The Art of Riding by Ylvie Fros presents:

2021 Online Masterclass

Training for

Harmony, Lightness, Happiness and Health with your horse

  • Learn how to train your horse in Academic GROUNDWORK and LONGEING

  • Learn how you can RIDE biomechanically correct

  • Learn to SEE how you and your horse move and where you can IMPROVE

  • Improve the RELATIONSHIP and COMMUNICATION with your horse

  • Structure your training to have FUN, SUCCESS and PROGRESS!

  • Share your journey with LIKEMINDED PEOPLE across the globe

  • Receive monthly PERSONAL COACHING both in theory and in practical lessons

About this Course:

  • 1 year Online Program

    The Masterclass “The Art of Riding” is a 1 year program for those who are seeking additional knowledge and experience to increase their groundwork, longeing and riding skills as well as deepening their understanding of and relationship with their horses

  • Monthly Theory Webinars

    Once a month, Ylvie will teach a live webinar of 45-90 minutes. Participants have the opportunity to ask live questions in the chat during the webinar. Webinars are open for replay during the rest of the year and can be viewed whenever and as often as you want. An example of topics that are discussed during the webinars: work from the ground, Longeing, Side movements, Bridles & reins, Half halts, Collection, Half steps & School gaits.

  • Online practical Lessons

    Included in the Online Masterclass are 10 online lessons of 30 minutes. This can be done in the form of calls/e-mails about prerecorded training sessions or Livestream lessons.

    Lessons can be scheduled individually on any moment that fits. Ylvie is guaranteed available on mondays between 9.30 and 12 CET, thursdays between 19.00-21.30 CET and once a month on a weekendday. With the participants permission, lessons are recorded and shared with the other participants in the Masterclass group.

  • Homework

    After each webinar you will receive some homework suggestions. These are optional. You can share your homework with the other participants via our Masterclass Online Facebook Group

  • BONUS: free access to Work from the Ground Module

    All participants who sign up for the 2021 Online Masterclass will receive an additional bonus: free access to the Online Module 'Work from the Ground". You also receive a 30 % (30 euro) discount on membership to each of Ylvie's other online modules.

Small Group,

Personal Contact


We work in a group of maximum 12 practical participants to ensure enough personal support and a proper, safe, group feeling among the participants. 

Monthly Payments


​You register via a  membership of 67 Euro per month, which includes your practical lessons, webinar participation, online support and access to the Work from the Ground Module. Your membership runs over 12 months and is automatically terminated afterwards.

Theory Participation possible!


You can also join the masterclass as a theory participant! You receive all above input except for the online practical lessons. Theory participants can register for a 24,95 euro monthly fee. Your membership runs over 12 months and is automatically terminated afterwards.

Monthly Cancellation possible!


​You register for the year, but if you have to discontinue your participation you can cancel your membership on a monthly basis

"When you know what to do and how to do it, 

the sky is the limit!" 

Ylvie Fros


Goals of the Masterclass:

  • To spread the knowledge of the Art of Riding to more riders globally in order to provide them with a horse-friendly training method for all disciplines of riding.
  • To stimulate passionate riders to attempt to join the knighthood of the Academic Art of Riding.
  • To give horse riders more insight in the biomechanics of horse and rider and provide exercises with which they can improve their own and their horses balance.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this course you will have gained:

  • Knowledge on natural crookedness in horses and how to straighten the horse to bring him in better balance.
  • Knowledge and skills in work in hand exercises to supple and straighten the horses and to work towards better carrying of the hindquarter.
  • Knowledge and skills in longeing as a tool to educate the horse.
  • A deeper understanding of the use of dressage exercises such as the circle, shoulder-in and quarter-in (in work in hand, longing and in riding) to structurally build up the muscles, strength and suppleness of the horse.


