Classical riding creates an entire subculture within the riding community, and that is reflected in our organization’s core values.
For us, honor is vital. It is a step beyond respect, and it goes for not only the horses but also the people involved. We like to keep a collaborative atmosphere in our work environment, but that only works when everyone cares for each other and for the animals and the land.
Integrity is, for us, a step beyond honesty. Not only is it being honest about one’s doings, but it is also going a step beyond and taking responsibility and watching each other’s backs.
The horses always come first, and this demands a great deal of humility. It doesn’t matter where you came from or who you know: the horses’ needs are the same, and it takes humility for the horses’ caretakers to work as a team. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” -C.S. Lewis
While we are serious about what we do, we don’t like to take ourselves too seriously. We do what we do because we love the animals and love the art, and we seek out joy and humor in all circumstances.