Becoming a Confident Instructor Is Possible For You! 

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Instructor Confidence Bootcamp


An empowering virtual experience to help you build a strong belief in yourself and discover the success path to creating a fulfilling career as a successful instructor.

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You want to be a confident instructor...

Only problem is... you are uncertain about yourself, your abilities, or the results of your students:

Which instructor are you?

On the fence

You are successful in another career, or just retired. You're thinking about becoming an instructor, but you're not sure...

You don't feel fulfilled right now and wish it was a smooth, easy transition into becoming an instructor. But because you think you're not ready to leave your job, or it's too risky, or you're too old, or it's too late to jump into a new career, you feel uncomfortable and hesitant making that move.

Brand new

You are just certified in a specific method. And being a new instructor is a brave place to be, but it can be challenging...

You wish you could easily solve every problem a student could ever have with their horse, and overcome them so naturally that you don't have to think about it. But because you lack experience, you're left wondering if people will take you seriously and are afraid of getting judged.


You have been around forever and have a lot of experience. But when you look at your results, you're not completely satisfied...

You wish you could achieve more with your students, especially when it comes to creating the best possible physique for their horses. This makes you feel incomplete, and deep down, you know there's something out there that you are supposed to find, so you can help your students even better.

Barn owner

You own a stable, barn or yard and interact with your clients on a daily basis. But you're not a certified instructor...

People ask you all the time if you can help them with whatever they are doing with their horse, whether it's dressage, jumping or natural horsemanship. You wish you could offer them something that would really make a difference, but because you can't, you feel a little inadequate.

Something is standing in your way...

Trust me... I get it, I hear it all the time...

I meet a ton of passionate people who'd love to help other people and their horses, but something is holding them back:

  • "I'm not good enough."
  • "I'm too old."
  • "I'm afraid not to have all the answers."
  • "I'm not getting the results I'm looking for."
  • "What if they judge me."
  • "Everybody else is smarter, cooler, better-looking than me."
  • "Everybody else has more skills, higher educated horses, better results than I do."

And because you believe this, you feel unconfident or you're not reaching your full potential.

Sounds familiar?

Hi, I'm Marijke de Jong

If you're new to me...

I have helped thousands of equestrians go from feeling confused and stuck with their horse to feeling confident and moving forward by using Straightness Training (ST). 

I also trained 125+ instructors:

First, I had the honor to train 46 instructors in the Netherlands who got certified in three training pillars: groundwork, longeing and riding.

As of 2014, I trained 66 international Straightness Training Instructors in countries all over the world who got certified in five training pillars: groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and Straightness Training at liberty.

In 2023, another 25 trainee instructors are on their way to becoming an amazing ST Instructor!

And while that all sounds great, I started off exactly where you are today...

I have been in a corporate job for years and made good money but I hated it. I had no reason to jump out of bed each morning.

Then I became a traditional instructor, but I felt like a sort of "activity coordinator", keeping my students and their horses simply busy with walk, trot and canter.

I also managed a riding school and livery yard for a few years but lost all my confidence because I couldn't create an impactful and long-lasting change for my own horse Maestro.

Thanks to Maestro, I learned about natural asymmetry and discovered how to rebalance a horse in body, mind, heart and soul and called it Straightness Training.

In 2007, I felt confident to share my insights with the world.

Since then, riders from all over the world have learned how to overcome their struggles with their horses by using the six keys of Straightness Training, a logical system of progressive exercises, and five different training pillars.

Plus, they asked me if I could help them teach ST to other people - which I did.


I founded The Straightness Training Academy and managed to nail down the essential ingredients to become a successful and confident instructor.

These essentials set ST Instructors apart and help them stand out as an instructor - and I want to share them with you in this 3-day Bootcamp!


To become a Straightness Training Instructor, this is what we need to keep in mind:

As an instructor, you may have a deep love for your students and their horses, but that alone won't guarantee success...

Simply telling your students what to do isn't enough. You need to understand their needs and teach them in a way that resonates with them.

But if you doubt your own teaching abilities or belief that you're not good enough, it can be challenging to show up confidently.

Valuing yourself and your skills is crucial. If you're not willing to make sure you're paid what you're worth, you may struggle to create a profitable dream career.

Successful instructors know that it takes four ingredients to feel confident and to succeed. You need to:

  • Do what you love
  • Do what you're good at
  • Do what the world needs
  • Do what you can get paid for

When these four key pieces come together, you're well on your way to becoming a confident Straightness Training Instructor, building that dream career you've always wanted.

So let's do this!

Join the Instructor Confidence Bootcamp


A transformational virtual event to help you build a strong belief in yourself and get clear on the ingredients you need to become a confident Straightness Training Instructor.

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By the end of the Instructor Confidence Bootcamp, you'll have:

  • The confidence that you, too, can combine your passion with your mission, profession and vocation, finding the balanced sweet spot in the middle known as Ikigai
  • A success pathway and your game plan locked in and ready to go, so you can confidently move forward and build a profitable dream career.

Here's What You're Getting Inside The Bootcamp:

3 Transformative Training Sessions To Unleash Your Confidence & Discover Your True Purpose (€ 1297 Value)

Let me shorten the learning curve for you:

I've taken the highs and lows of my own teaching practice and have distilled them into the essential steps you can take RIGHT NOW to build your confidence and get your dream career going.


Training #1: Developing the right skills

Many instructors struggle with training horses due to a lack of understanding about their natural asymmetry.

To train effectively, you need to develop the necessary Straightness Training skills to address the root cause of training issues.

