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Horse Training

Our School accepts horses and mares from all breeds and ages (Aztecs, Spanish, Quarter Horse, Frisian, Appendix, Thoroughbreds, Creole horse, etc.) for their training in the disciplines of basic Horseback riding, Classical Dressage, Show Jumping, and also to correct mistakes from previous trainings.

Training and pension per horse, includes: stable, high performance feed, preventive medicine, horseshoeing, and horseback riding classes for owners without additional cost. Videos of the horse’s progress are sent to the owner via e-mail periodically.

The recommended age to begin the horse training program is from two and a half years old. The horse must be healthy in order to be accepted in the school, a veterinary certificate is required.

Includes: professional instructors, feed, basic veterinary care, horseshoeing, and training in any of our disciplines, as well as the use of our facilities and equipment (paddocks, terraces, horse tack, gardens, snack-bar, etc.) for you and your guests when you want to visit and /or ride your horse. We offer classes for you, your family and/or friends without any additional cost (3 people maximum).

Preventive Medicine

A preventive medicine program is established for each horse, it includes: vaccination to prevent influenza (once a year), tetanus (once a year), Encephalitis (once a year), equine dentistry (once a year), deworming (every 3 months), and vitamin supply when required. Medical assistance for emergencies (routine colic, first aid, etc.) is included. Major medical emergencies like surgeries and/or hospitalization are not included in the cost.

We recommended a life insurance policy coverage, especially if the horse is expensive. Our school does not provide this service; nevertheless, we can contact you with several insurance companies. This requirement is not mandatory.

  • -The average training for basic riding is six months (walk, trot, gallop, two track exercises (yield to the leg and side walk, canter in hand, simple hand changes at canter and step back).

    -The average training for intermediate riding level is six months (two track exercises (yield to the leg, side walk, transverse, and ranverse) in the three basic horse gaits (walk, trot, and gallop), hand changes at canter (at 6, 5, and 4 leaps), and work pirouettes.).

    -The average training for classical dressage level is six to eight months hand changes at canter (at 3, 2, and 1 leaps), gallop pirouettes, Spanish walk, Piaffe, and Passage).

    -The average training time for fantasy dressage level is four months (levadé, posadé, corvette, capriole and croupade).


In order to attain the highest level of training each previous level hast to be completed first. 

 It is possible to train the horse in just one specific exercise like “regional dance” (high and fast piaffe) or other fantasy dressage exercises, if the owner chooses so. Each exercise is trained in an average of four months.

The ultimate goal of dressage training is to develop a horse to its ability as an athlete: maximum performance with a minimum of effort. The training scale is to physically develop the horse in a consistent manner with longevity in mind. Dressage is fitness training and needs to be treated as such, with thought, compassion and patience.

Enrollment and Transportation

Horses may be admitted any day of the year. Our facilities are located in Texcoco, Estado de México. We have special transportation to pick the horse, or horses, in any part of the country if the owner wishes so.