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The Riding School 

at Admiralty Farm

What we're all about...

Our Mission:  To teach riding and horsemanship to all ages and levels of riders thereby helping to promote the welfare and future of horses.

Our Goal:  To develop young people into the best adults they can be using horses and the equestrian sport as our  foundation. 

Our Promise to You:  To provide safe,  caring and fun instruction to all of our students, regardless of age or ability.  


Our Instructor & Coach 

Deborah Ritchie

USHJA Certified Trainer

ARIA Level III Certified Instructor

on the flat & over fences

With over three decades working as a professional barn owner, manager, trainer, instructor and coach, Deborah brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience teaching & coaching riders of all ages and skill levels.

 To round out your equestrian education, Deborah teaches Horsemanship classes, giving riders the skills needed to care for a horse or pony. 

Her passion is teaching and her joy is watching the development of her riders and the horses they love evolve into a great partnership. 

Deb is very thankful to the supporting parents, family members and friends who play such a large part in making their rider's dreams a reality. 

Our farm is named in memory of Deb's first Hunter, "Satin's Admiral".  Dearly loved, he's the amazing partner that started Deb on this path.  ( 1988 photo)

Deborah holds a Level III Certification in both Hunt Seat on the Flat and Over Fences. 

Deborah holds Professional Trainer Certification from the 

United States Hunter Jumper Association

The USHJA offers excellent educational and competitive programs for children and adults. 

United States Hunter Jumper Association

Meet a few of our lesson horses & ponies

Where would we be without the wonderful partnerships we have with our horses and ponies?   

Cool Dude 

Patient and kind

Dude has been a part of our family for several years.  He's a gentle fellow and gives our kids a great start. 


Our Rock Star

Ranger is a very laid back fellow.  He'll wear a cowboy hat and western bridle without putting up a fuss. He's a joy to instruct with because of his patience and kindness. 

Halley Berry 

School Mascot 

We named Halley after the famous actress because of her beautiful big eyes.  Halley is a mini-horse with a big attitude!  She knows she's special!


Thoroughbred gelding

We rescued Bandit,

 and he's become a wonderful horse for our teen and adult students. He's gentle, kind and loves treats! 

Deb Ritchie is a true horsewoman and great teacher and trainer.  The horses are well cared for and the facility is clean and well kept. I found it great as a beginner adult rider who has been able to advance to a level where now I full lease a horse.  

Wandra M.