On the basis of the parelli program, Elena’s teaching aims to develop horses in four savvys:


On line means playing with your horse on the ground, through the use of a halter, lead rope and a carrot stick.


Once you take off the halter there is only one thing left: the truth! If you have taken the time to develop a partnership through love, language and leadership liberty is a beautiful test of your horsemanship.



The goal of Freestyle riding is to be able to ride without the use of the reins.
Your horse should be listening to the subtle cues of your weight or legs.


The goal of Finesse riding is to refine your riding by focusing on precision.
Your horse can develop their posture through the light connection that is achieved through contact.


Learning formats also include:

  • Live demonstrations (education and inspiration)
  • Half day or full day ‘horseless’ workshops (theory + demonstration with horse + simulations) 
  • Half day or full day workshops (theory + small group lessons)
  • Lesson, workshops & weekend courses at Riverland Horse Farm (Zijveld 90, Beneden-Leeuwen)

All these formats can take place at your location, but we are now happy to welcome you to our learning center, where a 60 x 20 covered arena is set up to make your learning and your horse’s learning ideal! To see what we offer please visit the page about our Equestrian Center. To see our events for 2020 visit our calendar page.
Lessons and workshops follow themes such as: horsenality, rider posture & balance, freestyle riding, introduction to liberty, etc.

You can also join in on lessons in a visiting location to save on travel costs!
If you are in the following areas you can sign up to have a lesson on the next lesson trip to save on traveling expenses:
-Wassenaar (monthly lessons)
-Rotterdam & Rockanje (monthly lessons)
-Woudenberg (monthly lessons)

Please contact Elena directly for more information or to organize a workshop!



Are you curious about what horsemanship lessons look like? Take a look at students lesson in a collage of pictures!