The de Nemethy Method: modern techniques for training the show jumper and his rider by Bertalan de Nemethy - gently used hardcover 1988
We have a few, gently used copies of the original printing from the original 1988 available on a limited basis. May have minor wear to dust jackets
“It is fortunate and fitting that a new generation should experience de Némethy‘s passion for the sport along with his uncomplicated yet disciplined, consistent approach to jumping fences. All horsemen will learn from reading this book. Ultimately, the horses themselves will benefit from this humane and thoughtful approach, giving them the confidence and freedom to do what we ask.”
- Joe Fargis, Olympic Double Gold and Silver Medalist in Show Jumping, 1984 and 1988
Classic Show Jumping: The de Némethy Method includes: basic principles of equitation; longe line techniques; the basic training of a horse; modern cavalletti and gymnastic systems; competing over courses; plus much, much more. The material is presented clearly, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Every level of rider—beginner, intermediate, and advanced—can benefit from Bertalan de Némethy's genius as a trainer and teacher.
De Némethy developed his training techniques of horse and rider based on classical principles and his extensive experience schooling and showing horses in multiple disciplines. The precision and elegance of the “de Némethy style” is admired and emulated throughout the world today. The de Némethy Method: Classic Show Jumping is an exposition of this gold-medal technique, illustrated with more than 100 photographs of riders and horses that de Némethy personally trained.
De Némethy formulated his own training techniques of horse and rider based on his Hungarian Cavalry School background and the principles of classical equitation. From this evolved the celebrated “de Némethy style,” the precision and elegance of which are emulated throughout the world today.
Bertalan de Némethy became a legendary figure as coach of the United States Equestrian Team show-jumping squad. During his twenty-five year tenure, he led the team to sustained international triumph in 6 Olympics, 5 Pan American Games, 4 World Championships, and countless international horse shows. Teams coached by de Némethy scored victories in 144 Nations Cups, while his individual riders won no fewer than 72 international Grand Prix, 44 Championships, and hundreds of individual classes all over the world.
Cover images and instructional photography by Alix Coleman.