EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGABLE & KIND

 
 

GEORGES DEWEZ

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Georges began riding at an early age in the forests of Fountainbleu, he went on to ride with the Guardians of the Camargue before training with riders from the Spanish School in Lippica. This is where many young horses are prepared before advancement in Vienna.

The strongest influence on his riding and training methods has been the great Nuno Oliveira. Georges trained with Nuno Oliveira in Portugal and was greatly inspired by his teacher’s quest for ever greater lightness, and the artistry of his riding. Some of the German Schools and riders such as Hubertus Schmidt and Isabelle Werth have also influenced his approach to training.

Georges established Carreg Dressage with Jane Lloyd Francis in 1990 to develop his passion for true Classical Riding, the foundation for all good riding, and this remains at the heart of the philosophy at Carreg Dressage.

With an enviable knowledge of equine literature, Georges has developed a method of training horses drawing from the best disciplines whilst remaining grounded in theoretical knowledge.

Over many years he has gathered considerable experience whilst training many horses and riders to competing at every level from Novice to Grand Prix.

If I was describing my experience at Carreg Dressage I would use a tree as a metaphor.  The training is deeply rooted in academic knowledge, the trunk of the tree holds the skill and rapport that Georges has with his horses and the branches become the dissemination of that information to others
— Sara Parry Jones

JANE LLOYD FRANCIS

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Jane grew up on a farm in Mid Wales and has ridden for most of her life beginning serious dressage training in 1990, two years after meeting Georges Dewez.

Though mainly taught by Georges, Jane has also ridden and trained in Portugal and France, gaining extensive experience over the last 25 years, successfully competing in dressage; showing Lusitano horses under saddle at national level and accompanying Georges in many classical demonstrations.

Chairing the Lusitano Society of Great Britain for five years provided many insights into the needs of horse owners and the challenges they face. 

Producing and directing Equilibre Horse Theatre over a period of fifteen years provided further personal development.

With a professional background in management, Jane has developed Carreg Dressage into a unique training center with a strong ethical bias, resulting in several nationally recognised management awards.

 
 

YARD MANAGER:
ANNETTE LISTER 

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Annette has been Yard Manager at Carreg Dressage since 2010. She is an integral part of the team and of the business. Before joining us she gained experience on a variety of yards and animal sanctuaries.

Annette 's dedication to the care and well-being of our horses is outstanding, she pays great attention to detail and takes her work very seriously.  All our clients can be confident that they are leaving their horses in very capable hands. 

Graduating from Bangor University with a BSc in Marine Biology, Annette continues to develop her skills – as an Open University student.

 

I have been really impressed and reassured by the attention to detail, kindness and expertise that both Annette and Phi have shown to my much-loved and sensitive horse during a long-term stay at Carreg Dressage.
— Chrissy Wild

 

ASSISTANT YARD MANAGER:
OPHELIA PAOLANTONI

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Phi has graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science and an MSc in Animal Science, specialising in Equine Behavior and Biomechanics. 

Phi has worked in a variety of yards before joining us at Carreg Dressage, and as horse owner herself, is attuned to ensuring the mental and physical well-being of visiting horses while also being sympathetic to the concerns of their owners.