Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship

NOTICE: Therapeutic Lessons are canceled, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as per Snohomish County health officials. We will resume lessons when health officials instruct, and schools are back in session.

Therapeutic horsemanship at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Therapeutic Vaulting & Riding Lessons

Explore movement!

Develop confidence, balance, strength and coordination while experiencing team building, trust, cooperation and camaraderie.

Horse-assisted learning at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Horse Assisted Learning

Interact with horses!

Horses provide unique nonverbal feedback that facilitates social, physical and cognitive skill development in participants.

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Reap great rewards in a safe and encouraging place.

NOTICE: Therapeutic Lessons are canceled, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as per Snohomish County health officials. We will resume lessons when health officials instruct, and schools are back in session.

Therapeutic Horsemanship is ideal for people who are challenged by physical, cognitive, or social conditions. Whether its ground based Horse Assisted Learning or Therapeutic Vaulting, the classes help participants experience the healing power of horses. It is a safe and supportive atmosphere where students progress at their own pace.

Horse Assisted Learning

Ages 7+ | adult

Horse Assisted Learning helps participants grow in life skills through the hands-on experience of working around and with horses.

Horses are highly sensitive to their environment and responsive to human emotional cues. With this sensitivity to subtle changes, horses often respond to people differently based on the individual’s emotional state. The feedback provides exceptional insight into the student’s internal process and a valuable opportunity for skill building. Ideal for participants not ready or able to take mounted classes.

Helps develop skills in communication, problem solving, trusting another, assertiveness, handling frustration, boundary setting, leadership, confidence, and relationships.

Pricing 2020

Experience the benefits of Therapeutic Horsemanship

Class size: up to 12 participants, divided into small groups
Class length: 60 minutes

Cost: $120 per session (6 classes)

Therapeutic horsemanship at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Horse Interactions

Interact with horses in a supervised curriculum based unmounted program.

 

Therapeutic horsemanship at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Life Skills

 Horses provide nonverbal feedback that facilitates social, physical and cognitive skills.

Therapeutic horsemanship at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Personal Confidence

Horses are a partner in the therapeutic process along with staff and students.

 

Parent Information

FAQ's for discerning parents. Click on a box for more information.

Registration

  1. Review the Eligibility Requirements
  2. Submit an application form to Ginger Reitz:
    email the Horsemanship Department, attn Ginger
    mail: Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Dr, Stanwood, WA 98292
  3. Warm Beach Camp staff will determine the suitability of this activity for the prospective participant and if approved will place them in an appropriate class.
  4. Submit payment for session.

Therapeutic Vaulting and Riding Lessons

Ages 10+ | adult

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic Riding lessons help people to improve riding abilities, grow in life skills, and strengthen relationships. English and Western riding are tailored for therapeutic benefit and includes ground instruction, safe horse handling, horse psychology, care and training. No prior experience needed.

Therapeutic Vaulting

Therapeutic Vaulting lessons help participants develop their balance, strength, and flexibility while gaining personal confidence. In this safe and supportive atmosphere, participants progress at their own pace where individualized attention will reap the greatest rewards. Caregivers/guardians may assist as side walkers if needed.

2020 Pricing and Calendar

Spring Therapeutic Riding or Vaulting Session

Dates: March 9 - May 22, 2020

10 weeks | one per week
(no lessons April 6-10)

Class Length: 60 minutes

Class Size: maximum 4 participants

Cost: $500 (session)

NOTICE: Spring Lessons are canceled, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)as per
Snohomish County health officials. We will resume lessons when health officials instruct, and schools are back in session.

Spring Session Classes

DayTimeAge
Monday11:00 am-12:00 pm10+ | adult
Monday3:00 pm-4:00 pm10+ | adult
Wednesday3:00 pm-4:00 pm10 to adult
Wednesday4:30 pm-5:30 pm10+ | adult
Thursday11:00 am-12:00 pm10+ | adult
Thursday3:00 pm-4:00 pm10+ | adult

Class placements will be finalized before the session begins. Enrollment for each session will be accepted up until the first day of class (subject to availability).

Pre-authorization required before participant can officially enroll in a class, to make sure we can accommodate your needs. See Registration and Eligibility Requirements

See parent information below for eligibility requirements and registration process.

Therapeutic horsemanship at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Overcome Challenges

Develop confidence, balance, strength and coordination.

Riding lessons at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Therapeutic Environment

Experience team building, trust, cooperation and comaraderie.

Therapeutic horsemanship at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center, Stanwood, WA; near Seattle.

Explore Movement

 Vaulting allows a variety of positions that wouldn't be possible in saddle.

Parent Information

FAQ's for discerning parents. Click on a box for more information.

  1. Review the Eligibility Requirements
  2. Submit completed application form to Ginger Reitz:
    email the Horsemanship Department, attn Ginger
    mail: Warm Beach Camp
    20800 Marine Dr
    Stanwood, WA 98292
  3. Assessment visit. Prospective participants will be contacted to schedule an appointment.
    A $50 assessment fee is required and will be applied to the registration cost of a session. Sorry, no refunds if the assessment results in our inability to serve an applicant.
  4. Warm Beach Camp staff will determine the suitability of this activity for the prospective participant and if approved will place them in an appropriate class.

"What Camp goers are saying"

“I have been doing therapeutic riding for several months. It has been a very positive experience. It has helped me with my core strength and balance. It also takes away anxiety.” 

–Kristine

Therapeutic Horsemanship Leadership

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

Ginger Reitz

Therapeutic Horsemanship Coordinator

Ginger Reitz has been involved in various horse sports for decades including – riding, competing, teaching and training. She is also the Assistant Horsemanship Director for Warm Beach Horsemanship and oversees the Warm Beach Vaulters competitive vaulting club. 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. She is a member in good standing through the following professional associations:

Credentials

  • Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
  • Certified Riding Instructor, Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)
  • Certified Riding Instructor, United States Eventing Association (USEA)
  • Riding Instructor, United States Pony Club (USPC)
  • Lunger, Coach & Member, American Vaulting Association (AVA)
  • B.A. Communications, Washington State University