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About Us

Our passion is introducing the world of horses and ponies to new riders. 


Deborah Ritchie

USHJA Certified Trainer

ARIA Level III Certified Instructor

Owner, The Riding School, LLC

With over three decades working as a professional barn owner, manager, trainer, instructor and coach, Deborah brings a wealth of knowledge and years of working with riders of all ages and skill levels. To round out your equestrian education, Deborah also teaches a six week Practical Horse Care course, giving riders the skills they need to care for the horses they love. 

Deborah holds advanced Certification from the American Riding Instructor's Association and has earned her Certification as a Professional Trainer from the United States Hunter and Jumper Association. 

Follow the link below to our Riding Lesson page 

Riding Lesson

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. 

 Visit their site by clicking the link below:

Olivia Davenport - Groom

Olivia has a real passion for animals! Her business, HPC Animal Care, provides compassionate and knowledgeable care for horses, ponies, dogs, cats and birds just to name a few.  Her business provides grooming and exercise services for our beloved lesson horses. She makes sure they always have a day off and a "Fun Day" where she gives them extra grooming and love.  You might see here in the grooming bays where she'll meet you with her contagious smile.  

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

What Our Customers Are Saying

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.