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AACHEN SCHOOL OF EQUESTRIAN ART AND DESIGN – ASAD ® (Former AACHEN SCHOOL OF COURSE DESIGN)

As many other sports, the equestrian sport disciplines still need further scientific approach in order to increase the objective knowledge and to improve

  • knowledge about history and development of the Equestrian Sport
  • training methods for horses and riders
  • protection and welfare of the horse
  • raising the level of Equestrian Sport in general
  • increasing safety of horse and rider
  • raising the attractivity of Jumping Sport
  • and contribute to the universality of our sport and many other benefits.

Course Design might be a discipline within Jumping Sport, which might need further high-levelled input.

After several discussions and considerations (starting in Sydney 1999) and intensive consultation with FEI and the German NF Arno Gego, Speaker ASAD (Aachen/ Germany), Leopoldo Palacios, Honorary Vice-President FEI (Caracas/ Venezuela) and Olaf Petersen, Former Chairman of the FEI-Jumping Committee (Munich/ Germany)have founded beginning of 2004 the AACHEN SCHOOL OF EQUESTRIAN ART AND DESIGN – ASAD ®.

The AACHEN SCHOOL OF EQUESTRIAN ART AND DESIGN is an autonomous Institution and since 2005 a beneficiary Foundation (Non-Profit-Organization) and is striving to promote the ART OF COURSE DESIGN and CONCOURS DESIGN and especially the young generation of potential Designers.