These are some of my favourite dressage books and DVD’s.

The Successful Dressage Competitor – Debby Lush
It does what it says on the tin! Foreward by Carl Hester.

The Building Blocks of Training – Debby Lush
A great step by step approach to training your horse and sorting out problems.

The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse – Charles De Kunffy
This is an excellent book which describes “Manege Patterns” with good diagrams to give you lots of exercises to ride along with clear descriptions of their purpose in making your horse a better athlete.

The Complete Training of Horse & Rider – Alois Podhajsky
This is a thorough manual of classical riding by a former director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

The Art of Horsemanship – Xenophon
This is a translation of a book that is over 23 centuries old but still amazingly relevant today.

Basic training of the young horse – Reiner Klimke
An excellent read for those starting out with a young horse

The Principles of Dressage – Brigadier General Kurt Albrecht
This is a serious, in depth but informative little book.

Horse Training In-hand: A Modern Guide to Working from the Ground Work on the Longe, Long Lines, Long and Short Reins, – Ellen Schuthof-Lesmeister, Kip Mistral
A good , clear, step by step guide.

Tug of War: Classical Versus “Modern” Dressage – Gerd Heuschmann
Informative and thought provoking

Preparing for a Dressage Test – David Trott & Penny Hillsden
It does what it says on the tin!!

Riding a Dressage Test – David Trott & Penny Hillsden
It does what it says on the tin as well!!

The Dressage Judge’s Viewpoint – Jane Kidd
The above 3 books are clear, concise introductions to competitive dressage.

Elegant Dressage Training by Anja Beran – Vols 1,2,3. (DVDs)
Inspiring classical riding.

About Pam

  • British Dressage Registered Trainer

  • Qualified First Aider

  • Cleared through Disclosure Scotland

  • Trained for 15 years at The Scottish Classical Dressage Centre

  • Over 40 years of riding experience

  • Currently trains with an Instructor from Training the Teachers of Tomorrow and attends clinics

  • Successfully competed up to Prix St Georges