Horse Legs

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.



Assistant Instructor

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.


Guest Trainer

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.



Vaulting Camp Counselor

Hi!! My name is Hannah. Let me tell you a little about myself. My horse experience starts in 2007 when I volunteered at Horse Haven Ranch Ministries as a camp counselor and became a part of the vaulting team there.

A few years later, I had the amazing opportunity of competing in the 2012 Vaulting Nationals with the Meadow Lake Vaulting Team located in Kentucky.

Throughout the years, I have worked with a variety of horses on and off. Finally, during 2019 I was employed at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center where I provided basic care & maintenance for the horses, including learning how to vaccinate.

I’m currently a college athlete playing volleyball at Lubbock Christian University. At LCU down in Lubbock, TX, I am studying Animal Science with a Pre-Veterinary Emphasis. I hope to become an equine veterinarian one day and open my own practice!

Some of my interests are horseback riding, playing volleyball, working out, painting, and spending time in nature.



Camp Counselor / Birthday Parties / Assistant Instructor

Madison has always had a passion for animals and started consistently riding horses in high school. She has worked with horses in many settings including a large competition barn, a wrangler at a summer camp, and assisting with equine therapy. 

Madison believes horses can be used as a tool to bring others to Christ. Many aspects of horses can be used as a metaphor for our relationship with Christ. She loves showing these similarities through educating about horse behavior and training.

Madison currently attends Hope College and is working towards a degree in Nursing with a minor in Psychology. When she isn’t working with horses, she can be found studying in coffee shops.



Buckaroos Camp Counselor / Mommy and Me Assistant Instructor



Summer Camps Intern

Clare has had a love for horses since she was a little girl. She started riding and volunteering at horse barns when she was 13 years old. Clare is the fourth child of seven and loves to help teach her younger siblings and other children, especially when it comes to anything horse related. Her love for Christ and passion for sharing His love with others is most important to her and she is looking forward teaching and working with children.  Running and reading are two of her favorite hobbies when she is not at the horse barn.


Summer Camps Intern