Our Philosophy
What We Offer
Our Boarders
Our Trainers



 Gateway Riding Center offers
 our boarders:

  • Relaxed atmosphere that
    emphasizes “personal best”,
    not competition

  • Private & group lessons in
    behavior, leadership, western
    pleasure and dressage

  • Large indoor with rubber/sand
    footing, huge mirrors and
    satellite sound system

 Professional Care & Training

  • Boarding with daily turnout (weather permitting!),
    including pastures

  • Owners live on premises

  • 4X per day custom feeding

  • Stalls cleaned 7 days a week

  • No extra charge for feeding supplements, fly spraying
    or putting on fly masks

  • Exercise sessions available

  • Regularly scheduled appointments available from a master saddler, massage therapist, and
    equine chiropractor

 Many Amenities

  • Grass pastures

  • Viewing and party room
    with comfortable seating and windows overlooking the arena

  • Outdoor arena

  • Wash rack

  • Bridle path

  • Round pen


Convenient Location

Corner of Douglas & Plainfield Roads in Oswego, minutes from Naperville, Aurora and I-55

Please email  Jonelle@gatewayriding.com or call 630.554.1446 for boarding fees or with any questions.




Q. Who owns Gateway Riding Center?

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 property.

Q. What are the fees for board, lessons and other services?

Please email  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 horse receive?

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 discuss them.

Q. What are the barn hours?

Gateway 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 horse?

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 information. Gateway 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 insurance reasons.

Q. Can I bring my own trainer?

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.




Gateway Riding Center’s philosophy is to support both horses and riders to be the best they can be in whatever discipline they follow. Our boarders pursue everything from natural horsemanship to hunter jumper and from classical dressage to Western pleasure. While they may have different goals they all share the love of horses and learning!




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Gateway Riding Center  ♦  2280 Plainfield Road, Oswego, IL 60543  ♦  Phone: 630.554.1446  ♦  e-mail:  Jonelle@gatewayriding.com

♦  Our website:  www.gatewayriding.com

Photos by Pam O'Connell, O'Connell Photography, Pamoconnell@netscape.com