Josh Lyons 
Accreditation Program

The Josh Lyons Accreditation Program is designed for trainers and riders who are ready to take their training to the next level.  This Program will equip you with the foundation and skills to become a professional rider and trainer.  Josh has personally designed this program for those who already have a solid foundation with their training and are looking to take the next step in their equine education.  It is structured to specifically target and refine the training techniques needed to go to the show pen or train higher level performance-based riders and clients.

Josh Lyons LLC. is Approved and Regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational Schools Board.

Our School is approved in Colorado for the enrollment of those eligible to receive VA Education Benefits.

The Josh Lyons Accreditation Program is approved for GI® Bill Benefits.

Our students come from a diverse range of riding disciplines, including but not limited to reining, dressage, cutting, jumping, western pleasure, ranch horse versatility, mounted shooting and or extreme cowboy events.  The Josh Lyons Accreditation Program is designed as a four-week hands on course, working personally with Josh, to obtain the skills necessary to reach your desired goals.

You will begin by preparing your horse with exercises to improve softness and collection imperative to performance.  We then incorporate the higher-level performance elements that are essential to riders to be competitive in their chosen discipline.  During the Accreditation Program, our trainers will acquire the exercises necessary to control every aspect of their horse’s performance both at a training and competition level.  All exercises are broken down into easy to understand elements, ensuring the success of both horse and rider in the training process.  Our goal here is to make sure both horse and rider understand what is being ask of them, ensuring that you master the training and implementation of each exercise before progressing to the next.

This is just the first step in your education with performance horses, our family of trainers can expect education to continue long after graduation. Many of our students go on to work at specialized training barns, for other professional trainers and clinicians in the industry, or to own, train, and compete on their own performance horses.  Becoming a Josh Lyons Accredited Trainer will give you the essential horsemanship and business foundations you require, as well as the confidence needed to take the next step in your equine career.  To allow you to further your education and share ideas with other trainers to keep your business model current and gain new information, once you have completed the Josh Lyons Accreditation Program you are always welcome to attend refresher courses of the same program as well as our 5-day Trainers Clinics in Cross Plains Tennessee at no additional cost.

Additionally, Josh will frequently invite alumni of the Accreditation Program to assist him in various ways while presenting at Expos, Events, and Clinics worldwide.  This is the most extensive training program available for finishing both horse and rider.

We offer in house financing for our educational programs, making it easier than ever to invest in your future equine career.  To find out more about our In-House Financing, click on the following link

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Josh Lyons Accreditation Program Contract Jan – Mar 2019

Josh Lyons Accreditation Program Contract Aug – Sept 2019

In-House Financing

VA Benefits

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Call Michele at (970) 309-8838 to learn more about this program or register now!

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