Clinics
Clinic Dates:
Willaims Lake, BC, May 28-29
Quesnel, BC, May 31-June 1

I'm available for clinics throughout the year.
  • Clinic duration can vary from 1 to 3 days
  • Lessons are private or semi-private
  • The lesson is 45 minutes in duration
  • Minimum number of lessons is 6, maximum 10 per day
  • For children group lessons are available, duration is one hour, maximum number of riders is 5.
  • Optional unmounted class with exercises to develop awareness and discover specific strengths and weaknesses related to riding.
  • Price depends on the travel expenses.

I find Irina approaches things in a way that almost seems to create the right work by accident. It always feels like suddenly and accidentally the horse is doing decent /nice dressage work. Of course I realize it's so NOT by accident, but what I mean is that with other instructors when I reflect on the lessons, I have a memory of how HARD it was to create the "right picture", and even when I "got it", I think back and realize I didn't get it because the horse was still tense and unhappy. I'm starting to realize that just because you're working so HARD and a lesson may be so intense (or just plain tense), it doesn't mean that what's being created is necessarily a good thing. I really like the feeling of the dressage coming by accident! Even though it's not.
Jen, clinic participant

To clinic organizers
Encourage your participants to visit Balanced Rider website to familirize themselves with the concepts, terminology and approach. Participants are invited to fill out the online form. Understanding riders abilities, goals and expectations will allow me to create a lesson plan and maximize the benefits from the clinic.
Irina Yastrebova, Riding Instructor and Trainer.
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