Head trainer Richal Flannery is a lifelong horsewoman and has over 15 years of experience training and teaching professionally. After graduating with a degree in Animal Science Production from Oklahoma State University, Richal began training and teaching full-time. She has been a working student of Sarah Martin of Taka Chi Dressage Stables since 2013 and regularly travels to Florida and Colorado to further her education. Richal has also worked extensively with ‘Dancin’ Pete Rodda, a former Parelli professional, and applies the principles of natural horsemanship in a thoughtful, practical way.
Currently, Richal is part of a select group of trainers participating in an invitation-only professional series taught by Sarah Martin. She earned her USDF Bronze Medal in 2017. Richal is very involved in the local dressage community.
Richal focuses on a positive learning environment for both horses and riders. She enjoys teaching riders of all ages and experience levels across many disciplines. While she specializes in dressage and western dressage, her students have also competed in combined training, barrel races, and other events. Richal works with all breeds of horses, from Gypsy Vanners to Arabians to off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
Richal’s upbeat attitude and down-to-earth presence make her an excellent instructor and trainer for any horse and rider!
“Richal is the best! I was only planning on taking a few lessons as I was new to owning horses, and that was almost two years ago. Richal will help you achieve your goals and improve your skills. She always has something new to teach you.”-Stacey P.
“Richal is an excellent instructor. She is very knowledgeable and is always continuing her own education to better herself and improve her students’ experience. My horse loves going there and we always have a good, productive lesson. The facility is safe and well cared for. Highly recommend.”-Rachael P.
“Richal has been training my Gypsy horses for several years now. She is the best! And has brought home ribbons and Champion winners! We love Osage Hills Equestrian Center!”-Marsha G.
“Richal is wonderful! You can tell she really loves each and every horse, and she is a great instructor. She was willing to take on my wild horse-crazy daughter and is so patient with her!”-Emily C.