Sylvia Loch has been teaching and training classical dressage for the past 40 years. Her clinics, lectures, and judging events have taken her to Africa, Australia, Canada, South America, and all over Europe and the UK.

As a Portuguese-qualified instructor, she is also the Classical Trainer for the Jefress Scholarship Scheme (ABRS). Her Classical Riding Club (CRC), founded in 1995, is recognized as an Independent Partner of the British Horse Society, and she founded the Lusitano Breed Society of Great Britain in 1984.

Loch is a noted author of The Rider’s Balance, The Balanced Horse, Dressage in Lightness, The Classical Rider, Dressage: The Art of Classical Riding, The Royal Horse of Europe, and The Classical Seat. She also has numerous DVDs available that aim to demonstrate good equitation to all riders whatever their experience or discipline.

You can learn more about classical dressage at Loch’s website.

By Sylvia Loch

The Balanced Horse: The Aids by Feel, Not Force

The Rider’s Balance: Understanding the Weight Aids in Pictures