Official Parelli Auditions
Auditions are a great way to progress through the Parelli Program and be awarded for your accomplishments. They are like mile markers, showing your progress through the Levels, and are a fun way to demonstrate your overall savvy, skills, and relationship with your horse.
Oftentimes, students get stuck because they do not have a way to measure their progress, and can then become uninspired and unmotivated. The audition program keeps you engaged by giving you tasks and challenges to achieve with your horse, and then celebrates your achievements as you reach each level.
What Are Official Parelli Auditions?
Auditions are available for Parelli Savvy Club members. They involve using the Seven Games to perform a few required compulsory tasks and are designed to allow you some free flow to use your imagination to show us what you can do with your horse.
Auditioning is one way to earn an official horsemanship certification in the Parelli Program. When all Savvys are passed at an appropriate level, you are then awarded a special colored Savvy String, much like the black-belt system in martial arts.
PARELLI SAVVY LEVELS:
Level 1: On Line – Red Savvy String
Level 2: On Line + FreeStyle – Blue Savvy String
Level 3: On Line + FreeStyle + Liberty – Green Savvy String
Level 4: On Line + FreeStyle + Liberty + Finesse – Black Savvy String
Do I need to be a member to audition?
You do need to be a Savvy Club member in order to audition; all membership levels are eligible to complete auditions. Click the button below to become a member today, and in addition to auditions, you’ll gain access to our membership site, Parelli Savvy Club and its library of thousands of educational articles, videos, and Q&As, along with discussion walls and horsemanship tracking programs!
Where do I find the application for auditions?
The audition application is located in the Menu Bar on the left-hand side of this screen (click the menu icon – three horizontal lines to the right of the menu – to expand the menu, or hover over the icons). When you click on the “My Auditions” link you will see the audition(s) you have purchased. If you have not purchased any auditions, this tab is not visible. Please note, it may take up to 24 hours after you have purchased an audition for it to appear here.
How do I know when I’m ready to audition?
There is one detailed audition packet for each Savvy (On Line, Liberty, FreeStyle, and Finesse). Included in each detailed packet are step-by-step instructions on how to complete an audition, a full page of success tips, the Self-Assessment Checklist & scorecards.
Click below to download your audition packets.
Dear Auditions Team,
I am excited to be sending in my Level One video. A note: we were assisted by Nancy Slater doing a clinic prior to the taping. I started off with several other ponies during the three days she was here and then decided to work with”Red,” who has never had any Parelli work done with him. This video was done after only several sessions of working with him.
When he goes into the trailer the first time, he accidentally stepped on his rope and – like he should – he yielded to the pressure and backed up and was confused. I almost redid the video at that point, but then decided that the WHOLE point of learning all this is to USE it to help you and your horse. So I played the Squeeze Game in front of the trailer and then he went right in! I felt that was better than a “perfect” video, as it showed I can actually use the games now, not just do it as a rote set of motions. This was exactly what I had hoped to get out of Nancy’s clinic, and I felt that I did! Not only that, but he is now so connected to me that I almost cried at the difference between just having a good pony and being CONNECTED to him.
I’m sure my Level 2 will be to you by summer’s end!
A huge thank you to the Parelli Education Institute for helping us work this all out. Our feet are now firmly on the Parelli path, and my students who Nancy worked with are now actively using it each time they come to ride. Watch out, New Orleans horse people!
-Kaye Harris and Molly the Pony