Mary Flodin | Portage

Elijah, Friesian stallion, and Divinity, RPSI Warmblood mare


Mary has been with Ryan since 2014. She rode when she was young and then, after an 18-year break, began training and lessons with Ryan. Since then, Ryan has helped her purchase two horses (Elijah and Divinity), with the intention that each horse can teach her something different and help her improve as a dressage rider. Ryan is training Elijah and Divinity and working with Mary, who will be competing at training and first level this year. Ryan has shown Elijah in the ribbons at fourth level. Divinity is schooling first and second levels.


Lisa Meidl | Fitchburg

Titan, Quarterhorse gelding


Lisa has been riding since she was a child, but had a bad fall with her 17-hand Thoroughbred that created a long-term fear. She started learning the fundamentals of dressage in 2005. Since 2014, Lisa has been working with Ryan to fine-tune those skills and rebuild confidence. Ryan has also trained Titan to be more balanced and better on the bit. Titan is schooling at first and second level with Ryan, and Lisa is schooling at training level.

Hanna Sobkowicz | Madison

Jente, Norwegian Fjord mare


Hanna is in her 80s. She started riding when she was 69. Hanna has been riding with Ryan since 2014. Ryan has worked with Hanna and Jente keeping them strong and balanced using Caveletti ground poles. Jente is 24 years old.

Team RSD

To join Team RSD, contact Ryan Stark by phone or email.

Valerie Ahl | Oregon

Penbryn Farm


Valerie breeds Hanovarians for dressage and jumping. Ryan is training her young horses to prepare them for showing this summer. Valerie also takes lessons with Ryan and plans to show this summer, as well.

Melissa Kelly | Muckwonago

Windsong, Selle Francais gelding


Ryan and Windsong “Indy” are working 2nd Level hoping to hit the show ring in 2017. Indy has been out of work for a while, and is enjoying getting back into shape.

Robin Sutka | Sun Prairie

Huckleberry, Arab


Ryan gives lessons to Robin on her 4-year-old Arabian gelding. Ryan also schools Huckleberry to make him more amateur-friendly. 

Kelly Rygh | Oregon

Lucy, Haflinger


Kelly takes lessons weekly with Ryan on her Haflinger to improve her riding skills and her horse’s balance.  She’s been part of the local horse community for many years.

Anna Butler | Sun Prairie

Lacy, American warmblood


Anna is an event rider who rides with Ryan to improve her dressage skills and biomechanics to improve her event scores in the dressage category.