Rancho Tres Hermanas

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B.J. Schafer

Rancho Tres Hermanas is also the home to B.J. Schafer Training Center. Originally from the East coast, B.J. Schafer has been training Morgan horses for over 40 years, the last 25 in Las Vegas. A lifelong professional horsewoman, B.J. has an amazing ability to relate with animals, recognize their talents and then coax the very best performances out of them. She has a number of World, National and Regional Championship titles earned by her proud students, both equine and human. BJ was recognized in 2013 by the AMHA as a recipient of the Golden Reins Award.

Always one to give back, B.J. volunteered her time as an instructor with WHY Ranch Camp, a program providing riding lessons and interaction with horses as a means of helping disadvantaged youth in our community. B.J. is also active in the Golden Retriever Rescue for Southern Nevada and in training these dogs for service. B.J.’s faithful sidekick is Petey, one of her rescued Golden Retrievers, who is now a Certified Service Dog. Petey provides B.J., an amputee, with assistance and support when she needs it.