Alright, I admit it, I do it to myself. I get myself into these jams and must stop doing so.
Anyhoo, the snaffoo:
I contacted my instructor from last year for lessons but it took ages for her to respond so I contacted her previous working student who is two minutes away to see if she'd be interested. She's just started teaching, is cheaper, closer with less students and not on Canada's short-list [ie. Not too busy with riding/showing although she does both]).
The first instructor in the meantime got back to me and I have a lesson booked. The next day the second instructor replied that she'd be keen to give lessons.
I want to ride with them both. Has this ever been attempted!? I want the first coach twice a month and the second coach 6 times a month. I've never heard of people being coached by more than one instructor unless it was a clinic situation, so I think I'll probably just have to choose? ...or can it be done?
Both are dressage. Also my family is shunning me for using my instructor from last year since my sister is riding with her this year (unfair family frickin' drama and I'm 30!), so the second coach will be drama free, which is a mega plus.