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“I have achieved many of my dreams and am working on achieving many more of them.”

— Melanie Pai
Owner, President

Experienced Trainer

Since 1999

Award Winning


Canaan Ranch was created in 1999 as a Dressage breeding farm outside of Houston Texas (Fulshear Tx)
In 2008 Melanie Pai re-located to her new facility outside the historic town of Middleburg VA.


Natalie Pai

— Melanie's Daughter

The world of dressage entered Natalie Pai’s life rather than the other way around. She had no choice but to embrace it. When Natalie was only two year old her mother, Melanie Pai, established Canaan Ranch in Texas to breed top horses for the dressage international stage. Natalie grew up watching foals come into this world. She followed each youngster as they advanced into extraordinary dressage athletes like her mom’s Oldenburg stallion, Donates.

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