The internationally celebrated author, human physiotherapist, and FEI dressage rider and trainer Susanne von Dietze-Pollak will join us again at Riveredge April 7-9, 2017! Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your own riding and learn from this energetic, generous, and knowledgeable teacher. Susanne von Dietze’s cousin, Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel with whom Susanne collaborates often in training and study, will present a demonstration ride on both Friday and Saturday.
Online auditor registration and for the Saturday Evening Reception/Lecture is now closed.
Walk-in Auditors for our day events are welcome to register the day of clinic though will need to make personal provisions for lunch. Please call the office for further information.
Walk-in Auditors welcome to register day of clinic though will need to make personal provisions for lunch. Please call the office for further information.
Saturday, April 8th – Demo with Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel and 7 Training Sessions
Starting 8:30 AM – Eight 45 minute ride sessions, starting with a special Demo Ride with colleague and area trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel. Following lunch, Susanne von Dietze will lead a theory session. Pre-registered auditors will receive lunch. At the conclusion of Day Two’s training, Ms. von Dietze-Pollak will be available for book signing. The day’s events will conclude with a special evening reception and lecture by Ms. von Dietze-Pollak.
Sunday, April 9th – Private Lessons Only
A limited number of slots available for additional training with Susanne von Dietze.
These lessons are private only and not open for auditing by the general public.
Susanne is a world renowned seat, balance, and position expert and has written two excellent texts on the biomechanics of riding: “Balance in Movement: How to Achieve the Perfect Seat” and “Rider and Horse Back to Back: Establishing a Mobile, Stable Core in the Saddle.”
Susanne von Dietze-Pollak has an outstanding background to be considered an authority on strengthening and perfecting the rider’s position and effectiveness in the saddle. Susanne earned her Physiotherapy degree at University Goettingen in 1987 and for the next ten years worked actively in the field, focusing on back pain and spinal injuries. She is trained in manual therapy as well as PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation). During that time, Susanne also worked as a trainer at the German Academy of Riding, Warendorf and also Mannheimer Reitverein, developing horses, instructing and coaching riders, and working with a children and young riders project for the German Federation. In 1990, Susanne completed her Hippotherapy exam and in 1991 she became the trainer for disabled riders at Warendorf.
Since 2001, Susanne has traveled regularly to Scandinavia to give seminars and clinics for Physiotherapists with experience in Hippotherapy. She continues to give seminars and clinics for the German Academy of Riding in Warendorf as well as travels extensively abroad to Japan, Finland, Hungary, Australia and the USA to give clinics. In 2011, Susanne presented at the USDF Convention in San Diego and most recently in 2014, she presented at the North American Global Dressage Forum. Susanne also has an active column in Dressage Today.
Susanne lives in Israel with her husband and three sons. She has several times earned the title Israel Champion in Dressage and has successfully represented Israel in team competition internationally, such as the FEI dressage Challenge Tour up to Advanced Level.