Gain confidence, understand judging, and reach your goals in the hunter ring.

From finding the distance to that dreaded long ride single oxer to understanding what a judge is really looking for in each class, top judge and trainer, Archie Cox, helps the junior and amateur hunter rider refine their training at home in preparation for the show ring. This course is designed to work alongside your trainer's program or on its own.


Ride Better Jumps, at Home and at the Show

Discover what causes 'chips' and 'flyers,' learn how to measure and ride a great jump from any distance, and practice targeted, hands-on exercises at home to develop your eye.

Know What Judges Want

Straight from the judge's mouth, learn exactly what hunter judges look for in each division. Plus, a judge's tips on how to stand out above other competitors in the hack and over fences.

Build Your Confidence

Eliminate burnout, frustration, and show nerves to become the most confident and happy rider you can be. Learn how riders reach success and how to get rid of pre-show anxiety.

What's Included?

10-Part Video Series

Go deep into Archie's training and competition philosophy with hours of educational content and practical training exercises in a holistic video program. Learn how to build confidence in yourself and your horse, recover from mistakes in the show ring, and how to stand out to the judge.

32 Page Digital Workbook

Take what you learn in Archie's course and apply it to your own training. This downloadable PDF workbook can be printed at home or used digitally, perfect for working through lessons at home or at the barn. The workbook includes suggested training habits, exercise diagrams, and mini-training programs designed to help you build new skills and reach your goals.

Monthly Live Q&A Sessions with Experts

Join expert instructors every month for exclusive members-only live video question and answer sessions. Get your personal questions answered by the top trainers, instructors, veterinarians, equine behavior experts, financial planners, and more.

Archie Cox's Lesson Plan

Archie takes you through his background growing up with horses and learning under some of the most influential figures in the sport. From training with Bunny and John French, to working under Karen Healey, to starting his own business in California and bringing horses and riders to the very top, he explains the most important lessons he's learned along the way and the passion that he has for teaching and training.

Archie believes that the secrets to a winning hunter round are confidence and teamwork. In this lesson, he explains his approach to practicing at home, avoiding burnout and frustration, and how to create horses that love their job and riders who feel confident and happy in the saddle.

A step-by-step guide to what makes a successful hunter round, and how to ride a course like a winning hunter rider. You'll learn what to do when you make a mistake on course, how to best show off your horse, and exactly how to plan your ride for the best chance of success on course.

It's a misconception that equitation doesn't matter in the hunter ring. While you may seem some interesting styles at the top level, you first must master the basics of proper position, use of your aids, and communication with your horse. In this lesson, you'll learn the most effective position, how to use your aids for seamless communication, and the right way to use tools like crops and spurs.

To ride well over fences, you must first ride well on the flat. Flat exercises build confidence and strength in both horse and rider, and help riders practice communication and foster teamwork. This practical exercise works on a circle to deepen connection and reinforce aids and position – but don't let its simplicity fool you! This is a powerful exercise that can help change your riding.

A top problem that junior and amateur hunter riders deal with is horses landing heavy on the forehand. This pulls the rider out of the tack, makes it difficult to plan the next jump, and makes it harder for the horse to jump well. This practical exercises, which can be done with poles on the ground or low jumps, teaches horse and rider how to plan, communicate, and balance between fences.

The dreaded distance: the #1 issue for most junior and amateur riders. In this lesson, you'll learn the secrets to a good distance, how to measure distances and create a great jump from anywhere, how to troubleshoot common issues, and a practical exercise to help you develop your eye from both the short turn and the infamous long ride.

Archie teaches his top tips for riders of all levels who want to be successful in and out of the show ring, regardless of division or ultimate goals. From attitude and mindset to small details that make a big difference, he shares what he's learned as a rider himself, and from coaching countless riders to the very top.

Learn exactly how a hunter round is scored and what judges look for in each hunter division. You'll also uncover how to make a strong first impression, what small things can be deal-breakers for judges, and what you can do to set yourself up for success. Bonus: step-by-step instructions on how to win the flat class, even if you don't have the best mover in the bunch.

