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2018 Natural Horsemanship Camps

Day camps for beginning and advanced students

Register Early! Our camps sell out by Spring.

Let your child experience the wonderful spirit of the horse and make a hundred lifetime memories at one of our summer camps. Our day camps are not just about riding.  They are comprehensive programs that teach the responsibilities of horse ownership, how to be safe around horses and how to build a partnership with the horse through leadership; not fear and intimidation.


Your child will also learn how horses communicate with each other and how they can use that “language” to “speak to” and understand the horse. It all starts with playing seven games and progresses to riding with a centered seat and proper balance.


Your child will also express their love of the horse through innovative art projects that reinforce their learning and help them exercise their creative instincts.


Named one of the

"Great Northwest Horse Camps"

by Parent Map Magazine


Read what parents are saying...(click here)


You have seven camps to choose:

"Horse Crazy" Camp

Ages 5-7

HC I  June 25 - 29 

HC II July 30 - Aug. 3

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This is a half-day camp where youngsters can learn basic safety, care and handling of horses and experience riding in-hand.  They also will express their love of the horse through fun art projects. This camp prepares them for the more challenging all-day camps.


Horsemanship & Riding Camps

Ages 7-16

KC I   July 9 - 13

KC II  July 16 - 20

KC III August 6 - 10 FULL

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Designed to address the individual needs of beginning and advancing students. Classes split by age groups.

Beginning students learn the foundation for keeping themselves safe around horses and the horsemanship skills that they will use for a lifetime. They also learn the responsibilities of horse ownership and the basics of proper riding technique.  

Advancing students spend the week refining their skills and then get out of the arena, into the round pen, and on to the trails.  This course takes riding and horsemanship skills to the next level and gives an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of recreational riding. 


Wrangler Camp

Ages 8-16

WC I  July 23 - 27

WC II August 13 - 17  

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This camp is for students who are interested in a more intensive program.  Focus will be on the experience of owning your own horse with daily care responsibilities, perfecting riding technique, riding the trails and advancing their training skills.  Students get their own horse to care for and ride during the week.


Camp Staff

Jim Hutchins, Camp Director

Matney Cook, Equine Director

Chris Greene, Art Director



Register Early

Horse Crazy Camps                $275

$100 deposit required per half-day camp

* Deposit is not refundable if spot cannot be filled from wait list


Horsemanship & Riding Camps   Early Bird $500 Single Camp

$200 deposit required per all-day camp.           Through March 18, 2018

                                                      After March 18 $525 Single Camp

                                                    $950 2-Camp Package

Deposit is not refundable if spot cannot be filled from wait list.


Wrangler Camp                       Early Bird $550

Includes overnight stay on Thursday.              Through March 18, 2018

$200 deposit required per all-day camp         After March 18 $575 Single Camp

Deposit is not refundable if spot cannot be filled from wait list



Scholarships for families needing extra help are available through the non-profit NWNHC Family Fund. Ask us for an application or donate so all kids can enjoy going to horse camp.



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