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Welcome to the ST Scholars Program

Be An Example of What's Possibe With Your Horse

Learn the Skills, Strategies & Tools You Need to Balance Your Horse's Natural Asymmetry with Straightness Training

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You're a Dedicated Horse Trainer with a Mission!

You have this desire for unity with their horse.

And you'd love to have this centaur connection with our horse one day, where two become one, and can do amazing things together. 

The Only Problem Is Your Horse...

  • Perhaps you have a horse¬†that¬†is impossible¬†to turn, or heavy on the reins, and therefore not easy to ride.
  • Or perhaps¬†you have a horse that¬†impossible to handle: Your horse is¬†bossy, pushy, grumpy or nipping, biting¬†and grabbing the reins all the time.¬†
  • Or you have a spooky¬†horse, jumpy, nervy, and easily upset and stressed¬†about the tiniest thing.

It probably makes you struggle to get your horse on the same page as you.

Perhaps It's Not Your Horse, But It's You...

  • Perhaps you're experiencing a bit lack of confidence.

  • Or you're not sure where to start or what to do next, or¬†when to move on to the next stage.

  • Perhaps you¬†feel a bit worried¬†about¬†doing it wrong.

  • Or maybe you feel stuck and don't know how to get off your plateau and breakthrough to the next level...

And You Don't Have Access To An Expert To Help You Out...

So you're feeling a mix of confusion and frustration because you haven't yet figured out how to create lasting change:

  • You can't find a way to from stuck to¬†moving forward.
  • You can't breakthrough to the next level.¬†
  • Or you don't know how to turn your nightmare into a dreamhorse.
  • You can't find a way out of your problems and turn things around.

But If You STRONGLY Believe that It Shouldn't Have to Be This Way...

That there HAS to be a way out!

That you and your horse are meant for much more than this!

That there's something big out there waiting for you!


You're EXACTLY Right! 

You're intuition is spot-on!

You and your horse have so much more to accomplish together, and deep down, you know it! 

And my guess is, since you're reading this, you're ready to take the next STep.

You, Too, Can Make It Possible!

Whether you're a novice rider, an ambitious leisure rider, a professional horse trainer, or a riding instructor - whoever you are and whatever you do, there's one thing that's certain:

  • You,¬†too,¬†can experience the satisfaction that comes from having a¬†deep connection¬†and an empowering partnership with your horse.
  • You,¬†too,¬†can experience the fulfillment that comes from¬†bringing out the magnificent giant your horse can¬†be!

I Know This First Hand 

I'm Marijke de Jong, and after having some very complicated horses myself, and after years of teaching other riders, I can honestly say that making the impossible possible, and unlocking a horse's true potential is one of the most fulfilling adventures you can experience in this lifetime! 

I also believe that the horse world will improve immensely when more horses are developed - not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually - by people like YOU! People who not only put the well-being of the horse first, but also believe in the possibility of their horse.

That's why I'm excited to invite you to my Scholars Program so that you become a possibility partner for your horse! 

Here's the Plan

Your Personal Path to Possibility

Three Simple Steps to Learn Faster, Better and Easier

Get Coached

Receive personal coaching and tailored feedback on your  groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and Straightness Training at liberty practice.

Get Better

Optimze your knowledge and skills in all gymnastic exercises, so you can actualize your horse's potential and unlock the magnificant giant within.

Get Results 

See tangible progress in your performance¬†and become an example of what's possible with your horse‚ÄĒno matter your age, experience level, or type of horse.

The Best Part?

Just by joining the Scholars Program, you'll unlock even more benefits:

  • Clarity

    The program shows you exactly where to start, what to do next and how to use tools, strategies and techniques.  


  • Confidence

    Once you have clarity on what’s required to train your horse, you gain the confidence necessary to excel and train your horse effectively.


  • A Balanced Horse

    You know exactly how to rebalance your horse with Straightness Training and create the best possible physique for your horse.


  • A Motivated Horse

    Once you are more efficient and effective with what you do, your horse will understand what you want and be motivated to work with you!


  • The Results You Want

    The program will help you do the right things and do things right, so you not only can unlock your horse's possiblity but also their longevity.


