Coaches & Instructors

Cheryl Gullion has been a member of the Ranch family for over 10 years. She started volunteering and riding with us when she was 14 yrs old and is now our full-time Manager and Western Coach.

Cheryl and Amarillo
Cheryl and Amarillo

Cheryl’s classes are casual and fun, and she quickly adapts her curriculum to each rider; offering patience where needed, but pushing where appropriate.  She’s also great at matching riders to exactly the right horse, so learning to ride or improving your skills will be fun and fulfilling.

Outside of her busy schedule at the Ranch and teaching at an Ontario College, Cheryl finds time to train her young paint horse, compete in Western Performance events, and show dogs.

You can reach Cheryl directly at 905.334.2398 or by email at

Rosie and Pirate
Rosie and Pirate

Rosie Ford, and her horse Pirate joined the Ranch family in 2011.  She is an elementary school teacher with the Halton Board and has been teaching children to ride since she was a young rider herself.

Rosie and Pirate competed in the sport of Eventing, a competition where horse and rider show in Stadium Jumping, Cross Country and Dressage.


Nicole and Salem

Nicole Cave joined the Ranch family in the summer of 2014 after completing a bachelor’s degree in Equine Management at the University of Guelph. During her years at the Ranch, she has also become a Registered Equine Massage Therapist and believes one can never stop learning when it comes to horses.

Having originally trained and competed in the Hunter and Jumper ring, Nicole now focuses mostly on training her horse, Salem, in the western disciplines, though she still loves to dabble on the English side of riding.

Mandy and Pippin

Amanda Potter began riding at the age of six and her respect for and love of horses has continued grow.  Over the past ten years she has worked in her field of special education for the school board, and brings that experience to bear in her approach as a CanTRA certified therapeutic riding instruction.
Her other certifications include: Educational Assistant, American Sign Language, Autism Behavioural Science (currently attending)


  1. Would like to bring my two grandchildren on Saturday March 30th anytime after 2:00 for riding lessons. Granddaughter is 6 and Grandson is 8.

    1. Hello Janine. Unfortunately we don’t offer one time riding lessons – they would need to sign up for a full semester of lessons that would be offered either Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings starting this May. Please email me at if you’d like to discuss further, or call us anytime at 905-469-2989. Thank you for your inquiry!

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