At Ride Off Ranch we forge a lifelong relationship between horse and rider.
Our goal is to create a positive atmosphere that promotes learning and growth, and educating future generations on useful training methods and skills that will carry them through all walks of life. We equip our students with responsibility, team work, self-confidence, honor, and determination.
The horses are cared for by a dedicated, highly qualified on-site staff. Whether they are young or old, active or retired, the horses receive the care and attention they need to thrive.
We pride ourselves in a professional yet personal experience for our clients. Our establishment is a place that you’ll love coming to and hate to leave!
You want your horse to BEG you to take them on another adventure, another ride. Make training so much fun for them that even when it’s mentally or physically tough, they’re still enjoying the challenge.
Charlisse “Charlie” Weintraub was born and raised just a few minutes away from Ride Off Ranch. She begged her parents for a horse as many young people do, and began riding in lessons at the age of 5. She progressed through the upper levels of eventing before concentrating on her love of show jumping during her 20s. During this time she obtained her AS in Equine Science, while working full time as a trainer for multiple dressage and jumping barns. As with most young adults, college, marriage and children took over and horses took a backseat for a few years, but were always an integral part of her life. In early 2019, Charlie and her husband, Jonathan, purchased the property where they would build Ride Off Ranch.
When Charlie had the opportunity to volunteer for a rescue in Sebastopol, Well Trained Horses, she jumped right back into the saddle. This new-found side of the horse rescue world, though sometimes dark, realized a dream. Discarded competition horses, from the very same realm she grew up, needed a voice.
A combination of competing, training, and in raising her own young horses, Charlie founded her philosophy of a well-rounded horse: A horse is physically and mentally at its best with cross-training and a foundation of WANTING to work with and please its rider. Applying what she has learned in rescue combined with her competitive past and experience, Charlie specializes in building the confidence of both the rider and the horse while strengthening the bond between them.