About UsThe Royal Andalusian Riding School
The Royal Andalusian Riding School is located in Scottsdale AZ. Phil Merrill and his wife Sandra wish to expose the magnificent Andalusians to the world of dressage and show. Sandra has studied at the Real Escuela Del Arte Ecuestre in Jerez Spain and is a USDF Gold medal rider which she achieved riding Grand Prix on Samaritano IX, an Andalusian stallion imported from Spain.
Many talented riders would like to achieve and ride Grand Prix. We are a training facility dedicated in training riders to achieve Grand Prix. With the expertise of our trainers and horses we are able to offer advanced riders the experience of riding PSG and Grand Prix. We offer intensive courses on a weekly basis on our own schooled FEI PSG, Intermediate, and Grand Prix horses to achieve your goal of Grand Prix. All our horses are PRE horses imported from Spain with exceptional work ethic and proven show records ranging from PSG to Grand Prix. Our expert trainers and instructors work as a team to fit your needs. We offer two courses one being to ride PSG, the other being to ride Grand Prix. By the end of a one week course you will be able to ride all the skills of PSG or Grand Prix depending on which course you have taken. This is an opportunity that is once in a lifetime. Day classes are also available to secure riders wishing to ride advanced skills of Passage, and Piaffe.
We are a proud advocate of the Pure Spanish Horse, showing them in the world class arena of Grand Prix dressage.