Monday, January 31, 2011

Sorenson's Ranch School Equine Program Director Dianna Lovelady

Utahn through and through, Dianna has enjoyed the beauty that Utah holds via horse, mule, snowshoes, skis, 4-wheelers and a foot. Always accompanied by at least one 4-legged friend, she shares her world with many who are in envy. At Sorenson’s Ranch School, Dianna loves her job where she teaches young people more than just to ride a horse, she teaches them how to ride life. Bringing her dog to work daily, taking care of the ‘The Hen House’, working on leather projects and doing many outside activities with the students is all part of it. A famous quote that lives true in her world, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” (Winston Churchill). To expand on this quote, Dianna believes that things with life and energy, whether it’s a horse, dog, chicken, tree, flower, mountain, or sky, are good for the inside of a man, a woman, and a child. She is honored to share her love for life with all here at Sorenson’s Ranch School.
Dianna has ridden 30+ years in northern, southern, eastern and western Utah deserts, valleys and mountains. She enjoyed competing with an all ladies equestrian precision drill team for eight years because it was something to do with her horse. Living two years on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, she guided mule trips in and out of an amazing place lost in time. She managed a working cattle/dude ranch for seven years, hosting foreign guests, family groups, and large youth groups(up to 300 kids). Dianna worked for 15 years in the restaurant industry for a company that employs mostly teenagers and young adults,. She was in management, and for four years she taught all their training classes and ran their Human Resource Department.
Dianna lives 30 miles to the south of Sorenson’s Ranch in the tiny town of Antimony, where she owns and operates a Bed & Breakfast, another avenue where she shares her world. To live in a small town is a choice that she has chosen. She is a city kid that ran to the country and decided to stay.