Early training of classical longeing with Rose's new prospect, a 3 year old gelding by Sir Gregory called "Zane."
An Elegant 2012 Lusitano gelding.
On a single page, Paul Belasik has presented a beautiful, frameable large poster that should hang in every dressage stable. It is a synopsis of dressage history from the Renaissance to modernity.
Lecture given on January 11, 2020 for Potomac Valley Dressage Association
Need inspiration? Want to see Paul in person? Paul's fall travel schedule includes many dates and locations around the United States and in Canada.
To recap our last lecture/demo of the season, we have a special treat of some brief video clips! Paul gave a lecture on the history of longeing, followed by an explanation of our equipment with a live horse model and discussion of other methods and equipment.
2016 Andalusian gelding, a very fancy horse in a smaller package. Athletic 15.2 with some room to grow and a loveable personality that aims to please.
Rose Caslar Belasik's unique book about her first year riding with Paul Belasik is a special opportunity for those interested in classical dressage and Paul's system to dive headfirst into a detailed firsthand account.
Nashville is a kind, elegant 2016 PRE gelding, 16.2. He is a premium prospect and we have been very pleased with his demeanor and trainability
Our August lecture/demonstration on Developing Collection was another fun opportunity for riders to learn more about Paul’s method and approach to training, which has been carefully developed over 45 years.
Save the date for our next lecture event on August 11 at the Pennsylvania Riding Academy: Developing Collection. Have you wondered what collection really is and what it isn't?
Our latest lecture/demonstration event at Lost Hollow Farm was an in-depth, practical look at effective use of correct rider position.
I have noticed a nagging weakness that shows up in a lot of riders. They have an aversion to studying theory.
Caposalda is a 15.3 hand 2011 registered Half Andalusian (IALHA). "Cappy" is a comfortable, responsive mare with easy lateral work and extensions. Schooling flying changes (see video.) Lovely gaits and potential to go much farther.
In every dressage competition test, at every level, in every country, the horse and rider will start and finish the test with a halt. The beginning of the test may read, “A: Enter working trot. X: Halt, Salute. Proceed collected trot.”
Our second lecture demonstration of the year, Developing a Successful Practice, was a comprehensive overview of principles for both the rider and the horse.
The weather could not have been better. There was bright sun, a light breeze, and 72 degrees for our first lecture demo of the year.
281 Lost Hollow Road Dillsburg, PAThe Pennsylvania Riding Academy is pleased to announce a new lecture and demonstration series for 2019. Paul Belasik will conduct six sessions, once per month April through September.
He spent a lifetime studying and traveled the world in search of "true" dressage. This is what he found.
This is the second part of a two part blog. The first was about music in the daily existence of a dressage stable.
This is a two part blog. The first is about music in the daily existence of a dressage stable. The second will be about musical freestyles.
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
– Children’s rhyme.