How to take the lessons that you've learned in this Masterclass and put them into action to get real results at home and in the show ring, and how to plan for continuous growth and improvement.

Don't just take our word for it.

Here is what our members are saying:

I’m so happy I found Masterclass!


I’m so happy I found Masterclass. I have a great trainer, but I’m always looking to learn more, and these classes have been exactly what I need! I’ve had some problems with confidence and a habit of slowing to a stop at the first jump in a course when I’m showing. Having my trainer and Masterclass is the perfect combination! I’m feeling so much more relaxed and ready to rock my jumper classes!

- Anasofia

There's something for everyone!


While I work regularly with my trainer, working through the Masterclass videos and workbooks has given me new ideas and inspiration to help my horse be the best he can be. The teachers have all explained things at a level where I sit back and think "wow, he/she is right, that totally makes sense" and it was such basic knowledge that we sometimes don't stop to remember in the daily push of training and competing.

When watching Annette's classes I didn't feel that I needed a lot of the confidence building as my horse and I were working as a team, until yesterday, when the course was quite tough and there were a lot of crashes, including us. It was the first time where both he and I got a little shaken up and I realized I needed to go back and revisit some of her tips so I can help us get back to where we have been. That's what I like so much about the Masterclass series - it's all topics, all disciplines, but yet every rider can take something away from them. Maybe not right at that moment, but at some point, there is going to be that scenario where you realize you need and can apply something you learned!

- Roberta

I love these masterclasses.


I’m a true adult amateur hunter rider, I work full time as a nurse but my true passion has always been horses, I’m out at the barn almost every day. This is my horse Checklist, a 5 year old Oldenburg/ Holsteiner gelding by checkmate. He has a ton of personality but training him with my coaches help has been so rewarding, and he loves to jump!

I love masterclass, my absolute favourite so far has been Archie Cox, especially as a hunter rider. I love his approaches to each exercise, focusing on improvement, and knowing when to stop once you see improvement, and I love his viewpoints as a hunter rider, judge, and trainer. And I love the fact that he used a young horse in his videos instead of a seasoned hunter.

- Jessica

Learned something from every course.


My name is Mollie and I am a 15 year old British show jumper. I live in Oman with my horse La Paloma. We have just got back to the Sultanate of Oman after 2 months training in Holland. We are jumping 1.20 and last season we won together, the female rider award, junior rider award and won both our classes in the championships.

I have used the Masterclass with Anne Kursinski to improve my communication between my horse and I. I feel that I now have a better understanding of what she understands from my aids and build my riding around that. I have used the masterclass with Annette Paterakis to help me excell under pressure by becoming more confident. Ian Miller has helped me with basic groundwork and lunging of my horse so that we have a good mutal understanding and respect for each other. I am very excited to watch the new Masterclass with Archie Fox specifically to improve my striding. 

Thank you so much!


Cool Boy, my 7 year old, and I have a very great relationship. We work in harmony to achieve our best results. Thanks to the Masterclasses we were able to always do our best at every show. I use Annette Paterakis’ course to prepare for upcoming competitions, I’m implementing the things I learned with my 7 year old. The website is super easy to use and the courses are very simple to follow. Thank you so much!

My awareness has greatly improved!


I came to riding late in life, on a dare from a young granddaughter. Turned out I loved it. Started with Western, but I wanted to jump so moved to English. So, about three years riding time. I’ve been riding different lesson horses over the past three years, this is me with Charu, my favorite, and a very affectionate mare, smarter than me too. I have particularly enjoyed Ian’s and Archie’s Masterclasses. They have helped improve my awareness of the horse as well as the arena, and reinforced the basics in a new and helpful way.

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Check out some of our current courses and instructors...

Anne Kursinski

Teaches Bringing Out the Best in Your Horse

Annette Paterakis

Teaches Becoming a Confident Rider

Ian Millar

Teaches the Foundations of Success for All Equestrians

Archie Cox

Teaches the Art of Perfecting the Hunter Ride


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