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In an effort to continue to support our successful young riders who move on to become professionals (and even our experienced pros), Dressage4Kids offers programs on How to Teach. Through their riding education we expect that riding instructors have the knowledge of what to teach, but very few teachers/instructors have had any education about HOW to teach.

Training4Teaching will be offered this winter at the following locations:

Woodbury, Connecticut - January 25th, 2020 at Nonnewaug High School during the Weekend Equestrian Program.  Lendon Gray will be joined by Laura King, sports Performance Coach to many of our top international competitors; Beth Clarke, JD; Brian Lomax, certified Mental Toughness Coach and founder of PerformanceXtra; and others.  For more information on how to register for the Weekend Equestrian Program, go to

Wellington, Florida - tentatively sessions will be held Sunday evenings January 12, February 2, February 16, March 1, March 8, and March 22 (all 2020) and will include supper each evening.  There is no fee for the program or the suppers for the sessions in Wellington. 

January 12 - Lendon Gray and Ali Brock discuss Teaching

February 2 - Mental Health for Trainers with Laura King followed by a group discussion about Teaching Tools

February 16 - SMART Goals and Learning Styles with Dr. Marg Watson followed by a group discussion about Teaching Tools

March 1 - Panel Discussion on Teaching Amateurs led by Olivia LaGoy-Weltz followed by Panel Discussion on Coaching at Shows led by Katherine Bateson-Chandler

March 8 - Dealing with Fear with Laura King followed by Using Imagery in Teaching with Lisa Schmidt


Olympians Lendon Gray and Ali Brock have developed Training4Teaching and will be assisted by invited professionals, dressage instructors, psychologists, etc. to cover such topics as teaching skills; special considerations for teaching non-competitive amateurs and very young riders; ethics and professionalism; teaching vs. coaching; dealing with fear or overconfidence; etc. It is expected that many of the sessions will be interactive.

Programs in other parts of the United States are being planned.

Please contact Lendon Gray at for more info.




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