About Barry Ridge Equestrian Center
Owners Rick and Kathy Schlehlein
Rick and Kathy Schlehlein are the Barry Ridge Equestrian Center owners which opened in August, 2005. The Barry Ridge story actually began with Kathy's maternal grandmother, Eileen Pausch, who had a passion and love for horses that she passed along to her granddaughter, Kathy, and great-granddaughter, Brianna.
Brianna's love affair with horses began when she was seven years old. She went to her first horse camp and didn't want to leave! From there, Brianna and her horse competed in national Appaloosa horse shows. Brianna now competes successfully in the Quarter Horse arena, and is a key member of the Barry Ridge staff.
After being around horse shows and Brianna's horses, Kathy decided to get her own horse, and embraced the opportunity to start her own business. Barry Ridge Equestrian Center became a reality. Kathy went back to her roots when deciding on a name for the new business, and used her grandmother's maiden name, Barry, as her inspiration. Today Barry Ridge Equestrian Center is a modern full service equestrian facility serving horse lovers of all ages and horses representing several of the most popular breeds on a picturesque 70 acre site.
Barn Manager Brianna Schlehlein
Brianna started riding Appaloosas at the age of 8 after her mom decided she was old enough to stay on! By age 10, she and her horse, High Bar Moon (Calli), were High Point Youth All Around winners for 3 years in a row, and was top 10 in the nation for HUS and Western Pleasure classes. She also finished 3rd at the Youth World Show in Oklahoma City in Hunter Under Saddle. At age 13, Brianna continued to excel on McWiloughby making the finals in HUS at the Youth World Show.
While moving from a boarding facility, to opening and running Barry Ridge she transitioned to the American Quarter Horse Association competition on T.J. Superior Sonny. The pair won a variety of WQHA circuit awards. She also showed Ex Officio in the Aged Halter Geldings, winning 1st in the state of Wisconsin and 6th in the nation for the Youth Aged Halter Geldings. Her horse also finished 4th in the nation for Open Aged Halter Geldings, shown by Brian and Andy Ellsworth.
Brianna then won multiple circuit awards with Anonymous Asset, and was a semi-finalist in HUS at Congress while under the instruction of Larry and Rhonda Spratto.
Her wide experience across several stock breeds and competitive classes provide a solid equestrian background to provide you and your horse quality care and attentive service.