The school offers a three-year basic training course, which prepares students to take the exams which they must pass before being awarded a licence, as well as 3-day advanced training clinics for the continuing development of teachers who have already been awarded their licence and for students who completed the basic training course and are still working towards passing their exams. All courses and clinics are open to spectators.
The programme of the courses and clinics is extensive: The participants (who must already be riding teachers) are trained in dressage, work in hand, lunging, jumping and in giving lessons both to their own students and to unknown guest riders. The practical lessons in the riding arena are complemented by comprehensive evening theory lectures which allow for questions and comments from riders and spectators alike.
Due to the overwhelming worldwide demand, it has become impossible for Philippe Karl to deliver all of these courses and clinics himself. Some courses are now led by his most experienced instructors. On these courses, Philippe Karl oversees the training and the final exams.
Please note that Philippe Karl offers no other clinics outside of these teachers' courses. You can arrange for lessons in his riding philosophy, however, by making contact with one of the licenced teachers of the Ecole de Légèreté.