Program Director & Head Trainer
Striving for Greatness
Ruthann Steere has three big passions in life: horses, people, Jesus.
Having loved and worked with horses from a young age, it has always been her desire to encourage others to enjoy them as well. With over fifteen years of experience working with kids and adults; from “at-risk”, to developmentally disabled, to corporate, and families in a variety of areas and programs, Ruthann's broad range of experience makes her a natural teacher. She has a huge desire to see children and people of all ages grow and learn and become all that God has called them to be.
Ruthann's BA is in Equine Management and Recreation (Experiential Education). She uses horses and outdoor recreation as a tool to interact and communicate with kids and adults alike. Because hoof care is of critical importance to the well-being of a horse, she recently pursued and graduated from the Troy Price Horseshoeing School, IN.
Ruthann is a Professional Practitioner ACCT general level 2, working on a variety of different challenge courses, including outdoor guide training in rock climbing, canoeing, caving, group and individual hiking trips.
Medical experience consists of CPR First Aid infant-adult, AED, Lifeguard, Wilderness First Responder.
Chloe S. has had a love for horses for as long as she could remember. From backyard riding to lessons at competition barns, horses have been a huge part of her life.
Chloe’s goal is to shine the love of Christ through everything she does, and she is looking forward to doing just that by working with people and with horses. She believes the relationship between a horse and rider—one of faith and love—resembles the relationship between Jesus and His children, and strives to convey this message through teaching the youth.
When she’s not at the barn, Chloe can be found devouring fantasy books with a large cup of green tea, and studying for a future with writing and horses.
Aiming Higher in Art and Horsemanship
God gave me horses so I could have something to paint, he gave me art to celebrate my love of the horse. My art and my love for the horse are intertwined, I have a degree in Art and the pursuit of always improving my work is an ongoing passion. I am also very drawn to relationship-based Equestrian training.
I am a rider and trainer of over 15 years studying under well established and highly talented horseman and horsewoman. I do what I do for the horses' sake, addressing issues from a behavioral standpoint. I have a background in Liberty, Dressage and Reining.
Substitute Vaulting Coach
Cassie is the founder and director of the Daredevil Circus Company. She is a professional circus performer, aerialist and acrobat. Cassie is also an international artist and instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. She owns Grand Rapids Circus School of Aerial Arts. She brings a unique approach to teaching through circus training, dance experience and touring as a professional performer.
Cassie is a past vaulter with a competition team in Tennessee. She’s been riding and working with horses her whole life. She grew up on a wild mustang farm where she helped with rescue and training.