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Take your horsemanship skills to the next level - all year long!

We are committed to providing a safe, caring, hands-on learning experience with horses! This is as close as it gets to owning your own horse! Our horsemanship staff is CHA certified.

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Warm Beach Camp’s Horsemanship Program shares the love and truth of God through horses, riding, and horsemanship instruction. Our goals are that participants grow in their spiritual and personal life as well as their riding disciplines. Horses and horsemanship teach an abundance of life lessons that build maturity in participants. Safety and responsible horse handling are central to everything that goes on in the program. Staff undergo careful training to align safety practice and instruction under the guidelines of the national program of the Certified Horsemanship Association program (CHA). Under the leadership of Lisa Tremain, Horsemanship Director, the staff make every effort to provide a safe, professional horsemanship experience - one that will have life-long impact.

  • Group riding lessons of no more than 6 riders per group
  • Any skill level is welcome; ages 8 and up
  • Lessons include ground work, horse care, and safety instruction
  • Horses, tack and helmets provided by Warm Beach Camp
  • CHA Certified site
  • Most riding lessons will occur in the riding arena with occasional “trail lessons” (taught at the discretion of the instructor)

Riders will learn:

  • Grooming, saddling, horse care
  • Basic horse control at a walk, jog, and a lope
  • Basic equitation and proper use of the four natural aids (voice, hands, legs, weight)
  • How to recognize and ride on the correct diagonal and leads
  • and much more!

2017 Schedule

Each session is 10 weeks/once per week lessons. Minimum age 8 years old.

Session Dates Register
Session 1
10 weeks
March 6 – May 20, 2017 Register Now
Session 2
10 weeks
September 11 - November 18, 2017 Register Now
Enrollment for each session closes on the first day of lessons. Must complete the registration form, waiver form, and concussion policy prior to the first lesson.
Level Session days/hours Session prices
Level 1 class (8+ years old) Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $225 per session
  Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm $225 per session
Level 2 class* (8+ years old) Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $225 per session
  Saturday 9:45 am - 11:15 am $225 per session
  Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $225 per session
Level 3, 4 class* (8+ years old)
Previous CHA riding program experience required
Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm $225 per session
Adult class (18+ years old) Friday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm $225 per session
*Must have completed CHA level 1 riding program or arrange a pre-test with Horsmanship Director prior to registration

Download the Lesson Information Packet

What to expect:

  • If arriving 15 minutes late or more, rider may not be able to participate
  • 30 minutes to saddle/unsaddle your horse
  • 45-50 minutes of riding time
  • Short devotional

General Guidelines

  • Minimum age 8 years old at the time of first class of session.
  • Riders must not exceed weight of 200 lbs and need to be able to walk on their own.
  • Helmets and boots required. (Helmets provided by Warm Beach Camp; limited supply of boots are available.)

To Register or for more information email our Registration Department or call:
360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724 ext 2282

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Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Warm Beach Camp cannot adequately support campers with the following health conditions:
  • Diabetes - cannot accommodate 24 hour monitoring
  • Active Seizure Disorder - Must be seizure-free and with no medication changes for minimum of 3 months
  • Active self-mutilation and self-harm behavior
  • Active anger-management and violent behavior conditions
  • Special diet requirements beyond vegetarianism and gluten-sensitivity that cannot be accommodated by the available options from the food line. Warm Beach Camp can provide alternative vegetarian and gluten-free options if notified prior to arrival.
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • Anaphylactic food allergies
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any form of port
  • Severe Autism
  • Non-weight bearing, requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet

Warm Beach Camp cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at Camp. Warm Beach Camp does not stock, provide, or cook with peanuts. However, our food products may be processed in a facility that also processes peanut products or other allergens. Despite attempts to restrict other campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other campers will not bring peanuts. Campers with severe anaphylactic risks to environmental triggers are not encouraged to register for a session at Warm Beach Camp.

Lisa Tremain

Horsemanship Director

150 Lisa Tremain crop2New Zealand native, Lisa Tremain, is excited to be back at Warm Beach Camp to serve as the Horsemanship Director where she hopes to share her love of horses and God with others. Lisa first came to Warm Beach Camp as a WIT (Wrangler in Training) in 2003, and since has served in other camp ministries throughout New Zealand. She believes horses provide a unique opportunity to teach not only horsemanship skills, but also core life skills including trust, respect, communication and the importance of relationships.