Training &
Lessons

Moose Hill Ranch takes great pride in the expertise of our professional staff. We offer lessons and training in both English and Western. Additionally, we are pleased to offer a variety of clinics, seminars etc. throughout the year.

Our instructor provides a wide variation of lessons for all disciplines. Expand your knowledge of general horsemanship, natural horsemanship, jumping, dressage, flatwork, hunter/jumper, eventing, western pleasure, barrel racing, reining and more!

RUTH RATCLIFFE

Ruth brings the vast knowledge and experience of 35 years as an instructor, coach, judge, clinician and trainer to Moose Hill Ranch Equestrian Centre. She is a certified Level II Western Coach in all disciplines (pleasure, horsemanship, reining, trail, speed events, showmanship), an Equine Canada (EC) certified Senior Judge, an EC certified English Instructor (hunter jumper, dressage, flat classes), the Master Evaluator for Alberta and B.C., and a National Certified Coaching Program Level II Coach. She is also the only certified Drill Team Judge in Canada. Most recently, she was named the Equine Canada Coach of the Year.

Ruth is also the author of the book Ride the Stride; an in-depth Study for “The Training of Musical Rides." Ruth was the director and coach of the world-famous Calgary Stampede Showriders for 10 years, and taught the Western Coaching program at Olds College for 2 years. Her knowledge, patience, encouragement and horsemanship are a tremoundous asset to Moose Hill Ranch Equestrian Centre – making our facility one of a kind!

Ruth's Full Credentials

  • 35 years experience as instructor/coach/judge/clinician/trainer

  • Equine Canada Certified Senior Judge (ALL disciplines)—Nationwide

  • Equine Canada Certified English Instructor for 25 yrs (Hunter Jumper Dressage, Flat Classes)

  • Equine Canada Certified Level II Western Coach (ALL disciplines - “Coach 1” for 30 years and
    now “Coach 2” for over 25 yrs. (Pleasure, Horsemanship, Reining, Trail, Speed events, Showmanship)

  • Certified to Teach Equine Canada Rider Levels

  • Equine Canada Certified Western Level 2 Evaluator (Certification to teach, mentor and evaluate candidates wanting to instruct/coach with Equine Canada.)

  • Equine Canada Master Evaluator for AB and BC (Tests other evaluators or coaches, Represents all AB certified coaches at Equine Canada National Meetings)

  • ONLY Certified Drill Team Judge in Canada (California/Washington certification process)

  • Calgary Stampede Showrider’s Coach (international and national competitions) for 10 years

  • Author of Ride the Stride a national book published in Dec 2013

  • Taught Equine Western Coaching program at Olds College of 2 yrs

  • Equine Canada National Coaching Award for Western Level 2

  • Recent winner of “Equine Canada National Coaching Award”

BARN STAFF

Our excellent barn staff takes great care in every aspect of your horses safety, health, and wellness. 

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