Level 1 Graduate Program

The Graduate Course is for all those who want to become an accredited Richard Shrake Resistance Free Instructor.  You will receive four days of working with Richard, which is approximately 40 hours of instruction and class time.  You can bring your own horse or have one furnished for you.  Your days will consist of ground work, riding and class room time. You will have access to Richard's extensive knowledge and review in the classroom sessions that are set up each day following the riding and training sessions. When you register, you will receive a questionnaire from Richard's office.  This is designed to better acquaint Richard with your past experience and future goals.  Since this program is designed for you personally, we ask that you take your time and completely fill out this questionnaire.  Richard reviews each questionnaire, so it is important that he have all the information you can furnish.  On your fourth day, after your riding and training session, you will have an individual evaluation time with Richard. He will go over your progress and give you a program for you to work on when you get home. Richard will furnish you with his contact information as he is dedicated to helping you will all of your future questions and problems. This is an ongoing commitment for you and Richard for your future in becoming a Richard  Shrake Resistance Free accredited instructor/trainer.  You should sign up and complete your Level 2 Masters Program within four to nine months of completing your Level 1 Graduate Program. You can sign up for this program on our website or call 541-593.1389 for further information.  

The cost of this program is $1700 with a $900 deposit at time of registration.  
The program balance of $800 plus $90 stall fee is due in our office 30 days prior to the program start date.



Price: $1790.00

Level 2 Masters Program

At your Level 1 Graduate Program, Richard gave you a "road map" and goals for you to work on at home.  Now you are ready to attend your Level 2 Masters Program. Richard will be working with you on more advanced instruction and teaching methods. You can ride your own horse or have one furnished for you. You will be "fine tuning" your riding skills and understanding, in a teaching capacity. what issues belong to the rider and which belong to the horse.    You will be working on this as a student and as an instructor . The format and details will be the same as your Level 1, however you will have moved to a more advanced level in your goals of becoming an accredited Richard Shrake Resistance Free Instructor. Richard will have you working side-by-side with him in the ring evaluating the students.
You should sign up to complete your Level 3 program within four to nine months following your completion of Level 2. You can sign up on our website or call our office at 541.541.1389 for further information.

The cost of this program is $1700 with a $900 deposit at time of registration.
The program balance of $800 plus $90 stall fee is due in our office 30 days prior to the program start date.



Price: $1790.00

Level 3 Apprentice Program

At your Level 1 and Level 2 programs, you acquired the skills of Resistance Free Riding & Training. Now you move forward in perfecting these methods. The Level 3 Apprentice Program will see you working in the ring next to Richard in a teaching capacity.  You will not be bringing a horse, however you will be riding other horses to demonstrate and work with horses with problems. This is under Richard's supervision and prepares you to your Oregon Accreditation Program, which is your final step in becoming a Resistance Free Instructor and Trainer. You will be expected to organize a clinic in your area where Richard will come and introduce you as his accredited trainer. This should be scheduled through Richard's office and scheduled after you have completed your Oregon program. You will also be invited to assist Richard in other clinics and Horse Expos & Fairs.

The cost of this program is $1700 with a $900 deposit at time of registration.
The program balance of $800 plus $90 stall fee is due in our office 30 days prior to the program start date.



Price: $1700.00

Apprentice Area Clinic with Richard Shrake

For those that have completed their Level III and are in the process of teaching students and/or horses in training.  The next step is conducting a clinic with Richard in your area.  Richard's office will work with each apprentice to set up dates (2-day weekend clinic), and assist them with advertising, promo,etc.  The apprentice will need a location for the clinic that will accommodate a minimum of 10-15 riders and up to 100 spectators.  The clinic will be advertised as a Richard Shrake Resistance Freeā„¢ Clinic introducing the apprentice to the area as a Richard Shrake Resistance Free apprentice and working toward being endorsed by Richard Shrake.  It will be the apprentice's responsibility to organize and sponsor this clinic.  The cost is Richard Shrake's daily fee plus expenses. PLEASE NOTE: this clinic can be scheduled before the final accreditation in Oregon or after.



Price: TBD
(Determined by consultation with Richard)

Richard Shrake's Oregon Accreditation Session

After completing the Level 3 program, you will come to Oregon and work with Richard, along with other apprentices who have reached this level. They will refine their techniques by working with riders and horses. This will consist of five full days and at that time Richard will certify each apprentice according to their skills. They will receive information on all phases of operating a riding and training facility, public relations with clients & self promotion, barn management, etc.

(Due to scheduling, there are circumstances where the Oregon program is available before the Apprentice conducts the clinic with Richard. If this does happen, accreditation will be postponed until the clinic is completed.)



Price: $3350.00