"Dressage can be done by a rider in Topper and Tails on a Warmblood, a Cowboy on a Quarter-Horse or a Bedouin on an Arabian, but it cannot be *lived* truly without study, without effort, without principles and without compassion. If the horse doesn't display self-carriage, freedom of movement (within his genetic ability) and visible enjoyment when performing dressage movements, then the Art is surely only happening in the deluded mind of the rider." ~ JP
Jean-Philippe Giacomini is an international level rider, trainer and coach. He and his wife Shelly own and operate Baroque Farms USA in Kentucky a short distance from the World Famous Kentucky Horse Park. JP travels internationally offering clinics and sharing his knowledge.
JP has had the opportunity, as few horsemen did, to be an eye witness to some of the late Dressage Masters and train under the tutelage. Due to this first hand experience, JP is now considered to be one of the few remaining true Masters of training Piaffe and Passage. Read more about JP's Biography...
"It is literally a privilege to speak with JP and an honor to see him work. I learned more about riding by simply hearing him share over a lunch conversation than in all of my many years of pursuing the art of dressage. There is so much value in understanding the History of dressage and grasping the absolutes within the fundamentals. JP is a complete package... a true Master and a fascinating man." ~ owner Hidden Promise Sporthorses