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An Interview with Pan Am Medalist Tina Irwin

by Lori Albrough

Tina Irwin riding Winston at the Pan Am Games 2011

Tina Irwin riding Winston at the Pan Am Games 2011
(photo by Dieter Busse)

I love to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of people who inspire me!

I’m guessing you’re probably a lot like me, and want to get better at riding and communicating with your horse, play a bigger game, and stretch out of your comfort zone. So, when I see someone who rides with correctness and sensitivity, and puts the best interest of the horse first, having big success on the world stage I think it lifts us all up!

Successes like these give us a model we can all learn from. That’s why I am so excited to share today’s podcast with you. In it, I interview Canadian dressage rider Tina Irwin.

Tina is a member of the Dressage Team that won the Silver Medal for Canada at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara Mexico, a feat she accomplished just six months after giving birth to her first child!

In our interview, Tina shares how she was able to get back into show-shape so quickly, some of the techniques she used to be on top of her game mentally, how every rider can start building a support team to help them in reaching their goals, and a reminder of the most important thing for all of us to focus on: enjoyment of our rides!

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