Traditions Farm presents up coming classical horsemanship educational riding opportunities in two locations.. Sebastopol, California, and Carbondale, Colorado.. Christoph Ackermann, long time student of Herr Egon von Neindorff. Christoph is an author, master horseman, and German Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist.. See flyers for more information
Learn more about The Traditional Equestrian at www.thetraditionalequestrian.com
For more information about Elke go to www.potucek.de/en/about-us/elke-potucek-puscha-en/
For more information about Christoph go to www.conde-reitseminare.de/en/about/
The Classical Horsemanship world loses another master, "a Keeper of the grail" Melissa Simms (November 19,1952-February 14,2018)
To the World and Classical Horsemanship Community, we have lost another true master and "Keepers of the Grail". It is with broken hearts that myself and Petra must bring this sad news. Our beloved friend, riding teacher and mentor of many years, Melissa Simms has passed this Valentine's day 2018. This is devastating for all who knew this talented, amazing, beauty of a woman. She is with Love and Peace of Spirit now and with her Mentor Herr Egon von Neindorff. Although it is difficult to do her wisdom and extraordinary talents as a teacher and trainer of Classical Horsemanship justice... Her memory will live on through her dedicated students, as we will still hear her voice on the wind. As she would say "Let's keep counting the Piaffe Steps and not lose sight of the future".
With Gratitude Your Loving Students,
Tressa Boulden and Petra Beltran
To read a full published tribute go to link
Elke was a pupil of the Late Herr Egon von Neindorff for 11 years , one of the last keepers of the 'Grail" of Classical Horsemanship and Equitation, he greatly influenced her craft as a teacher and trainer. Her objective is to combine the Art of Classical Horsemanship and Equitation with todays competitors riding goals.
Elke co-trains with former First Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School, Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg, and has trained with him for years, the professional riders in Lipica.
Traditions farm looks forward to hosting a clinic with Elke for a continued learning experience in the Tradition of Classical Riding and Training.
To learn more about Elke go to www.potucek.de
For More about clinic please contact
Paloma David earned her bronze medal this show season on Friesian gelding "Hendrik Fan De Sweach". Paloma needed two more scores to gain her bronze and the pair pulled it off in two short rides. Paloma was new to 3rd level work, however she rode Hendrik beautifully under the tutelage of her mentor and Hendriks trainer Tressa Boulden. A job well done by all, especially Paloma who makes us all very proud!
Starting this May 2017 we will begin our study group of Egon von Neindorff's book "The Art of Classical Horsemanship" translated by Melissa Simms and published by Cadmos. We will go chapter by chapter and discuss its content.
Location: Traditions farm
time: Monday 22th at 5:00 pm