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3 DVD SET WITH DR. REINER KLIMKE


Rediscovered and now available on DVD!


Dr. Reiner Klimke was one of the most successful dressage riders worldwide. He trained his horses in accordance with the principles of classical equitation – and this is more than ever an up-to-date subject today!  In this educational series, he shows how to cope with daily problems in training horses to elementary level and how to solve these problems. Everybody who aims to compete at this level will benefit from his films and will find valuable inspiration for his everyday training. 


Volume 1

Training four- to six-year-old horses at the snaffle bit to elementary level: relaxation exercises, trot work up to elementary level exercises, halts, turn on the haunches and half-pirouette in walk.

36 minute DVD
Price: $44.95 plus s/h.

About the Author

A former Olympic three-day event rider, Dr. Klimke has been an international dressage competitor for more than 35 years, with many National, European, World Championship and Olympic titles to his credit. He is the only rider in any discipline to win six Olympic Gold Medals, including individual and Team Golds at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and Team Gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Dr. Klimke somehow always made time to ride as many as four horses per day. He has produced a number of outstanding equine athletes over the years, but is perhaps best known for the charismatic Ahlerich.
A highly-strung bundle of power in his youth, Ahlerich could easily have gone wrong under another rider. It is testimony to Dr. Klimke's tact as a rider and trainer that the late "Ali" has come to epitomize correct classical dressage training.


Volume 2

Training four- to six-year-old horses at the snaffle bit to elementary level: canter work in the different elementary level exercises, counter canter in combination with simple change of lead, rein back, summary of work at the snaffle bit.

34 minute DVD
Price: $44.95 plus s/h.

Dr. Klimke's style was very distinctive. A tall, slim man, he personified elegance, absolute control and total precision in the saddle. A deeply thinking and tactical rider, his approach was an academic one, underscored with patience. Taking one day at a time, the Klimke method is slow and painstaking. 

Dr. Klimke's most rewarding achievement in the dressage arena to date, was surely winning the Individual Gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He described the occasion as "the most beautiful moment of my life," since Ahlerich had given him everything a rider could wish for from a horse. "I have seldom sensed such an intimate connection between horse and rider as I did that day."

This was a man who built the relationship with his horses to a level of great understanding and shared intimacy. Discipline is always there, as is a determination to win, and everything is analyzed with a great deal of thought; but for all his desire for victory, Dr. Klimke always displayed a psychological understanding of the horse which is compatible with the classical principles.



Volume 3

Training young dressage horses at elementary level at the double bridle: the correctly buckled double bridle, getting horses used to the double bridle, work at the double bridle.



48 minute DVD
Price: $44.95 plus s/h







Buy the whole set of three
and save $10.00


Price: $124.95 plus s/h.