Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons

2020 Riding Lessons

Safe, professional horsemanship experience - one that will have life-long impact.

Strengthen riding skills while growing in your personal and spiritual life through English and Western riding lessons. Horses and horsemanship teaches an abundance of life lessons that builds maturity in participants as they gain physical coordination, balance, and core strength. Staff make every effort to provide a safe, professional horsemanship experience that will have life-long impact.

Lesson Highlights

  • Small class sizes, per Snohomish County health officials guidelines for COVID-19 infection control.
  • All skill levels are 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, trot, and canter

Basic equitation and proper use of the four natural aids (voice, hands, legs, weight)

How to recognize and ride on the correct diagonal, leads & much more!

Classes Offered:

Class LevelAge Requirement
Level 1 class8+ years old
Level 2 class*8+ years old
Level 3, 4 class*10+ years old

English and Western styles or a combination of both is available.

*Must have passed previous CHA riding level test or be pre-approved by Horsemanship Director prior to registration

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.)

2020 Session Schedule

Fall Lessons

September 14 - November 21, 2020


1.5 hours long sessions

Prices include 10 lessons, once per week.

Expect 30 minutes to saddle/unsaddle your horse with riding time of 45-50 minutes with a short devotional.

Note: If arriving 15 minutes late or more, rider may not be able to participate.

Must complete the online registration form, waiver form, infection control plan form, and concussion policy prior to the first lesson.


In response to COVID-19, staff will follow recommendations from the CDC including but not limited to: frequent sanitizing of equipment, social distancing, and wearing face masks when appropriate distancing is not possible. Staff and campers will complete a daily health screening. 

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, and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Lisa, Horsemanship Director, at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Lisa Tremain

Horsemanship Director

New 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.

Ginger, Assistant Horsemanship Director, at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Ginger Reitz

Assistant Horsemanship Director

Ginger Reitz has been involved in various horse sports for decades including – riding, competing, teaching and training. In her role as the Assistant Horsemanship Director Ginger oversees the Warm Beach Vaulters competitive vaulting club and the Warm Beach Therapeutic Horsemanship programs. Ginger has a God-given compassion for those who can benefit simply from the activity and environment of vaulting, riding, and horse-related activities. Her goal is to improve people’s lives through equine-assisted activities and create space for others to connect to the love of God.