COMPETITION, CLINICS & CLIENTS
Getting the most from your horse is the core of what we do at Carreg Dressage. From competition riders needing to hone their skills, to individuals looking to take their riding and enjoyment to the next level, we can develop a training programme to suit your goals. We have years of experience and techniques to share with you – take a look at our training page to find out more.
Photographer: Tim Flach
These images of Unico and Rouxinol were taken at Carreg Dressage by the world famous photographer Tim Flach. They are included in his best selling and extraordinary book Equus.
“As humanity confronts the wider issues of genetic research -of DNA know how, control and manipulation- the story of the horse is an interesting point for reflection. With selective breeding, we have manipulated the genes of horses and donkeys for thousands of years. What was once done in a field or stable, now often has its key moment in a test tube. Perhaps soon it might be via a software program that can splice just the right properties together for the ultimate performance animal. However these issues progress, and whatever the moral, aesthetic, or economic climate dictates, one thing is certain: We will continue to find a place for the horse in our lives and in our dreams. From the cave wall to the betting hall, this is a species that has excited our passions for as long as we have known them.”
Photographer: Martin Avery
Equilibre Horse Theatre has been producing work since 1993. Derived from the progressive work involved in training horses, Equilibre provides the opportunity to make a public expression of displaying Classical Riding as an art form. The fascinating fusion of two different beings offers the rider an education that is both physical and spiritual, and the audience the chance to witness this partnership. What makes the work unique is the collaboration with artists of every type; musicians, dancers, actors, poets, artists, sculptors, photographers and pupeteers who all create work inspired by the presence of horses to devise an integrated performance. While the Theatre is no longer creating big performances at Carreg, work is still ongoing in collaboration with other artists and media organisations and we are keen to develop such partnerships further in the future, especially with dancers and physical performers.