A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal… Proverbs 12:10
Our lessons program, which initially started out with Bobbi as our only instructor, is now blessed with three talented instructors providing diverse opportunities in different riding disciplines.
Bobbi was a high school and middle school teacher for ten years (science, trigonometry, and calculus) and has been a professional counselor for over twenty years. She has served as the Director of Family Wellness Warriors at Southcentral Foundation since 1999. Bobbi began riding as a toddler and had her first pony love when she was 7 years old, a beautiful white POA (Pony of America) named Apache’ White Cloud, also known as Thunder.
Together they won many championships including all around in 1978. At 12 years old, Bobbi and her sisters spent the summer in Oregon training under Nancy Brown, a pre-requisite to purchase and begin showing Arabians. While her sisters purchased notable bloodlines and a Canadian National Champion, Fire Dancer (Bask, Gdańsk, and Fire Dance lines), and Dashar’s Bon Jur (Fadjur line), Bobbi saw a more scraggly 3-year-old bay Arabian mare running back and forth in the field, a horse nobody wanted, and selected her – Pooh.
Bobbi’s main riding disciplines have been Saddle Seat, Western Equitation, English Pleasure, and Hunter. Today she enjoys trail riding and western pleasure. Bobbi’s love of rescuing which began at 12 has continued to be a theme and she loves the challenge of a horse with special needs or a difficult past. Horses who hold her heart today and call Outten Ridin’ Ranch home include those who were abused in training, were rescued off of a kill lot or rescued pre-euthanasia, have special dietary needs, suffered a broken jaw, and one with a parrot mouth. They are each unique, chosen, and loved.
Bobbi enjoys passing on her passion for all things horses to her twenty grandchildren and others, both children and adults and helping them reach their goals in the equine world.
Reese is currently a first-time flagger enjoying the outdoors and learning how a construction site operates. She feeds and helps out new horse owners in Anchorage and loves being around horses in any capacity. Reese was born in Alaska and is proud to be a resident of this great state and a member of its horse community. She first started riding horses at 4 years old and quickly became competitive at the age of 7.
Reese has utilized the leasing option to enable her to show on the hunter/jumper circuit growing up. Her first lease horse was named Cody who was a paint pony with a crooked ear who helped her achieve in the jumper and hunter show rings as well as teaching her about the responsibility of taking care of a horse year round. Since then, she has found an affinity for thoroughbreds but will sit on any horse that will let her. She also loves mares and believes that they are great communicators and if you are willing to listen they will jump over the moon for you.
Reese’s main discipline is jumping but her heart belongs to the hunter ring. She loves the perfection and finesse it requires and prefers style over speed. She recognizes how much horses have to teach us without the use of words and how valuable those lessons can be in life.
Over the years she has had many achievements but the few that she is most proud of is her sportsmanship award from 2014 and competing in an ASH Medal Equitation event. She had to go through rigorous trials to qualify and at the end of the year, all qualified riders switched horses and rode a jumping round on each horse. She had grown up watching the big girls compete in this event and finally was one of them herself. Endless hours of work and training have paid off and her riding will forever be improved for it. Finally, Reese had successfully rehabbed a horse deemed dangerous into a happy horse who enjoyed her job. This gave her the confidence to know that she is where she is supposed to be: with the horses.
Jamie has a passion for all things related to health and horses! Starting from the age of 10, Jamie has ridden both English and Western disciplines. At age 14, she began teaching lessons and managing horse camps. Growing up in Alaska, she started to compete in barrel racing for the Alaska Rodeo Association. She was involved in the Rodeo Alaska flag team. Following her passion for rodeo and barrel racing, she moved to Oregon at 18 to complete her degree in Equine Business and Training.
Using her education, she spent the next several years training/selling colts and performance horses. Since then, she has sold several 1D barrel horses and has begun her own Performance horse breeding program in Arizona. She eventually joined the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in 2022 - competing through most of her pregnancy. Due to her growing interest in the relationship between horse and rider, she obtained her Personal Training Certification. This has allowed her to be a better instructor, by understanding the dynamic relationship between horse and rider. For several years, Jamie worked both as a personal trainer and a horse trainer. The knowledge of the interaction between both athletes led her to teaching Therapeutic Riding to kids and adults with disabilities.
In addition to all things involving horses, Jamie enjoys hiking with her dog, weight-lifting, and being a mom to her 2-month-old son! She also has a recent interest in real estate and earned her license in the state of Arizona. Jamie’s passion for horses has given her the privilege of making many lifelong friends and seeing many beautiful states across the country.