Join us April 15th for our annual Easter Egg and Spring Fundraiser from 10 am- 2 pm. Admission: $5 suggested donation...
life lessons learned on horseback
all ages and skill levels
all ages and skill levels
performance riding and showmanship
special events and volunteer opportunites
fun-filled overnight camps
internships and volunteer opportunites
Welcome To Riata Ranch International!
At Riata Ranch we believe that hard work and community service builds great leaders. To be driven and successful in business, government or any arena, skills need to be developed and passions nutured. We have a unique program of mentorship and training that allows young women to thrive.
The 5 Tenants of Riata Ranch
Our programs strive to empower young women and girls through “life lessons learned on horseback” by incorporating the following 5 tenants:
We teach so much more than riding lessons – horse care, riding, gaits, safety, performance, showmanship – to take you from a beginner to rodeo-ready!
Our training is ultimately about being part of a team, contributing, and finding your own way to shine. We groom girls to become strong, confident leaders in all areas of life.
Our veteran riders help the younger girls, assist with clinics, and share their knowledge and experience to foster trust and build lifelong friendships.
Not only do we provide education about horses, rodeos, and our local environment, we also go out into schools to demonstrate our skills and tell our stories. We welcome FFA and 4H members.
5. Community Service
We offer many volunteer opportunities as part of our “Ranch Life” program and our members contribute to community events and fundraisers.
Become A Member
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Join us May 6, 2017 as we celebrate 60 years of Riata Ranch and reveal our plan for another 60!...
Our Weekly Classes
I would like to welcome you and your family to come visit the ranch and join us at our events. If you have a horse lover in your family, we are the best place to introduce them to what it means to live and work on a horse ranch. You never know where the trail will take you…. DREAM BIG!
Jennifer Welch NicholsonExecutive Director
From the first time I visited the ranch, I could see that my young kids were in love. We joined right away. We are too young for lessons really, but we have fed horses and cows, poked around in the garden, and joined in group lessons and summer camps. It so great to get the kids outside, learning to care for animals.
What I love is that the message remains the same all these years later. Hard work and dedication pay off. My path to success was started at the Riata Ranch. The fundamentals I learned I carry with me still.
Jana Copley BahneyRiata Ranch Alumnus
Life lessons learned on horseback.
Ride with us.