But before we go further, first a little 'heads up':

Even though the Scholars Program has been wonderfully designed to help you master the Straightness Training principles in a structured way as easily as possible, it still requires some dedication and persistent effort on your part.

At the end of the day, YOU are the only person who can make¬†it possible¬†for your horse‚ÄĒnot me, not a book, not a set of how-to videos, not a brand-new membership‚Ķ. so I‚Äôm not about to insult your intelligence by telling you¬†this online program will do the magic for you.

However, if want to become your horse's possibility partner, and are willing to take some action and put some effort in, then this will be of interest to you.

You, too, can learn how to apply the logical system of progressive exercises that can make a massive difference for you and your horse. 

Unleash Your Horse's True Potential with Straightness Training

End Unnecessary Suffering by Addressing the Natural Asymmetry of Your Horse


Here's What You'll Receive in the 

ST Scholars Program

1. Get STarted with the 8 STage Success Pathway

Included In Your Membership

In the first 8 weeks of your membership, I'll take you by the hand with STructured STep-by-STep guidance to set your Straightness Training journey up for success.

You'll learn to use the first 5 Keys of Straightness Training in groundwork to build a STrong fundament under all the other Straightness Training pillars.

We'll be working together through 8 simple, but effective and proven STages to help you not only develop your basic groundwork, but also grow the relationship and strengthen the bond between you and your horse!

  • Value ‚ā¨ 997 Included¬†in your membership

By the end of the 8 STages, you'll have:

  • A¬†deeper understanding of your horse's body and behavior.
  • The clarity¬†on how to¬†rebalance your horse's body and mind from the ground.
  • The confidence¬†that you, too, can train your horse effectively.
  • A¬†certificate¬†for completing the basics in groundwork.¬†
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2. Continue on Your Personal Path to Mastery

Included In Your Membership

After the initial eight weeks, we're going to take it a STep further in the Mastery and Evaluation program.

Optimize Your Skills With the Mastery Program

Included In Your Membership

The Mastery Program explains ALL gymnastic exercises in groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding and Straightness Training at liberty.

From basic to advanced,  from the circle to the pirouette, you'll know exactly how to teach your horse these exercises.

All 'how-to' materials about the exercises are easy to understand, and more importantly, easy to put to use right away!

Plus, you’ll be combining all exercises in a sequence, which will increase your horse’s, symmetry, mobility, and strength even more!

  • Value ‚ā¨ 2597 Included¬†in your membership

Take a look at what you will be teaching your horse in the Mastery Program:

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The Core Curriculum

To make things easy for you, I've broken down the Mastery Program into nine core training modules with supporting video content and complementary manuals.

Here’s the exact program-breakdown - and outlined a fraction of what you'll learn - so you can make sure Scholars Monthly is right for you:

Create a solid base

Discover how to counteract your horse's natural asymmetry and how to rebalance your horse with Straightness Training. 


Preparation is key

Master all the tools and aids we use in ST so you know exactly when, where, why, and how to use them.

Set yourself up for success

You'll be following a series of groundwork lessons, and in each exercise I'll give you all details - I’ve left nothing out.

Get your horse fit & flexible

Learn how to stretch, contract, and relax your horse's muscles in walk, trot, and canter, and how to deal with challenges.

Unleash the magnificent giant

Discover the 'why' behind all exercises, so you do them all with essence and for the benefit of your horse.

Become working partners

Get a reliable, strong horse that can carry you easily until an old age and is a horse that you can depend on, wherever you go.

Get united as one

Synchronize with your horse and achieve complete harmony, togetherness, and oneness in your partnership.

Create understanding & motivation

Find your horse focused, interested, and strongly motivated to learn and do whatever you want your horse to do.

Find what needs to be found

You'll not walk in the footsteps of the old grandmasters, but search what they were searching and create wisdom from within.

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Yes, That's a Lot of Ways to Make It Possible

A lot of ways to help you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. 

And to avoid overwhelm, you'll get access to a new set of Mastery Lessons each month. This structured approach ensures you absorb each lesson thoroughly, without feeling overloaded or behind.

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And to help you put the theory into practice...

