Karen Rohlf, creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. Karen is well known for:
- her student-empowering approach to teaching
- her ability to connect with a wide range of horses
- her virtual courses
- her ability to create a positive community
She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.
Karen’s own in-depth formal dressage training, immersion in natural horsemanship and belief that anything is possible has given her a unique perspective that breathes new life into common dressage training practices.
Karen Rohlf has the unique ability to show students how to create a vision, build the ingredients, establish the communication and trust their instincts in playing with their horses.
Karen’s goal is to reach students at home, where the real learning and habit-forming is taking place. Her book, Dressage Naturally... Results in Harmony, is popular world-wide and has been translated into German and Polish.
Karen Rohlf began in Pony Club, evented to the Preliminary Level, then worked for and trained in dressage with international trainer and judge, Anne Gribbons, for over two decades. Karen became one of the youngest riders in the US to train her own horse to FEI. She later attended a natural horsemanship clinic and saw great results applying these concepts with her dressage horses. The next years were spent immersing in natural horsemanship. She then took her knowledge and skills and created her unique system she calls Dressage Naturally so she could share it with others.
You can learn more about Karen's journey with horses in this video which covers her background, training and accomplishments: