Ryan was raised in Zillah, Washington. He has been riding since he was a child and started breaking colts and day working during his high school years. He was introduced to Pepper Fewel at Cherrywood B&B and Barn and began helping them with rescue horses and wine rides. He followed Pepper's advice to always "ride up" and was soon exposed to a higher level of horsemanship. He went on to be introduced to the Legacy of Legends and Carolyn Hunt, and in 2014 went to Montana as a Legacy scholarship recipient. Ryan has had the opportunity to learn from and ride with some great trainers including Joe Wolter and Jaton Lord.
Ranching and horses have always been a passion for Ryan. Over the past few years he has been able to continue to develop his horsemanship and follow his dream of building his own ranch. Training and breaking horses along with working his cattle fill his days. Ryan enjoys ranch roping and recently began cutting. He focuses on strong bloodlines and proper foundations for his horses and is excited for what the future holds for the Flying R.