As Jessica starts her baby break and will leave the competition world for a little while, she would like to celebrate her incredible achievement with her Trakehner mare TSF Dalera BB over the last year, by offering a special Grand Slam deal on the businesses she developed at home.
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In the last 12 months, the pair have been undefeated and won every dressage competition they entered including the German Championships, Olympic Games, European Championships, SAAB Top 10 in Sweden, and World Cup Final, as well as every single competition and qualifier in between.
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How it all started
"About 10 years ago, I had a young horse with really big, amazing movements that I just couldn’t sit. So I had two options – either ride the trot smaller, so that I can sit properly or do something about my rider fitness so that I can really help the horse develop its full potential – and that’s what I did," Jessica von Bredow-Werndl explained.
Together with a team of experts, she started to develop a fitness programme for her and her team and the results they could see and feel on the horses were amazing.
"So about three years ago, we wanted to make this available to every rider online and that’s how DressurFit® started," said Jessica with a big smile.
DressurFit® is an online fitness programme specifically designed for riders to improve their seat and communication with the horse. DressurFit® starts with a 12-week-programme to help build up rider fitness step by step.
"A more balanced, more quiet seat will help you give better and more accurate aids, which in turn will help you take your riding to the next level," said Jessica. "We found that a combination of functional fitness, neuro-athletics, and yoga is ideal to best prepare the rider physically and mentally, create a quiet and balanced seat, better motor-skills and movement patterns, focus and stability."
The programme includes a regular fitness test, which Sport Scientist and Performance Coach Marcel Andrä created for Werndl.
"The tests allow you to easily track our own progress and they allow us to provide you with a personalised training plan with corrective exercises tailored to your needs. We found that that’s the most effective way to create fast and lasting results," she said.
Dressage Masterclasses – Aubenhausen Academy
The Werndl family's training yard is called Aubenhausen, which is where the name Aubenhausen Academy comes from.
"We receive so many inquiries for lessons and courses and it’s simply impossible to fit them into our busy schedule," said Jessica: "So we decided to create online courses on specific topics to share our training philosophy and methods with as many people as possible."
She continued, "A guideline we use for nearly everything in training is: “Start early and take lots of time”. We often see riders wait to train advanced movements like half passes, flying changes, the canter pirouette or the piaffe until the horse has reached the advanced level, but then suddenly expect results within a short period of time. We have found that it often makes much for sense for the horses to prepare them early and only progress in very tiny baby steps, like for example, work on transitions, flexion and bend, collection in the canter with the pirouette in mind, without actually training the pirouette. We always want our horses to understand what we’re asking and to feel like it is easy for them. Timing and positive feedback is so important for that. That’s how they will always be motivated and eager to work with you and learn more."
All Dressage Masterclasses include a series of real training videos with horses ranging from Youngster to Grand Prix.
"They show step by step how the Aubenhausen riders prepare and train certain dressage movements including their favourite exercises, lots of tips, mental images as well as worksheets that will help you analyse and reflect on our own training," she explained. "Also, we show you different types of horses and real-life training challenges and our solutions."
The first three online courses available in English are:
The effective Warm-up
- How to use the warm-up to best prepare the horse for a successful training session
- Different exercises and techniques for different horses (ages and types)
- Use the warm up to establish rhythm, activate the hindlegs, stretch the muscles, create a good contact and gymnastise the horse no both sides
- Keep you horse healthy and motivated
- An essential movement throughout every level to help you create better balance and straightness
- Help you horse really understand the diagonal aids
- Improve bend, flexion, reaction to the aids and suppleness
- Perfect preparation for most advanced movements
- We don’t actually train the pirouette itself very often, but rather break it down into its components: bend, collection, balance
- This course contains amazing exercises to build topline muscles
- How we train transitions between gaits, tempo changes and changes of frequency within the canter
- Improve collection, self-carriage and the quality of canter
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