For her fourth birthday, a close family friend gave Sophia Schults a wonderful Shetland pony (promptly named Creampuff). Like many un-equine-educated fathers of horse loving daughters, her father Ron had no idea what was in store. Sophia's Equine career had begun.

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It quickly became apparent to Ron that Sophia was committed to her riding and that excelling in the sport was her goal. Unfortunately, there weren’t any programs in the area that would provide the sort of training that Sophia required to achieve her goals. So, in 2010, Ron set out to develop a facility capable of supporting the elite level programming that he wished to bring to the Southwest Michigan area.


The resulting facility, Concord Ridge Equestrian Center, is located in St. Joseph on more than 100 beautiful acres neighbored by some of Michigan’s finest vineyards. 


Many  years  spent  involved  with  the  local  and  national  equestrian  community  evolved  into  the  creation  of  this  top notch facility. We take great pride in maintaining the  finest  riding  and  boarding  facility  in  the  region.  Along  with  the  place,  the  people  involved  are  extraordinary.  Excellence  is second  nature  and  it's seen  in the  care  of  the place, the horses and people.


Join us on this journey to greatness.