Transform into the good horse trainer you're meant to be!

Wherever you are in the world, whatever breed of horse you have - discover how to use Straightness Training (ST) to create lasting change for you and your horse!

The Scholars Program gives you direction and enables you to progress at your own pace. It guides you further on your journey with your horse - no matter what level, age, size or conformation.

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Learn how to teach your horse anything you want!


The online ST Academy provides clear concepts, tactics, and strategies that have already helped thousands of riders and horses across the world to get to the next level.

The Academy is designed to give you clarity and confidence on how to train your horse, breakthrough current obstacles, and take the next step on your personal path to mastery.

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What We Do

The ST Academy helps you to achieve mastery in three areas. 

Mastery of Oneself

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

Mastery of ST

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

Mastery of The Horse

Through mastery of oneself and ST, you can create real beauty and bring out the magnificent giant your horse can be.

How it works...

Two opportunities to get the most out of yourself.


Marijke de Jong founded the international Straightness Training Academy in 2013 with the goal of helping riders create an amazing relationship and magnificent life with their horses - wherever they are in the world.

Marijke has coached thousands of riders individually and in groups to improve their horsemanship, their training skills, their horse's well-being, and their own lives.

Through the ST Academy, Marijke created the online group coaching program, called Scholars, as well as the Certification Path:

Scholars Program

Scholars will help you change your life and that of your horse completely. No matter where you are on your personal path to mastery, we’ll give you the tools to go even further. Scholars is perfect for you if you want to become a next-level horse trainer and start creating serious results.

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Certification Path

If you want to become a certified horse trainer, or if you’re considering becoming an ST Instructor, Evaluator, or Academy Coach, our Certification Path shows you how to get certified. Click the button to find out more about the Touchstone, Grade, and professional certifications.

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"Hi, I'm Marijke.

A master horse trainer, an expert in Straightness Training, a forever student, and a researcher for life. I'm always curious to explore original solutions, and dedicated to helping you get the results you're looking for!"

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