If you are a member of Dressage Mastery Academy already, and you have a question about your membership, click here to read through our frequently asked questions 🙂
1. Can I pause my account at any time to catch up?
If you need to catch up, you can downgrade to Dressage Insider ($19/month) which means you will continue to have access to all of your Dressage Mastery levels and give yourself time to catch up and master the previous months lessons. Simply email us at email@example.com and let us know you’d like to downgrade your membership and a member of our support team will confirm within 2 business days. You can of course restart Dressage Mastery at any time you like – just send us an email and we will set it all up!
2. How much is Dressage Mastery Academy?
Dressage Mastery Academy is currently $79 per month. Each module is 6 months long, and you can go as far or as little as you like through the program – there is no lock in contract.
3. How do I sign up to the Dressage Mastery Academy program?
To sign up to the program, CLICK HERE or go to the home page of the website https://www.dressagemastery.com and click on the ‘Join us’ button and fill out your details – you will receive all of your login information to the email address you provided (so make sure you triple check it is correct!) and you will have access to the first month of Module 1.
4. What do I get each month?
Each month you will be given access to the next month in your current module, as well as continuing to have access to every other month you have paid for up until that point, as long as you are a current member. Each module contains a video on the topic of the month, with Natasha explaining how the month’s German Training Scale and Rider Success Scale components intertwine together. We then take you out onto the arena with you see Natasha training a young horse and a higher level horse on that topic, as well as instructing another rider for the first time.
There is also an accompanying manual for you to work through and fill out for the month.
As a Dressage Mastery Academy member, you also have access to Dressage Insider (valued at $19/month) FREE as part of you membership.
5. Can I get the program in hard copy? My computer is old and slow, and I would prefer to watch the videos on the TV.
Dressage Mastery Academy is an online program. However, you can most certainly receive Dressage Mastery Academy in hard copy if you wish. The hard copy version is an extra $30 per month. Postage is free for Australian residents (Month 1 of each module is the exception, as we send you out a folder – this is an extra $50). International riders will just need to pay the postage charges, which we can calculate for you. If you would like more information on Dressage Mastery Academy in hard copy, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. How long do I have access to the months that I have paid for?
Dressage Mastery Academy is a subscription program, so as long as you are a current member you will have access to everything you have paid for so far. If you need to catch up, you can downgrade to Dressage Insider, which means you will continue to have access to all previous Dressage Mastery Academy levels while you catch up, as well as new Dressage Insider content each week.
7. English is not my first language – I am located overseas, but I do speak English well – will this program help me with my dressage riding?
Of course!! The ideas and techniques are universal. Everything is in English (Natasha is from Australia) including the manual and the videos, but the concepts are the same regardless of country or language.
8. Is the program available in other languages?
At this stage, Dressage Mastery Academy is only available in English. If you feel that the program would benefit from being translated into your language – we are open to volunteers to help translate it!
9. How will I stay motivated and supported throughout my dressage journey since this is an online program?
We have set up a private online Facebook community – the page is called “Dressage Mastery Academy”. If you wish to be a part of the Facebook group, simply search for the page “Dressage Mastery Academy” and request to be a part of the group. If your Facebook name is different to the one you registered when you signed up for Dressage Mastery Academy – just send through an email to email@example.com letting us know who you are, or send a message to “Your Riding Success”.
The Facebook group gives you access to other members of the program, so that you can swap stories, support and champion each other throughout the program. Natasha also posts regularly in the group, and you are the first people to have access to the next weeks Dressage Mastery TV 🙂
10. Do I pay $79 USD per month forever? Or is it just for 6 months?
No – you pay $79 per moth for as long as you wish to stay a member of Dressage Mastery Academy and feel that you are getting value from the program. There are 10 modules, each is 6 months long – so if you were to progress with the academy the whole way through to Grand Prix, you would be paying $79 per month for 5 years of content. However, we understand you may not progress as fast as the program, especially through the higher levels, so you can downgrade the program to catch up at any time throughout your journey, or cancel if you feel you have achieved your goals and do not wish to progress any further. Please Note: As this is a subscription program, if you cancel, you will no longer have access to Dressage Mastery Academy. If you would like to have continued access to all of the program you have received so far, you can downgrade to Dressage Insider for $19/month.
11. I am an Advanced/Level 4 dressage rider – can I purchase and start the academy from Module 6?
Yes, you can start the program at any stage you like – we do suggest you do the first 6 months (Module 1 – Mastery of the Basics) so that you understand the concepts that will be used in the advanced/level 4 module.
As of yet, only Module 1, 2, 3 & 4 are complete, and we are working on Module 5, as Natasha is using her Elementary/Second Level horse and an Medium/Third Level horse as a test subject that progresses through the levels – this is so that you don’t just see everything on a Grand Prix horse that has been there and done that and has all of the buttons – you also see it on a young horse just learning all of the movements. As she progresses with her young horse, so will Dressage Mastery Academy.
12. I love Natasha’s YouTube videos and learnings, but I think my money would be better spent on private lessons rather than an online program – would Dressage Mastery Academy be of any benefit to me?
We understand your apprehension about an online program – that’s why we have two levels of membership (Dressage Mastery Academy being the first one), with Dressage Insider at $19/month, which gives you either Natasha training one of her riders in dressage or barn secrets so that you can see what Natasha does behind the scenes running her successful dressage stable, so everyone can see how this program works, how Natasha teaches and conveys her wealth of dressage knowledge to you, and the learnings you do receive each month of the program.
With a private lesson from a coach on your horse, the lesson is gone once you have finished – whereas Dressage Mastery Academy gives you subscription access to the learnings, which you can go over and over again at your leisure.
13. Are my details secure?
Yes – Dressage Mastery Academy (and Your Riding Success) will not share any of your details with anyone. We keep your email address so that we can contact you, but this is not shared with any 3rd parties.
Dressage Mastery Academy uses a secure payment gateway – eWay – to process your transactions each month, so you can be confident that your details are kept private and will not be shared or compromised in any way.
We also use PayPal Payments Pro, which is a branch of PayPal used for businesses that have subscription products like Dressage Mastery Academy available.