Welcome to Rock-A-Bye Ranch

A premier hunter jumper equestrian facility nestled in the heart of Douglas County, Nevada. Here, our love for horses and the exhilarating sport of equestrianism is not just a passion, but a way of life. We are deeply committed to our clients, offering a blend of top-notch training, unparalleled care, and a supportive community atmosphere. At Rock-A-Bye Ranch, we believe in nurturing both horse and rider, fostering an environment where every stride leads to excellence. Join us and experience the joy and dedication that make Rock-A-Bye Ranch a special place for equestrian enthusiasts.

Rock-A-Bye Ranch is located in beautiful Gardnerville, Nevada on acres of lush green pasture. 

Rock-A-Bye Ranch is a premier, full-service equine training and sales facility. We specialize in Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation training from young horses to Grand Prix, as well as riding lessons for all levels and ages of riders, sales, sales consignment, and imports. We are located in beautiful Gardnerville, Nevada, just 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe and a half hour from Carson City.


  • 23 stalls

  • 4 cross ties, 2 wash racks with hot/cold water

  • Grain room, tack room, kitchen/laundry room, hay storage and trailer parking. Direct access to trails. 

  • We have eleven 200×80 lush grass turnouts with 5′ no climb fencing and hotwire.

  • All stalls and pastures have heated automatic waters. 

  • Our indoor arena with lighting is 100×200 with a wash sand and rubber mix that is regularly maintained. We know how important quality footing is for our equine athletes and we work hard to make sure it stays in top shape.  

  • We also have a beautiful grass riding field and a round pen.

Madchen Giesler is the Hunter/Jumper/Equitation trainer at RBR. She has over 20 years of experience riding and showing on the California “A” show circuit, 12 of those years as a professional. Madchen understands that every horse and rider is different and she works hard to create individualized training programs so that everyone can excel at their own pace. Lessons are available for all levels of riders as well as training programs for young horses to the Grand Prix level.

“Whether you are just starting out or an advanced rider, we have the tools and experience to help further your riding career. We believe that every horse and rider learns and develops differently, and we work one-on-one to help each customer reach their personal goals. With our beautiful facility and exceptional horse care, we make this a safe and positive environment for you and your horse to learn and grow.”