Cadence Equestrian Center
Starting its 14th year in business in February, Cadence Equestrian Center has grown to be the leading lesson, camp, and training program in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
Achieving a Dream
The Center was started in early 2007 when Owner, Christina Buchanan saw a need in the community to offer a place for children to learn to ride and learn about horses in a safe and family-friendly environment, as well as a topnotch boarding and training facility.
“It was actually a dream of mine since I was a young girl to own and operate a horse facility,” said Buchanan. “For as long as I can remember I wanted to have a place where people could enjoy horses and learn to ride.” Christina earned a Bachelor of Science at OSU and worked in the field of Public Relations and Development for many years. When both her daughters followed her passion and became extremely involved in riding and showing, it launched her into the decision to finally pursue that long-ago dream by purchasing the 50 acre property in northeast Edmond that is now Cadence.
Today, Christina’s oldest daughter Rebecca is a USHJA Certified Trainer & Instructor at the facility and a vital component to the management and operation of the facility.
Bringing the Joy of Horses to Everyone
Lessons and camps are the heartbeat of Cadence, but the Center offers much more including professional training, boarding, horse shows, and birthday parties.
The Cadence Riding Academy is the largest in the state of Oklahoma with 35 school horses and seven professional instructors specializing in the English hunt-seat discipline.
The Center meets high standards of excellence. It is certified and recognized by the United States Hunter Jumper Association, and is also a Time To Ride Program Facility. Most recently the Cadence Riding Academy also became a Pony Club Riding Center. The facility and instructors had to meet strict requirements to earn these distinctions, including their instructors having Safe Sport certifications.
“Kids today can have a tough time with social media and electronics,” says Christina. When you come to Cadence all of the electronics go away and they can just be around nature and around horses.”
The biggest reward of her work is seeing the impact that horses have on the students. “Just being around these big, beautiful animals is life changing, she says. “It is really powerful being able to see the positive influence horses have on both kids and adults.”
Visit Cadence Equestrian Center at 14150 S. Pine Street or cadenceequestrian.com.