Due to the ever increasing demand for lessons, Philippe Karl now only teaches riders who are either already licenced teachers of the Ecole de Légèreté or students of the school currently training for this qualification.

Warning! Unfortunately, there are sometimes persons who claim to be riding or teaching according to Philippe Karl's philosophy of Légèreté and who use his name for advertising, but who in fact had no contact or very little direct contact with him and his system. Please make sure to always check the appropriate qualifications!

What is a licenced teacher?

To gain the title of licenced teacher of the Ecole de Légèreté, a student (who must already be an experienced and dedicated riding teacher) must complete the three-year basic training course and pass a rigorous final exam.

Each successful student receives a certificate that authorises them to officially teach this riding philosophy in the name of Philippe Karl. As this training concept is legally protected by patent against plagiarism, distortions or arbitrary, unauthorised use, no one may refer to the Ecole de Légèreté or the lessons of Philippe Karl without having received the corresponding certificate. NB: the certificate may be withdrawn on grounds of violations of the ethical principles of the Ecole de Légèreté (see “Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage”).

The table below lists the names and contact addresses of all riding teachers who have successfully completed the course and passed the exam and are therefore authorised to teach the philosophy of Légèreté.

Alternatively, enter your location in the box below and press 'Search' to find the licenced teachers nearest to you. 

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Due to the overwhelming worldwide demand, Philippe Karl cannot hold all the teachers' courses himself any more. The five master teachers listed below are authorised by Philippe Karl to teach basic training courses.

 

Master teachers

Bea Borelle

Route de Nyons
Le Village
26770 Rousset-les-Vignes
France
+33 4 75 26 66 24

www.bea-borelle.de

Melanie Bulmahn

Rader Weg 8
22889 Tangstedt
Germany
+49 1517 0082888

www.melanie-bulmahn.de

Sabine Mosen

Hallerstraße 18
31171 Hallerburg
Germany
+49 5044 881248
+49 162 2358945

www.sabine-mosen-legerete.de

Bertrand Ravoux

350 A, Chemin des Peilles
26800 Etoile-sur-Rhône
France
+33 6 83 15 68 29

www.bertrandravoux-legerete.com

Sylvia Stössel

Gerbelstrasse 9
8626 Ottikon/ZH
Switzerland
+41 76 565 18 22

 

 

 

Australia

Kelly Whitfield

Glen Forrest, WA+61 415 185 097

2017: Licenced Foundation Level

Leanne Williams

Avoca Park Equestrian
411 Tschampions Road
Macclesfield, VIC 3782
+61 417 505 588

www.avocapark.com.au
2015: Licenced Level 1
 

Austria

Franz Bachofner

Teichsiedlung 71
7011 Zagersdorf
+43 699 11107353

www.equus.at
2010: Licenced Level 1
2012: Level 2

Angelika Hetzl

Roseggerstr. 6a/12
2540 Bad Vöslau
+43 699 19134699

www.pferdekommunikation.at
2013: Licenced Level 1

Anke Ziegast

Gestüt Kettlasbrunn
Zum Gutshof 18
Kettlasbrunn
2192 Mistelbach
+43 676 3664457

www.anke-ziegast.at
2010: Licenced Level 1
 

Canada

Isla Adderson

Chase, BC+1 250-679-8899
+1 250-679-1112

www.ForTheHorse.com
2015: Licenced Level 1

Catherine Clinckemaillie

Skookumhorse Ranch
PO Box 399
V0K-1K0 Clinton, BC
+1 250-459-7772

www.skookumhorseranch.com
2016: Licenced Level 1
 

France

Dominique Belaud

Quiela Légèreté
54/55 La Bresquette-Ouest
33930 Vendays-Montalivet
+33 6 15 23 51 59

www.ecole-legerete.com
2007: Licenced Level 1

Cécile Berault

La Brière
53150 Brée
+33 6 23 09 39 99

www.lescentaures.fr
2016: Licenced Level 1

Guénaelle Brunel

+33 6 24 42 23 24

www.guenaellebrunel.com
2015: Licenced Level 2

Sandra Ciano

Ecole d’Equitation Equizones
« Le Bourtol »
09240 La Bastide de Sérou
+33 6 20 74 76 20

www.equizones.com
2014: Licenced Level 1

Céline Fouquet

Rue Marie de Calages
09500 Mirepoix
+33 6 31 40 38 90

2013: Licenced Level 1

Ghislaine Joubert

Ecuries d'Al Fort
Al Fort
Lieu dit L'Esquille
31290 Trébons sur la Grasse
+33 6 82 57 16 91

