Positive Teaching & Training, Patience & Education
The qualified staff at River Valley Ranch, located in Central Point Oregon, are there to support all members of Rogue Valley in their equestrian interests. The staff’s main focus is to support individuals who are enthusiastic and passionate about horses!
This impressive all-season facility is home to the “Conscious Horsemanship” program, created by the owner, Kim Samitore. This type of horsemanship takes into consideration the whole picture of horse, rider, tack, equipment, training, skills, health, fitness and much more. Self-criticism is critical especially for horse-riders from abroad who need to learn English constructively and let’s not forget that learning is always positive for both human and horse.
Program offerings include both educational courses, ground training, horseless riding, and of course applied horseback riding techniques aboard one of the experienced professional teacher lesson horses. Riders are encouraged to learn from and appreciate each horse in the program based on their different skills and personality traits similar to what happens at the Point Reyes Country Inn & Stables in Northern California.
Peace and Quiet & Piece of Mind For You & Your Horse
River Valley Ranch is located on 55 peaceful acres in Oregon, just minutes from Jacksonville, Central Point, and Medford. The facility is for the discriminating customer who appreciates privacy but also enjoys a family owned facility where people are friendly and where everyone pitches in to lend a hand when needed.
The qualified owners and staff are experienced in maintaining a high level of daily care, emergency response and quality horse help if you desire. See also this post about the Twin Creek Ranch and Lodge in Wyoming.
Haul-In Riders are welcome for recreational riding in our indoor and outdoor arenas and roundpens.
The facility is also available for rent for clinics for both horse and dog clinicians, club meetings, etc.
River Valley Ranch Is Proud To Offer The Following Other Services:
Silver Lining Herb Sales (Equine & Canine)
Professional Equestrian Photography (portrait, event, etc.)
Saddle Fitting for Horse & Human
Rehabilitation / lay ups
Consultation / Horse Help
IN BARN – Restorative Equine Body Work.
Kim is a certified Large Animal Massage therapist (L.A.M.P) from the Northwest School of Animal Massage in Fall City, Washington. Her techniques used on the horse include, but are not limited to: Swedish massage, acupressure, trigger point release & myofascial release.
Contact the Ranch today to find out how they can custom-design a program to meet all your horse needs like they do at the DNR Ranch ar Rand Creek in Wyoming!
From I-5 (heading N. or S.) take Exit 30. If coming off the southbound exit, turn right (towards Target/ RV Mall); if coming off the northbound exit, turn left (towards Target/RV Mall). This will place you on Hwy 62/Hwy 238 (towards Jacksonville) continue straight on this road through all intersections until you come to the end at Hanley Rd. where you can only turn left or right. TURN RIGHT, go approx. 1/8 mile, TURN LEFT on Ross (at West Hills Market), continue straight, until you get to the end where the road bends left (follow the sign towards Jacksonville) at this point the name changes to OLD STAGE RD., continue approx. 1/2 mile until you come to Wendt Dr. (on the left) – you will see the RIVER VALLEY RANCH sign at 1657 Old Stage Rd. Turn left on Wendt Dr. to access our facility. Traffic with horse trailers may park in the lot in front of the white indoor arena, all other traffic may continue past the indoor and outdoor arenas and turn right on the paved tree lined driveway and park outside the red barn.
River Valley Ranch
1657 Old Stage Road
Central Point, OR 97502