Rivervale Farm is MOVING! We will soon be located on a beautiful farm near Aiken, SC. Please bear with us as we get settled in on our new farm, and facilities are built. Keep checking here and on FaceBook for updates!

12850 Rivervale Farm Lane, Nisland, South Dakota

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


Two year olds eating from our custom designed feeders

Rivervale Farm has been raising Warmblood and Appaloosa Sport Horses for over 30 years. There are many of our horses winning in the Hunter, Jumper, Dressage and Eventing worlds.

Rivervale horses receive excellent care and nutrition from birth. They are raised outside and are tough and healthy. They are not "hot house flowers"! They are brought into the barn, handled and worked with and then returned to their group pastures.

Click here for a video of how Craig Heckert develops the young horses

These are super nice youngsters, from well planned breedings, sired by "rideable" stallions, out of quality mares. They are handled and trained by a young horse specialist, who is also a GRAND PRIX rider and USDF BRONZE, SILVER AND GOLD MEDALIST,  CRAIG HECKERT.   Our horses have very good reputations for being uncomplicated to ride and easy to get along with. Their beauty is the icing on the cake!

All of their pedigrees are on www.allbreedpedigree.com Just type the name in the horse query box.

References Available!

Our horses are priced very reasonably and are equal or even superior to sport horses available anywhere in the world. The reality is that this is a horse business supported by the horses and that means sales have to happen. Give a Rivervale Farm horse a try. You won't be sorry.

Trainers and Agents: Give us a call. We will do our best to be fair to all parties but these prices do not include commissions. We try to keep updates current but prices are subject to change. 

Scroll down. The horses are listed from oldest to youngest.


The horses featured below will be available once we are settled on the new farm and Craig is able to get them back into a program.


Archie is a solid built 16.2 hand horse.

RF Arkenstone

07/04/2014 Appaloosa Sport Horse Gelding.

By BJC Asher Seven, out of RF Marigold, by Meisterwind.

Archie has success through Modified Level Eventing. He is a kind, fun horse with a very good jump and a very good gallop. He is good to catch, shoe, load, clip, bathe and vacuum. He loads and hauls great, either alone or in company, settles in at competitions and eats and drinks. He rides out alone or in company and is just a super nice horse. Archie has been an easy horse for Craig to bring along, and at this point he really should go on with a rider who wants to go Preliminary or beyond. Archie is microchipped and registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club, lifetime with USEF and full registration with USEA.

Archie hasn't shown in 2023 as we have been concentrating on getting the farm sold so we can head south.

Archie is in regular work. He has clean flying changes. Current, 7 minute video of him schooling Dressage on the hay field. The changes in this video are the first time he's been asked for them in Dressage schooling.


Current Video 10/10/2023 Dressage Schooling

Rebecca Farm Cross Country Senior Open Training2022

Rebecca Farm Show Jumping Senior Open Training 2022

Rebecca Farm Dressage Senior Open Training 2022

The Event at Archer Modified Level August 2022


RF Afire

06/28/2019 Appaloosa Sport Horse Gelding.

By BJC Asher Seven, out of the States Premium daughter of Meisterwind, RF Macarena.




An exceptional flashy youngster with a ton of talent. Full brother to RF Atlas, (pictured on the sold horses page). This gelding should excel in any discipline. He will be tall (16.2 now) and has a very kind disposition. Afire has his lifetime USEF #, is microchipped and registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club making him eligible to compete in breed shows and ACAAP Awards program. He is well started under saddle, walk, trot and canter and started over fences. He is still green, but hasn't put a foot wrong. He is a quick study with a very cooperative disposition. His canter is exceptional and it looks like there's no limit to his talent. He's riding out quietly and is accepting of new adventures.


Free Jumping video done 10/11/23

Schooling video done 10/10/23

VIDEO done August 2023!!!

Under saddle Video here

Free movement and free jumping video here




6/3/2020 Black, Appaloosa Sport Horse Gelding.

By BJC Asher Seven, out of

RF Laguna Beach, by Lion King.

A-OK is a super nice youngster out of one of our best and favorite mares. Laguna Beach is a daughter of "Seaside" an imported Hanoverian mare who was a Champion Hunter. A-OK is jet black with no appaloosa coat coloring at this point. He does have a sparse tail but we are hopeful it will grow back as he had a beautiful tail. He may color more, but it is his movement, looks and incredible disposition that makes him very special. Okie is the whole package. We free jumped him on Oct. 11 and were really impressed with his mechanics over the jump. He is a serious jumper prospect. Okie is started under saddle, he's quiet and willing. His attitude about everything is EASY. He is microchipped and lifetime recorded with USEF.





New Free Jumping Video done 10/11/23

Video done Nov. 18, 2021 Here



We introduced the youngsters to free jumping on Oct. 11 and everyone was super. Very willing and they all showed us very good attitudes! Please keep in mind that these are TWO YEAR OLDS! So the sessions are very short and we're not asking a lot from them. Mostly we are evaluating their character and willingness.




RF Pierre Cardin

May 11, 2021 Warmblood gelding, By Lion King, Out of Prada FHF, by Abdullah *Pg*E*

Pierre is a striking youngster with a ton of "presence". His dam is a daughter of the Trakehner stallion, Abdullah, one of the greatest show jumpers of all time, and Olympic GOLD and SILVER Medalist. Pierre's sire, Lion King competed successfully through PSG Dressage and has produced several winning Hunter/Jumpers, Dressage horses and Eventers. Pierre is microchipped, Lifetime recorded with USEF and is eligible to be registered with the American Trakehner Association. He is exceptional in every way!