3. Track Your Progress in the Evaluation Program

Included In Your Membership

The Evaluation Program offers crisp, clear, and proven training schedules that bring the Mastery Program to life! 

It's about putting the theory into practice in a way that feels tailored just for you and your horse. 

The training schedules aren’t just lists of exercises, they are carefully crafted stepping stones that lead to real, measurable growth for you and your horse. 

Embark on an enriching journey through 25 major STeps, known as Touchstones, accross all five training pillars, from novice to master, from Grade 1 to Grade 5. 

Each Touchstone is an achievable goal, a chance to overcome challenges and celebrate your growth. 

Value ‚ā¨ 1597 Included¬†in your membership

Take a look at the key steps of the Groundwork Grade 2 training schedule:


The ST Evaluation Program is designed to help you do the right things and do things right so you can train your horse in an effective and efficient way.¬†In the Evaluation Program, you're not just training ‚Äď you're transforming!

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The other benefit of the ST Evaluation Program is that you have the opportunity to view other Scholars, all over the world, doing the EXACT same exercises and training schedules with their horses.

You'll have access to a lesson library with hundreds of videos with different Scholars doing Straightness Training with their horses.

Each video is accompanied by an evaluation form, which includes many tips and valuable suggestions, so you'll learn a lot!

Remember, the African proverb:

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together!


And There Is More...


Accelerate Your Progress with These Extra Resources

Extra tools and support will help you get to the next level of you and your horse's abilities easier and faster! 

4. Natural Asymmetry Assessment Course

Many horse owners fail to recognize the natural asymmetry and miss out on improving their horse's performance. Don't let this be you!

This course provides you with essential resources for a thorough and accurate assessment of your horse's natural asymmetry:

  • Discover the 8 dimensions of natural asymmetry in¬†your horse - from¬†top to tail and everything in between.
  • Get access to 40+ examples of assessing a horse on video to train your eye.¬†In¬†these sessions,¬†we'll look at videos of different horses so you'll learn what to keep an eye on to diagnose natural asymmetry.
  • Benefit from an actionable workbook to help you assess each of the 8 dimensions of natural asymmetry.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of your horse's body and gain confidence in your ability to assess your horse's natural asymmetry.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to more accurately identify the dimensions of natural asymmetry in your own horse, leading to more targeted and effective training.

  • ‚ā¨ 935¬†Included¬†with your membership

5. 100 STeps Email Coaching

Unlock a year of encouragement and guidance with me personally coaching you through email several times a month.

You'll never feel left behind, you'll keep momentum, feel motivated, stay inspired,  and keep moving forward. Let's make your transformation inevitable!

‚úĒ Value ‚ā¨ 197¬†¬†Included with your¬†membership

6. Touchstone Coaching

You know how they say, "What gets measured, gets improved". Well, we're taking that to the next level with our Touchstone coaching. 

Here's how it works:

Each month, you can submit a video of your work with your horse  doing a few ST exercises. Then, you send it over to me. Within a few days, you get real feedback, so you know exactly what you do well and what needs a bit more polish. You also get to earn a Touchstone certificate, a tangible mark of your journey and growth. When you start tracking like this, you'll see the gain and how far you have come.

And there's more:

When you pass all 5 Touchstones within one Grade, you'll receive a Grade certificate. Wuth the Evaluation Program you can visually map your journey from Grade 1 to Grade 5 - the Grade of Master.

A Privilege Reserved for ST Academy Members

This level of training and evaluation is exclusive. Remember, only members of the ST Academy have the privilege to submit Touchstones. It's all about empowering you and your horse, and taking your training to new heights.

  • ‚ā¨ 127/m¬†Each month,¬†one Touchstone is included¬†with your membership

*Know that this is a bonus, so it's optional, as not all Scholars feel the need to submit Touchstones.

7. Live Office Hours 

When you have an important question or want a fresh perspective on a challenge you encounter, then I got your back in Office Hours!

You and I will meet in a live, online session, and instantly you receive help from me, I'll give you ideas and suggestions on how to deal with your specific issues, and how to solve them. I'll tackle your toughest questions and provide guidance to move you forward.

Don't worry if you can't make it live: you can catch up with the recordings. 

