Why our name? 3-D Horsemanship actually stands
for "3-Dimentional". Our training programs for both our horses and our
riders are truly 3-Dimentional. Our riders learn many
on training so that they may be well prepared for each horse as an
Classical Dressage training is beneficial to horses & riders across all disciplines!
Lisa has competed in Dressage for over 25 years, in many
different arenas on many different horses for both Open Dressage and Eventing
and most recently Western Dressage.
Lisa has trained with and clinic'd with many trainers over the years, including Gerd Heuschmann, Michael Poulin, Elisabeth Heber, Stacey Hastings, and Helen Moore.
Even if you are not a "Dressage" rider, we encourage you to try a lesson with us.
OUR DEFINITION OF DRESSAGE “…dressage is the art of improving one’s horse
beyond the stage of plain usefulness, of making him more amenable, easier to
control, pleasanter to ride, more graceful in his bearing and better to look
upon.” W. Wynmalen
WHY WE ARE A "CLASSICAL" TRAINING FACILITY We
consider ourselves a "classical" training facility because although we
spend quite a bit of time in the competition arenas, we are not focused
on the competition as our goal. Our sole goal is the sound and natural
developmental training of our horses, we go to competitions once our
horses have achieved that level, we do not sign up for competitions and
then push our horses to get there. Competing is a lot of fun, but it
should be done with the welfare of the horse as the primary concern.
Currently members of the following organizations:
United States Equestrian Federation Western Dressage Association of NC, Western Dressage Association of America, Southern Stock Horse Assoc. United States Dressage Federation, North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association Irish Draught/Sport Horse NA US Eventing Assocaition, AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association)
"The human that participates in equestrian sport with his horse must subject himself, as well as his horse, to training. The goal of any training is to bring about the best possible harmony between horse and rider."