New  Scholars Monthly


Embark on Year of Transformation

Change You & Your Horse in a Year 

Whether you want to take your existing skills to new heights, start your youngster, keep your senior going, or you're just starting out, my brand-new membership can help you achieve the results you are looking for in 2024!

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You're a Dedicated Horse Trainer with a Mission

In the heart of every equestrian beats the desire for unity with their horse.

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

Imagine that connection unlocking the beST in you and your horse. 

The only problem is your horse...

  • Perhaps you have a horse that is difficult to turn, or heavy on the reins, and therefore not easy to ride.
  • Or perhaps you have a horse that 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.

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

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.

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!

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 From My Own Journey 

After having some very complicated horses myself, and after years of teaching other riders, I can honestly say that 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 put the well-being of the horse first.

Which Is Why I'd Love You To Join My Brand-New Membership

You know our Scholars Weekly membership, right? It is packed with weekly coaching and it's intense. It has limited spots, and is fantastic for those who want that level of depth, but let's be real – it's not for everyone. That's why I'm excited to introduce our latest addition:

Welcome to the Scholars Monthly membership!

  • This is your easy-going, low-pressure alternative.
  • It's perfect if you want steady progress without feeling overwhelmed.
  • It helps you create the best possible physique for your horse.
  • Say goodbye to confusion and unnecessary stress and suffering. 
  • This is your kickSTart, guiding you towards your goals at a pace that feels right for you.
  • Let's make this Straightness Training journey doable and enjoyable!

Jump on board with Scholars Monthly - it's the game-changer you've been waiting for!

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

Even though Scholars Monthly 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 a difference for your horse, not me, not a book, not a set of how-to videos, not a brand-new membership…. so I’m not about to insult your intelligence by telling you Scholars Monthly will do the magic for you.

However, if you’re seriously interested in helping your horse and willing to take some action and put some effort in, then this will be of interest to you.

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

So let's dive in, and explore what you'll receive...


Here's What You'll Get In

Scholars Monthly

With Scholars Monthly, you'll enter the online ST Academy as a Scholar, and you'll get membership access to the Mastery and Evaluation Program.

Both programs are designed to help you get the results you're looking for with your horse.

Let's STart with the Mastery Program

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 and laterals 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 € 2597 Included in your membership

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


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.

Yes, That's A Lot Of Ways To Close The Gap

A lot of ways to help you reduce the difference between where you are and where you want to be.

It's a lot of helpful concepts to turn things around for you and your horse! 

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

The Mastery Program gives you simple, easy to use and proven strategies and tactics to help you not only develop your horse physically seen, but also grow the relationship and strengthen the bond between you and your horse!

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Unleash Your Horse's True Potential with Straightness Training

End Unnecessary Suffering by Addressing the Natural Asymmetry of Your Horse


You'll Also Get Access to the ST Evaluation Program

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 € 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 – you're transforming!

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...


Bonus #1: Touchstones

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

Imagine this:

You shoot a video of your work with your horse, nothing fancy, just you two doing a few ST exercises. Then, you send it over to me. What happens next is where the magic is – you get a score and real feedback, so you know what you do well and what needs a bit more polish. 

Here's the key factor: this isn't about competing with anyone else. This is you vs. you. It's about seeing your progress, tracking every STep of your your journey, and celebrating every single win, big or small. When you start tracking like this, you'll see the gain and how far you have come.

And there's more! You get to earn a Touchstone certificate, a tangible mark of your journey and growth. When you pass all 5 Touchstones within one Grade, you'll receive a Grade certificate.

Our system is structured to visually map your journey from Novice to Master, from Grade 1 to Grade 5.

€ 127 Each month, one Touchstone is included in your membership

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

Bonus #2: 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 € 497 Included in your membership

Bonus #3: 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!

STart Your Transformation Now

Choose The Payment Plan That Works Best For You!


If you choose the ONE PAYMENT instead of the 12 PAYMENTS, you get 2 months for free and save 194 euro!

Brand-New Membership

Scholars Monthly

Regular price €197/m

As a special introduction, join as a Founding Member now and enjoy an exclusive 50% discount:

Your price €97/m

Get Membership Access to:

  • ST Mastery program (value €2597)
  • ST Evaluation program (value €1597)

Extra Bonuses:

  • Monthly Touchstone (value €127/m)
  • Q&A Live & Archive (€495)
  • 24/7 Community Support (priceless)

1-Year Membership: €6213 Value

Yearly Payment €970 (2 months free)

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Remember: your price is locked in for as long as you continue your Scholars Membership.

You'll Have Support Every Step Of The Way

In Scholars Monthly, 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.

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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Try It For 14 Days Risk Free

You're Safe With Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

I am absolutely certain Scholars Monthly  is going to help you! So how are you going to know until you try? 

That’s why you should go through the materials for 14 days risk-free from the day of purchase.

Here's How It Works:

  • Go ahead, enroll today and get access to the membership.
  • Test it out for two weeks, just watch the videos, read the manuals, enjoy the lessons.
  • Then, make a decision using the information you have, rather than the information you don’t.
  • Not your thing? Just contact us within 14 days of your purchase, and we'll cancel your membership and issue you a full refund - no questions asked.
  • Love it? Just keep going with the membership. And remember, you can cancel your subscription anytime.
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One Thing Can Change Your Whole Life

Now, as attractive as this membership is, not all ST enthusiasts will become Scholar.

Although that’s okay with me from a 'business' standpoint, it still bothers me personally.

You see, I know how much Scholars 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”.

Just listen to these STudents:


Real STories, Real Success

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

Ivana Kovaříková & 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  – but most of all without ST I wouldn’t have been able to develop myself as much as I did." 

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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.

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


Here's the best part...

Just by joining our new membership, you'll unlock even more 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 membership 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 meet your request.


  • An Empowering Network

    Meet the ST community, grow valuable connections and friendships with fellow Scholars, and enjoy 24/7 support, so you never get stuck.
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Your Questions Answered

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about Scholars Monthly.

Now you and I have been going through all the details, let's spend some more time together in Scholars Monthly! Because I believe in you, I believe in your horse, I believe in this brand-new membersship, and I strongly believe that together we can do great things!

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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 Monthly now.

Let's start working together to make a positive difference for your horse:

  • 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.
  • Achieve the life with your horse you desire.

I can tell, there is nothing more fulfilling as when you are able to contribute to the well-being of your horse.

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 this brand-new membership, let's take the next step and enjoy the process together!

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

So don't miss out and start reaping the benefits of this membership today!

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

~ Marijke de Jong

Be An Example of What's Possible 

Whether you are a novice rider, or a professional rider, or a rider who's facing challenges, or just ready to move on to the next STage - Scholars Monthly will work GREAT for any kind of rider, and I believe it can help you too!

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