German Dressage rider Katja Elk offers her training services at SY Valley View Farm, a beautiful, full-service training facility in the Santa Ynez valley. Based on the principles of classical dressage, a thorough understanding of biomechanics as well as the horse’s natural response system Katja provides gentle, effective training solutions for horses and people. She greatly enjoys working with riders of different backgrounds and horses of varying breeds. From seasoned riders who would like to know more about the ‘art and anatomy’ of dressage to 3-day-eventers wanting to improve their dressage skills to adult riders getting back into the saddle and those who would like to work their way up into the show ring. Young horses, older horses, horses with ‘issues’ -- everyone is welcome – and partial or full training set-ups are available. Trailer-ins are welcome, too. In lessons, lectures and clinics Katja offers information and inspiration to riders looking for a more satisfying experience and better results with their horses.
For more information and ongoing activities please visit Katja’s website at www.gentlesolutionsdressage.com.
Location: SY Valley View Farms, 4208 Casey Ave., Santa Ynez, CA 93460.