Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to lessons, classes, events, goal setting, or other concerns, please contact your coaches directly. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as fees, safety, or policy issues, please contact Cathy Ward.

Coaching Staff

Cathy Ward

Owner, Lead Riding & Vaulting Instructor

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Sarah Schwartz

Lead Riding Instructor

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Sarah brings English Hunter, Jumper and Equitation riding and teaching experience from Harmony Hills Equestrian Center in Pembroke, Virginia and Bargee Farms in Allison Park, PA.  Sarah holds an Associates Degree in English Equestrian Studies from the University of Findlay, Findlay, OH.  Sarah will take you from that first lead line walk on top of a real horse to your first jump over a cross rail!  Sarah is also a blast to have around for horse camps.

Kelsy Maguire

Lead Riding Instructor

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Kelsy is a University of Findlay graduate with a degree in Equine Studies.  She brings years of intercollegiate and hunter/jumper circuit riding experience from as far as Florida.  In addition to starting our youngest riders off right, she helps the adult return to riding students regain their horsemanship confidence.  Kelsy is always willing to accompany you and one of our Ridge Run horses to local schooling shows at Leiway or Harry Hughes.    Even the youngest riders can participate in laid back show experiences with thier parents leading the horse!  Ready to learn how to lead, groom and tack your horse?  Kelsy can provide Horse Sense Ground School classes in any 30 minute riding lesson spot.

Savannah Soto

Lead Vaulting Gymnastics Coach

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Savannah is a coach for both Ridge Run Vaulters and the Greater Toledo Gymnastics center for preschool through school age progressive gymnastics and team level competitors.  A retired leve 9 gymnast herself, she has embraced the opportuity to translate her gymnastics skills to the Equestrain Vaulting world as both coach and vaulter!    Savannah is also fun to have around for parties and private group horse events.  

Josie Reid

Vaulting Lunger,Assist Riding Instructor

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Josie is a lounger for Stelle in our Equestrian Vaulting program and a Riding Instructor for our Riding program.  She brings years of actuve 4-H, lesson-assisting and horse-handling experience.   A student at the University of Toledo, she studies to pursue a career of therapy with horses.  WIth her warm, welcoming smile and soft words, she and our minature horse George are perfect to lead our Take Me Riding group classes just for the 8 & Unders with their caregiver.   She's also fantastic at getting the ground work going for the adult learners at just the right pace and will have you leading, haltering and saddling in no time!  Convert any 30 minute adult riding lesson into a Horse Sense Ground School class.