Infuse your Training with the Ritterize Membership -
Your monthly "infusion" of Ritter Learning
Whether you are...
You've taken a few free challenges or watched a few videos but not quite ready to dive in ALL the way yet
Perhaps you are in the middle of, or between, Ritter Courses and looking to keep the progress going.
What can I say? you just want it all!!! (we know who you are!)
This is so much more than JUST a membership!
(So, then what is it?)
This is THE place for riders who love their horses, want to do GOOD work, and want to enjoy the entire journey with hundreds of other riders just like them AND get access to the tools, strategies, and trainings that will help you to get on track and stay on track.
It’s more time with Thomas and Shana, the Ritter team, and our incredible community of riders all over the world.
Access to unique exercises, step-by-step masterclass trainings, mindset trainings, and hot seat coaching sessions designed to help you continue to make steady, reliable progress in your training.
It’s an amazing ecosystem of trainers, teachers, and other riders all committed to helping you and your horse succeed and get results wherever you are in your riding journey.
And, even more profoundly, it’s about tapping into the collective knowledge and how-how of the best Ritter community around to deepen your understanding of the materials, concepts and to help you actually become the rider who aspire to be.
And it’s not just more of Thomas and Shana
(although it is that, too!)
You’ll hear from the others in the Ritter Community who are in the thick of it every day applying these principles to their training with their horses and getting crazy awesome results.
Here is what you can look forward to each month…
One New Riding Exercise each month with Q&A.
Each of our exercises are biomechanically designed to help your horse develop his balance, straightness, suppleness, engagement, and throughness. But it can get boring if you find yourself getting stuck in a rut of only doing the same, old exercises over and over. At some point, you feel the need for some variety and inspiration, so each month we bring you a new exercise to add to your repertoire. We will explain not only what to do and what the exercise accomplishes in the training, but how you can ride it in a way that will be best suited for your horse right now. We teach you how to modify the exercise to make it easier or harder, depending upon what your horse needs, and we teach you how to embellish the exercise to bring other elements in. We also teach you how to trouble-shoot the various problems that you may encounter with the exercise. With these in mind, you set yourself and your horse up for the best possible results. These exercises are sure to become some of your favourite go-to’s! We teach each exercise in a live training followed by Q&A, and every training is always recorded.
One Group Coaching Hot seat each month.
Feedback is VITAL to making progress. We have seen this time and time again in our courses. The riders who regularly ask questions and get feedback on their riding videos are the ones that excel in their training. So we are now adding this element into EOTM. A Hot Seat session enables us to watch videos that the community has submitted, and we give feedback, tips, and help troubleshoot any problems that came up. This all happens on a Live Zoom webinar, they are always recorded so you can watch later, and you can learn through watching others EVEN if you do not submit your own videos (but we encourage you to, if you can!).
Mindset Trainings each month.
Sometimes we are so deeply immersed in our issues with our horse that we cannot see the forest for the trees. And to make matters worse, we often can’t see the road blocks and limiting beliefs which are holding us back. This is where Sandy will be jumping in! She will be making sure that you do NOT get in your own way. She will help you to get on track, stay on track, and keep moving forward so that you can have the breakthroughs you so desperately want in your riding. If you’re not progressing, we are going to help you figure out why. Because when you implement what you are learning with the added support from our amazing team and our incredible community… success usually follows. As always, all trainings are recorded so you can benefit whether you attend live or watch the replay.
2 (or more) additional Trainings each month.
These can vary from masterclasses on topics like timing of the aids, shoulder-in, piaffe training, and long-reining. Interspersed throughout these are occasional commentary videos where we watch a recording of a famous rider or trainer and break down what is happening, what we see, and what you can learn by watching them! Variety stimulates learning and ideas! All trainings are always recorded, so you can watch as many times as you need and return to them whenever helpful.
The Ritterize Community.
