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 coaching@ridetheranch.com

Rachel and Bacardi

Rachel Kotur has been a Ranch boarder since 2011 and a member of our trail and camp staff for many summers and is now the newest member of our coaching staff, taking over the reins of the Pony Club.

Rachel started her riding career as a student at the Ranch over a decade ago, and is now a member of the University of Guelph Polo team, the only Women’s intercollegiate team in Canada!

You can reach Rachel directly at 905-407-8914 or at ponyclub@ridetheranch.com

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.

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