In Training #1, we're going to get crystal clear on which essential knowledge and skills you need to develop to train any horse effectively and feel confident in your Straightness Training abilities.

Training #2: Teaching made easy

A lot of instructors tell their students what to do with their horse. But it's like with a diet: you can tell people what to do - eat less, exercise more - but if they don't feel like it or think it's not working, no teaching what to do will make any difference. 

Inside this training, we're going to address the natural 'positive/negative' asymmetry in the human brain, and discover empowering ways for impactful teaching.

By the end of this training, you'll have the confidence to not only teach effectively, but also help people shift boundaries within themselves.

Training #3: Creating value in the world

Even when you have the confidence to teach, a lot of people feel the knot tighten in their stomach when the pricing part comes.

"Ikigai" teaches us that receiving payment for our skills and contributions is essential for true satisfaction, helping shift our perspective on value and worth.

In Training #3, you will discover the secret of creating value in the world and the most important investment you can make. This will give you the confidence to turn your hobby into a dream career, without undervaluing yourself.


And there is more....

Let's talk about the 5 FREE bonuses you get!

I want to be sure you get everything you need to build your confidence, which is why I'm handing over these supercharged bonuses!

Bonus #1 

The Instructor Confidence Game plan

(Valued at €97)

One of the most challenging parts of becoming an instructor is figuring out your next best step. And because there are SO many things you COULD do, you get paralyzed and do nothing.

Our step-by-step "fill-in-the-blanks" game plan will help you identify the actions that fit your goals and plan out your next steps, so that you have a clear guide to help you move toward your true purpose.

The game plan makes joining the Bootcamp comfortable and easy, and we’ll be filling this out together throughout the Bootcamp… so YES, you really will have ALL of the pieces in place in just 3 trainings.

Bonus #2

Mindset Chats

(Valued at €97)

A lot of instructors - or their students - struggle with limiting beliefs that prevent them from achieving their goals. Yes, our brain is the most sophisticated tool in the world, but we often use it against ourselves.

To give you the mindset tools you can use for yourself and with your students, we'll be having a 20-minute mindset chat each day to uncover what keeps people stuck.

Let's take the time to investigate what's holding us back, so we can free ourselves up to live a more fulfilling life, full of confidence and purpose.


Bonus #3

Get It Done In 4 Hours A Week

(Valued at €97)

Not enough time. Too much to do. A lot of people who want to become an instructor don't take on something new in their life because they think it's going to take up a lot more time than it actually will.

But here's the good news: four hours a week is all it takes to become an instructor.

With this bonus, I will help you reduce stress, create more time, and get more done in those precious hours - so you can turn your hobby into a dream career.

Bonus #4: Replay Extension 

(Valued at €60)

We know life gets busy and life could get in the way, so some people, might have missed the live sessions we did earlier. Or perhaps you came across this bootcamp after the live events had wrapped up.

But don't worry, every single Instructor Confidence training has been recorded on video! We've uploaded every session in a central hub, where you can revisit them anytime you want and work at your own pace. 

You’ll have access to all the Instructor Confidence trainings, mindset sessions and bootcamp resources until the end of December 2023.


FREE Bonus Masterclass

Design Your Dream Career

When we're feeling stuck in our job, or in a career, we often think there's no way out. Or we feel like retirement is the only option for finding happiness. 

But at any given moment in time, you can turn your obstacle into an opportunity. You can create a new experience. You can start a new career. Where you have the freedom to create the exact life you want. 

Join the masterclass, increase your decisiveness, catapult your growth, and unlock your true potential as a confident instructor.

Once you signed up for the Instructor Confidence Bootcamp, you'll get…

  • Training #1: Developing the Right Skills (€197 Value)
  • Training #2: Teaching Made Easy (€197 Value)
  • Training #3: Creating Value in the World (€197 Value)
  • Bonus #1: Fill-in-the-Blank Game Plan (€97 Value)
  • Bonus #2: Mindset Mastery (€97 Value)
  • Bonus #3: Get It Done in 4 Hours a Week (€97 Value)
  • Bonus #4: Replay Extension until December 31 (€60 Value)
  • Extra New Year New Career Masterclass (€197 Value)

That is over € 1000 in value... for just € 37



Got a burning question?

Here’s what other’s have asked:


The Instructor Confidence Bootcamp is right for you...

  • If you're in your 20s and thinking about a career as an instructor.
  • If you want to start a second career or side-hustle at 30.
  • If you're over 40 and are thinking about a career change.
  • If you still have lots to offer to riders and horses after 50.
  • If you think 60 is NOT too old to start a new career as an instructor.
  • If you're almost 65 and retirement is not in your vocabulary.
  • If you're 70 and want to plot your comeback career in the horse world.
  • If you believe life begins after 80 and that it's never too late to show what's possible in life.

Join The Instructor Confidence Bootcamp

€ 37

One-Time Payment (excl. VAT)


You, too, can become a Straightness Training Instructor

I'm handling over the success path to help you boost your confidence and you start your dream career... in less than a week!

Do What You Love


Do What You're Good At


Do What The World Needs

Do What You Get Paid For



Once all these key components come together, you will combine your passion with your mission, vocation and profession, and you're on the right path to pursuing the dream career that gives you the growth, freedom and impact you've always wanted.

Here's the truth...

❝ If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.❞


And change doesn't happen just from wishful thinking.

Never wish you'll become a confident ST Instructor one day, decide to step into that role right now.

So... you in?

I can guarantee A LOT of career clarity, 10X more confidence to show up as an instructor, and a good time together!

Join The Instructor Confidence Bootcamp

€ 37

One-Time Payment (excl. VAT)