Charlie DeAtley, 2016 RMHA Trainer of the Year

Congratulations to Charlie DeAtley on being named the RMHA Trainer of the Year for the second year at the annual awards banquet held at Boone Tavern, Berea, KY.  Charlie is a dedicated trainer who excels in all disciplines of training – Under Saddle, Western, Conformation, Trail Obstacle, and many other versatility events.  As a professional since 1998, Charlie has developed many skills over the years and has had the opportunity to help many horses develop to high levels of accomplishment.  His horses are willing, talented companions in all venues.  We salute Charlie on his many accomplishments and his 2016 RMHA Trainer of the Year Award.

RRF Gold Nugget, 2017 Sam Tuttle Memorial Award Winner at the RMHa International Grand Championships

For the second time, we salute RRF Gold Nugget for winning the coveted Same Tuttle Memorial Award at the RMHA International Grand Championship Horse Show.  The award is based on points accumulated from placing in a preliminary conformation class, championship, and grand championship class as well as a preliminary under saddle class, championship, and grand championship.  Finally, points also accumulate for the trail obstacle class making the award a true versatility accomplishment. There are no opportunities to choose classes for this award.  They all count equally toward the award which is considered one of the most prestigious among all mountain horse shows.  Nugget is only one of three horses to have won the Sam Tuttle twice.  Congratulations to his owners, Steve and Susan Heuslein, from LaCross, MN and to his trainer, Charlie DeAtley from Carlisle, KY.

RRF Gold Nugget, 2017 Rea Swan Versatility Award

Congratulations to RRF Gold Nugget for his outstanding performance in the classes that contribute to the Rea Swan Versatility Award.  He and his trainer, Charlie DeAtley, were able to rise to top honors by accumulating the most points in five competitive classes.  Horse/Rider teams may choose five classes from among the following: conformation, under saddle, pole bending, under saddle, amateur under saddle, water glass and then they are required to compete in trail obstacle.  Hats off to this outstanding team and Nugget’s owners, Steve and Susan Heuslein.


Robert Lawson’s Foundation First Mountain Horse Training™ is a philosophy that has developed during years of experience working with horses.   It is a method of communication that teaches understanding rather than relying on mechanics or fear.  His technique combines the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of horses as they learn to trust and respect humans.  A solid foundation provides the essential support needed for helping horses learn regardless of the breed or discipline. Robert’s Foundation First Mountain Horse Training™ methods have not only produced International and World Grand Champions but many versatile trail horses as well.   Read more>


Robert and Lyngle Lawson welcome you to Stoner Ridge Farm where breeding, training, and raising outstanding Rocky Mountain, Kentucky Mountain, and Mountain Pleasure horses is a way of life. We provide training services year round for both horse and rider in our indoor arena or through clinics at your location. Robert’s Foundation First Mountain Horse Training TM program establishes fundamental skills that create a true partnership between horse and rider for any chosen discipline from trail riding to competitive equestrian sports.  We also stand several award winning stallions whose progeny possess their sire’s outstanding traits. Crossing these stallions with our mares has produced some outstanding horses that we offer for sale.  Please take time to browse through our web site. Whether you are looking for a special stallion, need training for your horse or yourself, Stoner Ridge Farm has the facility, the knowledge, and the staff to help you reach your goals and make a few new dreams along the way.



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