Training Horses the Ingrid Klimke Way

An Olympic Medalist's Winning Methods for a Joyful Riding Partnership

Ingrid Klimke



ISBN: 9781570768262

PUBLICATION DATE: February 5, 2018

CATEGORY: Equestrian (Kenilworth Press), Riding & Training

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 176 pages

This book is the closest most of us will come to spending an extended period of time in the Klimke stable.

Ingrid Klimke details her personal programme of bringing a horse along through the stages of progressive development and, in doing so, explains her training philosophy. She provides guidelines and exercise to ensure success without stress at each milestone.

It’s a wonderful insight into how Klimke customises the work to suit the individual horse. The result is surely a joyful partnership between rider and horse that will go the distance.

Meet the author Ingrid Klimke

Ingrid Klimke is an international trainer of dressage, show jumping, and event horses, and currently competes for Germany as an event rider. She had always been able to call on her father Reiner Klimke’s experience but has also been greatly influenced by Fritz Ligges, Ian Miller, and Anne Kursinski. She’s appeared at five Olympics, from 2000 to 2016. With her horse Abraxxas, she won two gold medals in team eventing, at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a team silver medal with Hale Bob at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. She placed seventh at the 2002 Dressage World Cup Final with the horse Nector van het Carelshof. In January 2012, she was promoted to a ‘Reitmeister’ (Riding Master, a special title of the German Equestrian Federation). Klimke is only the second woman ever to be promoted as ‘Reitmeister’.