Welcome on the website of Bent Branderup and his Knighthood of the Academic Art of Riding. On this homepage you will find information about the latest breaking news, weekend clinics, riding tests, round table information, special happenings and more. In the menu you will find general information.
Academic Art of Riding means to bring the Historical Art of Riding from the past back to life again. The horse must be trained according to its abilities, concerning both body and mind. Thoughtful gymnastic exercises will keep horses healthy and long living.
The academic riders see riding as an art form, an art of movement like ballet. The basis for this kind of riding, however, is good basic training, like the training of a working equitation horse.
The horse must be ridden in one hand, do all side movements, the half pirouette and the change of hand in all three gaits and must be able to show beginning of collections in the half steps. From here the art begins...