Katie Lins is the owner of Red Gate Riding LLC in Rochester, MN where she enjoys teaching a variety of different ages and skill levels of riders.  Katie grew up showing horses and competing at the 4H local and state level along with open and AQHA shows.  She received a horse judging scholarship to Northeastern Oklahoma (NEO) A & M College where she competed at the national and international level and earned her AAS in Equine Science while at NEO. She continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she earned a BS in Animal Science and Equine Science. Since then, Katie has been giving lessons, showing and training horses and continuing her journey to develop her skills and knowledge. 


Sofia has ridden and taken lessons with Katie for the past 8 years.  She has leased and owned horses and has shown as well. 



Heather was Born and raised in Rochester MN. Heather has been riding since she was 5, showing 4H, Open shows and AQHA. She has shown IHSA for West Texas A & M College and has dabbled in multiple riding disciplines, allowing her to expand her knowledge and skills.


Anika grew up with horses and began showing in 4H and open shows at the age of 10. Her primary background is in western pleasure and hunter under saddle, however she has dabbled in a few other disciplines. She enjoys learning about anything horse related! Anika also has a passion for therapeutic riding, and has been volunteering at various facilities since 2015.



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Cyril Pittion-Rossillon

Pittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he graduated from the French National Equestrian School. With his extensive equine background and thirty-five years of experience, Cyril brings an ideal background to his instructor duties. His credentials include: Trained under members of French Olympic Team • French Junior Jumper Circuit • French Open Jumper Circuit (Levels 5 and 6) • Eventing Preliminary Division • AQHA & USEF Hunter Division • USEF Competition Youth & Amateur Coach• USDF Coach from Training Level to FEI Grand Prix • WDAA World and Reserve World Champion Coach • Co-Director and Instructor Palm Equestrian Academy.

Special Events

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Let us host your next special event at our facility! We offer 2 hour events for birthday parties, girl scout groups, ladies night out and more. In addition to the riding portion of the event, we offer a full service kitchen, set up tables and chairs in an ac and heated lobby to host gift openings, meetings, or for dining. Contact [email protected] for more information.