And in addition to our live Office Hours sessions, you'll get access to an extensive archive of past Q&As. Each question from our community of Scholars and each of my answers is a potential lightbulb moment for you, giving you new ideas to accelerate your progress.

  • Value ‚ā¨ 497 Included with your membership

8. The Scholars Community 

As a Scholar, you gain exclusive access to our members-only area where every voice truly matters!

Whether you're taking your first STeps in Straightness Training or you've advanced to being an ST Instructor, this is your platform to ask questions, share your journey, celebrate your successes, and learn from the experiences of others - any time, any day.

Our community is kind, curious, and compassionate. We're all on this journey together, supporting each other every STep of the way. Join us, and experience the warmth and wisdom of the Scholars community!

‚úĒ Priceless!¬†¬†Included with your¬†membership

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Choose The Payment Plan that Works Best For You!

Introducing our Brand-New Membership

The ST Scholars Program - Today 30% OFF

My horse Maestro is the reason the ST Academy and this program were created - he's the founder! To celebrate his 30th birthday this monthy, you can join our Scholars Program as a founding member and get 30% off your fee!

Most Flexible

Monthly Membership

Billed monthly, cancel anytime

Regular fee:¬†‚ā¨ 197/m

Your fee:¬†Just¬†‚ā¨137/m

Get Membership Access to:

  • Get STarted¬†‚ÄĒ¬†the 8-STage Success Pathway (value ‚ā¨997)
  • ST Mastery program (value ‚ā¨2597)
  • ST Evaluation program¬†(value ‚ā¨1597)
  • Natural Asymmetry Assessment Course (‚ā¨637 value)
  • Monthly Touchstone¬†(value ‚ā¨127/m)
  • 100 STeps Email Coaching¬†(‚ā¨197)
  • Q&A Live & Archive (‚ā¨495)
  • 24/7 Community Support (priceless)

1-Year Membership Worth¬†‚ā¨8044¬†

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Annual Membership

Billed annually, cancel anytime

Regular Fee:¬†‚ā¨ 1970/y

Your Fee:¬†Just¬†‚ā¨1370/y

Get Membership Access to:

  • Get STarted¬†‚ÄĒ¬†the 8-STage Success Pathway (value ‚ā¨997)
  • ST Mastery program (value ‚ā¨2597)
  • ST Evaluation program¬†(value ‚ā¨1597)
  • Natural Asymmetry Assessment Course (‚ā¨637 value)
  • Monthly Touchstone¬†(value ‚ā¨127/m)
  • 100 STeps Email Coaching¬†(‚ā¨197)
  • Q&A Live & Archive (‚ā¨495)
  • 24/7 Community Support (priceless)
  • Save¬†‚ā¨334 instantly when you pay in full for the year

1-Year Membership Worth¬†‚ā¨8044

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Remember: Your founding member rate is locked in for the duration of your membership. Even if the price increases in the future, you'll always pay the founding member rate.

One Thing Can Change Your Whole Life

Now, as attractive as this program is, not all ST enthusiasts will become a STudent. Although that’s okay with me from a 'business' standpoint, it still bothers me personally.

You see, I know how much STudents¬†and their horses benefit from our program. I read their emails, I talk to them during live sessions, I see them personally on one of my clinics, and hundreds each year tell me that becoming a¬†STudent in the ST Academy not only changed their way of training horses, but that "it changed my whole life‚ÄĚ.

Just listen to these STudents:


Real STories, Real Success

Hear from Scholars who have experienced breakthroughs with their horses in our membership:

Ivana KovaŇô√≠kov√° & Spotty Doc Chex

"I love the immense scope of the Scholars program. ST has brought me to many disclosures. Finally, I have grasped the truth that I have to change from inside out to change the outcomes."

Rosan Veer & Ciaran (Merens)

"I thoroughly believe in ST because I have seen the enormous value it has to offer for riders and horses. ST has changed many lives and even saved the lives of horses who were given up on." 

Maria Retyunskaya & Ave Maria (German Warmblood)

"During these years with ST, me and my horses have changed mentally and physically. I’m happy for me and for Maria. We made it together and it is not the end but the beginning of a new journey of discovery."

