trainer's club

Continuous self development with like-minded dressage trainers who value the basic principles of dressage.

"Rien’s no nonsense approach to training resonates with me and I hope to share it with others too."
Hijmne Jordan
USA

This is for you if...

Trainers who value the fundamental principles and correct riding deserve more recognition.

The "modern" system doesn't work

In the past 20 years we’ve seen the focus being shifted from improving the balance to a focus on making a frame.

We see more horses with a flashy front leg, but a hind leg that’s not coming under the body and not taking over the weight.

We see more horses with tension and showing resistance.

This, what I call, ‘modern’ way of training is proving more and more that it’s not beneficial for our horses. 

But we need to make a turn around and focus more on the basic principles.

No more doubts with a structured training method

When you teach someone, you have to formulate an action plan in a short time.

With my structured training method you will have a system to easily and quickly determine what needs to be improved and how.

No more doubts about what the right approach might be. 

Training Method based on Classical Principles

"I'm proud to be in the Trainer's Club! The start has been great with very good and inspiring expert sessions. I really look forward to this journey."
Charlotta Gauffin
Sweden

The 3 pillars of the Trainer's Club

#1. Improve your skills

Train your eye and be able to differentiate between the symptoms and the cause of riding problems. 

And know what steps to take to solve riding problems all the way up to Grand Prix Level.

#2. Connect with like-minded trainers

Get support from other dressage trainers. Share your challenges and casestudies and learn from each other.

#3. Get more exposure

We often get questions from dressage riders if we know any trainers with the same philosophy in their area. 

That’s why we’re dedicating a special page to list all the trainers from the Trainer’s Club. 

There’s one condition to guarantee quality: you have to pass the online exam you’ll get after being a member for one year.

About
Rien van der Schaft

Over the years, Rien has trained many horses and riders to the highest level with an honest and logical training method, based on classical principles.

Rien has been the national team coach of Finland and the Netherlands. And trains students from all over the world.

As a rider, Rien has been a member of the Dutch dressage team and has participated in several international Championships, like the World Championship and European Championships. 

What will you get as a Member of the Trainer's Club?

Monthly Live Online 'Train the Eye' Sessions

We’ll be looking at different casestudies from all levels and every time you’ll be asked to formulate your advice

What is the cause of the problem? Are the fundamentals established? How is the balance? What needs to be improved first and how?

I’ll then share my advice so you can check if we’re on the same page.

*** Gold members are allowed to send in videos of their own students as casestudies. ***

Monthly Live Online Expert Sessions

Every month an online workshop is given by an expert from a different field.

Consider didactics, mental skills, management, veterinary aspects, etc.

All the up-to-date knowledge you need as a top trainer!

Feature on our New Trainer's Search Page

Once you have been a member for a year, you will receive an online test. If you pass that test, you will be placed on the special trainer page.

Dressage riders can use this page to find a suitable trainer in their area. 

Monthly Training Videos

Every month we’ll add a training video that dives into a specific subject. 

Besides that, you’ll also get access to my entire training program. 

Connect with like-minded Trainers in the RS Community

Get support from other dressage trainers. Share your challenges and casestudies and learn from each other.

You're never done learning.

If you want to be a top trainer, you need to take it seriously and invest in yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Trainer’s Club covers dressage trainers who are just starting out all the way to trainers who teach and have students at Grand Prix Level. 

No problem, you’re still welcome to join the Trainer’s Club as it will be very educational.

Although we do advice to choose the Silver Membership in that case and not the Gold Membership.

That depends on the Membership you choose. You have the option to choose between a quarterly or a yearly membership. 

You're invited to the...

Trainer's Club

Continuous self development with like-minded dressage trainers who value the basic principles of dressage.

"Rien’s no nonsense approach to training resonates with me and I hope to share it with others too."
Hijmne Jordan
USA
"I'm proud to be in the Trainer's Club! The start has been great with very good and inspiring expert sessions. I really look forward to this journey."
Charlotta Gauffin
Sweden

This is for you if...

