The Balimo Equestrian Instructor Program was founded in the USA in 2004 by Jill Hassler Scoop and Eckart Meyners to facilitate the education of riding instructors on ways to help their students unblock the tight areas in their bodies that have a negative effect on both their ability to ride well as well as on their horses.
Eckart Meyners, now retired professor of kinesiology from the University of Lüneberg, Germany, has an incredible depth of knowledge of exercises from a wide variety of modalities that he has brought to this program. In 2008 the German FN created a special certification course called "Bewegungstrainer EM" which was open only to their "Meister" level trainers who are experienced at the FEI level in either Dressage or jumping. In 2010 they began integrating this work into the German FN trainer and instructor certification.
Sue graduated from the American Program in September 2005 and was a faculty member from 2006 to 2010. After the death of the American co-founder, Jill Hassler Scoop in October 2006, the program was financially unable to continue resulting in its closing in April 2010. Sue has been fortunate enough to be able to continue her education with Eckart Meyners by attending the Bewegunstrainer EM updates held twice yearly in Germany. She is the only graduate of the American program to do this.
Balimo Equestrian Seat Clinics
What makes these clinics very different from regular riding clinics?