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Website Closed

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Important Update for SSE, LLC clients

Hello everyone,

As I’ve been promising on Facebook, there are a lot of new changes coming to Open Gate Ranch. At the beginning of the year I was told my lease of Open Gate would end March 1. The farm owners Jim and Ginny are taking over the barn and plan to continue boarding and run some cattle events.  They also have several new trainers coming in.  I’ve been thinking hard as to what this will mean for my business and what my options are.  I’ve come up with the following plan.

I will happily continue teaching boarders or students leasing boarder horses at Open Gate as you want me.  You are responsible for making sure a ring is available and for any fees involved with having an outside instructor come in, if there are any.

For those of you riding lesson horses or trailering in, the primary lesson hub will move back to Hillside Equestrian Center in New Tripoli where I was a few years ago.  It is a beautiful farm only about 20 minutes from Open Gate.   Cheryl has several horses I can use for lessons, and that is also going to be Stanley’s new home! Down side, as of right now I can not do western lessons unless you have your own horse.  But I’ll work on that, so let me know if that’s something you’re interested in.  Cheryl is very nice, and I think you’ll all love the place.  And yes, it has an indoor!

For right now, shows and birthday parties are on hold.  I have to wait for a couple more of my “options” to pan out before I commit to these events.   I’ll let you know if and when we have some bigger events.

Anyone who has a horse they would like to send for training, please talk to me.  I’d like to continue training but we may have to be a bit creative as to where your horse is boarded.

I’d like to thank you all in advance for your patience and loyalty in the next few months as I look for a long term situation.  I have thoroughly enjoyed taking care of your horses and watching you improve through your lessons, and I’m not ready to quit that just yet.  Stay tuned for future developments.  Feel free to talk to me if you have any questions.

For boarding information please contact Jim.  You can also follow Open Gate’s activities on Facebook.  This website will be pulled offline March 1, so I encourage you to follow and bookmark for information from Stemmler Stein Equine, LLC.  Open Gate is working on a website of their own, which should be online in the next few months.

Jessica Stein

Changes coming!

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December Sorting Practice

Sorting practice Sunday December 15th at 11am. Cost is $5 per run. Contact Kelsey or Jim to register!

New Dressage Ring and Fix a Test Runs Smoothly

Check out the pretty new dressage ring!  We got it all together, made enough mistakes to know how to do it better next time.  It even has all the pieces!  Cheryl Ash did a great job with the fix a test and all the riders bettered their scores.  We look forward to more next spring!

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Sorting is a success!

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      Everyone warmed up on a cold day after 121 teams ran!
Open Gate has cattle and will be hosting events monthly for the winter.

Watch for future dates!