Rider Position Masterclass
“Only a rider in the correct position can give the correct aids.” The number one thing YOU can focus on and correct if you want to improve your riding is your position. The good news is that you don’t have to buy a new fancy horse to work on your position and now is the perfect time to work on and correct your bad riding habits.
- Do you have trouble sitting the trot?
- Do you struggle to canter your horse?
- Are you crooked in the saddle?
- Are your hands unsteady?
- Are you riding through body pain?
- Feeling like your body won't cooperate with your brain
- Struggling to improve because you don't have enough riding time
- Ineffective and unable to communicate your aids with your horse
- Feeling like you might be getting too old to ride
If yes, this course is for you!! At the end of this masterclass you will be able to:
- Understand exactly what every single part of your body should be doing in the saddle
- Be more stable and straight while riding
- Increase your flexibility and able to absorb your horse's motion/movement
- Strengthen specifically targeted muscle groups to fix common rider faults
- Ability to "practice" riding and training your muscle memory while off your horse
- Learn specific exercises & work out to ride better
- Gain strategies to fix bad habits
This will be a 6 weeks (starting immediately upon enrollment) on correcting and perfecting your riding position! But it doesn't end after 6 weeks- this course content is yours forever! So you can keep taking the course over and over again!
Taught by main instructor Amelia Newcomb, this course is also co-taught with Stephanie Seheult, DPT who is part of an elite group of physical therapists recognized by the USEF to treat equestrian athletes.
This is a 6-week course and each week you get a lecture, new videos, worksheets, and exercises released to you covering riding theory, mounted exercises, biomechanics theory, physical therapy exercises, full-body workouts, and more!
Week 1: Riding Position Basics
Week 2: The Seat
Week 3: The Legs
Week 4: The Hands, Arms, and Shoulders
Week 5: Circles, Turns, and Lateral Work
Week 6: Asymmetric Riders and Final Wrap up
Other benefits of this Masterclass:
- Lifetime access
- 4 Pre-recorded pilates classes
- Ask questions at any time
- Community Support
- Receive 3.5 USDF Credits
- Your horse will thank you for making his job easier!
If you’re dedicated to improving your riding position this is the course for you! The course is designed to explain exactly how to move your body with the horse and effect your horse from the saddle. It also includes unmounted exercises to specifically strengthen and activate the muscles that are needed for riding. It is essential to exercise, strengthen, straighten, and stretch your body before your ride or on days you don't ride so that when you do get on, your body is ready to RIDE!!!
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.
PreviewPhysical Therapy: An Essential Part of Your Riding Position (5:04)
StartThe Dressage Rider Position Scale (9:12)
StartFitness and Habits
StartGet started: Full Body Workout for Equestrians (23:58)
StartHow your lifestyle impacts your riding (7:36)
StartListen via Podcast
"I recently participated in Amelia Newcomb's 6-Week Dressage Rider Position Masterclass. I would like to thank Amelia for a fun and easy-to-follow system which creates a new awareness in the flaws of rider position--no matter how long one has been riding.
Through the use of online lectures, videos, work sheets, and exercises (mounted and unmounted), I was able to isolate and focus on my body and where I lacked strength and stability in the saddle. So far I see improvement in myself and my horse's balance and straightness as well as his overall movement.
I highly recommend Amelia's course for anyone wanting to improve their riding. "
"Thank you very much for providing a wonderful course! This has been so informative and effective in problem solving for me. I really enjoyed this format of releasing the videos weekly. It gave me time to focus on that particular video in my riding so that I could become more aware of it in each ride. It allowed me to also build my own little checklist for my position!
I find that I now have a more positive dialogue with myself about my riding instead of "why cant I ...." . If I feel off, I walk regroup and try again to maintain the correct body alignment. Oh and well there was that comment from my trainer about how much straighter I was and so was my horse!
Thank you Amelia Newcomb for putting together a fabulous course. It is great to have a place to share ideas and know that you're not the only person who struggles!
"Your courses and online tutorials have helped me SO SO SO much. Yesterday, I had the best ride, probably ever. Looking in the mirrors, I could see that my hands were quiet and low; core strong; legs down from hips; thighs inward; hips moving toward my hands, following her motion and I could slow her trot with my seat rise/fall and by half-halting….. and more. It was a magic time of ease and happy conversation with my horse."
"Amelia has been a huge help to my riding. I was having a hard time finding quality, affordable, and consistent trainers near my home when I found Amelia online.
I began by taking her online 6-week course on Rider Position. The guidance and tips were presented in an excellent format that truly developed my seat and greatly improved my riding faster than any in-person lesson because I had to really focus and feel what we were doing.
Working at my own pace and the ability to ask questions has helped my riding tremendously. I can’t thank Amelia enough for getting my horse and I on a path to becoming a better rider and achieving all of my goals! ❤️ "