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About Us

Katrina Dorer - Equine Manager, Instructor, Trainer

Katrina Dorer graduated from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies with Emphasis in Western Riding and Training in 2010. At the university she worked with several top trainers in western pleasure, cutting, reining, lead changing, and colt breaking for four years. Katrina also showed with the Western IHSA team and was a founding member of the Stock Horse Team. After graduating, Katrina attended Casey and Son Horseshoeing School and Research Center in Villanow, Georgia. Upon completion of the twelve week course, she received her Journeyman I certification through the Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association. After running Eagles Reach Stables for four and a half years (first three with a partner who retired) Katrina decided to change the branding to Emerald Ridge Stables to better reflect her personally. In October 2019 Emerald Ridge Stables moved to it's new location in Lanexa. Katrina lives on site with her husband DJ and also runs her farrier business, Rocking K Horseshoeing.

Our Equine

Our Current Emerald Ridge Lesson Horses


'97 Quarter Horse

Chip is a bay Quarter Horse who is owned by our trainer Katrina and used as a lesson horse. He's 15.2 hh and is a really handsome guy! Chip is trained Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle, and has also been ridden in Western Dressage and Ranch Riding!


'96 Quarter Horse

D'Man is a been there done that kind of boy, and at 14.3 hh he's the perfect size to be a great confidence builder. He is one good old boy that loves his riders and has recently discovered that Ranch Riding is his life calling! As of summer of 2022, D'Man has retired from lessons due to his arthritis. He continues to live happily getting daily turnout with his friends Chip and Hershey.


'03 Quarter Horse

Hershey is as sweet as his name! He will usually be the first to greet you at the gate. At 14.2 hands tall he is lovely and compact. He has students that ride him Hunter Under Saddle, Dressage, as well as in Ranch Riding. He can do it all!


'02 Appaloosa

Jester is leased to us from a dear friend. He's a Leopard Appaloosa who has been ridden Dressage most of his life, but will also make a fine Ranch Riding horse that catches everyone's eye!


'08 Quarter Horse

Nugget is owned by our trainer Katrina. Katrina shows her in Western Dressage, Ranch Versatility, and has even started jousting! Nugget is occasionally used as a lesson horse for more advanced students


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