Philippe Karl, former écuyer of the Cadre Noir in France, wants to change the horse world for the better.

In 2004 he created The School of Légèreté (French for lightness) to pass on his philosophy to committed riders and instructors. The School now runs courses and clinics in over 10 countries around the world. 

The founding principle of the School is absolute respect for horses. Philippe Karl's approach avoids any use of forceful riding or coercive gadgets such as side reins, draw reins or tight nosebands.

The School of Légèreté offers understandable and reliable methods of riding and training that work for horses of all breeds and riders at all levels in all equestrian disciplines. It also opens the door to haute école for any seriously committed rider, even if you have only a very 'ordinary' horse.

Join us as a spectator or participant in courses and clinics of the School here in the UK and discover how you too can develop a deep relationship of trust and bring out the best in your horse through schooling based on empathy, skill and understanding.

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Next UK Clinic

Our next UK clinic with Philippe Karl will be held from Sat 6th - Tue 9th October 2018

NB: not 5th to 8th as previously advertised!

Click here for more info and spectator tickets

New Rider Applications

Applications are being accepted from instructors who would like to join a future course.

Further information here.