ST Mastery student Astrid van der Laan from South Africa passed Riding 1 with her mare Annie and with that Touchstone, she has passed all 5 Touchstones in Grade 1 in the ST Evaluation Program!
Astrid has a beautiful STory to share about finding Straight Training with her previous horse, Djinni, meeting Marijke in 2016, and her growth and insights since then with her new horses, Annie and Navi, along with how the ST Academy has helped her on her ST journey:
ST Instructor Zaneta Georgiades passed Riding 4 in the ST Evaluation Program with her gelding Delightful, and with that Touchstone, she passed all 5 Touchstones in Grade 4!
Well done Zaneta & Delightful! Congratulations!
Zaneta started with Straightness Training in 2012, and although her talent gave her a head start, it’s the combination of her hunger, heart and hard work that has been the predominant factor in her success in ST. In general, “ST only works when you do”, especially if you are partnering with an Irish Sports horse x Thoroughbred that is born to push and run fast. But it’s Zaneta’s strength that she doesn’t use anything as an excuse and never makes up a story why she can’t have things. Zaneta’s strong believe in Delightful, and her heartfelt dedication to helping him to become the best version of himself brought her all the way up to the Grade 4 Graduation, which is a fantastic result!
And this is what Zaneta had to say about her inspiring Grade 4 Journey: Read More..