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.

As Randi grew into her professional horse career, her experience extended from pleasure riding to barrel racing, western pleasure, saddle seat, gaited horses (flat-shod Tennessee Walkers and Paso Fino’s), hunters/jumpers and dressage. Along the way, Randi developed her own ideas as well as working with, teaching, and judging with some of the top trainers in the horse world. In 1979 she trademarked “Horse and Rider Awareness™”. Now she is known as a trainer's trainer, teaching and inspiring riders, instructors and trainers of all breeds and styles of riding.

Professional Background

Randi Thompson 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.

Her method-the Horse and Rider Awareness® program—has received national recognition including being choosen as a 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer (24 horse professionals from around the world) and headlining with presentations at the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, the Certified Horsemanship Certification Assn. International Conference, (for riding instructors) the Mass. and Ohio Equine Affaire’s, (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.

There are now over 1000 Horse and Rider Awareness videos on Youtube that follow the training process of our featured riders and their horses over the years. Now you can see what they did to reach the level that they are at now. Please subscribe to our Youtube channel at: Randi Thompson Live.

Randi Thompson is a Master Instructor 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 (you have this link) 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 "L" judge training programs from the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation and Jumpers where she judged at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida, for four years. She also attended the “L” USDF (U.S. Dressage Federation) judges program.

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


Randi ThompsonNow you can experience Randi's simple, yet amazing "Horse and Rider Awareness" exercises that will connect you with your horse quickly and safely.

Learn proven techniques that have been tested on 1000's of horses and riders.

The Horse Club is now forming! Join our monthly subscription program designed for riding instructors, horse trainers and those who would like to be. Each month we will focus on one topic. This includes a webinar and a Q and A session so that everyone is kept up to speed on the progress we will be following. Enroll in one the HARA Club today!

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Awarded the coveted “Master Instructor” for the Certified Horsemanship Association English, Jumping, Western. July 17th 2016

The 2015 Rider Biomechanics International Teacher Training Symposium featured Randi Thompson

Contact Randi today to book her for speaking at your event

Randi Thompson 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer

Randi Thompson was honored with being chosen as a 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer! This honor is for those in the equestrian world who have contributed greatly and make an impact in the horse industry all over the world. Watch Randi's interview HERE.

Randi Thompson featured in Sidelines April 2014

Read the Sidelines feature on Randi here

In April 2015, Randi Thompson was featured in the popular equestrian publication, Sidelines. Would you like to feature Randi in your publication? Contact her today!

In the Spotlight

Susan Faulkner Evans on Darrien. USDF Region 1 Championships, Intermediate 1. 3rd place. Check out their winning ride here: Region Champions. Susan and Darrien

Susan Faulkner Evans and Beau. USDF Region Champions. 2nd level. 8th place. (This was their 6th show showing at 2nd level!) Check out their winning ride: Region Championships. Susan and Beau

Congratulations to Susan Faulkner Evans and Mission Point USDF Dressage Finals 2013 AA Training Level Championship. 4th place 70.20 percent (under 3 judges)

Check out their winning USDF Finals ride by clicking here.

Camille Beatty Regional Winner

This is Camille Beatty who rides 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.

Check out their winning Regional ride by clicking here.