Patrick King Horsemanship

Classical Principles for Modern Riders

Passionate about dressage and classical equestrian ideals, Patrick King seeks the wisdom of the great riding masters – both past and present – and shares this knowledge with his students.

Patrick has devoted his life to learning and teaching great horsemanship.
Patrick’s career in the horse industry began with starting colts and working with challenging horses. This work afforded him opportunities to ride and collaborate with some of the best horsemen and women in the industry, including extended time with master western horseman Ray Hunt.
To date, Patrick has started well over two thousand young horses under saddle, setting the stage for horses of many disciplines. Along this journey, he met several influential dressage trainers including Mark Russell, a student of Master Nuno Oliveira, who brought many new ideas and set Patrick down another path in his horsemanship journey by introducing an understanding of the biomechanics of the horse and the influence that has on feel and timing. Following down this path, Patrick continues as a student of the horse and the classical masters, spending most winters each year working with Master Luis Valenca (and family) in Portugal, who is widely regarded as the greatest living practitioner of classical dressage in the world today, and as a short term student at the Royal School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain.

Patrick works collaboratively with many trainers, horsemen, and experts throughout the year in his clinics and his podcast, ‘Talking About Horses’. Sharing his experiences and discoveries fuel the passion that keeps him on the road so many days each year. Patrick enjoys providing solutions for challenges and bridging the gaps between foundation training, advanced
horsemanship, and dressage.

Watch Patrick’s demonstration ‘Accessing the Body (In Hand)’ in Arena 4

Patrick King Horsemanship
101 Lee Ave, #1091
Lexington, VA 24450

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