www.poneyclubdeclary.fr
2015: Licenced Level 1

Carole Lothon

Drome (26)+33 6 70 14 24 35

www.carole-lothon-equitation-classique-legerete.com
2014: Licenced Level 2

Gina Pitti

240 chemin du Berlion
26800 Montoison
+33 4 75 58 88 03
+33 6 74 03 95 53

ginapitti.com
2013: Licenced Level 1
 

Germany

Peter Aßmann

Auf dem Killing 2
58091 Hagen
+49 2331 9718881
+49 171 8344707

www.peterassmann.de
2007: Licenced Level 2

Birgit Beck-Broichsitter

Achterhof 9
24241 Reesdorf
+49 4371 6681
+49 160 1835674

www.reiten-bbb.de
2007: Licenced Level 2

Irene Boss

Hauptstraße 30
56244 Kuhnhöfen (Montabaur)
+49 179 5181835

www.irene-boss.de
2012: Licenced Level 1

Susanne Buck-Wegener

Lönsweg 14
31061 Alfeld
+49 170 8061964

www.susanne-buck-wegener.de
2007: Licenced Level 1

Veronika Bühn

Buchholzstraße 28
34621 Frielendorf
+49 163 1769944

www.prohorse.org
2011: Licenced Level 1

Susanne Dietrich

Paul-Schneider-Straße 2
07747 Jena

2017: Licenced Foundation Level

Stefanie Dohrendorff

Am Waldesrand 26
21397 Vastorf
+49 170 4197258

www.stefanie-dohrendorff.de
2011: Licenced Level 1

Pedra Funke

Boeklerstraße 10
59602 Rüthen
+49 2952 8071
+49 172 6959535

www.pedrasdressurschule.de
2015: Licenced Level 1

Sonja Hellwig

Reitanlage Hellwig & Matthes
Zwischen Zäunen 4
37619 Pegestorf
+49 172 5225187
+49 5533 979719

www.reitanlage-pegestorf.de
2015: Licenced Level 1

Edith Herrmann

Mulzgasse 7
93183 Kallmünz
+49 179 1081611

2013: Licenced Level 1
2017: Level 2

Christiane Horstmann

Hustädter Straße 94
49152 Bad Essen
+49 5472 957067

www.reitschule-horstmann.de
2007: Licenced Level 3

Bettina Lanowy

Lindenstraße 8
52146 Würselen
+49 179 5449085

www.bettina-lanowy.de
2012: Licenced Level 1

Katja Lauer

KL Sofienhof
Wünricht 1
92348 Berg
+49 9189 7481
+49 172 7002050

www.kl-sofienhof.de
2013: Licenced Level 1

Christiane Lochmann

Wetzer Weg 3
21394 Westergellersen
+49 4135 800218

2010: Licenced Level 1

Susanne Lohas

73642 Welzheim-Aichstrut+49 173 3103281

www.horse-in-balance.com
2010: Licenced Level 1
2014: Level 2

Christina Maschitzki

Schauinslandstraße 99
79100 Freiburg
+49 761 29970

2009: Licenced Level 2

Tina Ott

Wiesentalstraße 23
78727 Oberndorf am Neckar
+49 172 6774835

www.tina-ott.de
2007: Licenced Level 1

Veronika Perwo

Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 16
25451 Quickborn
+49 151 27102177

2015: Licenced Level 1

Tamina Pinent

Mündener Straße 4
37213 Witzenhausen
+49 5542 9690217
+49 176 72143798

www.taminapinent.de
2015: Licenced Level 1

Stephanie Pingel

Hof Klassikdressur
Brunskamp 3
25486 Alveslohe
+49 4101 585655
+49 174 3117305

www.klassikdressur.de
2014: Licenced Level 1

Sarah Rob

Am Gehrlskamp 15
30419 Hannover
+49 179 4560207

www.sarahrob.de
2014: Licenced Level 1

Sonja Sattler

Rottstraße 55
67373 Dudenhofen
+49 6232 93220

www.sonja-sattler.de
2014: Licenced Level 1

Tamara Schneider-Drunkenmölle

Isestraße 71
20149 Hamburg
+49 40 51328512

www.tamara-schneider.de
2007: Licenced Level 1

Mira Semelka

Emdener Str. 13
45894 Gelsenkirchen
+49 172 9829487

www.mira-semelka.de
2015: Licenced Level 1

Claudia Steiert

Hauptstraße 25
88633 Heiligenberg
+49 173 9516955

www.claudia-steiert.de
2007: Licenced Level 1

Barbara Stübenrath

Sielminger Straße 9
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
+49 163 1618926

