People Who Make It Work
Silver Buckle Ranch is proud to employ a staff of highly trained and experienced professionals who have a strong passion for meeting the needs of our community.
Our instructors specialize in beginner and intermediate riders. We can meet the needs of your young rider's first experience with horses AND we also love those riders who are improving toward a life goal. Sometimes our lesson students simply want to spend time connecting with a horse which seems to bring a sense of peace in a stressful world.
Holly Bahr came to the Ranch in the Summer of 2016 as a volunteer and soon joined our staff as an instructor. Holly is the lead for most of our Camps and Birthday Parties.
Holly's equine love began when she was 4 and got her first pony. In typical Shetland pony fashion, he taught her many valuable lessons when it came to horsemanship. She began showing this same pony when she was 8 in English and Bareback and competed at the local shows in Clark County.
When she outgrew her beloved pony, she rescued her American Saddlebred, CH Tygerluv of Silver Oaks ("Tyger") which began a 15 year (and counting) partnership with one of the most rewarding and special horses. Through him, she learned just how wonderful and powerful it is to earn and build upon the trust a horse can give. To bring a horse from zero trust to a fully trusting partner, through positive reinforcement, understanding and compassion, is something that has carried through while training her other horses. Their competing career before retiring him included multiple local show High Points, State Championship Titles in both 4H and High School Equestrian team, numerous State, Regional, and National Titles on the American Saddlebred Circuit in the Hunter Pleasure Division, which led to the coveted Championship Status (CH) that will forever precede his name.
Holly currently shows her other American Saddlebred, Where Angels Fly ("Flyer") primarily on the breed circuit, but enjoys the local shows at the beginning of the year and hitting the trails around Battle Ground Lake. Her strong passion for helping the community and getting youth involved with horses, leads her excitement to be part of the Buckle Team.
Meet our weekday Riding Instructor = Tessa Anderson
Stay tuned to this space for her biography.
And our Barn Staff