About Us


Patty Russell

Patty Russell is the proud owner and trainer at Canter Lane Dressage. She offers 25 plus years of experience training and instruction in dressage. She also has a strong background in eventing and was successful through Prelim. Patty has her bronze, silver, and gold medals from the USDF. She is also an "L" judge with distinction. She has helped many students start their own dressage career and earn their medals. Over the years she has won multiple awards for horse of the year and all breeds awards, and is consistently in the ribbons at USDF and PNW Championships. She lessons frequently with Kari McClain and Karen Pavicic, and has been fortunate enough to ride with some of the best including: Steffen Peters, Debbie McDonald, Hilda Gurney, Michael Poulin, and many more. 

What Our Clients Say

Patty is an incredible resource for all levels of riders and horses. Lessons with her are extraordinary educational; she focuses on a correct and harmonious connection with your horse, whether it's a draft pony or warmblood. Without a doubt I would recommend Patty to anyone that is interested in learning more about dressage. 

      -Emily F horse boarding

Both as a trainer and instructor, Patty is patient, kind, and effective, while always ensuring that the wellbeing of the horse is a top priority. 

      -Danielle W.

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Canter Lane Dressage

4245 Canter Ln NE, Olympia, Washington 98506, United States