Walk N Style Academy


Walk N Style and its creators Denise Bader and Nicole Carswell Tolle are dedicated to creating an education based environment and success driven series of programs through the Academy from which all participants can benefit on both a personal and professional level.

Mission Statement

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he mission of Walk N Style Academy is to provide an educational environment where instructors, trainers, and any individual desiring to be knowledgeable in the Tennessee Walking Horse can communicate and share knowledge, techniques and experiences. We welcome participants from all backgrounds including other gaited breeds!

The Academy is in place to build knowledge and provide support for those endorsing WNS and in agreement with its processes and techniques.

 

TRAINING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Trainerin Certification Program is designed to recognize individuals who are capable of training the Tennessee Walking Horse utilizing methods and techniques established within our program. While individual style will be encouraged, program goals are to:

 

While staying true to the fact that the Tennessee Walking Horse was created and bred to cover the most amount of ground in a single stride while giving a smooth ride, and demonstrating headshake and brilliance of carriage. WALK N STYLE will adhere to those basic principles of performance when training individuals toward certification.

To join the WNS Program is to join a TEAM dedicated to the positive progression of the Tennessee Walking Horse as a breed and legitimate athlete. Our goal is to produce a consistent group of training minded riders known for skill and understanding in the development of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

LEVEL FORMAT


 

WALK N STYLE LLC provides a training format involving round pen work, starting colts, developing young horses under saddle, and maintaining the aged horse 5 and over.

 

ALL CERTIFIED TRAINERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 10 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION WITH A PROFESSIONAL WITHIN THEIR DISCIPLINE EACH YEAR.

CERTIFICATION COSTS TRAINING:

All Three Levels: $5000


Instruction CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Instruction Certification Program is designed to recognize individuals who are capable teaching the Tennessee Walking Horse utilizing methods and techniques established within our program. While individual style will be encouraged, program goals are to:


Instruction Certification will encompass 3 levels:
01

Instruction Certification Level 1 mechanical stage

Level 1 Certification includes:

01

Helmet Fit and Equipment Knowledge

02

Safety horse and rider team

Evaluate the pair for safety and work ability


04

Rider Position

Aids

05

Rein handling

Concept of collection


07

Beginners, intermediate and average students


09

ILevels of Progressions (instinctive riding, automatic and mechanical)


11

Bandaging (the different divisions)

 
All WNS clinics and expo appearances are available for participation and trainers and instructors are encouraged to attend and work. WNS encourages you to utilize your hours with professionals as an opportunity to network and make new professional colleagues.

CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS:

  • WILL BE EDUCATED ON BASIC SADDLE FIT
  • ALL WNS EQUIPMENT WILL BE UTILIZED AND AVAILABLE TO CERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS
  • CERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO GAIN CREDITS TOWARD SADDLES AND OTHER EQUIPMENT THEY WANT THROUGH TRACKING SALES TO THEIR CLIENTS
  • IN PREPARATION FOR ALL NATIONAL EVENTS, WNS WILL LOCATE CERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THAT STATE AND PROMOTE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEM AT THE EVENT. THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE ALSO ASKED TO HELP IN THE BOOTH AND MEET AND GREET THE CROWD.
CERTIFICATION COSTS:

LEVEL 1: $2200

Benefit of a Discount by signing up for all divisions of the Trainer and Instructor Certifications.

2021CERTIFYING EVENTS


MAY Walk of Champions - 13th - 16th at Clear Springs Ranch in Fountain, Colorado, USA
JULY Walk of Champions - 15th - 18th in Kentucky, USA
OCTOBER TBA

Application Missouri

Walk of Champions

Flyer

Walk of Champions Fyler

Program

Walk of Champions Program

LEVEL 2 Instruction

automatic stage


Gaining this certification will involve shadowing Denise or Nicole at an event or at their home facility until other upper level Trainers are part of the program.


We will specify the area of the Instructors strength:


 
1
Build up system lessons structure
2
Equitation (Patterns)
3
Beginners, intermediate, average students (work with one of each)
4
Levels of Progressions
5
Saddleseat
6
English and Western discipline
7
Understand the variety of training equipment
8
Showmanship
9
Exercises (Rider)
10
Show Ring/Discipline rules basics
CERTIFICATION COSTS:

LEVEL 2: $2200

INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATION LEVEL 3

Level 3 Certification includes:

01

Beginners intermediate average students (Live Lessons choice exercises)

03

Be able to bring the student from the training mode to the finished mode


04

Pattern work upper level

06

Pick the exercise to improve the student


08

Saddle Fit


10

Make the great ride

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