Therapeutic Horsemanship

Therapeutic Horsemanship

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

Therapeutic Vaulting

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.

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

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

No prior experience needed!

Includes ground instruction, safe horse handling, horse psychology, care, and training.

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 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

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

Therapeutic Vaulting has made differences

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

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

Private Lessons: As arranged $70 per session

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

Overcome Challenges

Develop confidence, balance, strength and coordination.

Therapeutic Horsemanship

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.

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

Ages 8+ | adult

Therapeutic Riding is ideal for people who desire to improve riding abilities, grow in life skills, and strengthen relationships.

English and Western riding lessons can be tailored for therapeutic benefit and no prior experience is needed. Includes ground instruction, safe horse handling, horse psychology, care and training. Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certified site and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) certified instruction.

Dates & Pricing 2019

Fall Session: Sept. 14 - Nov. 23, 2019 (no lesson on Oct. 5)
10 weeks | Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
Class length:
60 minutes
Class size:
up to 4 participants

Cost: $500

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. 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. Approved participants can register and pay here.
    NOTE: Please, do not register and pay until you have been approved by the Warm Beach Horsemanship staff.

"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 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