Get Coached. Get Better. Get Results.


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

Join Scholars and receive the tools to create the results with your horse that you are looking for.

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How much have you and your horse grown this year?


If you don’t absolutely love the answer to that question, Scholars is for you. This program is designed for riders who want to start creating the results they are looking for. Join Scholars and receive the tools to become a next-level human and horse trainer.

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How much have you and your horse developed so far?

If you're not happy with the answer, you're in the right place.


We'd all love to have this blissful 'centaur' connection with our horse one day, where two become one and can do amazing things together... but maybe you have a challenging horse at the moment?

  • A very crooked horse that is difficult to turn, or heavy on the reins, and therefore not easy to ride?
  • Or a bossy horse that is a bit pushy, grumpy, or nipping, biting and grabbing the reins all the time?
  • Or a spooky one that is jumpy, nervy, easily upset, and stressed about the tiniest thing?

This could be holding your horse back from making progress and enjoying the training sessions.

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

Maybe it's not your horse, maybe it's you?

Do you feel stuck in life? What's holding you back?

  • Maybe you don't know how to break through current obstacles?
  • Feeling worried about doing it 'wrong'?
  • Or maybe you can't let go of the past?
  • Or you're not sure about where to start or what to do next, or when to move on to the next stage?

  • Maybe you're caught up in overwhelm?

So you're feeling a mixture of confusion and frustration because you haven't yet figured out how to turn things around and you can't find a way out of your situation...

Maybe you don't have access to an instructor?

An instructor who can help you get the results you want?


Maybe that's the uncertain factor that keeps you from making progress. 

But whether you're a novice rider or an ambitious leisure rider - whoever you are, and whatever you do - there's one thing that's certain:

You, too, can experience the great joy that comes from having a flourishing relationship and an empowering partnership with your horse.

You've barely scratched the surface of what you and your horse can achieve, and you know it, so:

  • If you STRONGLY believe that it shouldn't have to be this way,
  • That you and your horse are meant for much more than this,
  • That there has to be a way out,
  • That there's something big out there waiting for you...

Then join Scholars and receive the tools to do whatever you want in life, no matter how big your goals are.

Let's create long-lasting change

Achieve the highest levels possible in a horse-friendly way


Strengthen your bond

Get a great working partnership


Unlock your true potential

Through mastery nothing can hold you back.

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 oneself and ST, you can bring out the magnificent giant your horse can be!

It's 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.


I know this firsthand...

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. 

Which is why I'd love you to join the Scholars Program, as it will help you:

  • Fast-track your growth,
  • Achieve extraordinary results with ordinary horses,
  • Save you time-consuming trial & error and unnecessary suffering,
  • Have your horse using his qualities to work for you instead of against you.

Here's what you get in Scholars

Get instant access to the tools you need to start making changes now.


This includes:

  • Concepts

    New Mastery lessons each month to keep you learning.
  • Clarity

    How-to videos to learn how to do the right things and how to do things right.
  • Classes

    Meet me and the Academy Coaches live in daily group classes.
  • Coaching

    Get weekly feedback on your videos and stay on track.
  • Counseling

    Ask us anything in live Q&A sessions.
  • Community

    Grow valuable connections and friendships with fellow Scholars.
  • Care

    Enjoy 24/7 support so you never get stuck.

This alone provides an immense amount of value for what you are paying each month, but you'll get even more!

Learn how to build a better body

Discover how to do the right thing and how to do things right.


To improve and increase our horse’s, symmetry, flexiblity, and strength, we use a logical system of progressive exercises. 

The Scholars Program explains all these gymnastic exercises, from basic to advanced, from the circle to the pirouette.

You'll learn why to use them, and how to teach your horse these powerful exercises in walk, trot, and canter.

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


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.

Scholars also teaches you how to perform all these exercises in

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

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 with the right strategies.

Without a roadmap and STep-by-STep guidance, 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 20 Modules, and to avoid overwhelm, we will serve it into bite-sized chunks in the form of monthly Mastery lessons, so you know exactly where to start and what to do next.

You get new how-to videos unlocked on the first day of the month. Then, every month, you'll get a new set of resources - this way, you never have the feeling of 'getting behind'. 

Here's something else we've got for you

Transform from intellectual to experiential mastery


When putting the theory in practice, it's about learning to do the right things and to do things right. Therefore, we use the monthly coaching cycle to improve your work with your horse. 

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

  • 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.
  • 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 anything you want to know. 
  • 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. 

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

It helps you stay on track and improve your work with the important little details. 

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.

Your Monthly Investment

€ 267

a month

  • Get access to daily live classes.
  • Get weekly online coaching.
  • Get clarity and confidence.
  • Get better and competent.
  • 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.

What Scholars Are Saying

The ST Academy is for doers, difference makers, and game changers who want to use their gifts to be the best they can be for their horse.

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."

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, there is our community - the most supportive and empowering community I have ever belonged to."


Scholars Is Right For You

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Join the ST Academy To Help Your Horse - And To 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. Especially, the more than 100 million working horses, donkeys, and mules who provide invaluable support in 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.

How Far Can We Go

We believe in a bright future and our ability to build it together.


Together Is Better

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

~ African Proverb

You are meant to be one of the good horse trainers

... so let me help you get there!


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

Just enroll in Scholars today.

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

And I can tell you, that there is nothing more fulfilling than when you are 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!

I can’t wait to witness that!

So join me 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!

Thank you for taking the time to read this page, and see you inside!

~ Marijke de Jong

Your Monthly Investment

€ 267

a month

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

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

The Next Scholars Class Starts November 1st

Enrollment for ST Academy Scholars OPENS October 25th.

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