, and polo and is also a glaucoma surgeon. She can occasionally be seen in our performances, either narrating or riding.