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Hello and Welcome to Relational Riding™ Academy

Hi! I'm Michelle Binder and I am happy to welcome you to Cheney Washington and the Relational Riding Academy webpage. This site is designed to introduce you to the concepts and ideas behind Relational Riding.

SUMMER session lessons are enrolling now!

Summer Day Camp 4 Aug 15-19 is OPEN for afternoon camp registration in 2022. Please keep us in mind for next year too!

"What is Relational Riding?"

COVID-19 Alert: TO ALL Participants, families and staff on the facility: WEARING MASKS is optional. Sanitizing protocols are in place

The lesson schedule is very full, for lesson availability email Michelle at

What would you like to find out more about?

Meet and RIDE with"Lynn Palm"Aug 12, 13, 14

Ride in the "USEF/WDAA Western Dressage Show" Aug 13, 14

"Dr Gerd Heuschmann 2022 Schooling Sessions" Oct 18, 19, 20, 21 2022

At Relational Riding Academy you or your children can:

  • Register to take "Riding Lessons for children and adults" Purchase lessons online!
  • Send your child to "Summer Day Camp". Summer Day Camp OPEN for afternoon camps in 2022
  • Sign up for "Remote Lessons and Webinars" Subscribe for free!
  • Join RRA and "Board your own horse"
  • Attend educational "Clinics and Seminars" and events at RRA. Next 2022 live clinics: August 12-14 Lynn Palm; Sept 10-11, Sue Sherry Oct 18, 19, 20, 21 Dr. Gerd Heuschmann Get your registration forms and pay online!
  • Discover our extensive "Western Dressage" program
  • lease a horse
  • join one of our horseshow teams
  • Participate in "virtual shows" even National and World Championships!

    This site contains lots of information about the riding lesson program, what Relational Riding is and about the horses.
    Scroll through the pages to:

  • Find out more about?

    "Western Dressage Intensive Workshop"


    "DVD "any Horse, any Rider"

    DVD "Understand Riding from the Ground Up"

    2022 Lesson Sessions start March 14, 2022 and continue through December 1, 2022.
    Lessons for adults and children

  • Lesson programs include English, Western, Jumping, Dressage and Western Dressage
    "I am so very impressed with Michelle's knowledge and style of teaching. I have worked with and seen a lot of coaches and teachers over the years, but seldom have I seen a teacher with the passion she has and the ability to get the students to visualize and perform the skills she teaches them. She is the best teacher and Vinny along with the other students are very lucky to have her as their instructor." J.S., Spokane, WA

    For information or to schedule lessons, contact us at

  • You can host a clinic or seminar in your area. We have wonderful slideshows, interviews and videos on these pages so you can see just what Relational Riding is all about!
  • Michelle & Eskape performed bridleless at Ride the West 2007


Phone: 509-290-4301

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