Reprinted from “Dressage Today”

Memories of Joao, My First Dressage Teacher

By Bettina Drummond

My earliest memory of Joao Oliveira was during a visit in 1970 to his father’s old school, Quinta do Chafariz. My mother, Phyllis Field, had cliniced with Oliveira, and she arranged for my sister, Fiona, and me to join her there during our spring break.