A Girl and her Horse


Randi Thompson first discovered horses as a young girl where she rode bareback for years though the country sides of Minnesota. The horses in her life became her best friends and greatest teachers. It was the love of horses that inspired Randi on a journey that began with self discovery and personal growth and led to a career in the horse world where she inspires horse people worldwide.

Professional Background


Randi has been in the horse industry for over 40 years and has been teaching riding instructors, clinicians, trainers and riders easy, safe and fun techniques to connect them with their students or horses. Her Horse and Rider Awareness® techniques have been tested on 1000's of students and horses of all styles of riding and breeds of horse world. Randi has been featured in radio shows, horse publications, and more.  Randi is known as a  "trainer's trainer,"  teaching and inspiring riders, instructors and trainers of all breeds and styles of riding from around the world in horse and rider training techniques, business and marketing.


Her method-the Horse and Rider Awareness® program—has received national recognition including being honored as a 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer (24 horse professionals from around the world) and headlining with presentations at the 2018 World Equestrian Games/World Equine Expo,  Certified Horsemanship Certification Assn. International Instructors Conference, (for riding instructors), the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, the Mass. and Ohio Equine Affairs, (the largest equestrian events in the USA), Equine Extravaganza, the World Equestrian Games GEE, the U.S. Pony Club National Convention, the Florida Pet and Horse Expos, and many other regional and local equestrian events. She has also been a guest on nationally syndicated radio shows including: the "Horses in The Morning Show" "Stable Scoop" and "Horse Tip Daily" and "The Horse Show" with Rick Lamb. Randi is also an author who has been published by Horse Collaborative, Omega Fields, Foothills Riding Club (NC) North Carolina Horse News, Horse and Pony (Florida Edition), Florida Horseman Magazine: 'Flying Changes', Newsletter (Gold Coast Dressage, FL), equinesite.com and more.

Randi has attended numerous programs and clinics with world class trainers in Dressage, Hunters/Jumpers, Judging and Riding Instruction. She has also participated in three USDF Violet Hopkins National Dressage Instructor Programs. Ms. Thompson has also attended the USDF "L" judge training program. She also attended the United States Equestrian Federation "L" Judges Program in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation, and Jumpers including judging 3 years at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fl. 


Randi Thompson is currently a Master Instructor and Clinician with the Certified Horsemanship Association. She has also been certified as a Master Clinician Instructor with the Horsemanship Safety Assn where she was in charge of the Advanced Instructor Programs. Randi is also graduate of the Meredith Manor International Riding Centre


 Randi is the founder of the Jumping Instructors and Dressage Instructors Programs where she has joined with recognized USEF judges to provide educational programs for riding instructors. 

Check out her newest programs,  Ladies Horse Society Facebook Page    Ladies Horse Society Facebook Group/Community  and  Movers and Shakers of the Horse World. 


There are now over 1000 Horse and Rider Awareness videos on the Randi Thompson Live Youtube channel that feature the training process of featured riders and their horses (Amateur riders with horses who had training issues) over several years. 

Ms. Thompson also serves as a Horse Industry Expert Consultant and Witness. For more information click here.


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 The 2018 World Equine Expo/ FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon



Randi at the 2018 Pennsylvania Horse World Expo.  March 1st - 4th 




 Randi was a speaker at The 2107 Certified Horsemanship Assn. International Instructors Conference,  Kentucky Horse Park.



 The 2017 Dressage Instructors Seminar.  Hosted by the Tryon International Equestrian Center



 In 2016 Randi Thompson founded the Dressage Instructors Programs


and the Jumping Instructors Programs 


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 Randi Thompson earned the coveted "Master Instructor and Clinician" from the Certified Horsemanship Association (English/Jumping/Western)  July 17th, 2016


  The 2015 International Society of Rider Biomechanics Teaching Training Symposium featured Randi Thompson 



 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer


 Randi Thompson was honored by being selected as a 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer.  This honor is for those in the horse world who have contributed greatly and make and impact on the horse industry all over the world.  Watch Randi\'s interview here


Randi Thompson featured in Sidelines April 2014


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Would you like to feature Randi or any of her programs in your publication or show?  Contact her today! 


In the Spotlight 

Susan Faulkner Evans and Darrien.  USDF Region 1 AA Intermediate 1 Championships





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 Susan Faulkner Evans and Mission Point (Beau)  USDF National and Regional Winners


2013 USDF Dressage Finals. AA Training Level Championship.  70.20 %  4th of of 24 Regional Champions from around the USA

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Camille Beatty USDF Regional Winner


This is Camille Beatty riding Marco Polo. In their first year of Dressage competition they competed at the USDF Region 1 Championships. They came in 2nd for the Junior Rider Equitation and 3rd Place at the Junior Rider Training Level Championship Class.