You are interested in learning to ride according to the principles of Classical Dressage?
The late Riding Master Egon von Neindorff, (he passed away in 2004) had devoted 50 years of his life to guiding students from all over the world, towards the natural way of training horses. The “Egon von Neindorff” Foundation continues the work in this tradition and in his honor.
We want to teach children, young adults and grown-ups how to ride and convey training methods and techniques which have been passed on through centuries, with a practical and easily accessible approach. We assist you in solving problematic situations with your horse and train your horse according to the timeless classical methods.
Our detailed offers:
Lunging lessons for beginners and advanced riders
Private and group lessons according to the principles of classical riding
Private and group lessons “work on the long reins”
Private lessons with individual goals (e.g. work in hand, lunging)
Training of your horse
Boxes for private horses (full care with paddock time, stallions are also welcome. Usage of the historical riding hall, training hall, round pen and outside riding arena is included)
Individuall riding presentations for your company or group events
Practicals and internships
Please stop by for a visit and have a look around – or make arrangements for an appointment with a tour and more detailed information! Or take advantage of one of our regular events to experience our work (Dates). The Riding Institute will also be pleased to arrange an individual event for your group of app. 50 to 150 people. If you are interested, please get in touch (Contact).
In the light of recent events
Recapitulating our celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Riding Institute (a comprehensive report will follow in our Annual Review 2019), we would like to clarify some things, as a response to several Facebook comments:
We were delighted that we had the pleasure to welcome so many guests, especially numerous guests of honour of the city of Karlsruhe. With the lecture of Erik Herbermann and the riding programme, which covered the whole spectrum of the riders education, and focusing especially on the youth – our future – we set other priorities as in our festive evening events, the Impressions of the Classical Art of Riding.
We were happy to receive the appreciation from notable horsemen for the presentations, and they absolutely encouraged us to continue like this. But where there’s success, there’s also envy.
In the past already some „alumni“ who are no longer „in the boat“ or „may not be in the boat“ vented on Facebook.
The Riding Institute ignored that, as nobody would take that seriously – or so we believed.
But – the further the death of Mr. von Neindorff is in the past, the larger the excessive statements become, especially if one can make money with it. Nobody can still ask Mr. von Neindorff if it’s true. The contemporary witnesses naturally become less. So everyone, not only the egoists, are free to act as judge, often inversely proportional to their actual expertise, also those who are „Riding Teachers“ (Comment: the job title is not protected and everyone who instructs may call himself so). To be successful, imaginary riding feats and longer stays at the Institute with greater closeness to Mr. von Neindorff and his mastery are feigned than actually were the case.
We would like to recommend:
Try to impress by good riding, and demonstrate like this that you are a „Neindorff pupil“. A really good rider also has good manners. It would be no mistake to be a role model by acting decently and fairly. Last but not least: the time spent on posting on Facebook would most likely be invested much better serving the good of the horses. To quote Mr. von Neindorff: Not the horse has to serve the rider, but the rider must serve his horse … or not?
Our recommendation for those who are interested in the classical art of riding and for the owners of difficult horses looking for advice: have the heart to make up your own mind – even if it is some effort and if the way is long: as in former times we have guests from all over the world. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, because the serious contemporary witnesses and pupils of Mr. von Neindorffs time still exist at the Riding Institute. Take a close look to whom you want to entrust yourself and possibly also your horse.