Who We Are

Ridge Run Perrysburg was orginally a a 20 acre family friendly self-care boarding, riding and equestrian vaulting facility located 24789 Hull Prairie Road, Perrysburg, OH 4355, near Levis Commons, on a ridge overlooking Hull Prairie Road in Perrysburg, Ohio.   Grounds included a 5 stall barn with indoor arena, 5 acres of fenced pasture, 1 acre recreation pond, hacking trail, and equestrian vaulting barrels, horses and training equipment.  

Our History

COVID-19 quarantine and closures have eliminated on-site lessons and training at the Hull Prairie Road location.  Cathy Ward, owner of Ridge Run Perrysburg, and Head Coach for Ridge Run Vaulters, strives to promote recreational and competitive equestrian vaulting and horseback riding skills.  Cathy coaches gymnastics and teaches adult group fitness classes as an ACE Certified Group Exercise instructor, specializing in horseback riding and performance athlete fitness.  Cathy's training includes Balanced Body Mat & Reformer Pilates with comprehensive certification through international Master Trainer and world reknowned Pilates educator Troy McCarty at White Cloud Studio in Cleveland, OH.  Many of the skills taught in the studio are found woven throughout the Ridge Run Riding and Vaulting programming.  Cathy continues to teach Pilates at Club Pilates in Perrysburg, OH and coach gymanstics and Group Fitness, including Mat Pilates, through the Greater Toledo YMCA.  She is available for personaized pilates training in-person or virutally via live video.

After 10 years in North Carolina competing in combined training events, 4 years participating in intercollegiate horse shows, and more than 30 years of trail riding and day trips in Adirondack Park, NY, the Ward family wanted to bring their joy of varied equine experiences and disciplines to northwest Ohio. Purchasing the Hull Prairie Road location in 2015 made the dream come true and continued until 2020.  Owner of Ridge Run and Head Coach of Ridge Run Vaulters, Cathy Ward is a Certified Horsemanship Association All-Discipline Riding Instructor. "Coach Cathy" competed as a USA Gymnastics Level 9 gymnast and has coached preschool and progressive gymnastics classes for CUNY-Queens College in NYC and the Greater Toledo YMCA. Bringing both horses and gymnastics together in the sport of Equestrian Vaulting, Coach Cathy has completed the American Vaulting Association Coaches training at the National Symposium in Nevada and has successfuly shared the sport in NW Ohio.   RIdge Run Vaulters, the only American Vaulting Association club in NW Ohio, has won or placed at Regional and National events through 2019.  

Ridge Run has been named a community Partner for the Girls Scouts of Northwest Ohio and the Greater Toledo YMCA through 2019.  Ridge Run programs were named Toledo Parent Family Favorite Runner Up in 2019 for horseback lessons (which included vaulting!).