First Choice Dressage is a small, friendly, professional competition yard, livery and stud in the peaceful Suffolk countryside near Bury St Edmunds, only a mile from the A14 and easily accessible. A high standard of care and close attention to the horses’ wellbeing and quality of life is of utmost importance. All horses relax and settle into the well-kept routine and quietness of the yard and enjoy the quiet, sympathetic, disciplined handling they receive. The yard is run by Lynn Perry, providing excellent care of the horses’ daily needs.
Lynn worked with British Dressage to develop and pilot the new UK Coaching Certificate Level 3 Dressage (coaching up to Prix St Georges), currently the highest national sport coach qualification. This includes understanding different learning styles, the importance of rider profiling, goal setting, sport psychology, rider fitness and ultimately empowering the rider. Lynn also continually build on her own training with regular lessons with Portuguese classical rider Rui Campelo and professional international Grand Prix dressage rider Hayley Watson Greaves, working towards Grand Prix.
“I am passionate about my coaching of riders and their horses, helping them improve their performance and attain their goals enthusiastically, whether they just ride for fun or compete at Advanced level.” – Lynn Perry
As a Level 3 (highest) Pilates Teacher with a deep knowledge of alignment and how the body moves Lynn helps riders to improve their posture and balance which can dramatically enhance your horses’ way of going. Using both a saddle horse, as well as seeing them riding, assessing their posture and alignment, Lynn offers specific Pilates exercises to help the rider improve. Results can be achieved more easily off the horse initially, rather than trying to change things when also coping with a horse’s movement.