Dr. Christian Schacht is well known literally around the world. He has led rankings for several years in both Dressage and Combination in student rider divisions, including two German championships. He is an excellent lecturer and instructor who appeals to equestrians of all ages and disciplines.
Christian is a veterinarian, riding instructor, and breeding and horse management expert certified by the German National Equestrian Federation. Since 2006 he has been the Breeding Director for the International Sporthorse Registry and Oldenburg Registry North America. He teaches equine sciences at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Christian is also an international show jumping judge and gives courses and seminars in the US and Europe throughout the year.
He received his Doctor of Veterinary medicine in1993 and holds three Masters Degrees in equine disciplines. He uses his profound expertise as a licensed dressage and jumping judge.
Join us for his unique perspective and an extraordinary opportunity to train with Dr. Christian Schacht.
Dressage/Jumping lessons: $150.00 each
Conformation and handling sessions: $150.00 each
Christian will have copies of his latest book “Sport Horse Conformation: Evaluating Athletic Potential in Dressage, Jumping and Eventing Prospects”
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The way a horse is physically built—its conformation—reveals a lot about the discipline for which it is best suited, and this reference provides detailed advice on selecting horses specifically for competition in internationally recognized sports. Sport horse breeding authority Christian Schacht presents a new and easy-to-use system for evaluating the conformation of the sport horse, with special attention on dressage, jumping, and eventing prospects. Amateur and professional riders, breeders, veterinarians, trainers, and judges will all benefit from this method based on recognizing professionally accepted proportions and lines, allowing a well-trained eye to ascertain a horse’s strengths and weaknesses and therefore correctly determine its training and fitness regimens.
"This book is intended by the author to help the expert with accurate description, the breeder with the selection of a mare's mate, the veterinarian with easier diagnoses, and the judge to recognize the 'ideal.' Amply illustrated with 171 color photos and diagrams, the book is divided into detailed section on horse evaluation tools, the overall appearance of the horse, the front end, the body, and the hind end." —Lone Star Horse Report (January 2013)
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