30 Days to Round Challenge 2.0

2023 Version

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Meet the most effective program to get your horse on the bit.

Do you feel like you’re kicking, pulling, and getting Zero Reaction?

Your trainer keeps shouting that your horse needs to be rounder. Your hands and shoulders are hurting, your legs are squeezing, but it seems the harder you try, the more stiff and tense your horse gets! Every ride just feels like a pulling match and you can’t figure out what aids to give to get the round soft frame that you know your horse is capable of!

Don’t worry- riding is hard, I know exactly how you feel and I have just the solution for you.

I’m Amelia Newcomb and I’ve trained thousands of horses and riders. I’ve learned that if you break things down in a way that your horse can actually understand, your horse will become a willing partner and you will develop a relationship based on understanding and trust. When your horse is round they will relax and use their body correctly allowing you to control and maneuver them with ease ! This is exactly what I am going to teach you in the 30 Days to Round Challenge”

Is this you?

  • You're sick of hearing that your horse needs to get round.
  • Your horse throws its head in the air and rips the reins out out of your hand.
  • It won’t stop, turn, or go where you want.
  • Your horse is stiff, sore, and cranky. You spend thousands on a chiropractor and vet.
  • Your horse is tense and distracted.
  • You and your horse are really frustrated – you feel like crying.
  • The kicking and pulling just isn’t working.
  • You’re ready to quit!
  • You're telling yourself, "There has to be a better way!"

Yes, then get ready to transform your ride!

Real Riders, Real Horses.

  • Thousands of riders around the globe have seen amazing results from this program. These riders are just like you! 30 Days from now, you could be showing off your transformations too!
  • When you know how to break things down and actually teach your horse how to get round, you will be amazed at what you can do!
  • Horses are never intentionally disobedient. If you can’t get your horse round it’s because you’re not asking in a way they can understand.
  • Fair warning – training horses is not easy. It takes consistency and grit. But I know how determined you are!
  • And when you enter the challenge you could win cold hard cash! The top 3 transformations will share the $10,000 purse.
  • You can transform your horse that is inverted, above the bit, hollow, tense and stiff, into one that it supple and soft!

Enroll today and get instant access!

With over 40 Training Videos and a 25+ page downloadable PDF that you can take with you anywhere, you are set up for success. Inside the PDF you get:

  • The Fundamental Exercises – The basics & theory of roundness
  • Groundwork for Connection – Teach your horse to accept the bit from the ground
  • Intermediate Exercises – Establish roundness throughout your ride
  • Advanced Exercises – Develop connection and throughness

You also get:

  • Contact & Connection Webinar Attend LIVE on September 17th at 12pm PT to learn the 'why' and 'how' to get your horse round. This session is recorded for your convenience.
  • Lifetime Access Once it's yours-it's yours! Always have access to the material in the course. (Note: Competition & Support is only 30 days)
  • 24/7 Support In the exclusive Facebook group, you get access to Amelia and her team to answer ANY questions you have! Post your videos and we will help!
  • USDF Accredited Receive credits from the United States Dressage Federation. These can be used as prerequisites for the USDF Instructor/Trainer Program, Certificate, and Diploma Programs.
  • Community Join the amazing community of supportive riders and students who are working through the exercises just like you!
  • Equine Love We do anything for our horses, this challenge will make your horse happier and healthier when you teach them to correctly use their topline. Your horse will thank you.

All that combines, and you'll learn how to:

  • Get your horse on the bit
  • Teach your horse to work through their topline
  • Engage the hind end
  • Have a supple and soft contact with the mouth
  • Show your horse how to relax so you can have more fun!
  • And More!

Here's how it works:

Start the Challenge Sept 15th by submitting your ‘before’ video. Then review the learning material. Join the Facebook group, and participate in LIVE Q&As, mini-challenges, and more! At the end of the 30 days, submit an ‘after’ video. Our judges will review the videos, select the riders with the top transformations and award CASH prizes.

The top 7 transformations will share the $10,000 purse.

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $2,500

3rd Place: $1,500

4th-7th Place: $250 each

In addition, you can win Amelia Swag during the competition by participating in the weekly mini-challenges in the Facebook group and showcasing your exceptional sportsmanship & determination.


Get started now!

Your Instructor

Amelia Newcomb
Amelia Newcomb

As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn, to love your ride!"

Amelia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of riding, horses and dressage. She has trained numerous horses and riders from Training Levels to the Grand Prix. Dressage is hard and she loves the challenge of educating riders and horses. Amelia has a clear understanding of rider position, how to ride a horse and train the movements.

