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Dressage Day Retreat

Wednesday November 1, 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm
Parbery Performance Horses, Penrose NSW

Regular lessons with your instructor are essential, but do you crave a deeper understanding of your sport?

Brett Parbery and his team believe the learning that happens OFF the horse, is as important as the lessons that take place in the saddle.

As a rider, you need a solid training system to follow at home or at a competition, and a great strategy to help you master your mindset and work towards achieving your dressage dreams.

Brett Parbery’s Intensive One-Day Retreat is an in-depth day of learning, and an opportunity to spend time in a small group setting (with a maximum 12 people), with one of Australia’s most successful dressage teams.

You’ll have an access-all-areas pass to the Parbery stables, and see first-hand how the horses and training schedules are managed.

Guests will be invited to submit a riding video, and complete a questionnaire prior to the retreat, to allow the program to be customised for each rider’s unique challenges.

Held in the Parbery indoor arena, the retreat includes delicious lunch and snacks to keeo you going throughout the day.

Would you like to stay nearby? We can recommend accommodation in nearby Bundanoon.


The Parbery Training System

Brett’s not-so-secret weapon: horsemanship
Deep-dive into lateral work training
The 3-ingredient recipe for training flying changes
Developing and following your own training system

Mindset Mastery

Strategies for dealing with the highs and lows of dressage
Smart goal-setting
Take-home visualisation exercise

Intelligent Riding

Optimum positions for any body type


Who should attend? 

This one-day retreat is for you if you:

  • Are competing, or would like to compete, up to Elementary level
  • Would like to have a pleasant and positive competition experience
  • Are interested in learning a system of training that you can follow at home
  • Want your horse’s welfare as a top priority
  • Want to break through some training barriers
  • Feel like you need something extra on top of your regular lessons
  • Feel like nerves or competition anxiety holds you back
  • Are passionate about your riding and love learning!


This is the very first day-retreat being held, but check out what our 3-day retreat guests say:

“We all came away, not only with so much information in so many different areas but the inspiration to go home and use it every day. I would absolutely recommend it to everyone.” – Marlene Hunt

I’m still buzzing two days after getting home.” – Michelle Reddy

“It is the “missing link” in dressage coaching that comes in a fun-filled supportive and inspiring package…..cant wait for the next one!” – Melody Dermer

“Unbelievably generous with his time & knowledge I had one of the best weekends of my life. Totally inspiring I came away buzzing & am still on a high 2 days later. If Brett ever runs these retreats again it is an absolute must do.” – Samantha Winn