Meet our Officers

President: Judi Joba.

Judi is the owner and instructor at Eagles Ride Equine Center, Piedmont, SD. Judi is a graduate of Michigan State University where she majored in Animal Science and Education. Her love of horses goes back to pre-school days when she was given her first rocking horse and has never diminished. She has shown her Half-Arabian gelding to Top Ten in dressage at the Arabian Nationals and enjoys judging horse shows and giving clinics. Judi works as a team member with various health care professionals and she ispresently a full time riding instructor in the Rapid City area. Judi is also a gifted massage therapist, Reiki Master and an Ordained Ministerial Counselor.

Judi riding her Trakehner, Paint cross gelding, Meisterwald


Vice President: Craig Heckert.

Craig is a partner and head trainer at Rivervale Farm, Nisland, SD. He has earned his US Dressage Federation, Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals on his self trained Trakehner stallion, Meisterwind. Craig is an acomplished breeder of Warmblood and Sport horses as well as a regular competitor in Dressage and Eventing.

Craig riding his Trakehner stallion, Meisterwind.


Treasurer / Secretary: Linda Rabe, DVM.

Linda is a Veterinarian and horsewoman. She is one of the teachers in the Veterinary Technology program at National American Umiversity.

Linda has brought along several horses in both Dressage and Eventing. She Evented through Preliminary Level. Linda has also earned her US Dressage Federation, Bronze and Silver Medals on her Off The Track Thoroughbred gelding Casey Jones.

Linda riding her TB gelding, Thunder.