Unlike many top riders, Amelia was NOT a natural talent and fell off so many times in her early riding days that her instructor nearly told her parents she should quit riding! Perseverance, love of all horses, and determination, not innate talent, is what made Amelia into the rider and horsewoman that she is today. Amelia is incredibly grateful to all the teachers who have helped her on this journey especially Joh Hinnemann, Christine Traurig, Sue Martin, Larry Fleming and Julie Barringer-Richers and of course the thousands of horses she's ridden including Geronimo, Trump, and Harvey.

Amelia enjoys helping each individual student and horse find harmony, trust, and balance. "Nothing is more rewarding than watching one of my students glide harmoniously around the ring together with their horse! This makes my heart soar!" says Amelia.

Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S.A. on the international circuit and loves training her three horses, Harvey, Kensington and Luigi in Los Angeles, CA. Amelia has her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, She is the winner of the prestigious USEF Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize and a member of the USEF Dressage Development Program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the challenge start and finish?
The challenge ‘officially’ starts on September 15th 2023, but as soon as you purchase you get lifetime access and can get started! And the sooner you start the more of a leg up you’ll have on the competition! The Challenge ends on Sunday October 15th 2023 at 11:55pm PST.
How long do I have access to this challenge?
You will have lifetime access to the material! While the competition itself and the guided live feedback is only during the competition period (ending Oct 15th 2023). You will always have access to the material to keep working away at it!
What are the prizes?
We have cash prizes totaling $10,000 USD plus additional giveaways of Amelia Merchandise!  1st Place: $5,000 USD 2nd Place: $2,500 USD 3rd Place: $1500 USD 4th-7th Place: $250 USD
Is my horse too young? Too old?
No. This program is perfect for teaching a young horse to accept the bit and it will also help to get an older horse rounder and softer.
How much will we be working with our horses?
Consistency is key to getting a big transformation. If you only ride a lesson horse 1-2 times a week you will still see results by joining this challenge. But the more you work with your horse the better they will be, we recommend 4-5 times a week. Remember though, this is quality over quantity. Every session doesn't have to be a long one (sometimes it's only 10 min!) and it's important to listen to your horse.
What if I want to enroll but don't want to participate in the challenge or submit my videos?
No problem at all! This can be a challenge with yourself! Last year several students didn't submit transformation videos due to life constraints and still expressed value in the program.
How do I know if this challenge is right for me?
This course is designed for horses and riders of ALL levels. Whether you are a beginner rider just learning, or you are an FEI rider, suppleness, thoroughness and connection is something you're always working on.
What if I am a beginner rider just starting out? I won't be competitive.
This challenge is designed for riders and trainers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or riding FEI, you can still be competitive in this challenge. Winners are selected based on how much they have improved compared to the start of the challenge. Not who is the best overall.
How do you determine who wins?
To put it simply: Who ever improves the most, WINS! Our panel of judges reviews and compares your beginning and end videos and uses the following categories to judge: Groundwork, Gaits, Impulsion, Submission, Rider Position & Seat, and Participation.
What if I don't have the time right now?
You should still join as we only do this challenge once a year! While you need to find time to film & submit videos to be eligible for prizes, this challenge is chalk full of valuable information that you have LIFETIME access to that will save you time in the long run! And you can go through it whenever you want -and at whatever pace you want.
Does it come with Support?
Yes! From the time you join the challenge, to the end of the 30 days (October 15th 2023), you get access to myself and my team to ask questions, get advice, additional mini lectures, support sessions, review videos in the facebook group, and more!
What do I need to have to participate?
A sound and healthy horse ASTM approved riding helmet Bridle Snaffle bit Reins Optional: Side reins, rope halter, flag (bitless options are also acceptable)
Do I need to be on Facebook?
No.  You don't need to be on Facebook.  You can download all of the educational content to your phone. If you have a question or want to join a LIVE session we recommend joining Facebook! This will allow you to ask questions, share videos, successes, and more! It's also where we'll be posting supporting videos and mini lectures. If you don't have facebook, I would suggest joining just for this challenge.
How do we go about submitting videos?
We want everything to be fair for everyone. A few days before your 'before' videos are due, you will get a codeword that say at the beginning of your video to 'date' it. The 'after' codeword will be released near the end of the challenge. Full instructions on filming and uploading videos are available in the course. I have a great tech support team and I never want technology to hold you back from improving your riding.
What if I took the challenge in 2022?
I encourage you to take it again! Not only will you get another chance to improve your riding & win cash- but I’ve added new content to the challenge as well! And don’t forget you’ll get more opportunities to get support from my team and I.

Get started now!