I just love being part of Riata Ranch. Over the years I have watched my wife, Jennifer, work with and teach hundreds of young women. It is so neat to help these girls grow, practice, and them watch them SHINE in the arena
Riata Ranch International
It is our dream to share the Western lifestyle and thrill of rodeo performance with girls of all backgrounds. Girls whose new friends keep them honest, hold them accountable, and inspire them to be their best. We take our students to local schools, youth homes, and any event where we can meet young people – to share our stories of empowerment, strength, and friendship.
Building A Legacy
Our unique approach allows individuals to discover their talents, both on and off the horse. While we have an acclaimed Rodeo Performance team, The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, many of our students take the leadership skills they learned with us and go on to build careers in business, government, and education. The lessons learned at Riata Ranch transfer beyond the ranch into every aspect of the girls’ lives.
In addition to lessons, clinics and camps, we offer internships for college students, volunteer opportunities, and participate in community events. Over the years, we have watched many shy young women grow into confident, strong leaders eager to help the next generation. Our alumnus continue to be involved and are proud when they talk of Riata Ranch and The Cowboy Girls.
Your participation, membership, or donations help us expand our programs and reach more young people. Together, we help shape our nation’s future.
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Something for Everyone
Board Of Directors
Jennifer Nicholson – Executive Director, Three Rivers
Chad Nicholson – Treasurer, Three Rivers
Owner Gateway Restaurant, Three Rivers, CA
Owner Roberson/McLauphlin Plumbing, Visalia CA
Founder Stone Ministries / Celebrant Singers
5 times PRCA Announcer of the Year
Rancher /Sales / Real Estate – retired
What People Say About Riata Ranch
“You learn nothing useless here at Riata Ranch. You learn about yourself, how to step outside the box, and overcome life’s challenges through teamwork.”
Brandi25 years-old, 13-year member
I love Riata Ranch because it shows my girls that they can do anything they want to do… and that there is hard work, dirty work, trying and failing along the path to achieving the goal.