We are The ST Academy

Together Is Better

 

It's unbelievable how far we have come with our amazing group of ST enthusiasts around the world: together we do small things, with great love, and a little bit of craziness, resulting in great things! And the best is yet to come!

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We Are The ST Academy

We master ourselves, become the best we can be, make a positive difference for our horse, and create the results we're looking for!

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Meet the ST Academy Team

Dedicated to your progress!

 

We help people from all over the world go from feeling confused and stuck with their horse to feeling confident and moving forward

We believe:

  • No one should have to face with unnecessary suffering because of unaddressed natural asymmetry.
  • Every rider and horse deserves balance in body, mind, heart and soul, and a great working partnership together.
  • You and your horse are designed for more.

We help you transform into the next-level version of yourself.

Then, you cannot help but make a positive difference for your horse.

You can even be the change you want to see and have a positive impact on the people around you.

ST Headquarters

Here are the members who make up the Straightness Training Academy Team.

Marijke de Jong

Founder 

Marijke is the founder of Straightness Training (ST) and The ST Academy. Marijke was born in the Netherlands and shares her life with Marc Marsman, their four horses - Maestro, Romanesque, Prince Elmelund, and Toronto - and their two dogs - Wolfee and Coddi. Together, Marc and Marijke own and operate the company Academia Treinamento de Retidão (ATR), located in Lisbon, Portugal. Today, Marijke is on a mission to make sure YOU have what you need to change your life and that of your horse. 

Marc Marsman

Chief Executive Officer

The whole ST Community benefits from Marc's designs, portals, systems, automated processes, live sessions, videos, and latest techniques. All this leads to a solid platform where riders can learn, discover, grow, feel inspired, get ideas, find solutions, and become the best ST trainer they can be to create health and happiness for their lovely horses! Marc is passionate about his work for the ST Academy and explores all new trends. He loves the outdoors and finds time to hike and play golf as much as possible. 

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Rosan Veer

Coordinator Academy Coaches & Mentor Instructors

Rosan graduated with a BSc in Equine Welfare in 2006 and joined one of Marijke's first ST programs in the Netherlands in 2009. She joined the ST Mastery Program in 2013 before being certified as an ST Instructor in 2015 and as a Grade 2 ST Evaluator in 2019. She also became Customer Service Manager. In 2020, Rosan moved into the role of ST Academy Coach, and Coordinator of ST Academy Coaches in 2021. As of 2022, she also works as a Mentor for Basic ST Instructors and as Coordinator Mentor Instructors. Rosan lives in the Netherlands, with her husband, two sons, and two horses.

Zaneta Georgiades

ST Academy Coach & ST Evaluation Manager

Zaneta joined the ST Mastery Program in 2013 before being certified as an ST Instructor in 2015 and as an ST Evaluator in 2016. Since then, she has evaluated hundreds of online videos, become a Grade 3 Evaluator, and started supervising and educating Evaluators for the Academy in 2017.  In 2020, Zaneta moved into the role of ST Academy Coach in the Scholars Program. She lives in South Africa with her family, dogs, cats, and horses. In her spare time, Zaneta enjoys tango dancing with Calvin and Pilates.

ST Academy Coaches, Instructors & Evaluators

Everybody in the team started off exactly where you are today. They have been successful in Straightness Training and want to help you travel the same path.

ST Instructors, Evaluators & Academy Coaches

Our licensed instructors are a key part of our team too. They represent the ST Academy and provide the highest level of service to our Scholars and Students, allowing them to unlock their potential and that of their horse. 

Wendy Poore

ST Academy Coach & Mentor Instructor

Dora Hebrock

ST Academy Coach & Mentor Instructor

Carolin Moldenhauer

ST Academy Coach

ST Instructors, Evaluators & Academy Coaches

Our licensed instructors are a key part of our team too. They represent the ST Academy and provide the highest level of service to our Scholars and Students, allowing them to unlock their potential and that of their horse. 

Heleen Bouman

ST Instructor/Evaluator

Sarah Orr

ST Instructor/Evaluator

Hanne Friberg

ST Instructor/Evaluator

ST Instructors, Evaluators & Academy Coaches

Our licensed instructors are a key part of our team too. They represent the ST Academy and provide the highest level of service to our Scholars and Students, allowing them to unlock their potential and that of their horse. 

Kadri Mäkishev

ST Instructor/Evaluator

Zuzanna Poprawski

ST Instructor/Evaluator

Hannah Chaplin

ST Instructor/Evaluator

Victor Gueiros Freire

ST Instructor 

Juliana Dorneles

ST Instructor

How To Get Certified

Do you want to join this team one day? 

 

Or do you want to know more about the differences between an ST Instructor, ST Evaluator, and ST Academy Coach?

Check out our information about our certification path:

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