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Meet the Teachers

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Trainer and Instructor

Sage spent her childhood growing up in the many barns where her mother, Jackie, was the trainer and wants for each student to have that same experience of getting to "grow up" in a barn! Before going out on her own and opening RGF, Sage worked as an instructor under her mother at The Lesson Barn and for Matt Shiflet Stables. When not in the barn, Sage can be found trying out different coffee shops and watching plenty of movies!

Sage Schweickert

Trainer and Instructor

Jackie brings with her many years of experience both as a trainer and as an instructor, and now serves as a mentor to Sage under the River Gait Farm banner. During her juvenile and amateur years, Jackie showed both equitation and performance under the direction of Sullivan Davis, Jan Lukens, and showed and worked under the guidance of Claude Shiflet.  Anyone that knows Jackie knows that her true favorite thing is a cold Pepsi!

Jackie Leon

Beauty is a Morgan mare that truly lives up to her name! She has a speedy trot that is very fun, and is a great first horse for students to show at academy shows!


Flint is a wonderful addition to our lesson program as he shows the true versatility of the American Saddlebred! Before coming to RGF, Flint spent many years showing as Jade's (Sage's sister) hunter jumper horse! 

Flint - "Lincoln Center"

Miss Pickles is a true superstar in our lesson program! She teaches almost all the first time lessons, as well as having the best canter to learn on!

Miss Pickles

Noel is a quarter horse gelding and a wonderful addition to our lesson program! He has the best canter and a super smooth trot to sit to! His favorite activity is rolling in the hay bales in the pasture!


Dobbie was originally one of Sage's show horses, and was one of the first lesson horses here at RGF! He loves his outside time and standing in the sun!

Dobbie - "First Lover"

Nato used to be Sage's show horse, and is a great first feel of a show horse for our students! Nato's favorite thing to do is jog and eat hay! Fun fact - Nato is a five gaited horse!

Nato - "Global Scene"

Hank is a Quarter Horse gelding that was one of our summer rescue horse projects! He has truly become a barn favorite and loves to spend his days out in the pasture!


Babble is an American Saddlebred mare who was originally a show horse! She is so much fun to show at academy shows and loves peppermints!


Baby Elvis is one of the newest additions to our lesson program and is doing great! At just 3 years old, he is mature beyond his years! He loves to have his tongue scratched!

Elvis - SH If I Can Dream


Maxwell is a Miniature Horse and is fueled by cookies and treats! He loves participating in our birthday parties and playing with the kids!


Apple - Asst. Trainer

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