Q. Who owns Gateway
Dan and Jonelle
Reuland bought Gateway in May 1999. Jonelle, who is also the head trainer,
has more than 20 years experience with horses. Prior to opening Gateway, she
trained for the previous owner for five years. She has studied equine
behavior for many years and was a guest clinician and expert resource for
the Etologisk Institute in Denmark. She regularly takes classical riding
lessons and attends workshops and clinics. The Reulands live on the
Q. What are the fees
for board, lessons and other services?
Jonelle@gatewayriding.com with your specific requirements or to get
more information on our standard
fees and services.
Q. What amenities
does Gateway offer boarders?
For a full list of
amenities, please go to our Boarding link on the Home Page.
Q. Is turn-out
included in the board?
Yes, we believe that
regular turn-out is essential for healthy horses. Turn-out is daily except
for bad weather,
which includes a cold, driving rain, extreme heat or cold,
or if the footing is bad.
Q. What food will my
The board fee includes
a customized 4x a day feeding program based on a hay and grain ration for
the average horse. If your horse has special needs, we will be happy to
Q. What are the barn
Riding Center is open seven days
a week. The barn is open until 10:00 p.m. Monday- Friday and
until 6:00 p.m.
on Saturday and Sunday and holidays.
Q. Is there a barn
vet and farrier?
The Fox Valley Equine
Practice (Dr. Heinze) is the barn vet and we schedule spring and fall work
with his practice.
John Ryan is the barn farrier. You are welcome to use
your own vet or farrier but you must be present at the time
of the service.
If your horse requires vet care at any other time you must arrange for this
service. If you are not
able to be here, a GRC staff member can handle this
for a service fee.
Q. Can I worm my own
No. Rotational wormers
are administered on a regular schedule by barn personnel. To avoid having one
horse re-infect all the others, qualified people worm all the horses, at
the same time. This ensures each horse
receives the entire dose and a dose
that is appropriate for its weight. The charge for worming is added to the
monthly board bill.
Q. Are training,
lessons and exercise services available?
Lessons and training
are available. Please see our Training and Lessons link for more
boarders receive priority in scheduling lessons.
Exercise services are also available.
Q. Can my friends
ride my horse?
As the owner you decide
who may ride your horse. However, no one may ride, handle or groom your
horse without a signed waiver. Anyone who rides your horse must be capable
of riding safely with others and following all the posted Arena and Barn
rules. Training of your horse by anyone other than you or a Gateway employee
is not allowed for
Q. Can I bring my
No. Gateway offers
training and lessons as well as a clinic program. Our insurance does not
cover trainers who are not part of a Gateway-sponsored program.