Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Reap great rewards in a safe and encouraging place.

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 2019

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

Assisted Learning

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Therapeutic Horsemanship

Life Skills

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

Personal Confidence

This action-packed game offers the ultimate experience that engages everyone.

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

Ages 8+ | adult

Therapeutic Vaulting is ideal for people who are challenged by physical, cognitive, or emotional conditions.

Participants develop their balance, strength, and flexibility while gaining personal confidence. In this safe and supportive atmosphere, vaulters progress at their own pace where individualized attention will reap the greatest rewards. Caregivers/guardians may participate in vaulting sessions as side walkers to provide support to the participant if needed.

Pricing 2019

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Class size: 4-6 participants
Class length: 60 minutes

Cost: $260 per monthly session (1 class per week)

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

Overcome Challenges

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Therapeutic Environment

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Therapeutic Horsemanship

Improve Balance, Strength, & Flexibility

This action-packed game offers the ultimate experience that engages everyone.

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

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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 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