Our primary focus is on the education of classical dressage. Classical riding is an ancient art form, now UNESCO-recognized in its form at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, and has a fascinating history. This education is given to the public through tours, performances, and demonstrations and to dedicated students through lessons, training retreats, internships and more. Closely following that is the preservation of traditional and endangered breeds of horses and other livestock connected to historical riding. We plan to include agritourism in the near future for people to learn about these breeds and this art form as well as eco-friendly agriculture. We are also developing certification programs for future trainers, riders, and grooms.
However, we don’t stop there. We are starting a “next step” program to help people from all walks of life begin their journey to wholeness and healing with horses. This program will introduce people through weekend and week-long retreats to the holistic philosophy of classical horsemanship, focusing on veterans, victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse, and underprivileged youth. The hope is to inspire them to find their special purpose through horses and to give them the opportunity to explore it in depth, whether their talents are in riding, horse care, or even land management.