Rider Position 2022

Get fit, ride better, in just 6 weeks

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“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

The Details

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!!!


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


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.


Course Curriculum



Hear what students say about the online courses!

"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. "

-Cindy

"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!

— Lori

"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."
-Jan Robia

"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! ❤️ "

-Tiffany Brown

Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Any new or added material will also be available and you can go back to study the material anytime!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Am I at the right level for this course?
This course is designed for horses and riders of ALL levels. Whether you are a beginner Dressage rider just learning about Dressage, or you are an FEI rider, you must constantly be working on improving and perfecting your position. Rider position is what defines good riding. It's never too late to start working on your position!
What if I can't keep up with the course?
The material in this course will be available forever. So don't worry if you don't have the time right now to keep up with the material. You can go through the material at your own pace AND you will have access to any updates that are made for the course in the future!
How do I receive the content?
The content is released every week after you enroll for 6 weeks. You will get a notification email direct to your inbox. After the 6 weeks ends, you will still be able to view the material!

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