Hello, I'm Leslie
O'Neal Olsen and I'd like to present my Dressage DVD, Five Simple Steps for Secure, Solid Success.
These steps are based on the natural laws and principles of riding
and are absolutely infallible 100% of the time. There is no margin
for error. They were discovered by ancient Masters and they work
for all riders who choose to practice them.
It has been my
experience that the Classical principles of Dressage are so
simple, yet they've been clouded by intellectual terms, and the
great truths behind them are often lost, leaving many riders
confused and frustrated. I have witnessed dramatic, positive
results instantly, in hundreds of riders, including myself, when
these steps are ridden correctly.
Simple Steps are easy to remember
and understand... they simply work! Enjoy your ride!
O'Neal Olsen eMail
395 Powel Chapel Road Villa Rica GA 30180
Dressage Simply Southern
Leslie O'Neal Olsen
has studied Classical Dressage for over 35 years. She trained
extensively with Classical masters Ann Ticehurst, Hans Muller,
Franz Rohvansky and Michael Handler. She is a USEF 'R' Dressage
judge (United States Equestrian Federation) and a USDF Silver and
Bronze medalist (United States Dressage Federation). Leslie is
also an Instructor, Trainer and Clinician through Grand Prix and
is available nationwide.
Five Simple Steps
Thanks to everyone for your kind
So many memories for so many people for
over 25 years. For those who don't know,
the barn was completely destroyed by a
fire on March 10, 2016.
I have been riding at Willowbrook Equestrian
Center for the past ten years. Collectively my sister and I have
brought six horses to ride and train with Leslie. We have always
felt that there is something about Willowbrook that each one of
our horses just finds soothing. They come off the trailer, and
settle quickly into their stalls, better than at any other
facility. Willowbrook, for my horses is like a second home.
Whether we are visiting once a week, or once a year, it always
brings out the best in our horses. There has never been another
place where they work as well and as quietly as they do here.
Horses know where they will be cared for and loved, and my horses
get only the best standard of equine care while visiting.
Jennifer Davis Jordan
Leslie O'Neal Olsen is my riding angel. From
the moment I watched her DVD I knew she would be able to help me
move forward with my riding goals. I contacted Leslie to come to
the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society for a clinic for the Adult
Amateurs in the area since I was not the only one who could
benefit from her style, grace and riding instruction. Leslie
stepped off that plane and I knew even then that she was
everything that I had imagined and more.
Once we got that clinic started and the riders improved by leaps
and bounds in just two short days with her very simple yet
effective format I was sure she was an angel. She touched and
helped eight riders that weekend and we all could not wait to ride
with her again and again.
Leslie knew my fears of my horse and riding
so she worked with me alone where we could have a calm and safe
I have NEVER felt so safe, confident and proud as when Leslie was
helping me. I do not know why or how she was able to do what other
instructors failed to accomplish. I could ride and not feel
the overwhelming fear creeping into my hands, seat and body in
general. She was very supportive and only took me as far as I felt
comfortable. Leslie loves the horse as much as the owner/rider
which is an admirable trait in a trainer/instructor.
I can not say enough about Leslie, she is the
best trainer I have ever had the honor of working with and hope to
do some more riding with her in the future and for many years to
As a child, I dreamed of taking Dressage
lessons, but never have the opportunity. I rode horses, but never
correctly. A friend who had worked with Leslie Olsen highly
recommended her to me and suggested that I take lessons. I was
hesitant to do this as a 50 year old, but I made the appointment.
I was immediately put at ease by both Leslie and the wonderful
horse with which I was paired. Her very precise instructions, both
verbal and visual, helped me to understand exactly what I was
supposed to do.
As I rode, she gave helpful feedback that clued me as to when I
was on balance and correct in the saddle. Learning to feel what is
right was the key to improving upon the limited knowledge of
riding that I had upon coming to the lesson. Her extensive
knowledge of Dressage, patience, love of horses and humble spirit
made my experience surpass all expectations. By the end of the
lesson, I could feel myself beginning to be transformed from a
passenger to a rider. I look forward to many more lessons and
recommend Leslie and Willowbrook Equestrian Center to anyone who
is serious about learning Dressage.
Chapel Road Villa Rica GA 30180 (770)459-1417
Leslie has helped me make great strides with
my Thoroughbred ex-jumper Casey. With her patience and
understanding, we have come a long way and are truly a team now.
Her teaching methods are easily understandable. With her help and
commitment to teaching us, I have developed a more secure and
balanced seat, which has helped Casey to relax and enjoy his work
and become more balanced. We are improving with every ride.
Leslie's DVD is also a great teaching tool, I revisit it often.
Leslie has also invited me to Willowbrook to ride one of her
school masters. This helped me to take what I learned there home
to Casey. Willowbrook is well run and the staff has always be
friendly and helpful. Clinics and Schooling Shows are run on time
and with great attention to detail. With luck, Casey will stay
sound this year and we can hopefully go out and show what we have
learned. Thank you Leslie!
Erin and Casey
You have helped me accomplish so much with
this little trail horse. Your 5 simple steps to finding the
correct position and balance allowed Danny to find his balance.
Your patience and easy to follow directions during lessons brought
us this far and I can't wait to see how far we can go. Thank you
Joan and Danny
The Leslie Olsen Clinic was an inspiring
riding experience. She taught about the betterment of the rider,
instead of the perfection of the horse. She focused on harmony
between the horse and rider to create a better pair. As she fixed
the rider's position, the horse improved as well. Leslie made a
huge impact on the way the riders rode their horses. At the end of
the clinic, the horse and rider were a happier pair.
Leslie O'Neal Olsen
is seeking a new
equine Grand Prix partner with
whom to qualify for her 'S' certification. Candidates should be
solid Grand Prix and sound (some maintenance is acceptable). If
the horse is intended for sale, it will be competently marketed.
For more information, please contact Leslie through this Web site.
Dressage at Devon
I had a wonderful time providing commentary
during the Olympic Grand Prix Special for 'Dressage with the
Experts' at Dressage
at Devon 2012! Sunday,
Sept. 30, 2012.