Gabriele Sobotta, APPEL member and dedicated supporter of the Ecole de Légèreté, has been training her school horses – Welsh ponies and cobs – according to the principles of the Ecole de Légèreté for years. The promotion of young talent within the school is particularly important to her. In May 2018, she organised a workshop “Légèreté for pupils and students” for the third time, together with the association Pony- und Pferdesportfreunde Weidenhof e.V. and with the support of APPEL. Under the direction of Andrea Walz, licensed teacher of the Ecole de Légèreté, especially young riders who do not yet have their own horse were given the opportunity to get to know the riding philosophy of the Ecole de Légèreté and to try it out on a school horse.
[Report by Gabriele Sobotta, in German]
(german version below)