About our Staff


Deborah "Debbie" Ryan - Instructor/Trainer/Owner


Deborah Ryan, the owner of Rymar Ranch, started working and training horses at a very young age on her family ranch in Santa Ynez, California. During her formative years, Debbie showed horses and rode the rodeo circuit. She absorbed everything she could from local trainers, including her parents.

Later, she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and started her own training stable. It was during this time she found her niche in teaching, showing and developing her reputation as an English and Western trainer.

In 1998 she moved to Citrus County, FL to build a new stable and start a riding school. With the outstanding support and dedication of her staff, by the year 2001, Debbie was able to expand rapidly. Her programs include training, showing, riding camps, boarding and trail rides. Debbie is proud that Rymar has managed to grow without compromise to quality.

Due to Debbie's high standards and accomplishments, she has been asked to serve on the Board of Directors of the Sunshine State Horse Council, South Florida Trail Riders of Broward County and continues to be a member of the Certified Horsemanship Association.



Natalie Schumacher- Assistant Manager/ARIA Certified Instructor

Natalie has been captivated by horses and the equine industry from a very young age.  Her passion turned into a lifestyle in 2013 when she first started working at Rymar.  She learned everything she could be taught about complete horse care and management from the ground up - working her way from mucking stalls to managing the daily barn routines.  She is excited to stand alongside Debbie as Rymar continues to expand.  She enjoys leading groups on trails through the Withlacoochee State Forest, teaching ground care and handling, as well as instructing proper horsemanship in the saddle.


Kayla Short - ARIA Certified Instructor/Trainer

Kayla has over 17 years experience with horses and treats it as a true passion. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science with a Specialization in Equine Industry. At UF she realized that she had a special love for equine fitness and its relationship to their athletic performance during competition. She leads as the coach of the Rymar ShowTeam and is also organizing the 4-H program here at the ranch. She aims to educate and spread the love of horses through teachings about their natural behavior, trust, and the horsemanship we have developed in order to have a better working relationship with them.