Get the perfect connection
in just 4 steps

Reach the highest level without getting stuck

The DressagePro Academy is trusted by 5.000+ riders from over 35 countries

The DressagePro Academy is trusted by 5.000+ riders from over 35 countries

Get the perfect connection

Reach the highest level without getting stuck

This is for riders that...

don’t want to force their horse into a “round frame”. 

It’s for riders that want to reach the highest level without compromising the health of their horse.

Meet your trainer:
Rien van der Schaft

He has over 40 years of experience and produced many horses to Grand Prix level.

Based on classical principles, his method is known all over the world for being very logical and friendly towards the horse.

Professional & Personal Guidance

Rien van der Schaft will help you to reach your full potential, and a team of support heroes are available to assist you.

Join the Live Q&A’s and send videos for feedback.

Easy to follow videos &
suitable for all levels

The training consists of a logical, step-by-step, approach and that works for all horses! Suitable for young. novice horses, as well as schooled horses that compete at a higher level.

What you get in the DressagePro Academy

The Three Basic Principles
Training #1

The Three Basic Principles

Create the right foundation for your horse.

🗸 Establish a good connection
🗸 Improve forwardness and impulsion
🗸 Discover which phase of training you’re in
The Circle of Energy
Training #2

The Circle of Energy

Get a connection from back to front.

🗸 Get a forward-downward motion in your connection
🗸Learn how to keep the energy you create within your horse
🗸 Get a more stable connection
Straighten your Horse
Training #3

Straighten your Horse

Improve symmetry in your horse.

🗸 Establish an equal connection on two reins
🗸 Prevent injury by resolving the asymmetry in your horse’s body
🗸 Get exercises to improve your horse’s left-right balance
Towards Horizontal Balance
Training #4

Towards Horizontal Balance

Get a more carrying instead of driving horse.

🗸 Improve your horse’s balance
🗸 Learn how your horse can carry itself more from the back
🗸 Find out how to start collecting without tension
Confirming the Horizontal Balance
Training #5

Confirming the Horizontal Balance

A clear way to teach your horse to collect

🗸 Get exercises for even more collection
🗸 Learn how to ride extended gaits
🗸 Discover how to make simple and flying changes
The Step to the Highest Level
Training #6

The Step to the Highest Level

Teach your horse the exercises, such as piaffe, passage and pirouettes.

🗸 Discover what the first steps are towards piaffe and passage
🗸 Achieve the highest possible collection with your horse
🗸 Improve the balance with exercises such as halbe tritte, pirouettes, piaffe and passage

More than 5,000 riders from over 35 countries went before you.

Share your thoughts and experiences in our community. Your fellow equestrians will be there for you!

They can do it, and so can you!

EXTRA: Get the Connection Challenge

Yup, that’s right! Improving your connection within just 7 days.

When you join, you'll get this Challenge for fREE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find the most frequent questions and answers. Do you have another question? Let us know in the chat below!

We’ve got riders and horses of all levels, people that visit riding schools, riders with green horses, all the way up to Grand Prix riders. However, to get the most out of this training, it will be useful if you have some basic knowledge about horse riding and dressage, but it’s not required.

Big chance it does. Rien’s method respects the way in which horses learn and it’s developed in a way that your horse’s body will become stronger over time. He has been training horses for over 45 years and he’s never encountered a horse on which his method didn’t work.

However, not all horses have the same level of talent, so sometimes it can take longer for one horse than for the other to improve his level. But Rien says that every horse can give you a good feeling and it doesn’t matter how much talent he has.

Nope, this is a 12-month program. You’ll pay in once or in 12 installments. This course ends automatically after one year.

Any doubts? We’re always more then happy to help you out! You can either join the Live Q&A’s with Rien or email us at

Get Direct Access to the DressagePro Academy

Get Rien's training Program for €299 Or choose the 12 installments of Only €29