Get Coached. Get Better. Get Results.


What if you could start training your horse like a pro and create the results you are looking for?


The Scholars Program is designed for riders who want to become a next-level horse trainer.


Enrollment for the ST Academy Scholars February Class OPENS Friday January 28th.
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Get Coached. Get Better. Get Results.


Scholars not only shows you exactly how to train your horse like a pro - but how to create the results with your horse that you are looking for.


Make November a Fresh Start!


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Transform yourself and your horse...


Master Yourself

We help you shift boundaries within yourself, so you can achieve harmony in your own body, mind, heart, and soul. 

Master Straightness Training

Learn how to rebalance your horse physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually by using Straightness Training.  

Master Your Horse

Through mastery of yourself and ST, you can bring out the magnificent giant your horse can be!

Ready To get Started?

Join us on the 1st of the month

Learn and discover...

  • How to improve your horse’s symmetry, flexibility, and strength.


  • Which gymnastic exercises help you build a better body.


  • How to teach your horse all these valuable exercises in a horse-friendly way.


  • Where to start and what to do next so you can keep going on your personal path to mastery.

You'll learn exactly what you need to become a next-level horse trainer and create the results you are looking for.

Make change happen

Take a look at just a fraction of what you will be teaching your horse in Scholars:


ST Exercises

Learn where to start and what to do next.

Discover the power of the sequence.

Get a clear roadmap to teach your horse how to perform all these exercises in

  • Groundwork
  • Longing
  • Work in hand
  • Riding
  • Liberty
  • Walk
  • Trot
  • Canter
  • Extension
  • Collection

Enjoy The Scholars Experience 

Get instant access to the library full of How-To videos you need to start your transformation now:

Create a rock solid basis

Get a reliable foundation and a clear action plan to take the training with your horse to new heights. 

Unravel the magic of half-halts

Know exactly when, where, why, and how to use mental, energetic, voice, seat, leg, and rein aids. 

Learn the most effective exercises

Learn empowering exercises to strengthen your horse's hind legs and ease the load on the fragile front legs. 

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.

All The Tools You Need Are In Your Library


Getting your horse happy and healthy, and becoming the good horse trainer you're meant to be requires clarity, confidence, vision, and the ability to take action on a consistent basis using the right strategies. Without a roadmap , the process can be confusing.

Our primary goal is to help you to think, act, and interact like an all-round horse trainer, so you have skills that serve you for life. You get access to a set of Modules with How-To videos, and to avoid overwhelm, we serve these to you in bite-sized chunks in the form of monthly Mastery lessons, so you know exactly where to start and what to do next.

This alone is an immense amount of value for the amount you pay each month, but you'll get even more!

Here's something else we've got for you

The 5-Phase Monthly Coaching Cycle


We use this live coaching experience to put the theory into practice and help you evolve from intellectual to experiential mastery. The team of ST Academy Coaches will support you live and online to help you take your Straightness Training skills to the next level.

No other equestrian school uses this cycle; it’s what makes us different.


This is how it works:

  • 1. Every first week of the month, we kick off with an empowering self-mastery class to set the month up for success.


  • 2. In the second week, you can choose an Academy Coach for a hot seat session, in which you get live feedback on a video of you and your horse in action.


  • 3. In the third week, your coach checks your homework and helps you breakthrough to the next level.


  • 4. In the fourth week, you meet your coach live in a mastermind session, so you can ask questions you might have.


  • 5. At the end of the month, you can submit a video with your monthly end-result, and that touchstone will be evaluated by your coach.

You get to decide how many months you're going to benefit from these valuable monthly cycles, but here's the thing:


This is by far the most effective way to help you get the results you are looking for.


The personalized feedback helps you stay on track and significantly improves your work with the all the important and invaluable little details.

Meet your coaches

ST Academy coaches are dedicated to your progress. 


In the ST Academy, you won't be on your own. 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. They provide the highest level of service, allowing you all to unlock your potential and that of your horse - in groundwork, longeing, work in hand, riding, and Straightness Training at liberty.

You can consider your ST Academy Coach as your personal trainer to support you in your transformation and creation of life-changing results. 

