Meet the Staff
Cecily and Terry Klingman
Cecily and Terry Klingman purchased Riversong Ranch in the fall of 2006, and have created an outstanding horse boarding facility. Their interest in horses started 25 years ago, and they have owned and loved many different breeds. Cecily is currently enjoying Icelandic horses. The Klingmans have created a place for horses, where value for each horse's comfort and care is paramount. They have also created a supportive and friendly community for the boarders and staff. They look forward to continually improving and upgrading the facility as they work to provide a safe and happy place where people can learn and enjoy their beautiful horses and ponies.
Ranch Manager - Billie Jo Claassen and Gene Green
Billie Jo Claassen and Gene Green moved from Kansas to join the Riversong Ranch family as Ranch Manager and Groundskeeper. Being avid mountain bikers, it was an easy move for Billie Jo and Gene to come to Durango.
Billie Jo brings with her eleven years experience living and working on a ranch that specializes in raising and training horses. Her love for horses and natural horsemanship, along with her positive attitude and outgoing personality, will be a great asset to Riversong Ranch.
Gene comes to Riversong Ranch with a background in law enforcement and has been a case worker for a large child protection agency in Kansas. Along with this Gene has been a mediator and interventionist. He has owned and operated his own landscaping business and looks forwards to working on the grounds here at Riversong. Together, Billie Jo and Gene sponsored the only recognized high school mountain biking club in the State of Kansas. Having brought the club to Colorado in past summers to the Durango area, and coming to appreciate all the Durango area had to offer, they started the process of relocating to the Durango area.
Both Billie Jo and Gene are committed to the philosophy and beliefs of Riversong. Keeping Riversong a premier horse boarding and training facility and ensuring it will always be a fun, safe, and peaceful facility for horses, boarders, visitors and staff.
Obviously, it requires a lot of hands to make Riversong Ranch successful day after day. We are deeply grateful for our support staff who help out either part-time or seasonally. We appreciate the knowledge, enthusiasm and good old "elbow grease" they provide!