concept was born when one trainer became uncomfortable at forever loosening tight nosebands and of seeing horses being 'held together' as part of the accepted lives of competition horses. She conceived of the idea of a dressage competition suitable for anyone who wanted to compete without such constraints - and for any type of horse, where harmony, lightness and partnership were given priority.
In an astounding flow of synchronicity, one thing led to another and like-minded souls connected. It was realised that they had something that could actually unite horse people from all over the world, who are looking for the best ways to work with horses, be they from the natural, modern, traditional or classical schools. It's still early days and the biggest challenge is to find the common ground, as we all have strong views, but if we can look for the commonality in our visions and beliefs then we can learn from each other - and find strength in our numbers to change perspectives.
We have a small group of dedicated supporters working to find the best way forward for the Concordia
concept and also the most fantastic support from the UK Horsemanship Magazine. We hope that you will join us and share with us your stories and your messages - this is a joint venture...