About Assouline Dressage

We always have quality horses for sale which are not necessarily listed on our website, so feel free to contact us with your requirements. Mette Assouline specialises in finding horses to match specific requirements, such as horses of international quality or para horses. She organises regular monthly shopping trips to continental Europe. Many of the horses she has found and supplied have become Olympic and Paralympic stars or National Champions! You might also be looking for a rider to produce your horse in dressage training and for dressage competitions. If it is a highly skilled dressage trainer you seek help from we can fulfil your need as we are one of the top dressage European centres providing you with individual coaching and dressage training livery for your horse.

Please browse through using the tab links at the top of each page. To check our facilities, take a virtual tour of Kleppenhus by clicking on this video, and check the training section in the ‘What We Do‘ tab link above.


Michel Assouline

Michel is a graduate of the French National Equestrian School, home of the Cadre Noir in Saumur and gained a vast international experience in the USA, France, Germany and the United Kingdom as an international dressage rider and trainer.

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Mette Assouline

Mette Assouline

Mette started her international career as a successful dressage rider when she qualified her horse Question for the Danish Team. With her most successful horse, the Swedish bred Ilon she represented Denmark at the Aachen CDIO and had multiple wins in international Grand Prix.

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What our clients say

Amanda Shirtcliffe, British Dressage Regional Champion and National Reserve-Champion. Quote to Mette and Michel Assouline:

‘Forever grateful to Mette for matching me with the most wonderful horse (Princess), and to Michel for his coaching support and encouragement throughout the year. Princess and I have enjoyed the most fabulous dressage season together; winning able-bodied Regionals, standing reserve champion at Nationals and placing at CPEDI 3*, all within the first 6 months of our partnership. A big thank you to Mette and Michel for finding me my perfect dance partner, my only regret is that I didn’t contact Assouline Dressage sooner!’

Sophie Christiansen, triple gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Quote to Michel and Mette Assouline:

‘Michel and Mette helped me look for the right horse for Rio 2016 a few years ago. They know what I need in a horse and what my goals are. Through their connections, they found the perfect horse, Athene, on which I knew I could defend my Paralympic titles. Di Redfern bought Athene for me purely based on her talent and temperament. We knew she would need a little more training for a Para rider, so the Assoulines’ head girl, Jess Thompson, took her out to shows and let her see everything she would with me. When Jess became Elementary National Champion with Athene in 2014, that was beyond anything we expected! I would not have won gold in Rio without Michel’s help as Para coach. The whole team has definitely contributed to my success in Rio’.

Susanna Wade’s quote to Mette Assouline following her British Dressage National Championship win:

‘Mette found D’Artagnan a PSG 11 year old Gelding by Diamond Hit from Denmark for me, I train at Assouline Dressage with Jessica Thompson commuting 120 miles.  Within 5 months we were competing in our first International together.  In 2016 we became National Champions with the highest score over all Para Grades with 75.65 % and also selected for the World Class Podium Potential sponsored by National Lottery’.

Lady Derby and her Danish Warmblood mare De Nice. Quote to Mette Asssouline:

Dear Mette, I have been riding the wonderful De Nice. She is just perfect, settled in really well and her contact and way of going are even better than I remembered from trying her.  Her stable manners and temperament are really good too. She is a mare in a million and thank you so much Mette for finding her for me.  She is exactly what I asked you to find for me, but better! Cazzy

Jane McGarel Groves, owner of Anastasia, Michel’s most successful international horse

Michel has helped me and trained my horses for nearly twenty years. He has a clear and sound method of training which is adapted to suit the individuality of each horse to enable them to achieve their full potential happily and without stress. This is evidenced by his training of my horse Annastasia from a gangly four year old to a highly successful international Grand Prix Horse, the starting on the road of my next young horse Demi Jour who became British Dressage National Champion and helping me to train and ride my current horse through from Advance Medium to Inter 1 so that I could achieve my goal competing in top hat and tails!

Fiona Bigwood and her Rio 2016 Olympic Team Silver medallist Danish mare Orthillia

It was you guys … that I must thank for finding this horse for me and I remember Mette Assouline ringing us to say that she knew of the perfect horse for me and she was so right! I have not connected with a horse like this for many years. She is a true gem! Love, Fiona

Sophie Christiansen/ Triple Gold Medallist at the 2015 FEI Europeans in Deauville (FRA). Quote from Di Redfern owner of Sophie’s mare Athene:

My 8yr old mare Athene has just become European Para Individual Champion, she was a member of the GB Gold Medal Team as well as scoring over 80% to become European Para Freestyle Champion with the highest score of the show. My gratitude goes to the Assouline Team.  Mette for finding the mare in Denmark, Assouline Dressage’s head jockey Jess Thompson for competing her able bodied last season knowing that she was training her for a Para rider and Michel for overseeing her development and helping Sophie Christiansen to ride her. A very big THANK YOU to you all! Di Redfern:

Anne Dunham/ Team Gold Medallist, individual Gold Medallist at the Beijing Paralympic Games. Quote to Michel Assouline, team coach, after receiving her medals :

‘Dear Michel I just have to say thank you so much for all your help and belief in me and my horse Teddy. Your daily support in Honk Kong meant I could achieve my dream of that individual gold medal.’

Carl Hester about his Athens Olympic and British Dressage National Champion horse Escapado:

‘Darling Mette, You are responsible for providing me with my most successful horse…Love, Carl’.