Learning to ride can sometimes get lonely, particularly if you live in a non-Dressage area or feel like you’re the only rider at your barn who wants to train in a way aligned with Ritter values. But having the support of like-minded people who “get it” makes a world of difference. You may have already experienced (and fallen in love with) our generous and exuberant community in our other courses or challenges. They are a group of riders all over the world, committed to their and their horse’s progress, soundness, and happiness. Now you will be able to keep that awesomeness year-round, regardless of which course is in session, by tapping into our amazing Ritterize community. In this private, members-only community, you’ll have an amazing ecosystem of peers, trainers, assistant trainers, team members, and of course Thomas and Shana to help you make your riding goals a reality. (Formerly called EOTM)
Every single exercise and training since the membership started in 2017 is stored in the Vault and you will have access to ALL of it. Coming soon: new categorisation system so you can locate different trainings based on topic or level of difficulty (for horse AND for rider!). There is so much in here - you will never, ever be at a loss of something new and interesting to implement into your training!
Your Ritterize Membership includes:
One Exercise Live Training with Q&A each month
One Group Coaching Hot seat each month
One Mindset Training each month
2 (or more) additional Trainings each month
The Ritterize Community
The Extensive Archive of Exercises, Mindset Trainings, and Masterclasses
Total Value: €4685
All this for only €29,90/ per month
or Annual €299/year (2 months FREE)
* other currencies available! Click the button for options.
🗝 Less than the cost of even a "medicore" riding lesson
🗝 Less than a pair of Roeckl riding gloves
🗝 Less than a chiropractic or massage treatment for your horse (or yourself!)
🗝 Less than a hoof trimming or pair of new shoes for your horse
🗝 Less than a one month supply of joint supplements
🗝 Less than auditing a weekend riding clinic
🗝 Less than a daily "short" coffee at Starbucks (their cheapest option)
LESS THAN €1 PER DAY!
So, are you ready to get Ritterized?
It has been so interesting watching the Olympic rides unfold this year, and we thought a discussion about some of the rides would be the PERFECT focus for the Ritterize Membership. So… for the next two months we will do multiple bonus sessions where we watch (together) and discuss some of the Olympic rides. To keep it on theme, the exercise for August is called “The Olympic Rings”! We had some fun with this one, and we think you will, too.
The three riders we have selected for August are Carl Hester from the UK, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl from Germany, and Rodrigo Torres from Portugal. We will meet live and watch the video together. We will pause the video to point out what we see, comment on various notable aspects, and answer questions. Catherine McCrum will be joining us for the first one featuring Carl Hester.
p.s. if you missed any of the previous months’ focused trainings on topics like the Shoulder-in, Haunches in, and Turn on the Haunches, you can find the recordings in the Membership platform.
August 2021 Schedule:
🏅August Exercise “Olympic Rings” - Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 8:00pm GMT+1 (London/Lisbon timezone)
🏅“Olympic Rings” Exercise Hot Seats - Friday, August 27, 2021 at 8:00pm GMT+1 (London/Lisbon timezone)
🏅Bonus 1 - Carl Hester from the UK - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 6:00pm GMT+1 (London/Lisbon timezone)
🏅Bonus 2 - Jessica von Bredow-Werndl from Germany - Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 6:00pm GMT+1 (London/Lisbon timezone)
🏅Bonus 3 - Rodrigo Torres from Portugal - Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6:00pm GMT+1 (London/Lisbon timezone)
🏅Mindset with Sandy “Ladder of Commitment: improving consistency in training” - Friday, August 20, 2021 at 6:00pm GMT+1 (London/Lisbon timezone)
Wait. I've got questions.
Yep, we thought so. We've got answers right here!
What is the difference between Ritterize Membership and EOTM?
What is the difference between a Ritter Course and the Ritterize Membership?
Will I still have access to my Ritter Courses if I join Ritterize?
How does this fit into the courses I am already taking?
Will I have access to Thomas and Shana?
I haven’t taken a Ritter course yet. Is this really right for me?
How long is the commitment?
What if I ride Western or bitless?
What if I can't watch the training sessions live?
I have a non-typical horse breed for Dressage (Icelandic, TWH, Quarter Horse, Standardbred, etc.) Can I still do this membership?
What equipment do I need?
Do I need any special program or software?
What’s the cancellation policy?
How do I sign up? What if I have payment problems?
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