Anna van Rheeden & Super (Indonesian Pony)

"Without ST, our horses would still be unbalanced, muscled in the wrong places,developing navicular disease ¬†‚Äď but most of all without ST, I wouldn‚Äôt have been able to develop myself as much as I did."¬†

This is an AMAZING program. I have studied many different dressage and natural horsemanship programs - nothing helps the horses and riders to the degree that this program does. This program brings everything together. I am a lifelong student of dressage, I have read many books and been looking for the secrets of the Masters. When I had the good fortune of coming across this program, I did not hesitate to sign up.

I could see that this was what I had been looking for all these years. Dressage seems to have become such a struggle for many, and this program put everything into place for me. I no longer feel the need to look for the secrets and answers to the same degree as before, I understand what and where most of the struggle and problems are arising from. Natural Asymmetry. I now have the basic tools to fix this!

~ Kirsy, USA

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You'll Have Support Every STep Of The Way

In the Scholars Program, you'll never feel lost or left behind

As soon as you join the membership, you'll have guidance and support from a team of like-minded horse lovers in a safe and encouraging environment. In the ST Academy, you'll never feel lost or left behind:


We have a really, friendly, helpful, supportive group of Scholars & Instructors in our ST community. 


Within 24/7 you'll have a response on your question from fellow Scholars or an ST Instructor.


All core modules have special FAQ sections with dozens of answers to frequently asked questions.

Crew ST

If you have technical issues or a challenge you need help with, simply email us and we'll get you sorted.

Diane B.

"I love the STages! One STep at a time! Each time I go through them I find more and more!! My horse and I are so grateful. I am grateful for the increasing knowledge and I am sure my horse is grateful that I am starting to get it right! Thank you!!"

Ivana S.

"My pace is slow, but I am so happy to have so nice support from Marijke, team and community, I like that the most! At the beginning of ST, I had a horse with problems - mental state was really demanding to deal with, but now we have changed it!"

Simone R.

"The email coaching guides you through every stage, so you don`t miss something. The emails let you know, what to do first and what to do next, so this helps a lot to start in a logical order. I loved to open my inbox expecting an email from Marijke!"

Geralde P.

"What I like the most is that I got so many answers to many of my questions. I now understand what it takes to train a horse and why you should train a horse other than indeed doing one hour with walk, trot and canter left and right. If everyone does it like that and they teach you like that, you initially think that that is the right way. But I noticed it wasn't getting me any further. Now I know why!"

Em F.

"I so like the knowledge I have gained without noticing it even happen. I was entirely uncertain about my horse's natural asymmetry at the beginning and now I realise he is definitely right bended and finds going left on a circle and particularly haunches very hard. Such good unexpected learning! The pleasure I found in persisting and to really discover that Failing Fast Forward works!"

Adiva M.

"The Touchstone evaluation feedback was very helpful and kind but constructive. Thankful for the program to give me a goal to reach and more goals to work towards. I want to be better for my horses and my students. "

Anna van R.

"The logical progressive steps of the exercises make so much sense.  When problems arise in a certain area, you go back to the previous step to fix it. It is all about the fundaments, helping the horse to become more balanced in their body, and therefore also in their mind. It really works."

Everything Is Online - No Travel Required

  • The Scholars Monthly Membership is based online, so you can participate from home.
  • You can¬†go through the materials at your own pace and revisit¬†it any time.
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What Set's The ST Academy Apart From Any Other Online Program 

01 | All Horses are Welcome

There is a reason we're successful in the horse training world: our strategies work across an enormous range of breeds.

02 | All Students are Welcome

We work with riders across 65+ countries and from a variety of disciplines at virtually every stage of their journey. 

03 | World-Class Community

We work with riders across 65+ countries and from a variety of disciplines at virtually every stage of their journey. 

04 | Satisfaction Guarantee

We've always backed our  courses with a 100% risk-free guarantee. This guarantee is our way of making safe that you won’t be disappointed, and that there is no risk involved on your side.  

05 | Excellent Customer Care

Our Customer Happiness Team is exceptional. If you need help or have questions, whatever you wish, we're here to help. You'll always be taken care of with understanding, honesty, and respect.

