Our Mission

Sport Horse Services International, LLC offers the best international dressage training in the New York City area. Located at picturesque Centerline Stables in Ossining, NY, we train riders and horses of all levels to excel in the classical principles of dressage. David Collins, founder of SHS Int’l, LLC, trains top competition riders with international ambitions as well as riders who are new to dressage. David learned from world renowned trainers in Europe. His instruction centers around teaching riders—from beginners to Grand Prix—to better understand basics and fundamentals. His style is relaxed, laced with humor and yet exacting and achievement oriented—horses are very sensitive to tension. David coaches riders to form a trusting bond with the horse and to communicate using a language based on mechanics. Miscommunication and mistakes are inevitable and are caused either through poor preparation or incorrect aids. However, excessive effort in avoiding a mistake or frustration immediately after an error creates a tight, anxious rider and often affects the horse worse than the mistake itself. Riders slowly learn how the horse thinks and that trying is never the same as doing. Accomplishment is always the byproduct of the successful execution of a well planned, detail oriented and dynamic process. David provides the road map for this endeavor.

Sara Vanecek manages and teaches natural horsemanship. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to combine expert and personalized dressage instruction and natural horsemanship with the utmost in equine care and management—unprecedented in the NYC area.

2013 NEDA Region 8 Championships at HITS, Saugerties, NY

2013 NEDA Region 8 Championships at HITS, Saugerties, NY

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