Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons

2019 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

  • Group riding lessons of no more than 6 riders per group
  • 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, jog, and lope

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 RequirementStyle
Level 1 class8+ years oldWestern
Level 2 class*8+ years oldWestern & Intro English
Level 3, 4 class**10+ years oldEnglish with Jumping

*Must have passed previous CHA riding level test or be pre-approved by Horsemanship Director prior to registration
**Must have previously participated in Intro English class 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.)

2019 Session Schedule

Summer Session:

  • Level 3-4 English classes: June 8 - August 17, 2019 (no class on June 22)
    *must have previously done English jumping classes
  • Level 1 & 2 classes: June 15-August 17, 2019
  • Includes 10 classes, once per week

Spring Session:

  • March 9 - May 24, 2019
  • Includes 10 classes, once per week
  • No weekday lessons April 1-5 (Spring Break)
  • Saturday lessons end May 11

Winter Session:

  • January 7 - February 23, 2019
  • Includes 7 classes, once per week

Once approved & registered, the horsemanship director will place students in appropriate classes for each session. Please note your schedule availability in the online registration form. Class placements will be finalized before session begins. Enrollment for each session will be accepted up until the first day of lessons (subject to availability).

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

Summer Session Classes

DayTimeStyle
Saturday11:30 am – 1:00 pmEnglish*
Saturday1:30 pm – 3:00 pmWestern
Saturday3:30 pm – 5:00 pmWestern

What to expect at class:

  • 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

Cost

  • Summer Session $350 (10 classes)
  • Spring Session $350 (10 classes)
  • Winter Session $245 (7 classes)

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.