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. 

In 1979 Randi trademarked Horse and Rider Awareness™ Programs which include,  Horse and Rider AwarenessLadies Horse Society, How to Market Your Horse Business,  Dressage Instructors, Jumping InstructorsMovers and Shakers of the Horse World and Horse Expert Witness Consultant.

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 speaking at the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games, the Horse World Expo, the Certified Horsemanship Certification Assn. International Conferences, (for riding instructors), the International Society of Rider Biomechanics, the Massachusetts 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.

Randi Thompson is currently a Master Clinician and 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 has attended numerous programs and clinics with world class trainers in Dressage, Hunters/Jumpers, Judging and Riding Instruction. 

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

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 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
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Randi was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games.


Featured Speaker  Horse World Expo 


The 2017 Dressage Instructors Seminar  Sept 12-15th 2017


Speaker  2016, 2017 

Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference


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



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


Randi Thompson 2015 International Equestrian Trailblazer


Randi was honored 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


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