Louisa Cuomo is a Listed British Dressage Judge, Rider & Competitor. She judges regularly at many venues in Kent & Surrey. A great supporter to many Dressage Riders, Trainers and Competition riders globally Louisa Maria CUOMO Saddles sponsors the British Dressage Southern Team at the Inter-Regionals & Home International for both Youth & Senior's.
Having trained with many great Trainers in the UK such as Emile Faurie, Andrew Murphy & Damian Hallam and several trainers from the Spanish Riding School - Louisa is keen to support riders training there horses correctly in any discipline. Most recently she has been working with the American Dressage Olympic Level riders assisting in correct saddle biomechanics and analysing the change in performance with use of her high-tech gait analysis cameras.
Aside from Dressage, Louisa has spent many years rehabilitating her own horses and supporting others who have found themselves in similar situations. Working with client’s long-term, Louisa can use her biomechanics knowledge of horse and rider to assess the whole horse and rider partnership. If needed she can then best advise how this horse should move forwards.
Louisa's dedicated passion for helping the horse drives her to try and educate riders of all ages. She regularly organises free gatherings for other equine professionals, runs clinics and demos for horse owners and riders - to encourage learning from each other. Louisa has spent much time travelling globally over the past 15 years studying the work of many great horseman who are helping horses with lameness issues. She has worked closely with Andy Thomas (Human Physio) over the last year studying riders and improving asymmetry. She has visited Germany to learn more from Dr Schoneich about the Crooked Horse. She travelled to America to attend the Science of Motion Conference, and is a member of the closed International Group assessing gait abnormality and lameness. She spent some time at the Spanish Riding School learning about their training techniques, and has studied Straightness Training to assess its benefits. She was the only saddle biomechanist that attended the Vet Congress in Amersterdam 2019. (A gathering of top vets from around the world.) In her latest endeavours she is looking at several research projects, again very much to look at how we can improve things for the horse.