Warmblood and Appaloosa Sport Horses

Nisland, South Dakota

605-257-2620 * 605-430-5680 (mobile) * 605-430-0669 (mobile) 

Successful breeders who ride what we breed!


We have a nice selection of QUALITY Sport Horses for sale.

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We are serious about producing and developing beautiful Sport Horses that are RIDEABLE and AFFORDABLE for the rider who wants to be competitive and enjoy their horse. We always have a niceselection of young horses for sale, in training with Craig Heckert.

Craig is one of a small group of people to have earned their US Dressage Federation Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals on a horse they have trained.

Our young horses are sired by our own performance proven stallions out of carefully selected dams. These are the stallions that are the foundation of our program. Click on each horse's name to learn more about them.


Rivervale Farm is a full service, Sport Horse breeding and training facility. 194 irrigated acres in the beautiful and productive Belle Fourche River Valley of Western South Dakota. It is an almost magical place with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views of the Black Hills and Bear Butte.

Amenities include indoor and outdoor arenas, Standard Dressage Arena, cross country jumping course and outdoor stadium jumping arena with show jumps.










We chose Rivervale Farm for it's lush pastures and productive crop land.  We are a small family run operation, concentrating on producing quality, purpose bred horses. Our program is based on exceptional European and American bloodlines. Our young horses are growing up galloping to their hearts content, splashing through the river and developing into strong, sound and sane athletes! They eat quality hay and grain grown and harvested on Rivervale and nearby farms.








Honesty and Integrity...

..are words we live by. We find it offensive that the horse industry has such a reputation for dishonesty. We don't believe that "buyer beware" has any place in our dealings. We tell the truth about our horses.  We present our credentials and the accomplishments of our horses up front and truthfully. The horses we offer for sale were bred and raised here on the farm. We are not dealers. Rivervale Farm has an "open door" policy and visitors are always welcome. We also rescue cats, something we have done for years but the need seems to grow more all the time. We usually have nice cats and kittens available for adoption. There is a "button" on the bottom of this page you can click on to see more information.

The Program

The training team at Rivervale Farm include a "Young Horse Specialist" (who is also a successful FEI competitor) and a former Intermediate Level Eventer..  The young horses are not bucked out by a colt breaker or started by working students and assistants. They are carefully trained in a way that sets the horse up for success. This results in a horse that enjoys interacting with people and that love their jobs. Along with their dressage training, all of the young horses learn to trail ride, jump stadium and cross country jumps, cross water and ditches and are exposed to a variety of wildlife and traffic. Of course we work with proven and performance tested bloodlines that are known for producing horses with rideability, which makes our job much easier and insures a wonderful partner for you.     


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12850 Rivervale Farm Lane, Nisland, South Dakota

605-257-2620 *cell: 605-430-5680

E Mail: RivervaleFarm@sdplains.com