History

Ridgefield Arena was built in 1970 by Rich and Karen Gentry. Great care and planning was involved in the design and construction of Ridgefield Arena. Ridgefield Arena has three lighted riding arenas: one heated indoor arena for all year riding, an outdoor all-weather jumping arena, as well as a dressage-like outdoor arena. The property has a galloping track and trails that surround the property. There are six wash racks of which one has hot water. Other amenities include a locked tack room; a two-level heated and air-conditioned viewing room with vending machines and a bathroom; an outdoor viewing area for the jumping arena; ample parking and room for trailer turn around.


Twenty-five years ago, Rich and Karen's daughter, Tracey, created a riding program that gives english, jumping and western lessons. Currently, the academy gives fun lessons, camps, and clinics. We have very experienced riding instructors and you can learn more about them on our Riding Academy Page.

For years, the Gentry family has shown Paint horses, hunters and jumpers, and reining horses to many championship titles. Now, Madeline Gentry Ryan, daughter of Steve and Tracey is following in the family footsteps and showing her hunter jumper horses to championship level.