Adagio Riding Stables, the brainchild of French lady rider, Caroline Juneja and National-champion Rudrika Singh, has introduced a pathbreaking concept in equestrian training for children and adults in India. The idea was to create a riding school –the first of its kind in India where pupils, young and old, learn to ride horses adequate to their own size. This concept follows the European equestrian model, and trains pupils in horse mastership and animal management.
Adagio Riding Stables has been hailed by the media [Indian Express article The Horse Whisperers - 21 December 2009] and the country's equestrian experts as “arguably India's first pony – riding club”.
Caroline Juneja and Rudrika Singh believe that riders should ride ponies and horses which are proportionate to their own height and size. Starting off on ponies [smaller-size horses], which they can control easily, the pupils quickly gain confidence and make rapid and durable progress. They effortlessly develop into accomplished and confident riders.
Adagio has trained ponies & horses of varying sizes, to cater to any rider from the age of 5 onwards. After several years of experience with ponies and horses, the instructors know that there is much more to horses than simply learning to ride. In order to infuse new riders with love for this animal, all pupils at Adagio experience the totality of life with a horse. This hands-on approach allows riders to understand and love their rides [ponies & horses] and greatly enhances their self-confidence.
Both the creators of this academy, situated at Baliyawas, on the Faridabad road, just 20 minutes from Gurgaon or Chhaterpur, have ample experience with ponies, horses, coaching and children. They complement each other perfectly, and their expertise, professionalism, passion for horses and love of equestrian sports make them a unique team.
Caroline Juneja grew up in France on the pony-club owned by her father. She has been riding since age 5 and competing since age 7. Throughout her life, Caroline has observed the happiness of children and adults around ponies and horses; their joy at being able to care for, have fun with, and team up to compete on horses which are the right size for them. She has been living in India for the last 14 years.
Rudrika Singh, a graduate of St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, and daughter of one of India's leading riders, has been riding since age 10 and is currently competing in all equestrian disciplines, including dressage and show-jumping. She is an extensively-trained and talented National-level rider, whose passion for horses is only equaled by her zeal for imparting her equestrian knowledge to children. She enjoys “endurance racing”, in which she excels and currently ranks no. 2 in India. India Today has featured her as one of India's leading young sportswomen. Rudrika trains every year in France under Olympic rider Rodolphe Scherer, at his exclusive Pony Club.Caroline and Rudrika welcome you to Adagio Riding Stables to embark on and experience a never-before journey filled with knowledge, excitement and adventure.