Internationally renowned jumper rider and trainer Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst reminds us of the advantages of cross-training, explaining how classical concepts and flatwork fundamentals are critical to the development of a willing, flexible, and ultimately successful jumping partner. Viewers learn how to skillfully apply the different phases of dressage training to the creation of a jumper capable of excelling on today’s complex courses. Carefully filmed to provide a series of practical and applicable lessons useful to riders, trainers, and horses working at a variety of levels, this DVD will help viewers develop their own winning jumpers in the twenty-first century.
ELMAR POLLMANN-SCHWECKHORST is a professional instructor and has competed successfully in the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. He has trained the winners of numerous national and international jumping competitions. He currently lives in Germany, where he manages his family’s breeding and training facility (55 minutes).