About Us


Zoë MacDougall is passionate about coaching and helping others reach their potential. While she is a certified English Competition Coach and competes in showjumping at the national level, she still loves having the opportunity to bring new riders into the sport. She finds it fulfilling to go to events around the area and recognize the faces of so many riders who started in Pelmac Stables’ beginner program. 
As an A level alumni of the Canadian Pony Club, she feels it’s important for equestrians to become knowledgeable horse people as well as skillful riders. 
Currently Zoë’s personal competitive focus is in the jumper ring, but as a teenager she also competed in dressage up to Third Level. She integrates her knowledge of flatwork to help her students develop well-rounded, responsive, happy horses. 

Brennan MacDougall started riding in the summer of 1995. Always a competitive rider, he had his sights on the jumper ring from a young age. In Canada he has shown in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. While training in Ontario he had the opportunity to compete on the Florida circuit and did so with his horse Velbo Z. 

Diana Pella and her husband Peter got involved with horses at the same time as their children. While non-riders themselves, they always enjoyed watching and learning about the sport. Over the years Diana has held various positions on the boards for Saskatchewan Regional Pony Club and the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. The Pelmac Stables of today evolved as a result of a collaborative effort by the whole family.


Brennan MacDougall on Velbo Z                         Zoë MacDougall on Magnifika
Photo credit: Alison Hartwell                              Photo credit: Rachel Spencer

Diana Pella and Takara