And here's the best part...

Just by joining the Scholars Program, you'll unlock tons of added benefits.


  • More confidence

    We all feel more confident when we know exactly where to start, what to do next, and when we have the tools and concepts to get there. 


  • A better you

    Once you have clarity on what’s required to train your horse, you gain the confidence necessary to excel and be brilliant at anything you do.  


  • Higher productivity

    The program will help you build foundational strength that you use to do the right things and do things right when training your horse.


  • A motivated horse

    When you are more efficient and effective with what you do, your horse will understand what you want and be motivated to honor your request.


  • An empowering network

    Meet the Academy Coaches live in inspiring daily group classes, and grow valuable connections and friendships with fellow Scholars. Enjoy 24/7 support, so you never get stuck.

Let's Do This! Scholars Is Right For You!

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What other Scholars are saying...

Sarah Orr, Scotland


"Joining the Scholars Program, has been a game-changer for me. It has given me quick feedback on my progress and advice on what to focus on improving. Marijke is an amazing coach and hones in on our key problems instantly."

Kadri Mäkišev, Estonia


"The Scholars Program is just a fantastic way to go! Seeing the other Scholars' work, the challenges they are facing, and the feedback they are given provides so much value and awareness. And of course, our community is just the most supportive and empowering community I have ever belonged to."

Hanne Friberg, Denmark


"Getting into the routine of filming and sending in snippets of our work and getting the direct and immediate feedback from Marijke is spinning the learning cycle faster for me, so it has taken my ST-journey to the next level."

It's your time...

If you face challenges with your horse, or feel stuck in life, or want to get to the next level, it's time to change.


Marijke de Jong know's this first hand:

"After meeting some very complicated horses myself, and after years of teaching other riders, I can honestly say that growing and transforming together with a horse is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding adventures you can experience in a lifetime. 

I also believe that the horse-world will improve immensely when more horses are trained by people like YOU!

People who put the well-being of the horse first!" 


Let's create long-lasting change

Achieve the highest levels possible in a horse-friendly way!


Strengthen your bond!

Get a great working partnership!


Ready to bet on yourself? It's your time!

If you’re ready to go all in and create the results you're looking for, you’re in the right place. 


Your Monthly Investment

€ 267

a month

  • Get clarity and confidence.
  • Get access to daily live classes.
  • Get weekly online coaching.
  • Get better and feel competent.
  • Get a motivated horse.
  • Get the results you're looking for.
  • Get connected to a world-class community.

It's an immense amount of value for what you pay each month, and it’s unlike any program you’ve ever tried before.

Burning Q's

your fellow Scholars asked before grabbing their access

Join the ST Academy To Help Your Horse - And Make A Measurable Difference To Other Horses And Donkeys Too!


When you invest in your success through the Scholars Membership, you're not only helping your own horse, but you're also helping other horses in need.

We believe that animals need to be treated with respect, love, and care. And this is especially the case for the more than 100 million working horses, donkeys, and mules who provide invaluable support to the daily lives of an estimated 600 million people in some of the poorest places in the world through transportation and production. Healthy working horses, donkeys, and mules help to put food on their tables, send their children to school, and build better futures for themselves and their families.

Our goal is not only to help you make a positive change for your horse but also to make a positive difference for horses, donkeys, and mules in need. That's why a portion of profits from our company go directly to non-profit organizations that support horses, donkeys, and mules in need.

You are meant to be one of the good horse trainers

... so let us help you get there!


You want to help develop your horse and working together can help you do that. 

Just enroll in Scholars today.

We very much look forward to starting to work together to take your skills to the next level!

And we can tell you that there is nothing more fulfilling than being able to contribute to the well-being of your horse, so that you can help him to grow in body, mind, heart, and soul.

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

We can’t wait to witness that!

So join us in Scholars and enjoy the coaching cycles together.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Don't miss out and start reaping the benefits of this program today!

We can’t wait to meet you and cheer you on inside Scholars!

Talk soon!

~ The Team at the Straightness Training Academy

The Next Scholars Class Starts January 1st

Enrollment for ST Academy Scholars OPENS Wednesday December 29th.

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