A.R.T. is in association with Melissa Fischbach
and DR. Christian Kristen Von Stetten. A.R.T. Offers educational Seminars and clinics on Classical Dressage and also offers Question and Answer on-line for students.
Member in good standing with the following organizations:
MELISSA FISCHBACH CREDENTIALS:
Certified: American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) Dressage and Recreational Riding 2000-2007
Certified: Classical Dressage Riders Association (CDRA) Instructor & Test Administrator
Certified: British Horse Society (BHS) Assistant Instructors Degree ( equivalent by an american affiliate)
Certified: American Society of Equine Appraisers (ASEA) All Breed Equine Appraiser (Specializing in Friesians)
Qualified Rider: CA Dressage Society @ 4th level
1990 California Dressage Society Qualified Rider 2nd level
1990-91 Barn Manager/Student/Head groom for Olympic Rider (40+ horses)
1993 Qualified for CA. Dressage Championships, 4th level
1990-96 Studied with Olympic Dressage rider and clinician
Photos by Melissa Fischbach~ Portrait and Riding 'Mutig' in a flying change
Gwen Stockebrand is a student of the late former US Olympic Team coach Melle van Bruggen.
She has accomplished the following:
1978 USET Dressage Team
1979 Stockebrand placeed 16th in the World Championships and 3rd in the Musical Kur.
1979 Pan American Games Silver Medal winner.
1980 USET Dressage Team, 15th in the world in 1980
1998-to current date, studying with International Classical Dressage Teacher
DR. CHRISTIAN KRISTEN VON STETTEN
Photo by Melissa Fischbach
Rode with / Studied with:
CAPT. ANDRE DE POPIEL -
(Polish cavalry officer; Student at the
Spanish Riding School, Vienna; Initiator of Three Day Eventing in
CDT. ARNAUD DE PADIRAC - (Ecuyer at the Cadre Noir, Saumur; French
Olympic Dressage Team Selection; Founder/Director Académie
équestre de Touraine)
M. JEAN-YVES BONNET - (Maître de manège, Cadre Noir, Saumur; Founder/
Director Ecole d'équitation de Salmiech)
DR. GUILHERME BORBA -(Founder/Director Escola portuguesa de arte equestre,
SR. LUIS VALENÇA-RODRIGUES - (head Rider/Co-founder Escola
portuguesa de arte equestre, Lisbon; Director/Co-founder Centre
hípico Lezíria Grande, VF de Xira)
HR. ARTHUR KOTTAS-HELDENBERG -(former First Principal Rider, Spanish Riding School,
DR. Christian Kristen von Stetten, has spent the last few year translating important riding texts. Most recently the 629 page 1790 book 'Die Edle Kunst Des Reitens' (The noble art of riding). This book as of now has only been translated from Portuguese and published in German.
Also translated in to German by Chris are the Dressage manuals Written by Jean-Claude Racinet. ( These books are available in English in my store, go to webring links below) DR. Christian Kristen von Stetten is a writer in his own right, to read some of what he has written please visit my "about classical dressage" page.
Visit Chris's Website Click Here
Photos of CKVS teaching in clinics Click Here