Get ready to learn like never before! No matter your experience, Leif has many valuable tools in his bag to help your become a better rider. Are you just learning how to post, or advancing into high school movements and need refinement? With Leif's keen eye, he can help you develop “feel” and to better understand dressage basics, up to the grand prix, in a fun and out of the box manner, that makes you say “now it makes sense!”.
We know owning horses are expensive, so if you don’t have your own horse, no problem! You can still learn how to ride up the levels of dressage, without having to spend $30,-$50,000 a year on horse expenses alone! We have safe warmblood schoolmasters that are trained to 3rd/4th level and Grand Prix level dressage that are available to learn on!
No matter if you are sitting on a horse for the first time or the 10,000th time our horses are safe, knowledgeable and sure to boost your confidence and help you become a better rider.
Improving your riding is a lesson away. Set a goal and Leif will help you get there, wether it be the trail, training level or Grand Prix.
Do you have your own horse? Great!
So get set and go schedule your horse riding lesson with Leif now!... still hesitant? Check out what other students have to say about riding with Leif below.
Not quite sure yet? Check out what some of Leifs students have to say about their lessons below. You an also preview what a foundational lesson looks like with with Leif by clicking below
I wish I could give more stars!
Leif is incredibly talented and is by far one of the best trainers I have ever had the privilege of learning from.
With literally just a handful of sessions I already feel and see the difference and improvements, even the horses I ride at work are responding to the positive changes.
Leif is honestly a genius at what he does, he as the ability to break down and simplify the most complex techniques and explain them in a way where it’s almost as though you can feel it in your mind.
I love his methods especially how he uses biomechanics which has really helped enhance my dressage training and has given me a greater understanding. He finds creative solutions to helping his riders achieve the “feeling” they are searching for in their riding techniques and he breaks down your riding goals so they are attainable and he continues to help you build on them.
He has an incredible eye for detail even for the smallest that seem almost invisible. Leif has given me a variety of tools in such a short amount of time which I am so grateful for.
I highly recommend Paradigm Dressage, I only wish I would of found them sooner. I encourage everyone give them a try you won’t be disappointed. - Natasha Z.
I absolutely would recommend Paradigm Dressage. My son has learned so much in a short amount of time because of the knowledge and the dedication of Leif. My son is becoming a responsible, dedicated young man before my eyes and I owe it, in part to, Leif Aho at Paradigm Dressage. - Michele E.
Leif is a patient trainer who gets the best from you at any level.
He improved my technique significantly and my self confidence has been significantly enhanced. - Rebecca C.
Leif is not only a talented rider, but a gifted instructor as well. My husband and I have been taking lessons from Leif since February of 2019 and have improved so much and learned more than we could have expected. - Cheryl R.
A few years ago I met Missy and Leif Aho through our mutual love of Friesian horses. Since then, I’ve followed their work and continue to be amazed at the level and quality of riding and training that they turn out. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to send my friesian mare to their facility for training. And even in a very short amount of time, I’m already seeing a difference in her! Leif is truly an excellent trainer, and he also has a wonderful way of explaining things in terms that actually make sense (even to a dressage greenie like me)! Dressage is so detail oriented and so much precision based on a “feel”, so having someone who can help explain what that “feel” should be like, is a game changer! Thank you Leif and Missy for taking such great care of me and my girl! - Courtney C.
This facility is a hidden gem in Wellington and easily deserves more than 5 stars. Leif Aho is an enormously talented rider and a fantastic teacher and trainer. Not every good rider is capable of teaching the fundamentals of dressage but Leif has a natural gift for communicating and simplifying the most complex movements required in dressage. He's always patient and encouraging which makes riding with him a real pleasure. I know he has a bright future ahead of him. - Colette C.
Paradigm Dressage offers riders the finest education that one could ask for. Paradigm means "one that serves as a pattern or model" and Leif Aho is the model you want to emulate. His vast knowledge and ways of explaining his lessons to students is invaluable. He is patient, kind, generous and fun to be with. He works well with beginning and experienced riders, as well as green and upper level horses. Leif is a rising star and I am proud to say I am one of his students. - Lorraine D.
Check out what a foundational biomechanics lesson looks like with Leif and see what you can expect from your first lesson.
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