Rhythm and Blues Equestrian Center

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5384 Green Meadow Rd.
Northampton, PA 18067
(610) 217-8957

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MEMBER OF:
Lehigh Valley Dressage Association

Bucks County Horse Park

Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association

United States Dressage Federation

 

We welcome you to the new destination in your journey to become a better rider: Rhythm & Blues Equestrian Center. Located about 5 miles north of Lehigh Valley International Airport, the facility features a large indoor arena, outdoor dressage and jumping arenas, and generously-sized paddocks.

Center director Monika Dujardin boasts many years of professional experience rooted in the German dressage tradition. She has trained horses to compete at some of the highest levels of the sport.

Riders of all disciplines and levels of experience will be delighted by the difference Monika's instruction can make. She will patiently teach you to ride effectively and harmoniously. Let her training methods bring out the best in you and your horse. We hope to see you soon!

2014 Show Season News

Rhythm and Blues Equestrian center is part of the Northeast Pennsylvania Show Series (NPASS). Scores from all shows count for ESDCTA year-end awards, ESDCTA Championships, and also for NPASS Championships. Download our prizelist here. Download our entry form here.

April 27: Rhythm and Blues Equestrian Center. Judge: Amy Gimbel (r)
May 17: Heart's Journey Stables. Judge: Cheryl Ash (L)
June 14: Rhythm and Blues Equestrian Center. Judge TBD
June 22: Hidden Creek Equestrian Center
July 6: Heart's Journey Stables. Judge: Susan Jones-Sinelnick (r)
July 12: Hidden Creek Equestrian Center
August 16: Heart's Journey Stables. Judges: Melissa Van de Wal (r); Patti Thomspson (L)
August 31: Hidden Creek Equestrian Center
September 6: Rhythm and Blues Equestrian Center. Judge: TBD


Learn about the history and practice of French dressage from a modern master. Jean-Claude Barry, a former instructor at the French National Riding School in Saumur and member of the prestigious Cadre Noir, explains how French dressage principles and methods are applied for a style of riding that embodies grace, ease, and harmony. The points he makes are illustrated with beautiful equine photography by Clotilde Peters. Monika Dujardin is honored to be one of the key riders featured in this book, illustrating many of the dressage concepts Jean-Claude discusses

This beautiful full-color book is available for sale through Blurb.com. It's a must-read for anyone who has ridden in one of Jean-Claude's clinics. The additional insights into the principles of French Dressage provide a wonderful context for Jean-Claude's instructions. Click below to look inside the book. Treat yourself to a copy — you'll find it a great source of inspiration as you strive for the ideals of harmony and lightness that are the hallmark of French Dressage.

French Touch by Jean-Claude Barry/
Photographs by Clotilde Peters

Ecuyer Barry is a published author of two books in French, Dressage du Cheval aux Piliers and Traité des Airs Relevés. This is his first work to be translated into English.