With over 30 years experience with horses Suzanne also resides at Lone Tree Ranch and is directly involved with the daily care of horses. Suzanne's extensive experience includes colt starting, beginner and intermediate riding lessons, equine coach, therapeutic riding program manager/lead instructor, and being a trail guide. Suzanne is also actively involved in a rodeo drill team traveling throughout California to rodeo events during the summer. Suzanne currently offers lessons and training at Lone Tree Ranch. More information can be found on the lessons page.
As a sixth generation descendant of Conrad Gerlach, Rhona Cheatwood strives to preserve her family history and create a sustainable lifestyle for the ranch. Horses have always been an integral part of the family used for gathering cattle, recreational riding, and competitive sports.
Through hard work and determination Rhona has transformed the ranch headquarters into a haven for equestrian enthusiasts to board, train, and enjoy riding on the 310 acres of rolling foothills.
Rhona’s love for horses and the outdoors was inspired by her grandfather who laid the foundation for her life dream. With energy and inspiration to spare, she also works as wildlife biologist on projects throughout California and spends several months a year working for an Alaska Hunting outfitter as a guide assistant, cook, and horsepacker/wrangler.
Lone Tree Ranch
209-815-2786 ~ 37651 S Bird rd Tracy Ca 95304
Becky Powers (sister of Rhona Cheatwood) is also a direct descendant of the Gerlach family. Her and her husband Wayne Powers also reside at Lone tree Ranch and are influential in day to day operations. Becky and Wayne take pride in keeping the ranch looking great and help provide a safe, friendly environment for clients and guests to enjoy.