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Cottonwood Equestrian Centre offers a wide range of lessons for students of all ages and experience levels. With a of school horses and ponies, we can match each individual's needs. Our students have the opportunity to participate in spring and summer camps, schooling shows, Christmas fun days, rider level exams, and teaching assistant programs. At Cottonwood we encourage our riders to enjoy learning good horsemanship skills and, above all, to have fun!

Cottonwood offers horse owners the opportunity to trailer their horses to the facility lessons. The spacious area allows for easy maneuvering of trailers. Additionally, the coaches at Cottonwood provide support to their students and boarders during dressage shows on the Island, helping them excel in the show ring.



Selena Pellezari

Selena Pellizzari is a highly accomplished equestrian professional who has dedicated her life to sport of dressage. As the head coach and owner of GP Cottonwood Stables, Selena has established herself as a leading figure in the industry, with a wealth of experience and expertise that is second to none. Accredited by Equine Canada as a coach in 1994, Selena is a Competition Coach Specialist and a provincially approved dressage judge, with a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the sport. She has worked in a variety of settings, including show and sales in Florida, California, and Holland, and has managed the agriculture and horse shows at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver for 10 years. Selena began her riding career in western, hunter, jumper, and eventing, but for the past 20 years, she has specialized in dressage, competing extensively in BC and the US. Her dedication and passion for the sport have earned her numerous accolades, including Horse Council BC's 2011 Coach of the Year award.

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