The center, valued at $6 million, doesn’t stop there. It is incorporating housing on bothsides of M-139 in Royalton Township — 13 “equestrian lots” are available on theConcord side of the highway, allowing horse owners to be literally in a horse community.Schults plans to further develop the other side of the highway into a commercial andresidential hub.
‘A state-of-the-art facility’
Schults, remarkably, has little experience riding horses.“My daughter got into horses when she was 4 — six years ago,” Schults said.
Youth can be seen at Concord Ridge participating in camps, lessons and clinics. It alsooffers internships. Photo by Katie Rohman
During this experience, he learned that local horse owners and riders were looking for something different.Other boarders had the “same vision for a large, modern facility that serves the parent,”Schults said. “…A state-of-the-art facility.”Schults wears many hats, and equestrian center owner is another venture added to hisresume.An engineer by trade, Schults is the owner of St. Joseph-based Edgewater Resources,which deals in international marina and waterfront consulting and real estate brokerageand development.After his wife, Dr. Lory Schults, was killed in a car accident in 2004, he helped establishLory’s Place, a family service center in St. Joseph for grieving families.