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 have found that classical riding and its philosophy are restorative in nature, both externally and internally. Simply being in the presence of the horses can have an enormous impact on a person, and with the pressures of life, this healing presence can help people develop mindfulness and find hope. Our goal is to use this to help improve the emotional and physical well-being of those most in need of this support and to provide a chance for them to deepen their education in this area with these magical horses. There is a place for everyone in the art of classical riding, whether it is in riding, stable management, studying biomechanics, and so much more. Our goal is to provide getaways for the most vulnerable people who love horses so they can be renewed and have a chance to start on their new journey with animals.