Meet the People

Riding Star Ranch
isn't your average horse stable....

We aren't just strangers that ride horses together,
Or random people that hang out just because we share the same interest...
We are so much more than that.
We are a family.

Executive Director
Dawn Schmertmann
(941) 626-6787
Contact Dawn for general information about everything and anything!
Riding memberships, adoptable horses, donations or anything else that comes to mind!

     With over 30 years of diversified experience with horses, Dawn absolutely loves what she does. "Growing up with horses has been a blessing that I cherish everyday." She has participated in many different disciplines, from Hunter/Jumpers to racing Trotters, and she loves them all.  One of her dreams is to make it possible for others to experience the many joys that horses can bring into a person's life as the many mares, stallions, and geldings have brought to hers.

Program Coordinator / Riding Instructor

Felicia Taylor
Contact Felicia with questions about riding lessons, birthday parties or trail riding

Felicia has been riding since she was a young girl and loves working with the horses and introducing people to these beautiful animals.  Her and Nick are the proud owners of three beautiful horses and she does a great job working with the new horses when they come into the ranch. When you come out for a visit, you will most likely see Felicia hard at work keeping everything neat and orderly.


Property/Barn Manager
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