Who We Are

Ridge Run is a 20 acre family friendly self-care boarding, riding and equestrian vaulting facility located at 24789 Hull Prairie Road, Perrysburg, OH 4355, near Levis Commons, on a ridge overlooking Hull Prairie Road in Perrysburg, Ohio.   Grounds include a 5 stall barn with indoor arena, 5 acres of fenced pasture, 1 acre recreation pond, hacking trail, and equestrian vaulting barrels, horses and training equipment.   Please note that GPS may indicate the entrance is quite a distance from Hull Prairie Road.  Rest assured, the tree-lined drive and pond lead to the gravel road and barn behind the main house.  

 

Our History

After 10 years in North Carolina competing in combined training events, 4 years participating in intercollegiate horse shows, and more than 30 years of trail riding and day trips in Adirondack Park, NY, the Ward family wanted to bring their joy of varied equine experiences and disciplines to northwest Ohio. Owner of Ridge Run and Head Coach of Ridge Run Vaulters, Cathy Ward, is a Certified Horsemanship Association All-Discipline Riding Instructor. "Coach Cathy" competed as a USA Gymnastics Level 9 gymnast and has coached preschool and progressive gymnastics classes for CUNY-Queens College in NYC and the Greater Toledo YMCA. Bringing both horses and gymnastics together in the sport of Equestrian Vaulting, Coach Cathy has completed the American Vaulting Association Coaches training at the National Symposium in Nevada and is ready to share the sport with NW Ohio.   RIdge Run Vaulters, the only American Vaulting Association club in NW Ohio, has won or placed at Regional and National events through 2019.  Ridge Run is a community Partner for the Girls Scouts of Northwest Ohio and the Greater Toledo YMCA.   Cathy practices and teaches adult group fitness classes as an ACE Certified Group Exercise instructor, specializing in horseback riding and performance athlete fitness.  Cathy's training includes Balanced Body Mat & Reformer Pilates with certification by international Master Trainer and world reknowned Pilates educator Troy McCarty at White Cloud Studio in Cleveland, OH.  Many of the skills taught in the studio may be found woven throughout the Ridge Run Riding and Vaulting programs.