Charlotte Wittbom is a rider, trainer and teacher specialising in classical approaches to horsemanship. She is based in Cheshire, England. Charlotte travels internationally to deliver clinics and demonstrations and periodically welcomes guests for riding holidays and training in Portugal. Charlotte works with a diverse range of riders from around the world, spanning all equestrian specialisms, with abilities from novice to advanced.
Charlotte’s early career included competitive eventing in her native Sweden; working as an assistant instructor under Julian Marczak at the renowned Suzanne’s Riding School in the UK and three years as a full-time student of Maestro Luis Valença in Portugal.
Charlotte rode with the celebrated Apassionata equestrian gala show as part of Maestro Luis Valença’s presentation, on three European tours.
From 2006-2010 she held the position of Instructor at Morgado Lusitano, Portugal. Since 2007 Charlotte has developed her international programme of clinics for horse and rider.
From 2010-2012, Charlotte was resident at Quinta do Brejo, Portugal – the former home and stables of Maestro Nuno Oliveira – where she welcomed guests and students for riding holidays and instruction in classical approaches to horsemanship.
Charlotte has a particular interest in the development of pedagogical approaches to the development of horse and rider. She holds a a teaching certificate from the Association of British Riding Schools (A.B.R.S) and a Diploma with distinction from the Centro Equestre de Lezeria Grande (C.E.L.G) in Portugal.
From her base in Cheshire, England, Charlotte works with her own horses, carries out programmes of schooling with clients’ horses and offers instruction in classical approaches to horsemanship. She continues to travel internationally to deliver her programme of clinics for horse and rider.
Read an article about Charlotte in Horses for Life magazine here. Part 2 of the interview is here.