Art Joseph - Proprietor Meet Art. If you stop by the ranch, you will undoubtedly catch him laughing with a customer, taking Pierre for a trail ride, checking on one of his horse borders or napping in his comfy recliner in the customer lodge. As a successful electronics industry executive for over twenty-five years, Art retired early to pursue his dream of owning a horse ranch. A native Chicagoan, Art moved to Brookston and established Rosebud Ranch in 2004. Art created Rosebud Ranch as a place where horse owners could come and forget the worries and stresses of everyday life, and just spend precious time with their horse in a beautiful setting. Art believes in community, almost as much as he does horses. He is an active member of the local Lion's Club, volunteers his time and resources to local schools, community activities and festivals in Brookston and he is a committee member for the Purdue Calumet Dunes Equine Center Project. Art and his lovely wife Tina welcome you to Rosebud Ranch.
Tina Joseph - Proprietor Meet Tina, Art’s better half. Referring to her as the brain of the outfit, Tina is a graduate of the University of Miami and has pursued post graduate work at the University of Chicago, studying Art History at both. (Although we suspect she was just as busy studying “Art” without the history part, as they met in College) With a prominent career at art galleries and auction houses, the call of the wild tugged at Tina’s heart strings, too. In fact, growing up in Pittsburgh, Tina used to work at neighboring farms, cleaning stalls and taking care of horses, anything to be able to earn free riding time. Possessing the heart of an artist, Tina finds the beauty in everyday life…especially at the ranch. When not checking on Art you can often find Tina tending to her beautiful garden, playing with the dogs, protecting the deer that roam freely on the ranch or feeding her birds. As the mom of Felix and Pip, Tina's hands are as full as her heart. In fact, Pip observed that Art comes in a distant sixth behind her horse, dogs, cat, birds and deer. As the official hostess of Rosebud Ranch, Tina welcomes you and hopes you pop in to say hi.
Felix Joseph - Manager Meet Felix. Felix was born in Chicago and grew up in West Lafayette. He went to school in the West Lafayette school system. Felix graduated high school in 2006. The following fall he started his freshman year at Miami (OH) University. In 2012 he graduated with a B.S. in Geology. Felix has been around horses and riding since his moved to Indiana when he was 4 years old. His love of horses also brought him out west to Colorado and New Mexico. During high school Felix spent his summers working on various construction jobs as well as working at the barn cleaning stalls and working with the horses. Felix took over the role of General Manager in July of 2013.
Colleen Quinn Wilson - Trainer & Instructor Meet Colleen. Colleen has a BA in Literature with concentrations in education and music from Richard Stockton College of NJ. Colleen has been involved with horses since the age of 5 and began competition at age 7. Her and her clients have trained at the highest levels of competition. She has been successful in Versatility, Reining, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Equitation, HUS, Hunter Hack, Trail, Poles, Barrels, and Showmanship during open shows, NJ State Horse Shows, APHA, and PtHA breed shows. Previous to her move to Indiana in 2007, she gave instruction to youth in Southern New Jersey assisting in 4-H clinics and camps. Since her move she has successfully coached 4-H youth in Tippecanoe, White, and Warren counties, as well as adults who enjoy competition, leisure riding, or those preparing for a horseback riding vacation.