Kate Leggat Is Bringing Dressage to the Training Programs of Top Show Jumpers

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Published on September 27, 2018

K

ate Leggat might be the show jumper’s secret weapon.  

Kate, 27, is contributing to the clear rounds of some of show jumping’s brightest young and established stars. A reiner turned dressage rider that’s now fully immersed in the sport of show jumping, Kate is revolutionizing the rides of the likes of Quentin Judge, Caitlin Creel, and Andrew Bourns, among others, with her flatwork focused training regimen.

It’s dressage for show jumpers, and it’s catching on quickly. In fact, Olympic dressage medalist Laura Graves taught such a clinic in Virginia this past August, where she worked with a jumper-only group of students for the first time. Olympic show jumper Margie Engle has also publicly praised the help of fellow Olympian and dressage trainer Lisa Wilcox for her top mount Royce’s improved rideability this year.