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 nice selection 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.


Lion King, 16.3 Hand, Imported German Hanoverian. By the Elite Stallion, Latimer, and out of the Elite mare, Harmonie, by the Elite stallion, Hohenstein.

Successful through Prix St. George Dressage. Siring winning Hunters and Champion Dressage horses from very limited foal crops. All are black or bay.

See Lion Kings Pedigree here

More information here


BJC Asher Seven, 16.3 Hand, ApHC Registered Appaloosa.

Successful Dressage and Eventing. Warmblood movement and size in a beautiful, colorful package. Siring big moving, kind natured foals. His oldest foals are 2 year olds in 2016 and they are looking incredible.




Asher is color tested LP/LP, Aa, Ee, which means all foals will have at least Appaloosa characteristics and can be black, bay or chestnut.

See Asher's pedigree here

No "modern" AQHA breeding.



RF Meistertanz, 16 Hand, American bred Zweibrucker, by Meisterwind, Grand Prix Trakehner, out of Wrobanna, by Elite Stallion, Waldgott, Grand Prix Hanoverian.





One of the quality horses produced by our program.

His dam was a mare in the program of Bill Solyntjes and Lloyd Landkammer. His sire, Meisterwind competed successfully through Grand Prix Dressage and sired many Champion offspring.

See "Dancer's" pedigree here

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, cross country jumping course and outdoor stadium jumping area with professional jumps.



A perfect place to raise horses. We chose Rivervale Farm for it's lush pastures and productive crop land.  We are a small family run operation, concentrating on quality rather than quantity. Our program is based on superb quality 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 superb 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.

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.         

Why not choose your next champion here?  We offer mare lease programs, raise your foal programs and programs to train you and your new horse together.


George Williams presenting Craig Heckert

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We are located near Sturgis, famous for it's annual Motorcycle Rally. Deadwood, a historic town with gambling and  home of Tatanka - Story of the Bison, where resides the world's 2nd largest monumental bronze of all original figures ever created by a single sculptor - Peggy Anne Detmers.

Mount Rushmore is a short commute as well as Crazy Horse Mountain and many other "tourist" attractions.


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12850 Rivervale Farm Lane, Nisland, South Dakota

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