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Testimonials From Our Buyers

Shauna McDaniel

"I am thrilled with my recent purchase of RSTD el Maestro. Everyone at Ringstead have been honest, thoughtful and knowledgeable. When I went to meet Maestro I found him and all of the animals on the farm were in wonderful condition happy curious and friendly. He is exactly as described, keen and intelligent with exceptional foundations and a willing nature. We took him on a trail that really showed his attributes at their finest. It was very clear they knew what I was looking for and wanted to ensure we were a good match. Now that he is home he settled almost immediately and is already ridding out as if he's done this his whole life. He is exactly what I was looking for in a partner and I'm really looking forward to a long happy relationship and many many miles of trails together." Shauna McDaniel

 

"My experience of buying RSTD Excalibur was outstanding with the help of Rick, Deb and Emma, with riding lessons, the junior clinic and the Aficionado Afternoons.  It was really helpful for me to learn about the Peruvian Paso breed and their ways.   Excalibur, as my family and I say, is a million dollar horse with an amazing personality and awesome temperament.  He's not afraid of anything thanks to his trainers Pedro and Emma." Felicia Huffman

 

"I have been so pleased with my gelding RSTD Trueno whom I purchased from Rick and Deb in 2011. My vision was to own a gelding that could be competitive in all divisions of the show ring, but also be suitable for trail riding and having a bit of fun. Trueno has more than fulfilled my expectations! Trueno was awarded his first Champion of Champion Performance Gelding title at the 2014 Canadian National show. This is in part due to the continual support and encouragement that Rick and Deb have given me. They are true ambassadors to the breed!"

 

"After years of admiring the Peruvian Paso breed and riding other Gaited breeds I decided to purchase my own Peruvian for pleasure and show. My goal was to find a horse that had good conformation, temperament and of course gait.  There were a few horses at Ringstead to choose from. I was graciously accommodated by the staff at Ringstead and made the choice to purchase Salvador, as he was everything I was looking for. With the help of the trainers at Ringstead I started Salvador and we have become a wonderful team. His temperament is so willing and trusting and his gait is incredible. I look forward to riding many miles of trails and showing Salvador in future. I would recommend Ringstead Ranch to anyone looking for a Peruvian Paso." Jessica Chappell

"I met Encantador when I was 13 and knew right away that I'd be bringing this handsome gelding home with me. Since then we've been on many adventures together, traveling thousands of miles to compete in shows in the US and Canada, adventurous trail rides, and winning Champion of Champions titles. It amazes me everyday how special our bond is. It's a bond that happens once in a lifetime. I want to thank Rick and Deb for introducing me to this incredible horse."  Emma Thurn

"During my search for a new gelding this fall, I contacted Deb and Rick Cones at Ringstead Ranch as I had seen a nice gelding for sale on their website. I emailed them about that gelding and told them what qualities I was looking for and was very excited when they told me they had three horses for me to try! One of the three was RSTD Lucero, a gelding I had first seen at the Kneehill Championship All-Gaited show in 2007. From the first time I saw him at that show I was interested in him and loved to watch him at shows as he seemed to have that special quality I was looking for.  When we went to check out the three horses, the Cones offered my daughter and I their warm hospitality and when I chose Lucero, they made the purchase process very smooth. Their concern that Lucero and I would be a good "fit" was very apparent. I've had him home now for two weeks and am still in the giddy "I can't believe this horse is mine!" stage. I'm extremely grateful to Deb and Rick for the opportunity that they've given me to team up with this beautiful gelding." Chris Thurn

"We looked around at several different ranches for a mare that would be able to play a variety of roles, show, trails, and breeding. We were also looking for a mare that had a specific gait and would be a good match for our stallion. We found that mare at Ringstead Ranch and her name is RSTD Donadora. She has a sweet and gentle disposition and is such a pleasure to have on our ranch. She mixed in so well with the rest of our horses and within a couple of days you would have thought that they had all been together for years. Rick and Deb had Juan finish Donadora prior to us picking her up so she is very well trained, and ready for the shows. We are very excited about showing and eventually breeding her. During this whole process Rick and Deb were very patient and answered any questions that we had, they made the whole experience very easy despite my ever changing work schedule. They truly care about the match between horse and rider. Thank you Rick and Deb." Don and Sue Noltner

peruvian, paso, horses, breeder, sales, high point breeder, high quality, trained, brio, stallions, mares, geldings, Ringstead Ranch, Deb Cones, Millarville, Alberta, Canada"When our daughter, Emma, started riding Peruvian Paso horses, she fell in love with the breed and began working part-time jobs to save her money to buy one. After her first show in 2005, we learned that Rick and Deb Cones of Ringstead Ranch were offering a horse for sale to a junior rider at an extremely reasonable price. We had never purchased a horse before and Rick and Deb were quite comfortable allowing us to bring some knowledgeable friends and advisors to assist us with our decision. What an exciting experience! After "test-driving" several horses for a full afternoon, it was apparent that Emma and RSTD Encantador had hit it off quite well. The Cones' were looking for the right fit for Encantador as much as we were for Emma and they guided us through the whole process with patience and professionalism. Their generosity has made our daughter the proud owner of a beautiful Peruvian Paso! She is looking forward to showing him in the 2006 season and for many years to come! Thanks Rick and Deb!" Chris Thurn

