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Volunteers Are Integral to the Horsemanship Ministry

Imagine you are standing next to a horse, physically vulnerable, and mentally terrified. How will you get on? How will you get off? How will you sit in that saddle way off the ground? How will you go, stop, and most importantly, steer? With your mind racing and your body doubtful of this situation, you turn to the volunteer who is smiling at you and say, “Could you please help me?”

The Warm Beach Horsemanship program is unique: we provide opportunities for riders from 6 to 86, across the entire spectrum of physical abilities. The only reason this is possible is due to our incredible volunteers assisting with everything from catching horses to side walking, doing maintenance tasks to cleaning tack, giving encouragement to keeping riders safe. Our volunteers are INCREDIBLE with their enthusiasm, skills, knowledge, and unwavering commitment.

Beginning “junior” riders depend on volunteers for the most basic supports: getting on, off, and leading while they ride. The horses depend on them for top-quality care that expresses how much we appreciate their partnership in this ministry. Clients depend on coming to a facility that is well-kept and organized, reflecting our heart for stewarding God’s resources well, which the volunteers help maintain diligently.

There are so many ways we can serve those around us and these remarkable individuals who volunteer with Horsemanship make dreams come true. Some commit their time to the seemingly menial tasks of barn chores while others walk miles alongside a rider; both are necessary for this ministry to function. For all the volunteers do, we are immensely grateful for their time, talents, and expertise.

Learn how to get involved with volunteering at Warm beach Horsemanship Here!

-Laura Schonberg, Administrative Assistant,
Warm Beach Horsemanship

Disabilities Program - Serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Camp SunSparrow

It is common knowledge that people need interaction with one another. To take that fact a step further, community and belonging are critical to the health and well-being of each and every person on planet Earth. It is a lesser-known fact that people with intellectual or developmental disabilities don’t have the same access to community as most populations. While there are a slowly growing number of environments facilitating this type of interaction, there is a continued need for these individuals ...

Horse Spotlight | Sapphire

We want to introduce you to the horses that serve at the Warm Beach Horsemanship and will be highlighting one of the 30 horses in our program every month.  Please meet our first horse, Sapphire. Age: 17 Breed: Friesian/QH Height: 15.1 Weight: 1,200 Color: Bay Discipline: English & Western With her kind spirit, steady temperament, and personable disposition, Sapphire is favored by many Warm Beach Horsemanship (WBH) students of all levels and disciplines. Sapphire has thrived in the WBH riding ...

The Perfect Pairing

Earlier in the Spring, Warm Beach Camp hosted a wonderful Kiwanis group om our grounds in Stanwood, WA! Our staff loves working with leaders to create successful events and for these guests it seemed to be the perfect pairing! Here's what they had to say: April 5-7th the Pacific Northwest Circle K International students had an opportunity to visit and stay at Warm Beach Camp. Circle K is the largest student lead service group for university students around the world. ...