06 | Dedicated Instructors

In the ST Academy, you won't be on your own. Dedicated ST Instructors will answer your questions, challenge you to stretch further, and inspire you to stay in action and to persevere.

Your Questions Answered

Who Can Benefit From the This Program?

There is a reason we're successful in the horse training world: our STrategies work across an enormous range of breeds, with riders across 65+ countries and from a variety of disciplines at virtually every stage of their journey.

And that's why we made sure the Scholars Program could help you, regardless your background.

This program was specifically built to help people with horse's like... 

  • Warmbloods: Hanoverian, Trakehner, Selle Fran√ßais, KWPN, ISH, etc.
  • Coldbloods: Clydesdales, Shires, Percherons, Norikers, Haflingers, Norwegians etc.
  • Hot bloods: Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Akhal-Teke, Spanish Barbs, Anglo-Arabians etc.
  • Ponies: Connamaras, Welsh Cobs, Gypsy Cobs, Hackneys, Shetlanders, POAs, etc.¬†
  • Barock horses: Lusitanos, Friesians, PREs, Frederiksborgers, Lippizanians, etc.
  • Gaited horses: Icelandics, Paso Finos, Campolinas, Peruvian Pasos, Tennessee Walkers, etc.
  • Natural Horsemanship horses: Parelli, Monty Roberts, clicker, liberty,¬†and related approaches¬†
  • Western Horsemanship horses: cow horses, ranch horses, reining, cutting, trail, pleasure etc.
  • Sports horses: dressage, eventing, jumping, endurance, race, polo, vaulting,¬†Working Equitation, etc.
  • Classical Dressage horses: Baroque/Renaissance, German/ French/Italian school, Doma Vaquera, etc.
  • Other discplines: Driving, Side Saddle, Mounted Archery, and¬†other styles.

Long story short:

If you do something with a horse, then this program is for you.


Because every horse is asymmetrical by nature. 

Overlooking this fact can lead to a whole range of physical and behavioral issues - regardless of the horse's breed or equestrian discipline.

Ignoring the natural asymmetry can lower your horse's quality of life and shorten its lifespan.

You see, only a flexible, supple, strong and balanced horse will help you reach your goals and enjoy the process. 

So it's crucial and essential to focus on symmetrical development in your horse's body and limbs.

Whether you're looking to get STarted or seeking to refine your STrategies at a professional level, the Scholars program bridges the gap across all STages of mastery.

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Polina & Derekly

"Thanks a lot, Marijke! I have learned loads. As an owner of an Akhal-Teke I loved to hear this: "There is no carrying ability in the hind legs yet, but there is a lot of POSSIBILITY". Be a possibility partner!!!"

A Fair Warning...

What if you ignore your horse's natural asymmetry?

Well, you could keep running into these performance roadblocks.

Even worse, your horse's health and longevity could be at risk.

Without addressing natural asymmetry, you might face persistent challenges in training and riding.

Don't let this happen.

Remember, the struggles you're experiencing are neither your fault nor your horse's. They're simply the result of natural asymmetry - a common trait in all horses. 

With the Scholars Program you can be certain that you are taking the crucial STeps towards transformation and long-lasting change.

You Are Meant to Be One of the Good Horse Trainers

Let me be YOUR possibility partner and help you get there:

  • Let's create the best possible physique for your horse.
  • Get¬†rid of unnecessary imbalance, stiffness, and needless stress and frustration.
  • Transform, no matter what area in your horsemanship you're looking to grow.¬†
  • Discover the pathway from being stuck to being unstuck.
  • Get to the next levels!
  • Help your horse the beST you can.
  • Unlock longevity for your horse!
  • Achieve the life with your horse¬†you desire and deserve.

Just imagine, what it will be like in a few months from now, when you and your horse are at the next level!

I can’t wait to witness that!

So join me in Scholars.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Thank you for taking the time to read this page, and I look very much forward to STart working together and make it happen!

~ Marijke de Jong

Be an Example of What's Possible

  • Optimize your knowledge and skills
  • Actualize your horse's potential
  • Unlock¬†longevity for your horse
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