No more doubts through a structured training method

When you teach someone, you have to formulate an action plan in a short time.

With my structured training method you will have a system to easily and quickly determine what needs to be improved and how.

No more doubts about what the right approach might be. 

Training Method based on Classical Principles

The 3 pillars
of the Trainer's Club

#1. Improve your skills

Train your eye and be able to differentiate between the symptoms and the cause of riding problems. 

And know what steps to take to solve riding problems all the way up to Grand Prix Level.

#2. Connect with like-minded trainers

Get support from other dressage trainers. Share your challenges and casestudies and learn from each other.

#3. Get more exposure

We often get questions from dressage riders if we know any trainers with the same philosophy in their area. 

That’s why we’re dedicating a special page to list all the trainers from the Trainer’s Club. 

There’s one condition to guarantee quality: you have to pass the online exam you’ll get after being a member for one year.

About
Rien van der Schaft

Over the years, Rien has trained many horses and riders to the highest level with an honest and logical training method, based on classical principles.

Rien has been the national team coach of Finland and the Netherlands. And trains students from all over the world.

As a rider, Rien has been a member of the Dutch dressage team and has participated in several international Championships, like the World Championship and European Championships. 

What will you get as a Member of the Trainer's Club?

Monthly Live Online 'Train the Eye' Sessions

We’ll be looking at different casestudies from all levels and every time you’ll be asked to formulate your advice

What is the cause of the problem? Are the fundamentals established? How is the balance? What needs to be improved first and how?

I’ll then share my advice so you can check if we’re on the same page.

*** Gold members are allowed to send in videos of their own students as casestudies. ***

Monthly Live Online Expert Sessions

Every month an online workshop is given by an expert from a different field.

Consider didactics, mental skills, management, veterinary aspects, etc.

All the up-to-date knowledge you need as a top trainer!

Feature on our New Trainer's Search Page

Once you have been a member for a year, you will receive an online test. If you pass that test, you will be placed on the special trainer page.

Dressage riders can use this page to find a suitable trainer in their area. 

Monthly Training Videos

Every month we’ll add a training video that dives into a specific subject. 

Besides that, you’ll also get access to my entire training program. 

Connect with like-minded Trainers in the RS Community

Get support from other dressage trainers. Share your challenges and casestudies and learn from each other.

You're never done learning.

If you want to be a top trainer, you need to take it seriously and invest in yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Trainer’s Club covers dressage trainers who are just starting out all the way to trainers who teach and have students at Grand Prix Level. 

No problem, you’re still welcome to join the Trainer’s Club as it will be very educational.

Although we do advice to choose the Silver Membership in that case and not the Gold Membership.

That depends on the Membership you choose. You have the option to choose between a quarterly or a yearly membership. 

Join the Trainer's Club!

Get direct access!

Seats for the Gold Membership are limited!

👇👇👇

Silver Membership

89
54 Monthly Membership
  • Access to all the Monthly Live Online 'Train the Eye' Sessions
  • Access to all the Monthly Live Expert Sessions
  • Access to Monthly Training Videos ánd From Basics to Grand Prix
  • Featured on the Trainer's Search Page (when you pass the yearly test)
  • Access to the Community with Like-minded Trainers

Gold Membership

119
69 Monthly Membership
  • All from the Silver Membership
  • Send in your own Casestudies of your Students for the 'Train the Eye' Sessions
Limited Seats

Ready to become a top trainer?

Join the Trainer's Club!

Get direct access!

Seats for the Gold Membership are limited!

👇👇👇

Silver Membership

89
54 monthly
  • Access to all the Monthly Live Online 'Train the Eye' Sessions
  • Access to all the Monthly Live Expert Sessions
  • Access to Monthly Training Videos ánd From Basics to Grand Prix
  • Featured on the Trainer's Search Page (when you pass the yearly test)
  • Access to the Community with Like-minded Trainers

Gold Membership

119
69 monthly
  • All from the Silver Membership
  • Send in your own Casestudies of your Students for the 'Train the Eye' Sessions
Limited Seats