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Our training efforts focus on the language that exists between horses, we work with our horses in teaching them, not forcing.


Lisa Levasseur

Founder, Professional Saddleseat & Western Trainer

Lisa Levasseur spent eight years working as an assistant trainer to Bob Battaglia & Randy Shockley at Baywood Park Ltd. in California. During that time Excella Arabians owned, trained and competed in Halter, Park, English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Stock, Driving and Combination with two National Champions, one Reserve National Champion, five Top Ten National Champions, Multi Regional & Class A Championships in both the US & Canada. Then she came home to Canada and established Excella Arabians as a full-service training centre in 1985, soon after she became crippled and has struggled through fifteen back surgeries to remain in the saddle on and off for years. After a major back fusion, Lisa has began riding again in 2021 and now working with talented young trainer Katie Attwood, to re-establish a training program and offer lessons to a few eligible students.

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