September 10, 2018

September 8th, 2018 Horse Show One of the Best!!

The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center near St. George, Utah had another great horse show September 8th. Throughout my 16 years of teaching dressage, jumping and safe equitation at my facility in Utah, I've taught students who have traveled from Las Vegas, Apple Valley, Kanab, Rockville, St. George, Cedar City, Enterprise, Mesquite, Logandale and Salt Lake City among other places to ride with me. But some of my favorite barn days are Horse Show Days! We had beautiful weather and a great day!! Thank you Judge Debbie Hoffman, Facility Manager Dr. Tom Johnson of My Family Chiro, Dressage Test Reader Dee Stovall and everyone else who worked so hard to make the day go smoothly. Thank you!!

Combined Training Results:
Training Level Test 3 Division
Winner: Amber Foster on Mijn Genezer 83.450%

Training Level Test 1 Division
First Place: Rheanna Thompson on Cover Girl 74.736%
Second Place: Madeleine McBee on Worth the Wait 74.043%
Third Place: Hanna Stovall on Sweet Silver Dollar 66.608%

Intro B Division
First Place: Summer Sweson and Libbey 72.625%
Second Place: Annika Hoelterling and Katie 62.812%

Pattern A Division A Results
First Place: Harley Gustafson and Serious Mr. M
Second Place: Rheanna Thompson and Cashy
Third Place: Aubry McCombs and Serious Mr. M

I am so proud of all of you and can't wait until next time!! Gail

July 30, 2018

The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center Horse Show and Day Camps

Saturday July 28th riders at The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center near St. George, Utah had a fantastic day. Riders got a "dry-run" at their dressage test, received coaching from Certified Instructor Gail Veley and then rode their test a second time. This was followed by a combined course of obstacles. We invite any interested rider to participate from any barn. Gaited and western dressage classes are also included. These shows are warm, welcoming and low-stress and teach protocols for showing at larger shows. The next one is September 8th. Please plan on joining us! Call or text Gail at 435/231-0127 or email her at

Results from our show are as follows:

Training Level Division
Winner - Amber Foster and Mijn Genezer

Intro C Division 
Winner - Madeleine McBee and Worth the Wait

Intro A Division 
Winner - Hanna Stovall and Ruby

Horse Camps emphasizing memorizing tests, patterns and prepared riding are taking place Tuesday August 7th and Tuesday August 14th. All are welcome! $75.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes lunch. Reserve your space now! Call Gail at 435/231-0127. Thank you!!

July 16, 2018

Upcoming Events at The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center

The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center in Veyo near St. George, Utah is hosting some fun combined training horse shows Saturday July 28th and Saturday September 8th, 2018.

Riders can choose from any dressage test (western and gaited included) followed by an additional class that could either be jumping, trail or poles on the ground. These are low-key confidence-building shows designed to teach riders the rules and protocol for bigger shows. School horses are available if you don't have your own. All are encouraged to participate. Cost is $45 per each combined training division.

To receive a registration form, email Gail Veley at or call  or text Gail 435/231-0127. All levels of riders are welcome.

Horse Camps emphasizing preparing to show are taking place Tuesday August 7th and August 14th. $75 for the day and includes lunch and riding. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please reserve your space. Thank you very much!

April 10, 2018

The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center Spring Horse Show Practice

Students and guest riders had a fun educational day on April 7th, 2018 at The Ranchette Veley Equestrian Center near St. George, Utah. The weather was beautiful and the day went very smooth. Special thanks to our informal Judge Faith Narciewicz, a national show champion and very insightful horsewoman.
The high point ride of the day went to Amber Foster and Mijn Genezer with a score of 77.82% in Training Level Test 1. Amber has been a student here since 2006.

Other results are as follows:
Training Level Test 1 / 2'6" Jumps Combined Training
Rick Crockett and Nash 71.30%  First Place
Training Level Test One (non-combined)
Katy Peterson and Draco 69.90% First Place

Intro B Division / Combined Training
Angelina Langston and Tooty 52.50% First Place
Sarah DeLuca and Worth the Wait 50.49% Second Place

Intro C Division / Combined Training
Katy Peterson and Draco 67.70%
Rheanna Thompson and Libbey 51.60% Second Place
Hanna Stovall and Sugar 51.50% Third Place

Riders can look forward to several more fun practices and shows this year. Look for one to happen late May or early June. Details soon!