In episode 16 we meet Maddie, founder of thedressagecoach.com. We hear all about how she started out (training with Carl Hester for over 20 years) and learn about the fantastic online coaching platform!
Maddi has been riding for over 30 years, during which time she has trained with some of the world's finest trainers, including her long standing coach Carl Hester, who she has been coached by for just under 20 years!
Maddi has dedicated much of her life to learning the art of classical dressage, and has studied under the guidance of Classical Master, Joaquin Vazquez Vela and other riders at the Royal School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain. Maddi worked for Joaquin in Spain at his private yard. There, as well as coaching, she rode, trained and competed a number of his and his clients horses up to Grand Prix level.
Maddi has also spent time learning from Dr Gerd Heuschmann, Manolo Mendez and the late Dr Kerry Ridgeway, which have been a huge influence in her understanding of equine physiology, biomechanics and psychological well being. This has enabled her to not only successfully train horse and keep sound, happy athletes, but has also allowed her to specialise in rehab work and corrective schooling.
Maddi is an experienced competitor and has been lucky enough to experience competing in Europe as well as in the UK. She has ridden at all levels up to Grand Prix and has worked and been based on the yards of several International Riders and Trainers.
Thedressagecoach.com and The Dressage Coach Hub are digital training aids for all levels of horse &rider, with monthly membership from just £25, these digital platforms are a very cost effective way to develop your skills under the guidance of an extremely knowledgeable trainer.