You can do it!

Therapeutic Vaulting is ideal for those who may be challenged by physical, cognitive, or emotional conditions where individualized attention in a therapeutic environment will reap the greatest rewards.

Vaulters develop their balance, strength, and flexibility while gaining personal confidence. It is a safe and supportive atmosphere where vaulters progress at their own pace. Classes are similar to the Warm Beach Vaulter’s competitive vaulting program, but with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social development.

Adaptive vaulters may choose to move toward competitive vaulting, but the classes are focused upon therapeutic benefit of vaulting rather than preparing for competition.

Class sizes are small with just four to six vaulters per 60 minute class. Each class has a horse handler, an instructor, and two or three assistants for individualized care and attention to the vaulters.

Caregivers/Guardians may participate in vaulting sessions as side walkers to provide support to the participant if needed. Prior arrangements must be authorized by therapeutic vaulting instructor.

2019 Session Schedule

Monthly Sessions with 1 class per week
Available January - June, and September - Ocotber

Participants will be placed in one of the following classes:

Wednesday 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm

Once approved & registered, the program director will place students in appropriate classes for each session. Please note your schedule availability in the application form.

Class size: 4 participants
Length of class: 60 minutes
Ages: 8+ | adult

Cost

$260 per monthly session

Private Lessons also available
Ages 8+ | adult
30 minute session $30 | 60 minute session $60
Date and time TBD with instructor.

Registration

  1. Review the Eligibility Requirements
  2. Submit completed application form to Ginger Reitz: 
    email: greitz@warmbeach.com
    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 Horsemanship Coordinator

Ginger Reitz

Ginger Reitz

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:

  • 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