Limpinwood Classical Riding Centre aims to serve the equestrian community by being a high quality equestrian educational facility.  Clinics are held with qualified instructors on a regular basis.  

It is an honour to have Jose Mendez holding 3 or 4 day clinics here four times a year.  Jose started his training in classical dressage at the early age of twelve when joined The Royal School of Equestrian Art based in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the school is one of the four classical schools which also includes the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Portuguese School of Equestrian Art in Lisbon and the Cadre Noir in Saumur.  Jose’s arrival in Australia from Spain in the early 1980’s saw him taking on the reins as head trainer at El Caballo Blanco for a number of years, where he bought forth the knowledge and expertise of classical horsemanship to the public and equestrian field. He has successfully competed at International Grand Prix level representing his country on several occasions. Highly respected in all aspects of the equestrian field, Jose has a great passion for teaching and is planning a training center which will allow him to welcome horses and riders from Australia and abroad, with a focus on education.  Jose is one of Australia’s most popular dressage instructors. He is classical in his approach, treats horses with sensitivity and ensures everyone enjoys their lessons. He has a website at and a Facebook page at These clinics are immensely popular and fence sitters are welcome.

In 2017 and 2018 the regular 3 monthly clinics conducted by Jose Mendez continue.

From 21 - 23 October 2017,  Limpinwood Classical Riding Centre hosted the first Northern NSW clinic by Barrie Stratton.  Barrie has an incredible reputation as a full time International dressage coach/trainer and National A Level Dressage Judge, Judge Educator and Mentor.  Barrie has trained with several master riders including World and Olympic Dressage Champion Dr Elena Petoshkova and Maestro Nuno Oliveira.  Barrie lives in Mt George, in the Adelaide Hills, with his wife, Sarita and they operate the ‘Academy of Dressage’ at their property, Monserrat.  As a professional coach and trainer, Barrie has guided riders and horses to achieve Grand Prix level dressage.  Many have competed successfully at National Championships, CDI-N and CDI-W competitions.  For more information, check out the website on