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Horseback Riding School for Children

The Riding School 

The Riding School

What we're all about...

Our Mission 

To teach riding and horsemastership to  advance and  promote responsible care and ownership thereby promoting the welfare and future of horses & ponies.


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.  




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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 Horsemastership 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 develop 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)

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. 

Ranger 

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!

Deborah holds Professional Trainer Certification from the 

United States Hunter Jumper Association

United States Hunter Jumper Association


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

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