Welcome to Kingstown Valley Ranch
Located just off of Highway 53 between Holmen and Onalaska, Wisconsin, Kingstown Valley Ranch is home to one of the areas finest training facilities for horse lovers.
Ferd Roth, owner and trainer at Kingstown Valley says, "Although a cowboy at heart, I was not raised around horses. My exposure to the equine world began in 1988 when I met my wife, Sam. She was a cowgirl and thought I might be interested in learning about horses. This animal has truly changed my world. The horse is the smartest domestic animal in the world. I quickly learned that a 1200-pound animal can be very intimidating and that I had better learn how to deal with them, or risk injury to the horse or myself. Thus began my quest for quality training".
Ferd Roth is a Sergeant (Ret.) for the La Crosse, Wisconsin Police Department. Although not a new idea, Ferd and another officer felt that the police department could benefit from having a mounted patrol unit. They were given the green light to develop an equine program, and in 1997, Ferd became the Officer In Charge (OIC) of the La Crosse Mounted Patrol Unit.
Then they began an extensive training program
and have logged literally thousands of hours in the saddle as mounted police officers.
As Ferd continues his quest, he has been very fortunate to train with some of the most qualified instructors, riders, trainers,
and mounted units in the world. With this training, he has improved his personal riding skills
and gathered a wealth of knowledge in handling "horses with issues", along with instructional
techniques for training riders in proper riding etiquette.