Dressage Programs












Dressage Essentials

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Would you like to work towards your first dressage competition in a supportive group? Would you like to learn a horse-friendly training system and finally be able to truly understand and benefit from coaching? 

Dressage Essentials is a program designed especially for riders who'd like to have a go at an introductory or training level dressage test in the next few months, and we're going to do it all together as a group with training culminating in the opportunity to ride your first test.

This program offers you an education about the sport, expectations and etiquette, as well as the vital core foundations of Brett Parbery's training system.

Designed for riders not yet competing in dressage, but keen to give it a try!

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Dressage Breakthrough

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Are you a dressage rider yearning for deeper knowledge? Are you driven to becoming a more quiet and effective rider and see more success in the competition arena?

Dressage Breakthrough is a deep-dive into Brett Parbery's training system, focusing on layering of the core training concepts always with the Grand Prix in mind. The program will have you break down (and break through!) all your training components and rebuild better than ever.

This program offers you a transformation from rider to trainer, with the tools and confidence to take charge of your own path in dressage.

Designed for riders currently competing at any dressage level from USDF First / EA Novice right through to FEI.

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Gold Performance Program 

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The worst-kept secret in our community, the Gold Performance Club is open exclusively to graduates of the Dressage Breakthrough program. The club is a powerhouse of mentoring, peer support, training and inspiration.

Let's talk more after you've done Dressage Breakthrough ;) 

Meet Your Trainers

Brett Parbery

Creator of the suite of Performance Riders dressage programs. Brett is an exceptional horse person and a fierce competitor, with multiple Australian Championships to his name and a top-ten World Equestrian Games performance, to date the best achieved by an Australian. A gifted communicator, Brett has put his horse-friendly training system into methodical programs for all riders to benefit. 


* Gold Performance Club: Principal Trainer

* Dressage Breakthrough: Principal Trainer

* Dressage Essentials: Guest Appearances

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Emma Weinert

Dressage specialist trainer, CDI 3* Grand Prix winner Emma recently returned to her home in Australian after eleven years based with four-time Olympian Steffen Peters and Shannon Peters in California. Performance Riders was lucky to secure Emma as a trainer in the program where she is highly valued for her attention to detail and high standards, all delivered in a very encouraging and supportive package.


* Gold Performance Club: Support Trainer

* Dressage Breakthrough: Support Trainer

* Dressage Essentials: Principal Trainer

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Melinda Parbery

FEI Rider and manager of the Parbery Dressage stables, Mel is also Brett's personal 'eyes on the ground' whether training at home or competing on the world stage. Mel is a popular coach with a knack for encouraging and supporting riders of all levels to progress. Although part of the family behind the scenes since the beginning, we're thrilled to welcome Mel to the Dressage Essentials program for the first time as a program trainer.


* Dressage Essentials: Support Trainer

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