Sylvie Willms im Porträt

The liberty dressage star

Sylvie Willms is known for her liberty dressage performances with up to 12 horses galloping through the arena at great ease. In the shows, she guides her horses without using any aids and makes them give incredible performances: synchronous rearing, sitting or a pirouette on the spot. 

Sylvie Willms is known for her liberty dressage performances with up to 12 horses galloping through the arena at great ease. In the shows, she guides her horses without using any aids and makes them give incredible performances: Synchronous rearing, sitting or a pirouette on the spot – Sylvie shares a deep bond of friendship and trust with her horses that makes all the difficult performances look easy and light-footed. Now the Belgian rider is back with CAVALLUNA to cast a spell on the audience once again. 

 

She grew up with horses

Sylvie Willms was practically born with a passion for horses, as her family has been committed to these noble animals for more than 300 years. Before she could even walk, the exceptional rider was sitting on the back of a horse – and fell in love with the elegant animals and later with liberty dressage.

Sylvie Willms was practically born with a passion for horses, as her family has been committed to these noble animals for more than 300 years. Before she could even walk, the exceptional rider was sitting on the back of a horse – and fell in love with the elegant animals and later with liberty dressage. Her deep connection with her horses and the mutual trust can be felt at any moment. Whether in the show arena or at home in Belgium: She loves to be surrounded by her beautiful horses. In the CAVALLUNA shows, her 12 horses of various breeds present incredible performances, guided only by Sylvie’s voice and body language. 

 

Sylvie Willms in the shows of CAVALLUNA

Sylvie Willms fascinates the audience with her liberty dressage performance. What makes these performances so special is the trusting relationship between her and her 12 horses – a bond that is felt throughout the audience. 

Sylvie Willms fascinates the audience with her liberty dressage performance. What makes these performances so special is the trusting relationship between her and her 12 horses – a bond that is felt throughout the audience. She guides her horses – either individually or as a group – with the smallest gestures and quiet commands, makes them present circus and classical performances such as the Spanish walk, rearing or sitting. After a break in the tour, Sylvie Willms is back with CAVALLUNA, casting a spell on horse enthusiasts of all ages.