Leslie Waters is the newest addition to Black Canyon Stables. Leslie has extensive knowledge of animal husbandry, and has been riding and competing in horse events her whole life. She is an avid lover of animals big and small and recently retired as a 30+ years zookeeper in Tucson, Az.

Chuck Waters is an onsite farrier, saddle maker and all around outdoorsman. Ask him for farrier work or saddle repair conveniently at the barn!

Since opening Black Canyon Stables, John Hoyt and Paula Dunn had a vision to develop a competition, training and boarding niche equestrian facility that is integrated into the community of Ridgway. The goal is to create a specialized facility with memorable experiences for our guests and their horses.