Calberry Farms

275 Ipswich Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 466-4547


Calberry offers lessons that develop a Classical foundation in riders. Classical Dressage was developed to maximize a horse's athletic ability while optimizing their soundness for as long into their lives as possible. So, with a mind to what is best for the horse, riders learn to ride their horses "over their backs" or, in other words, with core engagement. The rule "if you can't do it over your horse's back, then you shouldn't be doing it," is honored. Therefore, riders learn to ride their horses in a stretch in all three gaits. Once this is accomplished, riders then are able to start bringing their horses up and begin to jump. Work in hand and lunge work will be incorporated into lessons.