The beginning of River Side was just a "small" hobby of retraining and repurposing horses that turned into a life long career and life style. Gerry and Kaley started River Side from the ground up themselves, with a goal to train and provide fun, affordable, and safe horses for the general public. Kaley began riding at a young age, frequenting the hunter/jumper ring with her little paint pony, Flicka. Growing up she never really settled into one discipline, she always wanted to see more! Today, Kaley is well versed in both English and Western disciplines after having so many opportunities to ride and learn under multiple trainers! She now enjoys Fox Hunting with her horses, Willow and Lakoda, and everyone at River Side can attest to her daredevil stunts while trail riding. She specializes in equine physiology/problem horses and is constantly growing her wealth of knowledge to better herself as well as her her horses and is always jumping at opportunities to work with trainers and rescues! Gerry wasn't always a horse person, but he quickly fell into it when he met Kaley! When you meet Gerry and Kaley, you can quickly see that they work together as an exceptional team. Where one persons talents end, the others begin! Gerry enjoys trial riding on his Quarter Horse, Goose, and is known to have a keen eye for horses as well as an exceptional knowledge and skill in farrier work. Not to mention his trailer backing skills, we'll admit they are impressive. You may not see Gerry all the time due to his full time job, but undeniably he's a huge part of the team! Outside of the barn, they enjoy hiking with their Cattle Dog, Grizzly, kayaking, traveling, attending sporting events and visiting craft breweries.
Undoubtedly one of our best assets is Bobbie! If you have come to see a horse in the afternoon or weekend, chances are you have met her! Bobbie is our head rider/barn manager at River Side. Knowledgable and experienced, Bobbie own 4 horses of her own and has grown up riding. Dabbing in a bit of it all, she can ride Western or English as well. Known for her "sticky butt" and unwavering patience, she can ride the most difficult horse and keep a clear head as well as a solid seat. Never taking things too seriously, she often laughs when horses get a bit naughty or fresh! You can often see her schooling our sale horses, making sale videos, helping our clients with trying and understanding how to best communicate with our horses, offering words of encouragement and advice, and helping Kaley with general barn duties. Outside of our barn, she rides her Appaloosa/Friesian cross, Dixie, competitively in barrels as well as other events along with being involved in both 4H and FFA.