Everyone who wants improve their dressage technique is welcome to follow a training event of four to six days at Academy Bartels. When you are here, you will stay in a hotel room or apartment of the beautiful Culitsrode estate. During your stay you will take a look behind the scenes. You will get daily lessons with your own horse and follow the trainings of the Academy riders. Workshops are offered such as Flexchair, Sports psychology, Test drive, Horse physiotherapy and Fitness.
General terms and conditions
Read the general terms and conditions that apply to the training arrangements at Academy Bartels.
Read more about the involved instructors involved in the training packages.
|10 Dec – 15 Dec ’18||6-day Imke||FULL|
|7 Jan – 10 Jan ’19||4-day Imke||FULL|
|14 Jan – 17 Jan ’19||4-day Mischa*||FULL|
|4 Feb – 9 Feb ’19||6-day Imke*||Limited|
|18 Feb – 21 Feb ’19||4-day Imke||Limited|
|25 Feb – 28 Feb ’19||4-day Mischa with Rodrigo Laserna||FULL|
|11 Mar – 14 Mar ’19||4-day Imke|
|8 Apr – 11 Apr ’19||4-day Mischa with Rodrigo Laserna||FULL|
|15 Apr – 20 Apr ’19||6-day Imke||FULL|
|23 Apr – 26 Apr ’19||4-day Imke||FULL|
|6 May – 11 May ’19||6-day Imke|
|20 May – 25 May ’19||6-day Imke|
|3 June – 6 June ’19||4-day Mischa with Rodrigo Laserna|
|17 June – 22 June ’19||6-daay Imke|
|24 June – 27 June ’19||4-day Mischa|
If you are interested and you want to book a training, you can contact Annet Broeckx by sending her an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all your personal information, the data of the training in which you are interested and some information about your horse.
During your stay you will experience everything of an Olympic dressage stables and learn a lot about dressage sports. Not only do you study the lessons, but also look at the Academy riders training. Check-in is between 10.00 and 12.00. You will be welcomed at Culitsrode estate by one of our staff members.
Accommodation / meals
All rooms have two comfortable single beds, these are made up and there are plenty of towels provided. We recommend you to bring or rent a bike if you do not have a car at your disposal. The arrangements are based on self-catering. Each room has a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery. On the day of arrival, the refrigerator is filled with a ‘starter pack’ consisting of bread, milk, cold meats and fruit. On the first day there is a welcome dinner with the Academy team.
You will receive a voucher of € 20, – for a dinner at St Peter’s Restaurant or Inn St. Paulus, located at the Vrijthof in Hilvarenbeek (12 km) or at The Estate on the Lagemierdseweg in Esbeek (7 km). You will also receive a voucher for a drink with pastries at Herberg In den Bockenreyder on the Dunsedijk in Esbeek, in the middle of the beautiful forests of Landgoed de Utrecht (5 km). All restaurants are open 7 days a week. For simple, cheap and good food you can go to the café / cafeteria ‘t Dörp on the church street in Hooge Mierde (closed on Monday). Some groups like to cook for themselves in our library. Ask the office for the possibilities. At the Village Square in Lage Mierde (1 km) you will find a fresh market (butchery, bakery, vegetable / fruit). The nearest supermarket is the Emté at the Schoolstraat in Reusel (5 km).
It is possible to bring your dog with a supplement of € 30, -. Please leave your dog out of the field.
Horses / classes
Daily discussions will be held on the next day. The lessons are given in groups of two or three riders. Wearing a safety cap is mandatory. The Academy staff carries out all the horses and manure the stables. At the start, our stewards will review the feed ration and any special wishes. It is possible to use the Academy Bartels feed or to bring your own feed. The range consists of hay, oats, various breads and mixes of the brand Havens. The horse boxes are filled with wood shavings and can be supplemented with straw if desired. A stall with straw must be requested in advance. The use of a paddock is possible in consultation with the stall manager. Your horse must be vaccinated and you must bring the vaccine book. In the morning, our staff will start working at 7.30 to feed the horses and approx 8.30 our riders will train the (competition)horses. Making video recordings of your own lessons is permitted after the permission of the other rider (s) during your class.
During the arrangements a Fitness program is also offered. From our Fitness instructor Bouke van Spreeuwel you will receive a personal training advice which you can continue when you are back at home. During your stay, the gym is open from 09:00 to 12:00. Do not forget about your sportswear.