In this episode I talk with international dressage rider, trainer and author David De Wispelaere. We talk about his love for horses, and his thoughts about the dressage world and what makes him and his horses happy. I found him to be a kindred spirit and am so happy to have connected with him. I loved our conversation and I think you will too.

About the Guest:

David De Wispelaere is an international dressage rider, trainer, and author. Born in New York, he worked many years from his farm in Belgium and is currently based in Wellington, FL. He has trained several horses to Grand Prix, was two-time US Freestyle Champion, and competed successfully throughout the USA and Europe.

He has trained with a number of well-known trainers, among them Gabriello Grillo, Dr Reiner Klimke, Herbert Rehbein, and Arthur Kottas. David currently gives clinics in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, and the USA. His first book is: Riding With Feeling and his second is called: My Horses Have Something To Say.

About the Host:

Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.

Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. 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 passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.

Resource Links:

▪ David De Wispelaere Instagram: @dwdewispelaere

▪ David’s Books: Riding With Feeling, and My Horses Have Something To Say (Xenophon Press)

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▪ Transform Your Horse Business Success Kit:

▪ See all of Karen Rohlf’s Online Programs here:

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