My Time with the Mestre - Forty Years Later

Dominique Barbier and Keron Psillas

$29.95

Code: RIWIOL
This book has not been released. It is scheduled to arrive in November 2018. Please join the wait list and you will be notified of its arrival.
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Riding with Oliveira

My Time with the Mestre - Forty Years Later

Dominique Barbier and Keron Psillas

$29.95

Code: RIWIOL
This book has not been released. It is scheduled to arrive in November 2018. Please join the wait list and you will be notified of its arrival.

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The true Mestre is a person who directs and changes your life. Renowned champion of classical equitation principles and bestselling author Dominique Barbier names the revered Portugese equestrian Nuno Oliveira as his. “Through great discipline, scholarly, serious inquiry and analysis, and a nonstop relentless passion, he formed his understanding of the Equestrian Art,” says Barbier. “As any student of Mestre Nuno Oliveira will know, he was anything but a simple man.”

Over several years Barbier had the unique opportunity to form an intimate relationship with Mestre Oliveira, and in this deeply personal book he chronicles their time together. Beginning in a tiny, dimly lit riding hall in Póvoa de Santa Iria e Forte da Casa, Portugal, where seminal moments of Barbier's riding education dawned under the watchful eyes of many luminaries of the European riding elite, it then explores what came later when Barbier studied with the Mestre in Avessada and traveled with him to Belgium, France, and Spain. Barbier's recollections are complemented by those of three other equestrians who studied with the Mestre: Dany LaHaye, Bettina Drummond, and Luis Valença. The result is a remarkable and insightful retrospective of one of the most extraordinary horsemen of all time.

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Dominique Barbier cultivated his riding skills at a number of highly regarded facilities throughout Europe, following various disciplines, including show jumping, eventing, dressage, and steeplechasing. Barbier then based himself in Portugal for two years studying with the legendary Mestre Nuno Oliveira. This experience was a defining moment that inspired Barbier's belief in keeping a horse “light and happy.” Since immigrating to the United States, Barbier's teaching and passion for the “Art of Dressage” has reached many thousands of people throughout the country, as well as North Africa, Europe, Asia, and Brazil. His avant–garde philosophy, focusing on the importance of mental communication and the understanding of the horse's nature, has been practiced now for over 40 years. Barbier is also the author of Dressage for the New Age, Meditation for Two with Keron Psillas, and The Alchemy of Lightness with Dr. Maria Katsamanis (dominiquebarbier.com).
Keron Psillas first began to focus on photography as a career and art form in 2004, and in 2006 began two years tenure as the Director of the Art Wolfe Digital Photography Center in Seattle, Washington. The access to industry professionals and renowned artists facilitated her developing career as a photographer, writer, and as an image–editing and publishing consultant. While continuing to learn from the masters in the field, including Sam Abell, Jay Maisel, and Arthur Meyerson—and most importantly, her students—Keron is now instructing and leading trips worldwide, often with Dominique and Debra Barbier. She is represented by the Corbis and Danita Delimont agencies (www.keronpsillas.com).

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Author Dominique Barbier and Keron Psillas

Format: Hardcover

Total Page Count: 192

Illustrations: 45 color & 21 b/w photos

ISBN: 978-1-57076-883-5