Our Staff

Simply stated, our staff is your best choice for anything having to do with horses. Lessons, boarding, training, competitions...Waredaca is the only place you need. Family owned and operated since 1932, we know the horse business!

Our staff is friendly, experienced, professional, and dedicated to your riding safety and enjoyment. Whether you have never been on a horse or are an experienced rider wishing to improve your skills, our staff can meet your needs without question.


Robert Butts


Robert oversees all day-to-day operations of the farm and its facilities.

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Gretchen Butts


Gretchen administrates all the activities and programs, and organizes the many competitions hosted at Waredaca.

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Steph Butts Kohr

Head Trainer

Steph trains horses and teaches many of our eventing students from entry through Preliminary.

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Rob Lang

Facilities Manager

Rob has assisted Robert for over 20 years in the management of the farm.

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Gayle Mahaney

Lesson Manager

Gayle has overseen the lesson program, barn, and Waredaca's horses for over 20 years.

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Mary Syski

Barn Manager

Mary assists Gayle in taking excellent care of all the horses who call Waredaca their home.

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