Hestaland’s Winter Workshops are fitting for those who are serious about taking their riding level and training skills to the next level. Riders of all levels will have the rare learning opportunity to be a supervised, assistant trainer at our 37-horse training operation for one week.
Student trainers will train independently but alongside and under the supervision of Gudmar and Linda, who will be training simultaneously and give you tips and feedback as needed. At the same time, you’ll be given the space to figure some things out for yourself. This experience is ideal for independently minded and inquisitive riders, as our student trainers often learn the most by asking questions.
When you are not training, you’ll have the chance to observe and experience our daily training work, watch everything that goes on, and help with whatever needs to be done. The Hestaland training station will be in full gear, and you’ll become a part of it.
Student trainers will receive daily riding lessons, 2 project horses (including tack), lodging at Hestaland Guesthouse for 6 nights, and daily lunch with the Hestaland staff.
Your 2 assigned horses will match your experience level and interests, such as working with a young or stiff horse. On Monday morning, you’ll get a lesson on each horse and then one lesson every other day (you can choose on which horse you take the lesson). You will train each horse 2 times a day alongside the Hestaland trainers.