Training & Coaching


What impresses me most about Chelsea, is her willingness to answer questions, respond to emerging training needs and at all times carefully track the emotions and reactions of a very sensitive mare. Oh and let’s not forget, work with riders and horses that are a little outside the box” Jane


“Chelsea is very approachable, extremely reliable and just a lovely person.  Under Chelsea’s tutelage, my horse and I have found confidence individually and together as a team” Kerry Ford

Kerry Ford
GEM Equestrian's main focus is on the discipline of dressage. Originally from the Okanagan region of British Columbia, owner and coach, Chelsea Balcaen is an accomplished  FEI level rider that has been training and coaching for over 20 years. In some instances, and as schedules permit, a jumping coach may be made available to GEM boarders.

Training Options

  • In-House lessons
  • Haul in lessons
  • School horse lesson (if available)
  • Clinic lessons (Contact Chelsea to have her visit your barn to conduct a dressage clinic)

*GEM Equestrian often hosts dressage clinics. Our primary external clinicians include rider Karen Pavicic and Eirin Crawford.

Full and Partial Training with boarding packages are available.

CONTACT CHELSEA for additional information.