The Straightness Training
The ST Academy helps you evaluate and optimize your knowledge and skills, so you can actualize your horse's potential. Join the thousands who have been certified. We'd be honored to work with you too.
Why Evaluation Is Important
Self-evaluation is key on our personal path to mastery.
The first step to personal growth is the ability to make an assessment of where you are currently when it comes to knowledge and skills in the training pillars groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and liberty.
Now the natural response to evaluation is to feel judged, but we have to mature to a place where we respond to it with gratitude and love feedback as it helps us transform into the good horse trainers we're meant to be.
Get Better, Get Certified
One Touchstone at a time.
Have your videos with your horse evaluated by one of our ST Academy Coaches so you can improve your training skills.
By integrating the tips and advice you'll get through live online coaching sessions and written feedback on an evaluation form, you will get better and, as proof, get certified - one Touchstone at a time.
The Certification Path
In the Straightness Training Academy, you can get certificates after completing various Touchstones in a specific training pillar.
25 Touchstone Certificates
You can get a Touchstone certificate in the training pillars of groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and liberty on the levels of grade 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. In total, you can get 25 Touchstones certificates.
5 Grade Certificates
When you have achieved all five Touchstone certificates within a certain grade, you'll get a Grade certificate. In total, you can get 5 Grade certificates.
Start Your Transformation Now
Transform into the master horse trainer you're meant to be.
The Straightness Training Academy helps you to achieve your personal goals and create the results you are looking for.
Through the Scholars Program, you can progress at your own pace, with the Program guiding you on your journey - one Touchstone at a time.
Click the button for more information about our Scholars Program.Learn more »
The Professional Certification Path
In the Straightness Training Academy, you can get professional certificates and licenses after completing various programs.
When you have completed the Straightness Training Instructor Program, you will get the official ST Instructor Diploma.
When you have completed the ST Evaluator Program, you will get licensed to coach Scholars online in the ST Academy by evaluating their Touchstones.
Academy Coach License
When you have completed the ST Academy Coach Program, you will get licensed to coach Scholars in the ST Academy through live online group classes.
ST Academy Coaches
Dedicated to your progress.
Every coach in the ST Academy started off exactly where you are today. They have been successful in Straightness Training and want to help you travel the same path.
ST Academy Coaches are ST Instructors and Evaluators who operate under Marijke de Jong’s intensive supervision. They teach according to a collection of coaching and evaluation guidelines and with these guidelines we set a high standard and create uniformity in the evaluations.
You can consider an ST Academy Coach as your personal trainer to support you in your transformation and creation of life-changing results.Meet the team »
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