3 decades experience as a professional; how rider and horse can perform together in a safe, lasting, harmonious way in dressage and jumping
Diploma & Certificates:
1970-1974; High school diploma in I.Istvan Szakkozepiskola, in Budapest, Hungary
1987-1988; Diploma at Pest County Sports Association (Pest Μegyei Sportszövetség, in Budapest, Hungary), as riding instructor
2013 May; FEI COURSE FOR COACHES -LEVEL 1 in Athens, Greece
2013 August; Registered B category coach in Greece with #1958 at Ministry of Culture and Sports
1987: 4 month at Benta Lovasiskola (riding school) in Szazhalombatta, Hungary
1988: 7 month with Győrffy Villám András at Diszel-Tapolca, Hungary
1989: 1 month with Christopher Todd (Level III international coach) in Ontario Stirling, Canada
Work Places Experiences as a riding instructor, coach and trainer
1988-1993 Hellenic Riding Club in Athens, as riding instructor
Return to Hungary
1994 Noniusz Riding School in Godollo, as riding instructor and trainer
1995 University of Agriculture in Godollo, as riding instructor and trainer
1996-2002 Budapest Riding Club in National Riding Hall (Tattersall), riding instructor and responsible for managing the riding school
Return to Greece
2003-2008 Returning to Hellenic Riding Club in Athens, as riding instructor, coach and trainer.
2009-2013 Silva Project and Silvaland Equestrian and Life Enrichment Center in Corfu island, as
Riding instructor, coach and trainer.
2013-2015 Riding Academy of Heraklion as riding instructor, coach and trainer .
2016 My husband and I started to get ready for the move, to come to the US California, where my husband -Franklin Levinson- got an offer at Horse Spirit Ranch, Bonsall ,California
In the US
2016-2017 I was involved in moving to the US and obtaining legal residency. Meanwhile, I was accompanying my husband with his work training/handling horses at the ranch
2017-2019 Helping 1-2 horses with training/handling at Horse Spirit Ranch, Bonsall, California
Additional Experiences and skills in workplaces above
Also examine riding skill of student-riders in the School of Equestrian Tour Guides and in the School of “Bereiters” in National Riding Hall (Tattersall) Budapest, Hungary
Rode daily for a Grand Prix rider (jumper) Somlay Tamas (1951-2016) to ride his competition horses. Also every year I got one of his “green” youngster for basic training.
These years every year helped with “steward duty” area in 3 and 4 stars international jumping competition which the Budapest Riding Club and the National Riding Hall organized in the National Riding Hall (Tattersall), in Budapest, Hungary (where I worked)
Responsible for the Riding Academy and prepare student-riders for their Athlete License either for jumping or for dressage. The exam included a Theory part and a Training Dressage Test. Those who wanted to compete in jumping, needed to finish a 2.9 feet high course, and in the warm-up arena needed to jump some small fences without stirrups.
Also created and organized programs which help to develop equestrian skills. Every year between 10-16 student-riders got the Athlete License and could start to compete in national dressage or jumping competition if they had their own horse.
Franklin and I started to give seminars together.
What students benefit from my teaching and why?
I had the opportunity to work in the oldest and most prestigious riding club in Hungary and in Greece with great professional international horse trainers/riders/coaches . In the National Riding Hall where about 200 horses were stabled (half of them were stallions) and in the Hellenic Riding Club about 50 horses were stabled.. Above helped me very much to go deeper how rider and horse can perform together in a safe, lasting, harmonious way either in dressage or jumping. After studying famous horse-masters’ shared experiences and worked for or with closely with some high-level professional grand prix riders I built up a teaching system in order the student-rider to get the strongest fundamental.
Using a gentle, easy to understand methods, both for the rider and the horse, produces calmness and a sense of relaxed cooperation in the rider-horse-coach team. There is no force and never any sign of reproach should either party momentarily misunderstand. Explaining the teaching methods and goals before mounting, what and why we do with the horse, helps the student to understand deeper about the horse. Any question is always welcomed.