Stonebridge Stables
Eastern Missouri

Where I grew up... Learned the love of the outdoors, of horses, dogs, cats, of barn swallows and yes even turkeys. Learned the value and requirement of hard work and to value those few opportunities to escape to hunt, fish and hike.

Learned the value of family and the family of equestrians. Learned that when you get bucked off, it hurts but you do not give up. Learned there are crazy horses and abused horses but that horses are amazingly affectionate and loving.

Learned horseshows might be rigged but you show anyway. Learned getting on a barrel racer-horse is fun as h...... Learned that Shetland ponies are wizards in the art of dumping you in the water tank. Learned of birth and death and manure. Learned to be wary of too much green grass and to walk a horse after the ride. Learned of hot nights of putting up bales of hay and frozen mornings of iced water buckets. Learned of dusty droughts and ice falling from the sky. Learned of the first kiss in the hay loft.....

Stonebridge Stables

Twenty stall stable located on Highway DD between Weldon Springs & Lake St. Louis in St. Charles County Missouri.

Twenty acres of pasture and riding area. Indoor riding arena.

Missouri in Spring

Time to bond

Stonebridge Stables owned and operated by Kim Ryba has been in operation since 1969

Missouri in winter

Address & contact information

8883 Highway DD O'Fallon, Missouri

Get Directions

Call (636) 561-4384


Full Board

Call for availability

Excellent individualized board includes: 2-3 personalized meals a day (supplements given at no extra charge), quality brome hay, watering, daily turnout, daily stall cleaning, full time maintenance man, 24/7 care on-site, and much much more.

Access to: lighted indoor arena, two outdoor arenas, tack room, trailer parking, several close equestrian amenities (NEC, Brommelsiek Park, etc.)

We recommend and have regular visits from: Homestead Veterinary, Roger Smith (farrier), Dr. Craig Anderson (chiropractor), no additional holding fees. Call for availability and more info!

Best Friends!

Winter turnout & roll

'Feeling good' springtime run

Due to liability, Stonebridge does not offer trail rides or riding lessons to the public.

Indoor, all season riding arena

(or tricks if you must)

Teaching the next generation of riders

Rescue and board--whatever is needed.

Care, kindness & respect

Horses enjoying the open

And brought in to the stall for the night

Semi-annual tack sales are held that bring the entire horse community together. Plenty of parking.

Entrance to Stonebridge Stables

Come on in just to say hello.

Waiting list???

Due to the excellent care and reputation, getting your horse into Stonebridge can be difficult.

However always worth the wait.


Final note:

Since the inception of Stonebridge Stables Kim Ryba has been part of the Horse rescue and rehabilitation crusades. As well as equestrian endeavors as diverse as a movie production wrangler and collector & driver of horse drawn wagons, sleighs and buggies. 

Interesting times...

Amazon book cover and art at bottom of the page.

Please give Kim and Lina a review on Amazon!

 Cindy & Kim's Great horse and mule stories at Every Cowgirl's Dream

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For pet lovers around the globe, "It's a Matter of Luck" is a collection of heart warming stories of horse rescues from the slaughterhouse. 

Available on Amazon: 

Kim ryba

It's a Matter of Luck: Inspirational, Heartfelt Stories of Horses Given a Second Chance.

by Kim Ryba & Lina T. Lindgren

Warning: This book may cause your eyes to water in a good way. (speaking from experience after reading it)

Please give Kim and Lina a heartfelt review on Amazon!

Author Bruce Ryba

Author Bruce Ryba at Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39B & Artemis 1. "We are going to the Moon!"

Author's discussion (that's me) on You Tube of a book review on Amazon

For the video versions of information, please check out my YouTube Channel (Turkeys, Flintknapping, dive stories etc.)

My fictional series/stories on Florida history:

Freedoms Quest (book one)
Struggle for the northern frontier and other lost tales of old Florida. 

Available on Amazon

End of Empire

Desperate times call for bold action.
In a desperate move to retain Florida and protect the treasure-laden galleons on their dangerous return journey to Europe, the King of Spain issues a royal decree offering refuge to all English slaves who escape Florida and pick up a musket to defend the coquina walls of Saint Augustine.
In another bold gamble, the King offers refuge to the dissatisfied Indian nations of the southeast who will take up arms against the English.
Clans, traumatized by war and disease, cross the Spanish Frontier to settle the cattle-rich land and burned missions of Florida.

Follow the descendants of the conquistador Louis Castillo in remote Spanish Florida, a wild and swept by diseases, hurricanes, and northern invasions.

 Book Two: Available on Amazon!