www.barbara-stuebenrath.de
2016: Licenced Level 1
2017: Level 2

Andrea Walz

Theodor-Völkerstr. 17
35423 Lich
+49 6404 90247

www.andreawalz.de
2011: Licenced Level 1

Lara Weidmann

Halfterweg 10
26180 Rastede
+49 176 44755215

2014: Licenced Level 1

Diana Weigel

Königsholz 8
61276 Weilrod
+49 174 4224661

www.reitenmitleichtigkeit.de
2010: Licenced Level 1

Nicole Weinauge

Hauptstraße 3a
25355 Bevern
+49 172 4568765

www.nicoleweinauge.de
2007: Licenced Level 1

Gunnar Wiedner

Karlsruhe+49 178 2099514

www.gunnarwiedner.de
2011: Licenced Level 1
 

Hungary

Edit Kappel

Bakonykúti
Szabadság utca 26
+36 20 480 1449

www.maestoso.hu
2017: Licenced Level 2
 

Italy

Nicolò Ballatore

Cavalli Alto Garda s.s.a.
Via Fibbie 11
38062 Bolognano, Arco (TN)
+39 333 236 0940

www.cavallialtogarda.com
2014: Licenced Level 1
2016: Level 2

Antonella Boffa Ballaran

Via Casetti 5
13873 Massazza (BI)
+39 348 327 7718

www.unpostofelice.it
2013: Licenced Level 2

Davide Brambilla

Via Paganini 2
20064 Gorgonzola (MI)

2017: Licenced Level 1

Giulia Gaibazzi

Via Predarezzo 3
43030 Calestano (PR)
+39 348 813 9440

www.equitazioneinarmonia.it
2015: Licenced Level 2
2016: Level 3

Francesco Melpignano

Via Tito Speri 76
72017 Ostuni (BR)
+39 338 995 5823

francomelpignanoistruttoreecoledelegerete.com
2014: Licenced Level 1

Luca Morini

Via Spontini
20131 Milano (MI)
+39 339 397 9740

2016: Licenced Level 1

Martha Payne

Via L. Da Vinci 19
20062 Cassano d'Adda (MI)
+39 340 067 1981

2016: Licenced Level 1

Markus Scaramuzza

Via Bosco Costa 6/A
30173 Venezia
+39 338 972 8739

www.scuoladileggerezza.com
2007: Licenced Level 3
 

Norway

Malin Gunnarskog

Vaadan Gård
7024 Trondheim
+47 411 47 075

2014: Licenced Level 2
 

Switzerland

Stéphanie Durand

Höhenweg 55
5417 Untersiggenthal
+41 79 409 90 76

2014: Licenced Level 1
2017: Level 2

Walter Gegenschatz

Rechberg 63
9044 Wald
+41 71 877 18 20
+41 79 623 36 79

2010: Licenced Level 2

Gabriele Greindl Schweizer

Bergstrasse 22
4813 Uerkheim
+41 79 357 37 15
+41 62 390 03 24

www.reitschule-schweizer.ch
2010: Licenced Level 1

Peter Henssler

Müsliweg 5
8476 Unterstammheim
+41 79 945 08 23

www.legerete.ch
2007: Licenced Level 2
2009: Level 3

Beat Kaegi

Wellenbergstrasse 34
8500 Frauenfeld
+41 52 721 02 55

2014: Licenced Level 1

Petra Kindermann

Alemannenweg 9
8330 Pfäffikon
+41 79 407 89 90

2007: Licenced Level 1

Renate Schneider

Striegelgasse 10B
6214 Schenkon
+41 41 448 17 46
+41 79 370 87 24

2014: Licenced Level 1
 

United Kingdom

Derek Clark

The Holistic Equitation Centre
Grange Farm
Preston Capes
Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3TQ
+44 1327 361700
+44 7803 196266

www.holisticequitation.co.uk
2016: Licenced Level 1

Becky Holden

+44 7815 739855

2015: Licenced Level 1

Catherine Marshall

Whitesands Equestrian
Brandsmill
Broxmouth By Dunbar, EH42 1RU
+44 7791 445218

whitesands-equestrian.com
2014: Licenced Level 1

 

 

Licenced teachers who don't continue to attend the advanced training clinics must present their work (their own horse and one of their students) every two years to validate their licence. Failing to do so without giving any reasons results in the licence becoming invalid.