EL CENTRO EQUINE SERVICES
 

Equine success,
quality with integrity

At El Centro Equine Services, we are committed to helping you reach your equine goals with quality and integrity.

Located in beautiful Kelowna, BC, El Centro Equine Services is your strategic partner for equine success. Dustin Drader specializes in horse training and coaching beginner to intermediate riders of all ages in Western and English disciplines.

Showing
Judging
CoachING
clinics + MORE

 
 
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new to riding?
exPERIENCED horseman?

we would love to be part of your journey.

Team El Centro is a family who works together and plays together. For four generations, livestock services have been an integral part of the Drader family.

Stop by for a visit,
Let's MEET!

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT

DUSTIN DRADER


"He has a very special way with horses."

I have had my 5 year old Morgan in full-time training with Dustin Drader for the last 6 months, and the progress that I’ve seen is nothing short of incredible. Dustin is a knowledgeable, patient, and effective trainer. He is also reliable and has exceptional communication skills. He has a very special way with horses. I️ feel incredibly fortunate to have Dustin working with my horse Maverick and coaching my daughter Brooklynn. Hands down, he is the best!! Thank you, Dustin, for everything you do - you have enriched our lives.
— Peggy Wolff // Client

"He sets up a program that works for you and your horse."

There are so many words you could use to describe Dustin. Patient, kind, compassionate, understanding, knowledgable and adaptable just to name a few. He knows that all horses and people learn differently, so he makes sure he sets up a program that works for you and your horse. My favourite part, he always makes sure you end each lesson on a positive note.

He is truly amazing!
— Tracey Atherfold // Client

"He is a results-driven Trainer and Coach."

I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Dustin Drader who is a professional horseman and a dedicated trainer and coach. I have had the pleasure of working with Dustin, Judging Shows, Clinics, and lessons. He is a results-driven Trainer and Coach and I would recommend him if you are looking for a solid outcome with your horse or advancing your abilities as a rider. His expertise and persistence in these capacities have been helpful in him growing a successful business.
Dustin’s indescribable abilities when coaching are matched by his wonderful sense of humour, and his will to get the best results possible.
— Glenn Perran // HSJ.com Judge, HCBC Official General Performance Judge, 4H Coach, Professional Clinician.

"He is a dedicated trainer and spends quality time with the horses,
both with ground manners and under saddle."

Dustin has trained horses and taught lessons at Mission Creek Ranch for several years, as D & L Equine Services have been operating the Ranch. I find Dustin to be delightful company on our days at the barn, always cheerful and quietly confident around clients, both human and horse. He is a dedicated trainer and spends quality time with the horses, both with ground manners and under saddle. He is a very routine oriented person, which the horses find comforting. The workouts are disciplined and geared toward the horses specific training level, from getting started to advanced work. I feel totally confident recommending Dustin to any clients who need help.

Dustin has also branched out into Judging and we have judged together, which was very fulfilling. He has many abilities and is a definite well rounded individual who will continue to expand and improve through his own education.
— Lynda Ramsay // NCCP Level 3 High Performance Coach, Equestrian Canada Level 3 Three Day Event Judge, and EC Event Jumper Judge, EC Dressage Judge Snr B, Recently Nominated to complete FEI Status by EC

 "He represents the kind of horseperson we want our children to be.
He is respectful, organized, current, flexible and reliable."

We have used Dustin as our main coach for the Kelowna Hoofbeats 4H club for many years. He represents the kind of horseperson we want our children to be. He is respectful, organized, current, flexible and reliable. He is willing to work with you to make sure you and your horse’s needs are met. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my club.
— Pam Price // 4H Club Leader

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