Grand Prix rider Andrea Mercier riding at Il Paretaio

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Grand Prix rider Andrea Mercier riding at Il Paretaio says about Il Paretaio: "ll Paretaio is a gem for travelers, horse enthusiasts and seasoned riders alike.

I am co-owner of Knoll Farm located in New York, where I train horses and teach riders. I have competed at Grand Prix dressage and also competed at advanced levels in show jumping CDI, international competition, hunter/jumpers and equitation.

I trained in dressage with the previous owner and founder of Knoll Farm, Ann Gribbons, who has recently been inducted into the USDF Hall of Fame for her outstanding accomplishments and contributions to dressage, she was also the Chef d’Equipe, National Coach and Technical advisor for the US Dressage team for the 2012 Olympics.

When I visited Il Paretaio, I was impressed with the skill of the instructors and the quality of the horses. In addition, I enjoyed the warm hospitality and outstanding cuisine. It’s a must go for riders looking to improve their riding skills while savoring the beauty of Tuscany. This is a place for advanced riders and for the novice. Four of my students are regulars at Il Paretaio, and always come back with improved riding skills!

If you are a horse person, it’s a must go!"

We are very proud that a rider with the experience and quality of Andrea Mercier was very happy with her holiday at Il Paretaio, our Horse Riding Centre in Tuscany and would like to thank her for the nice words about us. Very often the very advanced riders appreciate the work on simple things, the attention to details, the simple exercises to soften a horse in order to decontract it in the body and in the mind... In our lesson at Il Paretaio the first objective is to try to find the best communication between the horse and the rider and to reach this goal we use all our capability in making the horse and the rider trust each other and willing to cooperate.
Staff Il Paretaio 2016-01-13