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Birgit Beck-Broichsitter

Who is Birgit Beck-Broichsitter?

birgit evitaBirgit, who is one of Philippe Karl's most experienced licenced 'School of Légèreté' instructors, was raised in Germany in a family of professional riders. Her early career was spent competing successfully in all riding disciplines and she qualified many young three-day-event horses for the German state and national championships.

Her main focus, however, has always been classical dressage and after gaining her professional rider’s and master’s certificates from the German federation, she continued her education by visiting the Spanish Riding School in Vienna and training with Chief Rider, Johann Riegler, at his private stable.

In 2004, Birgit was selected as one of the candidates for Philippe Karl’s first instructors’ training course in Germany together with her home bred mare, Evita. She passed her exam in 2007, adding the title of Licenced Instructor of the School of Légèreté to her already impressive list of achievements. Since then, Birgit has continued to further her training with Monsieur Karl in advanced courses 3 times each year.

As a full-time professional instructor, Birgit gives regular lessons and clinics in various locations in Germany, Austria and Portugal with heart, soul and sensitivity. Her teaching is based on a careful analysis of each individual horse and rider.

Birgit chooses to follow Philippe Karl’s way of schooling because as she says, "it takes into consideration both the physiology and the psychology of the horse and therefore corresponds to my own holistic understanding of the relationship between horse and rider".

Birgit teaches open clinics at The Holistic Equitation Centre 3 times each year. During the clinics, which are also open to spectators, shel puts her skills and experience to work helping a variety of horses and their riders progress in their schooling or solve riding problems to produce calm and happy combinations, whatever the level of rider and however ’unsuitable for dressage’ their horse may appear!


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