 

peruvian, paso, horses, breeder, sales, high point breeder, high quality, trained, brio, stallions, mares, geldings, Ringstead Ranch, Deb Cones, Millarville, Alberta, Canada"Having bred Peruvian Paso horses for over 30 years, my Mom and I decided we missed one of our stallions that we had sold to Deb & Rick; *Capricho CM. We embarked on a mission to possibly find the progeny of this wonderful stallion who we sorely missed. To my surprise, Deb & Rick had 2 horses that were from him, a mare and a gelding, who were ‘for sale’. We were ecstatic! In dealing with the purchase of these two wonderful horses, I was incredibly impressed with the concern and care that Deb expressed in selling us these two. In all of our years as breeders, I can’t recall anyone who was quite as thorough as Deb to make sure horses were placed in the ‘right’ homes with the ‘right’ owners for the welfare of the horse. The ‘horse’ came first, not the ‘sale’! I have rarely seen this quality in our breed and every breeder would do well to duplicate this wonderful characteristic.

After importing the 2 horses, within 2 weeks, our purchased gelding, RTSD Caprichoso went on to become Champion Pleasure Gelding at his first show in Southern California! He is EVERYTHING that Deb told us he would be. The mare, RTSD Alegria, was more beautiful than I had imagined and we hope to enjoy her as much as we already enjoy her half-brother!" Kim & Lisa Jaserie, Peruvian Horses of Suzy Hamblen

 

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"We really enjoyed our experience of buying our first Peruvian Paso from Rick and Deb. They were gracious hosts and made the process of importing a horse to the US very simple. We can’t say enough about the quality of training their horses had. Deb was very patient letting us ride and check out every horse even though we fell for the very first one we were on. We really enjoy RSTD Lucinda and can’t wait to start showing her. We would highly recommend that any one looking to purchase a Peruvian Paso go check out Ringstead Ranch." Kristin & Randy Eldridge

 

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"We just can't tell you how much we enjoy this horse. He is both vastly different & more exciting than any Peruvian horse we have owned. I'm so used to horses with energy being a little flighty, jumpy, etc in hand. Travieso stays practically asleep until your butt hits the saddle. Nothing seems to bother him at hand, he is perhaps the easiest horse to handle on the ground I have ever had.  We have ridden many horses with great energy over the years, I can't remember any that provide the same level of excitement Travieso does, all the time, throughout the ride. Just WOW! Thanks so much for letting us have him." Rory & Suzie MacLeod

 

 

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"First let me say a huge thanks to Rick and Deb for selling us the most awesome horse we have ever owned. I really feel this was by far the most pleasant experience in buying a horse I have had. Not only were they concerned that the match with horse and rider was right, but the follow up has really been amazing!  RYR Luisiana is an amazing horse and really a member of the family, thanks again for not only selling an outstanding horse but my best friend as well. I sincerely hope to purchase another horse from you in the very near future!!!!" Julie and Derald Price

 

 

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"I purchased my show mare RSTD Sabrina from Ringstead in 2000. My experience was so positive that I decided to purchase another horse from them in 2002. If you are looking for quality, honesty & integrity - Ringstead is your choice. In the 20 years I have been involved with horses, they are in my opinion THE people to do business with." Sheri Fees

 

 

 

 

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"I have never bought a horse from anyone that cared so much about the horse, that they continue a caring relationship with the buyer. Other breeders can learn from Deb & Rick how to make the buyer feel good about their new purchase. Usually once the check has been signed, no one calls and asks if you really enjoy the horse or how the horse is adjusting. Deb and I stay in touch on a regular basis by email. Thanks to my beautiful little Peruvian, RSTD Luciano, Brad and I have developed a long and lasting friendship with Deb & Rick. Thank you so much for Mr. Personality Plus, RSTD Luciano." Bev Raphael

 

 

peruvian, paso, horses, breeder, sales, high point breeder, high quality, trained, brio, stallions, mares, geldings, Ringstead Ranch, Deb Cones, Millarville, Alberta, Canada"We have owned several breeds including Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Foxtrotters but were searching for a smoother ride when we were introduced to Peruvian Pasos. Through a friend, we were told of Ringstead Ranch so in the spring of 2002 we drove to the ranch and met Rick & Deb and ended up buying a three year old gelding, RSTD Tabasco. Our riding is strictly trail so we had Tabasco finished using the Buck Brannaman technique and he has been the most perfect companion I could ask for. We sold my wife's foxtrotter and purchase another gelding from Ringstead, and once again fell in love with RSTD Durango. Not only to we have the "Rolls Royce" ride but their gentle spirit, willingness to please and great big hearts make owning a Peruvian a wonderful experience. To add icing to the cake, Rick & Deb are the perfect people to deal with, they truly love their horses. You never feel pressured and when you finally buy one of their horses, you know it's the right choice." Dr. and Mrs. Alan Bryant

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"Thank you to Rick and Deb Cones for selling me the most wonderful gelding, RSTD Milagro. He is strong and beautiful with a commanding presence. He has a good mind and his brio is beyond compare. From the Shows to the trails, he is perfect for me, but his favorite place to ride is still the beach." Bonnie Steiner