After this course you should be able to:

  • Ride your horse both in forward-down as in (slight) collection with an everlasting forwards searching of the horse towards the hand.
  • Place both hind legs under the point of weight using shoulder-in and quarter-in.
  • Follow and influence the hind legs from your seat.
  • Use correct half-halts to rebalance the horse.
  • Collect and extend the horse mainly from the seat.
  • Ride a well balanced walk, trot and canter.
  • Ride the side movements balanced and supple in walk and trot.
  • Come up with a training plan for the development of a horse.
  • Explain the biomechanics of the horse and the WHAT,WHY and HOW of this training method.


Here is what others say about the Masterclass and Ylvie's online teaching:

Elsa - The Netherlands

"During the Masterclass I got the opportunity to really boost my trainer skills. I gained confidence in the abilities of my horse and myself. Ylvie is a trainer who goes in depth, without loosing sight of where both human and horse stand and what they need."



Claudette - The Netherlands

" After trying many different things, I concluded that the regular dressage training was not working for us. We needed to change. In my search for an alternative I came across Ylvie and joined her masterclass. Through her lessons, knowledge and enthusiasm, we are now improving steadily. We found back joy in our training and my horse is mentally and physically fit."


Passed the Groundwork-Longetest

in 2018

Kerstin - Finland

"Ylvie is a very pedagogical teacher who loves to challenge her students. What I find the best about Ylvie's lessons is the simplicity, she is able explain every detail which provides you as the rider with a great deal of knowledge and transparency.  She is able to do this in the online lessons without missing anything."

Harma - The Netherlands

"Ylvie always manages to address the detail that brings us a step forward, but that also makes things effortless. And this helps me and my horse to become more and more a unity."


Passed the Groundwork-Longetest

in 2016

Anja - Switserland

“If two years ago I knew I would be taking online lessons in the future and learn that much with my horse, I wouldn’t have believed it. Online lessons, webinars and theory modules allow me to learn at my own pace, progress from home, discuss and meet fantastic horse people. My horse and I improved so much this last year! I was and am still amazed at how much technology can bring us and how many details Ylvie sees through a screen. 900km separate us but it is almost as if she is physically there with us.”



















Is this Masterclass for you?


YES! if you are:

  • Focused on your own path with your horse
  • Creative and open minded
  • Placing wellbeing before results
  • Interested in sustainable training
  • Looking for connection with your horse
  • Looking for alternative solutions for training problems
  • Interested in improving your FEELINGS as well as your TECHNIQUES
  • Always curious to discover the HOW, WHAT and WHY in training
  • Looking for ways to improve your performance by improving partnership
  • Interested in improving YOURSELF first

Sign up NOW for the 4th Masterclass Group that will start on September 1, 2021!

I have lost track of how many masterclasses I have taught the last years. Many, many people in the Netherlands and abroad have participated in the masterclass and various sequels (many of them making the groundwork-longetest in the AAoR and some also riding the squire test or working towards it). But 2021 is the first year where the masterclass is 100% ONLINE. The first 2 groups have started on January 1st and a 3rd group in April. Practical participation for these groups is full, but you can register for the 4th group which is scheduled to start on September 1st 2021. 



for the Online Masterclass as a Theory Participant

Join the whole year as a theory member, including 12 webinars, online support, watching the others lessons AND access to Ylvie's new Online Module 'Work from the Ground' 

24,95 EURO/month

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for the 4th Group of the Online Masterclass 2021 starting Sept. 1st!

Join a whole year as a full member, including 10 personal practical lessons, 12 webinars, online support, watching each others lessons AND access to Ylvie's new Online Module 'Work from the Ground'. The 4th group starts on Sept. 1st 2021. You can already pre-register here

67 EURO/month

100% Privacy. We Will Never Spam You!

"As a horse trainer and instructor, I live to develop my mind, my body and the mind and body of my horses, and am passionate about passing my knowledge and experience on to other horse lovers so that we can keep our horses happy and healthy and together send positive energy into this world" 

Ylvie Fros



Ylvie Fros is a licensed Bent Branderup Trainer, Centered Riding clinician/instructor level III, Master of Science and Education,

Published author and most important 100% Horse Lover. She teaches at her own farm in the Netherlands and abroad to spread her passion about the Art of Riding. 

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