Reprinted from “The Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar”

Bettina Drummond — In a Classic Manner

Bettina Drummond is a scholar of dressage training. Her trips to the local tack shop rarely entail the purchase of horse supplies, but more likely she buys the latest literature on dressage training techniques. Years of devouring other people’s philosophies and techniques, coupled with her own lifetime of riding, training and learning experiences, have developed her as a formidable maestro in her own right.

Reprinted from “Warmbloods Today”

Lusitano Breeding…A quest for the modern dressage horse

The growing popularity and respect for Lusitanos in the dressage arena invites breeders, buyers and sellers to acknowledge that some lines or combination of bloodlines are superior in the movement and trainability for dressage.

The four main breeding lineages recognized by the Lusitano Stud Book founded in Portugal in 1967 are:

Reprinted from “Horseplay”

Young Bettina Drummond is Passing On the Training Techniques of the Great Master — In the Style of Nuno

There are three people in the world authorized by Nuno Oliveira to teach his techniques: there are two in Portugal, Oliveira’s son Juao, and Guilherme Borba. In America, there is Bettina Drummond, a slim 23-year-old who trains 12 horses daily at her barn in Vista, New York.

Reprinted from the Danbury “News-Times”

Equestrian Earns Distinction – Washington woman 2nd American to receive honorary title

Washington — Bettina Drummond remembers watching renowned equestrian Nuno Oliveira on horseback, suspended in the air with the sunlight streaming on his face.

“It was like seeing a great dancer,” said Drummond, 55, and a noted equestrian herself. 

She now teaches others in the art of dressage. Her instructional work and skill earned her the honorary title of “écuyere,” making her just one of 26 at the Cadre noir,