Equine Professional Apprentice

Equine Professional Apprentice

2024 Equine Professional Apprentice

Develop your horsemanship and leadership skills

The Equine Professional Apprentice Program provides the opportunity for high school age participants to work alongside and learn from experienced horsemanship staff while learning skills that will allow them to work anywhere in the professional horse world. Participants assist with trail rides, riding lessons, and all manner of horse and facility care during their four-week session. They also gain valuable experience involving safety, horsemanship instruction, group control and horse care while working with guests and clients.

Program Goals:

The Equine Professional Apprentice program is design to help participants grow professionally and spiritually. Participants can expect to grow personally in the following ways:

  • Develop a servant’s heart
  • Grow in relationship with Christ
  • Learn to train and handle horses
  • Share mastered skills with other apprentices
  • Assist in leading trail rides and riding lessons.
  • Assume a variety of supervised leadership roles
  • Develop healthy relationships, relational skills, character, and healthy work values


The Equine Professional Apprentice program is design to help participants grow professionally and spiritually. Participants can expect to grow personally in the following ways:

  • Age 16 or older by the beginning of their selected session
  • Have a desire to study the life of Jesus Christ
  • Be seeking to grow in a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Have a love for horses and youth
  • Be eager for personal growth
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Obtain a CHA riding certification for level 2 or above (or equivalent as approved by the Horsemanship Director)
  • Send three recommendation letters: one from a Christian Worker, one from a Teacher, and one from a Personal Friend who is over 18 years old.

Each Equine Professional Apprentice must attend training days; June 19-21 and remain for the entire session (July 1-26 or July 29-August 23). Participants will go home on the weekends. The program will consist of 3 training days and 4 weeks of practical experience and apprenticeship. Special exceptions may be granted for time-off or unavailability for whole duration of the session. Applications to participate in both sessions are also accepted.

Cost & Application

Cost: $750 per session

Includes: 3 days of training and 4 weeks of apprenticeship experience, training manuals and room and board during the week.

Contact the Personnel Department for more information or questions at 360-216-4262

Horsemanship Leadership

The staff are passionate for sharing the love of God through professional horsemanship instruction. They believe in the amazing ability of horses and horse related activities to nurture the potential in each person. The staff are active in one or more professional associations such as Certified Horsemanship Association, American Vaulting Association, United States Equestrian Federation, and United States Pony Club.

Lisa Tremain, Warm Beach Camp Horsemanship; located in Stanwood, WA; one hour north of Seattle.

Lisa Tremain

Horsemanship Director

In 2016, Lisa began serving as the Warm Beach Horsemanship Director. Lisa grew up in New Zealand where she rode competitively in Eventing and Dressage. Lisa is certified through the United States Pony Club (USPC) and Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA); she was awarded the CHA Region 1 Instructor of the Year Award in 2021. Her priority is to teach students how to work in harmony with horses, communicating effectively to realize their joint potential. Lisa believes horses provide the perfect opportunity for riders to experience the hope and acceptance of God’s unconditional love and strives to cultivate an environment where this can be fostered.


Meg Rudy

Assistant Horsemanship Director

After 5 years devoted to service in equestrian summer camps, Meg is returning to her home in the great Pacific Northwest and joining the Warm Beach Horsemanship team as the new Assistant Horsemanship Director! She is delighted to be returning to her roots. With her background in the United States Pony Club and Young Riders (Area VII), she has also been certified with CHA as a Level 4 Instructor. She is dedicated to the unique ministry that exists in the space we share with horses and is looking forward to growing together in Christ.

Thank you to our sponsor. 

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