Centered Riding techniques help promote suppleness, stability, and clear aids, making riding more comfortable for both horse and rider.Learn More
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About Centered Riding ®
Centered Riding founder Sally Swift developed the principles of Centered Riding as tools to improve the balance and effectiveness of the rider. There are Centered Riding Instructors worldwide who can help you along the journey that Sally Swift started over thirty years ago.
Benefits of Centered Riding
Centered Riding® is an innovative way of learning and teaching classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery. Centered Riding is not a separate seat or discipline, but encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider, and instructor.
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Centered Riding Founder Sally Swift
1913 - 2009
Sally Swift developed the principles of Centered Riding as tools to improve the balance and effectiveness of the rider. There are Centered Riding Instructors worldwide who can help you along the journey that Sally Swift started over thirty years ago. Recognized for her influence in riding, Sally Swift received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Riding Instructor Certification program in 1997 and in 2006, at the age of 93, Sally was inducted into the United States Dressage Foundation's Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for those persons who have had a major impact on horseback riding. In June of 2008, she was presented with the seventh annual Equine Industry Vision Award by Pfizer Animal Health and American Horse Publications, an award that recognizes innovation, ingenuity and service across the entire equine market. In January of 2010, Sally Swift was posthumously awarded the United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Award, a very prestigious award recognizing an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the equestrian sport.