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Devin RYAN

Devin RYAN, American Jumping, Dressage athlete.

Name Devin RYAN
FEI ID 10080008
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16/01/1982
Competing for United States of America - USA
Registrations Jumping 2020
Dressage 2017
Last update 12/03/2020
FEI Database




Jumping 70x70 Dressage 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first rode horses as a child at his grandfather's farm in Sussex County, NJ, United States of America. He began riding competitively at age 13.
Why this sport? He developed his passion for equestrian growing up on his grandfather's farm. ''I had a barn in my backyard. My parents purchased the farm as a business venture, so the barn could help pay the mortgage. Although they had no interest in riding, my grandfather had horses and really loved them so it was kind of fate that I should end up riding.''
Club / Team River Run Stables: Long Valley, NJ, USA
Further Personal Information
Residence Long Valley, NJ, USA
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Your horse is your best teacher. Sometimes the most difficult horses have the most to give back to you, and giving up should never be an option. Read your horse's signs and signals, and by doing so, you can earn his trust and build a relationship that will bring you closer to your goals. You won't always have your dream horse, but it is important to ride as much as you can, no matter the quality or ability of your mount. Every horse teaches you something, and passing up an opportunity to ride and listen to your horse might be passing up learning something that could help you move forward in your career." (jumpernation.com, 12 Feb 2020)
Other information TIME IN EUROPE He went to Europe at age 20 to work for horse dealer Alan Waldman. He hoped to become one of Waldman's riders, but he found himself used more as a groom and returned home after just a year. "Over there, if they don't think you are good enough, they just start taking rides away. I found myself driving horses to shows and grooming instead of having a group of horses to ride. It was so hard when I gave my notice that I was leaving. They asked me to stay on as manager because I was so organised and offered me a few horses for me to ride. I thanked them, said I wanted to ride, and went home." (theplaidhorse.com, 06 Jun 2019) STABLES He owns River Run Stables in Long Valley, NJ, United States of America, where he trains horses and coaches riders. (Facebook page, 14 Feb 2020; theplaidhorse.com, 06 Jun 2019; devinryan.com, 11 Mar 2017)