Introducing to you the acclaimed SamanthaBrownDressage Academy that aims to enable sustainable riding improvement across all levels and abilities for the committed rider.

The series is based upon the scales of training which are rhythm, suppleness, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection.

As a member of SBD Academy you become a part of a development and confidence building community. It requires commitment in order to develop your knowledge and understanding and we offer an incremental programme to redress and address issues to help you to progress your riding skills.

The first series is focused on pole work; using advanced pole work techniques to develop core strength for both horse and rider. Core strength is a pre-requisite in order to apply the scales of training correctly. This series will enable you to confidently utilise poles to achieve progressive training results.

Sam invites applications for those who are dedicated to their development and will create a programme based on the combination of horse and rider so that it maximises the experience and true progression through the scales of training. 


The series are very popular and dates are released periodically. All enquiries are to be made via the email

Application forms will be sent out to all successful applicants.


There are several layers to Snakes and Ladders Series - Series 1 and Series 2 with Series 3 Leap Frog being the latest release.