Elaine Ward, the founding pioneer of the Western Dressage movement in Canada with over 40 years experience in teaching riders specializing in biomechanics and classical dressage principles promoting seat use and lightness.

Please remit payment for Seat School below send us a message with which dates you would like to attend.   

Dr. Barbara Sloat is an equine enthusiast who specializes in Chiropractic work on both humans and animals. She recently placed 9th Nationally in Western Dressage on her horse P.D. 

      Elaine Ward Western Dressage​


Now Accepting 
Students for:
Feb 17  Sunday
Feb 23  Saturday
Mar 2    Saturday

Mar  9    Saturday
All dates 2-4 pm.
Cost: $50 per person maximum 8 people per class.
​Please bring suitable riding footwear. 

                                                                        The Instructors

"The Horse Reflects the Rider" this is probably one of Elaine Ward's most profound quotes ever! Many riders do not realize their own physical limitations and lack of knowledge to how their seat functions on the horse. A stiff rider whether it be slight or severe can affect the horse in a way which many riders turn to veterinary, saddle fitting, massage and chiropractic care, when the origin to many problems lay within the seat of the rider. "A stiff rider produces a stiff horse", again one of Elaine's quotes from her 40 years of dressage knowledge which has been applied to most equestrian disciplines. 
Introducing for the first time a collaboration of 2 renowned Equine professionals; Dr. Barbara Sloat, Chiropractor of 38 years from Ancaster Ontario, and Elaine Ward who has been a professional Dressage coach, trainer and clinician. Together Barbara and Elaine have developed a unique learning environment that is simply called "Seat School". 
Learn how and the why's of seat movement in the saddle, and receive a comprehensive assessment of your seat and how to successfully apply this to your horse. This format has never been seen before! Be one of the first to learn from 78 years of combined experience! 
Seat School will commence in January of 2019 with a school type environment (group format) with classroom topics and individual time on "Simmi" the Equine simulator. Perfect for those cold winter days when it's just too chilly to spend time in the saddle. The group atmosphere creates an element of fun and learning. Each class will be 2 hours in duration. Private Sessions will also be available. 
Classes to be held at Kirkridge Farm in Lynden Ontario.  Please note we are a scent free facility.  Please do not wear perfume or heavily scented products.