Meet the TEAM
Westridge prides itself on its terrific staff. Every person that comes into contact with you and your horse has been carefully trained. This means you can be confident that everyone from stall cleaner, groom, to trainers and management are watching over your horse with a careful and discerning eye. Employees understand that what they do is not just a job, it’s about ensuring the health, safety and happiness of every horse and client in the barn.
Jenna Ball and Grandma live on site, and Mark and Val reside within 5 minutes to the farm. When a horse needs a little extra care, they are right there to manage your horse’s needs, no matter what time of day or night.
TRAINER Jenna Ball
A third-generation horse woman. Jenna spent several years training with some of the best talents in the country including Tommy Garland, and Brett Becker.
From starting young horses, to putting fine tuning on seasoned horses, Jenna takes pride in every horse she works with. Her communication style and encouraging manner serve her well in the preparation of horse and rider. She has many national titles to her name, both on her own and with the amateurs she trains. Sales and Marketing are another one of her strong traits.
ASSISTANT TRAINER Madison Heichel
Madison comes from years of experience showing, training and teaching all ages and levels of riders. She has great natural ability and the patience to work with both horse and rider. And she is enthusiastic about bringing new people into the breed and helping our clients reach their goals both at home and at shows.
OWNERS Mark and Val Sylla
Westridge Farms is owned and managed by Val and Mark Sylla. Their attention to detail and endless energy is apparent in every corner of the farm. Val was an accomplished amateur in halter, hunt and western pleasure. Val has now turned in her amateur card and has joined the team as assistant trainer and riding instructor.
Mark's been incredibly successful working in construction, land development as well as several other entrepreneurial ventures. Their combined business sense, honest communication and knowledge of the Arabian breed and industry are an asset to all who engage with us.
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BARN HOURS: 7AM-9PM
526 Rolling Meadow Drive
River Falls WI, 54022
LESSON INSTRUCTOR Janie Huot
Janie Huot has been working as a professional riding coach/instructor for 10 years, helping private individuals , as well as putting on Confidence Clinics around the area. Her focus to provide safe and confident riding techniques on horseback has been the most rewarding experience for her to date. Janie comes with years of experience showing herself, as well as coaching the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) western show team. Janie is a great addition to our team, as she is looking forward to welcoming new people of all ages and levels to the breed.