NEW! Free Jump Video

RF Last Dance

May 9, 2021 Warmblood gelding.

By Lion King and out of the States Premium mare, RF Mariachi. Mariachi has consistently produced incredible offspring that have excelled in all rings.

We free jumped him on Oct. 11, and he was very casual about it all. We feel he will excel in the Hunter ring.

He is tall, black and handsome! A sweet, friendly disposition is the trademark of this cross as well. He is microchipped and lifetime recorded with USEF.

NEW! Free Jump Video


This gelding is the full brother to RF Locomotion (above)

and RF Lunar Tanz (below). Both winning Hunters.




RF Leialoha

(pronounced Lee-ah-loh-hah)

By: Lion King, out of RF Maui, by Meisterwind

May 14, 2021 Warmblood gelding.

"Lee" is a beautiful black gelding with chrome who looks to stay black. His dam is gray and has produced 3 gray fillies, two of which are showing promise as a Dressage horse and one as an Eventer. #3 is RF Luana, pictured on the sold horses page. Lee is an elegant and floaty mover who has "Hunter" written all over him. He free jumped very well and made it a game, really enjoying himself. He has a nice, cooperative disposition. He is microchipped and lifetime recorded with USEF.


NEW Free Jump Video


RF Allthatandthensome


May 9, 2021 Appaloosa Sport Horse gelding.

By: BJC Asher Seven, out of RF Mocha, by RF Meistertanz

Ollie is a spectacular gelding from an incredible dam line that has produced Hunters, Dressage Horses and Eventers. Her first foal is RF Lafitte, pictured on the "sold horses" page, and destined for success in the Hunter ring. Ollie has a willing, cooperative disposition and we're confident he is going to be a big, impressive horse. He's over 16 hands already. He really took to free jumping and jumped very impressively. Ollie is a serious prospect for Eventing and Jumpers. He is microchipped, lifetime recorded with USEF, and will be registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club.

NEW Free Jump Video!




Ollie is from the dam line that has produced RF Arkenstone, RF Azalea, RF Latte, RF Lilly Of The Valley and a couple of our nicest broodmares.


RF Adalena

6/13/2021 Appaloosa Sport Horse Filly

Sired by BJC Asher Seven, out of RF Marquise by Meisterwind.

This exceptional filly comes from a very successful mare line that has consistantly produced winning Hunter and Dressage horses. RF Marquise is the full sister to RF Miner's Lady, the dam of "Closing Time" and RF Lodestone. She is tall, over 16 hands now, easy to get along with, pretty and her gaits are exceptional. She may or may not get more Appaloosa coloring as she gets older.

We free jumped this filly on 10-11-23 and she was phenomenal!

NEW! Free Jump video

Free Movement Video



RF Lotta Fancy

4/17/2021 Warmblood Filly

by Lion King, out of RF MoreThanFancy, by RF Meistertanz.

A classy filly by the imported, FEI Dressage Hanoverian, Lion King. She is black, flashy and has excellent, correct gaits. We are excited to see how she develops. We aren't real keen to sell her as she will make a fancy broodmare for our Appaloosa Sport Horse program.

We have decided to retain this filly for our Broodmare band.

NEW Free Jump Video!



Here is a video of the four yearlings listed below. They were having a lot of fun the day they were turned out to play and graze on the hayfield.



RF Artisan

May 15, 2022, Appaloosa Sport Horse Gelding

By BJC Asher Seven, out of Premium mare RF Mariachi, by Meisterwind.

Artie is from the mare family that has produced several very successful performers. He is the full brother to Christian Eagles' RF Alegrias, pictured below.


October 2022 Video Here

RF Madera

June 2, 2022, Warmblood Filly.

By RF Meistertanz, out of RF Lambada, by Lion King.

RF Lambada is one of our younger daughters of the successful Lion King X Meisterwind cross. She has produced a daughter by BJC Asher Seven who is being aimed for a career in Endurance and a full brother to this filly being aimed for a career as a Hunter. This solid black filly should succeed in whatever discipline she's aimed for.

October 2022 Video Here

We have decided to retain this filly for our broodmare band.

RF A Bit Of Fancy

May 18, 2022, Appaloosa Sport Horse Filly.

BJC Asher Seven, out of RF More Than Fancy, by RF Meistertanz, by Meisterwind. We raised More Than Fancy as a career broodmare and she is meeting our expectations. Her dam is the winning Hunter mare Fancy That PCH, by For Paragon X For Pleasure. The genetics are powerful and this filly is indeed fancy! She has Appaloosa spots and frost on her rump and will most likely develop more color.

October 2022 Video Here


RF All About Fun

May 30, 2022 Appaloosa Sport Horse Filly.

By BJC Asher Seven, out of RF Lullaby, by Lion King.

RF Lullaby is another daughter from the successful Lion King X Meisterwind cross. She is producing tall, elegant offspring. This filly is a full sister to RF After Midnight, a promising Dressage prospect. This is the dam line of RF Alegrias, RF Locomotion and RF LunarTanz as well, a dam line well known for super dispositions.

October 2022 Video Here



12850 Rivervale Farm Lane, Nisland, South Dakota 57762

605-430-5680 - 605-430-0669