Find a Teacher
Would you like to understand more about riding and training according to the principles of Légèreté?
Are you someone who honours your horse as an individual, and wants to develop a partnership based on an intelligent, systematic, logical approach? Then you can arrange lessons by contacting a licenced or student teacher.
It doesn’t matter what kind of horse you have, or what your previous level of experience is, any rider committed to training ‘with respect for the horse’ will benefit, as will your horse.
What is a licensed teacher?
To gain the title of licensed teacher of the School of Légèreté, a student (who must already be an experienced and dedicated riding teacher) must complete the three-year basic training course and pass a rigorous final exam.
What is a student instructor?
Student instructors are also experienced instructors in their own right. At this time all student instructors have completed the 3 year training, and most are in the process of taking their exams.
Only teachers listed on this site can officially teach the philosophy of Legerete. It is worth checking here before you take lessons, to ensure you are receiving instruction from someone who has had significant input from Philippe Karl and/or a master teacher, and who therefore deeply understands the principles and their application.
This training concept is legally protected by patent. NB: the certificate may be withdrawn on grounds of violations of the ethical principles of the Ecole de Légèreté (see “Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage”).
If you want to find out more about each of the licensed or student teachers, click on their individual profiles.
See our map for teacher locations.
The names and contact addresses of all UK based riding teachers who have successfully completed the course and passed the exam are listed below:
Whitesands Equestrian Brandsmill Broxmouth By Dunbar, EH42 1RU
Based on the South East Coast of Scotland I take horses in for schooling, backing and rehab work. I teach here at the yard and really encourage people to visit for blocks of training. I also travel for clinics UK wide.
Online coaching and courses
We specialise in teaching online and serve clients worldwide. Our courses, workshops and coaching programmes are Ideal if you don’t have access to a local légèreté teacher, or you’d like to deepen your understanding and get even more value from your in-person lessons. Visit our website derekandjo.com for more information and our free mini course.
7 Saccary Lane , Mellor , Blackburn , Lancashire BB19DL. Lancashire , North Yorkshire , Cumbria
I have a training stable and take horses for schooling and starting. Private lessons at my yard and travel out within 30 miles; further on request . I also teach clinics and workshops in various parts of the U.K.
Based in Manchester, covering Greater Manchester, Cheshire, West Yorkshire and North Wales
Based in Manchester and travel a wide area covering Cheshire West, North Wales, West Yorkshire. One to one Lessons for all levels. I will travel further a field for clinics and demonstrations. Specialise in the classical seat for the rider and the rehabilitation for misunderstood horses.
Burcott Riding Centre Burcott Lane Somerset, BA5 1NQ
Based in Somerset. Teach students on their own horses , and have a small group of school horses available to teach the principles of Legerete with. Facilities to take horses in for training. Short stay intensive courses available.
Ravenroyd Farm, Riverside, Bingley BD16 2DL
Based in West Yorkshire. Providing lessons, training and clinics at my yard. Mechanical horse for seat training, unmounted correctional exercise programs. Facilities to bring your horse for training holidays.
Teachers who are currently in training
The following riding teachers are working towards their exams:
Higher Langdon Barn, North Bovey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8RR
Private lessons and regular clinics in Devon and Somerset, other clinic locations across the U.K. Wide range of on-line courses, and a vibrant membership group. Demonstrations and special events. Specialise in rehabilitation and good horsemanship.
Monk Top Farm, Monks Dale Lane, Tideswell,
Based in Derbyshire and covering Notts, Cheshire East, Staffs and South Yorks. Offer lessons, workshops, clinics and classical camps. Specialist rehabilitation and young horse work.
T: 07910 374443
Model Farm Training and Dressage Shillington, SG5 3NA
Based in Bedfordshire, have facilities to take horses in for training and backing, Cover Bed's, Herts, Bucks, Northants. Hold regular clinics and willing to travel further for clinics.
T: 07810 103790
Based in Sussex, covering Surrey, Sussex and Kent
Based in East Sussex but also teach in West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent. Offer lessons with clients own horse in: in-hand work/lungeing, rehabilitation, backing and training under saddle. Private and semi private lessons, mini clinics, theory lectures and online tuition.