Mr. de Kunffy's expertise is much-appreciated and he is a popular clinician, a sought after dressage judge and a prolific author of several books and articles. He was born and raised in Hungary as a member of the nobility whose parents were eminent horse breeders with derby winning racehorses. Mr. de Kunffy started riding as a child, always under expert supervision and instruction. His riding masters were educated during the golden age of equitation 1900-1945. Cross-country riding, jumping and dressage were melded into one comprehensive riding theory and methodology. Mr. de Kunffy was schooled with the strictest adherence to classical training traditions based on scholarship and a profound respect for the horse.
The first half of the day will be spent on the main campus of Albion College where Mr. de Kunffy will host a thorough classroom discussion and theory session for riders and auditors. This is where he will cover various topics, answer questions, and offer up valuable visual demonstrations. The second half of each day will be spent in the Randi C. Heathman indoor arena at the Held Center where Mr. de Kunffy will teach six separate riding lessons (30 minutes each). This will demonstrate the practical application under saddle of the theories discussed in the morning sessions.
Auditor costs are outlined as follows:
- $45 single day
- $80 two days
- $110 all three days
- Student price for minors and college students (college students w/ ID): $10 per day
Seating will be provided for all pre-registered auditors for the theory sessions and lessons.
Pre-registration is advised as seating cannot be guaranteed for those not pre-registered.