Warm Beach Camp’s Horsemanship Program shares the love and truth of God through horses, riding, and horsemanship instruction. Our goals are that participants grow in their spiritual and personal life as well as their riding disciplines. Horses and horsemanship teach an abundance of life lessons that build maturity in participants. Safety and responsible horse handling are central to everything that goes on in the program. Staff undergo careful training to align safety practice and instruction under the guidelines of the national program of the Certified Horsemanship Association program (CHA). Under the leadership of Lisa Tremain, Horsemanship Director, the staff make every effort to provide a safe, professional horsemanship experience - one that will have life-long impact.

  • Group riding lessons of no more than 6 riders per group
  • Any skill level is welcome; ages 8 and up
  • Lessons include ground work, horse care, and safety instruction
  • Horses, tack and helmets provided by Warm Beach Camp
  • CHA certified site
  • Most riding lessons will occur in the riding arena with occasional “trail lessons” (taught at the discretion of the instructor)

Riders will learn:

  • Grooming, saddling, horse care
  • Basic horse control at a walk, jog, and lope
  • Basic equitation and proper use of the four natural aids (voice, hands, legs, weight)
  • How to recognize and ride on the correct diagonal, leads & much more!

Classes Offered:

Class Level Age Requirement Style
Level 1 class 8+ years old Western
Level 2 class* 8+ years old Western
Level 2 class* 8+ years old Western & Intro English
Level 2 class** 10+ years old English with Jumping
Level 3, 4 class* 10+ years old Western & English with Jumping
Recreational Level 18+ years old Western & English

*Must have passed previous CHA riding level test or be pre-approved by Horsemanship Director prior to registration
**Must have previously participated in Intro English class or be pre-approved by Horsemanship Director prior to registration

General guidelines:

  • Minimum age 8 years old at the time of first class of session.
  • Riders must not exceed weight of 200 lbs and need to be able to walk on their own.
  • Helmets and boots required. (Helmets provided by Warm Beach Camp; limited supply of boots are available.)

Download the Lesson Information Packet

2019 Session Schedule

Winter Session: January 7 - February 23, 2019 | Includes 7 classes, once per week.

Spring Session: March 9 - May 24, 2019 | Includes 10 classes, once per week.
No weekday lessons April 1-5 (Spring Break). Saturday lessons end May 11.

Students will be placed in one of the following classes:

Tuesday 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Once approved & registered, the horsemanship director will place students in appropriate classes for each session. Please note your schedule availability in the online registration form. Class placements will be finalized by December 21, 2018 (Winter Session) and February 22 (Spring Session). Enrollment for each session will be accepted after this date up until the first day of lessons (subject to availability).
Must complete the online registration form, waiver form, and concussion policy prior to the first lesson.

What to expect at class:

  • If arriving 15 minutes late or more, rider may not be able to participate
  • 30 minutes to saddle/unsaddle your horse
  • 45-50 minutes of riding time
  • Short devotional

Cost

Winter Session $245 (7 classes)
Spring Session $350 (10 classes)

Register Now for Winter 2019 Session

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For more information email the Registration Department
or call 360-652-7575 / 800-228-6724 toll free during office hours 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Horsemanship Leadership

The staff are passionate for sharing the love of God through professional horsemanship instruction. They believe in the amazing ability of horses and horse related activities to nurture the potential in each person. The staff are active in one or more professional associations such as Certified Horsemanship Association, American Vaulting Association, and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.

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Horsemanship Director
Lisa Tremain
New Zealand native, Lisa Tremain, is excited to be back at Warm Beach Camp to serve as the Horsemanship Director where she hopes to share her love of horses and God with others. Lisa first came to Warm Beach Camp as a WIT (Wrangler in Training) in 2003, and since has served in other camp ministries throughout New Zealand. She believes horses provide a unique opportunity to teach not only horsemanship skills, but also core life skills including trust, respect, communication and the importance of relationships.
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Assistant Horsemanship Director
Ginger Reitz
Ginger Reitz has been involved in various horse sports for decades including – riding, competing, teaching and training. In her role as the Assistant Horsemanship Director Ginger oversees the Warm Beach Vaulters competitive vaulting club and the Warm Beach Therapeutic Horsemanship programs. 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.