Enjoy personalized instruction from Olympian Raphael Soto dressage riding in Spain

Classical Dressage Clinic with Raphael Soto

Ride Overview

We are offering the best of dressage riding in Spain with this unique opportunity to increase your knowledge of classical dressage with instruction from a grand master.

Week-long clinics culminate in four intensive, individual lessons from Raphael Soto, an Olympic silver medalist in dressage. Soto is not only one of the world’s best dressage riders, but also a gifted and charismatic teacher.

The horses are Andalusians and Andalusian crosses. They are trained from elementary to intermediare levels. This is a level just below grand prix, not to be confused with intermediate. The intermediare horses can do lateral movements at all paces, single flying changes, series flying changes, canter pirouettes, piaffe and passage. They do NOT do tempi changes and are not considered grand prix level. This clinic would not be suitable for advanced dressage riders.

The surroundings are very pleasant and you will have an opportunity to learn a great deal about the culture of the area when you are not riding or watching the lessons.

The center is located near Seville and a visit to the Royal Spanish Riding School in Jerez is included in the program for the week. You will find the whole atmosphere conducive to furthering your knowledge of dressage.

Trip Instruction Included

3 lungeing sessions to improve your classical seat

6 group lessons with Chief Instructor and Master Horse trainer Vivi Garcia Dow

These lessons will determine the level and most suitable mount for maximum benefit during the 4-45 minute private sessions with Rafael Soto.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Andalusian and Andalusian crosses
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders
  • Tack:
    Dressage saddles
  • Weight limit:
    170 lbs

Meeting Point


With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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