The Classical Riding Club - Founded by Sylvia Loch in 1995.
A self-help networking Club promoting "Harmony in Horsemanship"

About The Club...

Twenty one years old this year, the Classical Riding Club has become a global force in the promotion of humane, logical and correct riding methods especially in dressage.

By promoting Classical Riding you have allowed us to Make a Difference to riders and horses everywhere. Please use this website to further your understanding of classical riding principles from the most basic to the advanced.

What Has CRC Achieved?

  • Been the first to promote Classical Riding on a worldwide scale
  • Reclaimed the Classical Principles for the Horse
  • Helped stamp out Abuse and discredited the use of force
  • Made Classical Teaching and Training inclusive and available to all
  • Made ‘classical’ a buzz word on forums and social media
  • Provided an Ethos and Vision for the future

Latest News

For our latest news, please click here.

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Ambassadors of CRC


Carl Hester MBE
Dressage Trainer and Olympic Gold Medallist

Desi Dillingham MBE
Former Chair of BD and President of the BHS.

Melanie Reid  (The Times)
Award-winning writer & columnist.

Joanna Lumley OBE
Actress and Campaigner

Some highlights from the past 21 years


Training for a classical seat


CRC Anniversary Event 2005


CRC Dressage Competition