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Comprehensive online course with support, feedback, and community.
12-month program which takes you step-by-step, training you AND your horse
- videos on theory, practical application, instruction, and demonstration (watch online or download)
- audio files of every video training and Q&A (listen anywhere)
- feldenkrais lessons for the rider
- illustrations, diagrams, and animations
- individual, personalized feedback for you and your horse
- lifetime access - including all future updates, and participation in every round of the course.
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The Ritterize Membership
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2022 World Equestrian Games Special
Unless you have been living under a rock, you could not have missed that the 2022 World Equestrian Games have just finished. We know that many of you compete with your horses, and many of you do not. But, regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, it can be very interesting to watch the competitive rides because there is so much to observe and talk about. And THAT is what we will be doing TOGETHER this month in Ritterize!
First up, we will watch Charlotte Fry (UK) and Glamourdale because she won the Gold. She is the daughter of Laura Fry, who rode in the 1992 Olympics and at only 26 years old, she has become the UK’s rising young star in the Dressage world. We will watch her winning rides and analyze them to point out what is good, what is not so good, and what you can learn from it all.
Then we will move further down the rankings for our second session. If you know us, you already know that we do not prioritize flashy gaits over harmony. For this reason, we wanted to turn the spotlight to a very different pair: Benjamin Werndl (Germany) and Famoso and watch the musical freestyle (they placed 4th). Just like Charlotte Fry, whose mother rode in the Olympics, the dressage bug runs in Benjamin’s family, too - he is the brother of Jessica Bredow-Werndl who won the last Olympics, and we understand that they are (or were) both trained by Andreas Hausberger.
For our third session of the month, we will hold a discussion where you are welcome to voice your thoughts about the WEG competitions. We will discuss the issues coming up in the world of competitive dressage and our considerations, from a biomechanics and classical perspective. It should be fun and enlightening. Join us!
Last but not least, we feature an “exercise of the month” called “Sekt”. Sekt is the German word for sparkling wine and this exercise of the same name will help you make your horse ✨SPARKLE ✨, and at the end of the month we will hold a special “Hot Seat” session where we will review and give tips and commentary on some of the member-submitted videos.
If this is something that sounds "right up your alley," you're just a bit curious, or you've been dying for an excuse to join Ritterize... This is the perfect time to join - and you are never locked in. You can leave any time you like (but why would you?).
Ritterize is THE place for riders who love their horses, want to do GOOD work, and want to enjoy the entire journey with hundreds of other riders just like them AND get access to the tools, strategies, and trainings that will help you to get on track and stay on track.
When you join Ritterize you get access to join the current month's trainings live with an easy-to-use Calendar that converts all the trainings into your timezone automatically and contains all the zoom links in one place (no scurrying around or forgetting what happens when!).
In addition to this, you get access to the complete archives from the last nearly 5 complete years of Ritterize. That means you get every exercise, every masterclass, every mindset topic, and all the other special goodies that we drop in there regularly. It's all yours to go through at your leisure.
So what are you waiting for? See you there!
Feldenkrais Courses for Riders
FeldenFit 4-Pack (BEST DEAL!):
***Scroll down the page to purchase FeldenFit 1-4 individually***
Purchase all 4 FeldenFit Programmes and get a discount!
4 x €97 = €388
Today's Price = €297 (other currencies available)
FeldenFit 1 is the original FeldenFit program with Catherine McCrum with 30 days of daily 7-15 minute lessons. Catherine uses her knowledge as a Feldenkrais teacher and blends this with her background in sport and fitness to make a flowing sequence of exercises that enhance co-ordination, agility, suppleness and effortless power.
FeldenFit2 is the follow-up program to the original FeldenFit program. Join us and Catherine McCrum for 30 more days of daily 7-15 minute lessons. Catherine uses her knowledge as a Feldenkrais teacher and blends this with her background in sport and fitness to make a flowing sequence of exercises that enhance co-ordination, agility, suppleness and effortless power.
FeldenFit 3 is a series of 30 lessons that specifically address how to take your riding to the next level. Lessons and imagery that improve your foundation and support from the ground up, movements that free your head, neck and eyes from long-held patterns of muscular contractions, experiencing how ribs that are springy and supple impact the independence of your legs and hip joints. Clarifying the wave like oscillations of the pelvis, spine and head that make riding the more dynamic gaits smooth beyond imagination. And finally 4 specific lessons to do in the saddle, or in the barn before you get on. This is truly the rider's series!
FeldenFit 4 - The Freedom Series! FeldenFit 4 is the newest addition to the program. Catherine McCrum has designed the fourth set of 30 days of daily @15 minute FeldenFit lessons specifically for riders to help you find your true essence and break free from restriction.
The original FeldenFit program with Catherine McCrum with 30 days of daily 7-15 minute lessons. Catherine has created a flowing sequence of exercises that enhance co-ordination, agility, suppleness and effortless power.
FeldenFit2 is the follow-up program to the original FeldenFit program. We take a deep dive into the key concepts that we introduced in our first programme and we added the requests of the course members.
Riders will love these sessions that clarify support from the ground up. When your feet, ankles and lower legs are well-organised, you can access the potential for both mobility and stability in your centre.
In the newest FeldenFit program, we introduce you to the theme of finding the length through the spine, finding a direction of support downwards through the legs with free hip joints, and width through the chest.
"How Can Feldenkrais Help Riders?"
A 7 day Free Challenge.
Together with Feldenkrais Practitioner, Catherine McCrum, we have put together a set of off-the-horse lessons that you can use to improve your coordination, balance, suppleness, and feel. In this challenge, you will do one Feldenkrais lesson per day. These lessons are pre-recorded so regardless of timezone or location in the world, you can do it on YOUR schedule and terms. Then, once you have completed the lesson, meet us in the Facebook group for a discussion about the lesson.
The Aware Rider Program
Parts 1 and 2. Feldenkrais with Catherine McCrum, fused with Dressage with Shana and Thomas Ritter.
What is the Aware Rider Exploration About?
How can we improve how we move ultimately with the aim of having a better relationship with our horses: One in which we can listen to ourselves as well as listen to them in such a way that they hear what we're saying. This is a conversation about the conversation we have with our horses.