When I visited Kay El Bar Ranch in Hindenburg, Arizona, I interviewed Rebecca Goodwin, a horse enthusiast from the United Kingdom. Rebecca, or BEX as she’s called in England, was looking for a place to ride where she would feel safe and surrounded by fellow horse-lovers.
She wanted a supportive and friendly atmosphere and was looking for a ranch holiday that came highly recommended from an equestrian travel writer, such as myself. I met Barbara Barrett back in 2011 during a Kicks for Chicks ride in the Bitterroot Valley of Darby, Montana.
Start saving your pennies, Kicks for Chicks is a click above luxury You’ll be able to purchase a custom-made cowboy hat Limited to 50 women, this intimate yearly gathering at The Resort at Paws Up near Missoula, Montana, offers cattle drives, photography workshops and female-bonding at its best.
While I have attended an equine yoga retreat with Cathy Woods, I have not yet ridden at C Lazy U Ranch in Granby. Cathy has taught yoga retreats at many equestrian facilities and offers a safe and welcoming environment for the solo traveler.
3-night women’s retreat experience Yoga classes, workshops, trail rides & arena work Celebrating 100 years as a Colorado Guest Ranch Her What a Trip blog features insider travel tips, while Writing Horseback is a guide to horseback riding vacations.
When not on the road, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and Labrador Retriever. “Just went on my 2nd ride with Kelly from Equine Escapes last month, and I am already planning my next visit.” In 35 reviews.
11432 Upper Preston Rd SE, Issaquah, WA “They get a lot of barns and riding time, this time it's more fun and games type riding than they get to play games in a log cabin, sleep in bunks, and have a pancake breakfast.” In 2 reviews.
“ Sarah brought out two glistening white, chubby little ponies (one was Pegasus and one was a unicorn).” In 2 reviews. “I have two pygmy goats that I also keep at the barn, and Frankie takes care of them and makes sure they are happy and healthy.” In 5 reviews.
44809 SE Mt Si Rd, North Bend, WA “I have been taking lessons here for almost 2 months and I have learned so much from Tom.” In 2 reviews.
22216 Sweeney Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA “However..... Reindeer has created a wonderful environment for you to experience the joy of moving in your body.” In 2 reviews.
“ Riders are held accountable for taking care of their assigned horses all the way from tacking up to cooling them down at the end of the lessons.” In 3 reviews. “I would highly recommend them as a barn for the serious competitor through the person just wanting to start out.” In 4 reviews.
“Bracken hollow Stables is a wonderful place to learn to ride, sharpen your riding skills and learn how to care for horses.” In 4 reviews. “I've ridden at gold creek for almost 2 years now and my trainer has never abused her own horses or the school horses.” In 4 reviews.
“The cabins for the younger kids are quite “posh” (nice bunk beds, indoor bathrooms and showers, decks with fire pits to make 'stores by at night).” In 2 reviews. “It has been a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to learn more about her passion and ride in a beautiful setting.” In 2 reviews.
“There are a lot of places close to us near our home in the May Valley area, but nothing felt right until we stumbled upon NW NHC in Fall City.” In 3 reviews. “My daughter has been learning from Adana for about two years now, and she loves it.” In 3 reviews.
“I've been riding at PTR for over a year now and it is the best barn I've ridden at.” In 4 reviews. Loved the haunted house, and the various animals you can pet as well as horse rides!” In 2 reviews.
“In addition, Carol will be teaching two separate weeks of intensive riding camps for children this summer.” In 4 reviews. “Our daughter has been going to Phoenix Farm for a few years now, and we only have good things to say about Teri and her team.” In 4 reviews.
“ Katherine goes out of her way to improve her students, she is an inspiration to all the students.” In 3 reviews. “My 12 years old started private lessons with Lynda few months ago, and she loves everything about it.” In 3 reviews.
8635 SE 68th St, Mercer Island, WA “The only real downside of this place is there is an l-o-n-g waiting list to get a stall in the barn.” In 2 reviews.
“It has been awhile since I rode with Lisa, but I can tell you not only did I learn, but had the time of my life.” In 2 reviews. “I recently started riding with her, given the fact that the facility had a small group of owners and was very quiet, I moved my horse to the here.” In 2 reviews.
14907 159th Ave NE, Charlotte wood Equestrian Center, Joinville, WA “ Maya works hard with all her students and takes great care of all ponies.” In 2 reviews.
22216 Sweeney Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA “Thank you HR for everything you do for me and our horses, and allowing me to give back in doing what I love most!” In 4 reviews.
19505 SE 237th St, Maple Valley, WA “My daughter has been learning from Adana for about two years now, and she loves it.” In 3 reviews.
“They're clear about rules (which really keeps the barn drama away!) And care a lot about the safety of the horses.” In 7 reviews.
18615 SE 109th St, Issaquah, WA I work with all breeds of horses, and riders from age 12 on up who wish to pursue Dressage as a better form of communication and balance.
Riding horses will be fun and easy when you let these professionals take care of your learning needs. I stress rider position, relaxation and balance with the horse in order to create harmony.
I never lose sight of the joy of the journey, the highs and lows, the satisfaction when the lightbulb comes on and the horse and rider are in synch. KL HT offers exceptional instruction for all ages and levels of riding.
English, western, dressage, Hunter/jumper, evening and trail riding. Whether you are looking to ride for fun, try a new seat, go to a local show, or compete at the state level, Kimberly can help you reach your goals.
From the very beginning of your riding career to championships in the competition ring, we provide a supportive atmosphere to excel in this amazing sport!! My daughter and I are both long-standing members(20+years) of the Used, USA, and Shea.
Crooked Rooster Farm has some pros who provide efficient private horseback riding lessons in Snohomish. They teach hunter, dressage, jumper, gained, English and western riding lessons.
This professional provides horse riding lessons for children and adults at reasonable rates. The Riding Place Equestrian Center provides one of the besthorsebackriding lessons in Port Orchard.
Allow the commendable horse riding instructors of Hollywood Hill Equestrian Center to assist you and handle the tasks with ease. GCS offer riding lessons for all ages and levels of evening, dressage, and Jumping, as well as training for horses from breaking to the finishing touches with owner/trainer Tanya Thompson.
Tanya Thompson grew up riding in the Pacific Northwest as both a Pony Clubber and a Young Rider. She has been competing in the sport of three day evening for over 25 years and has had the opportunity to ride and train with some world's leading equestrians.
Jane Judson Dressage is an equestrian center that also offers private horseback riding lessons for kids and adults. So enroll in the courses offered by Jane Judson Dressage.
All the students and horses learn about the fundamentals of classical dressage and how proper technique is universal no matter which discipline is being practiced. All students get an opportunity to ride western, bareback, jumping fundamentals, dressage and go on trail.
Corbett Stables LLC offers one of the besthorsebackriding lessons to all ages. They also offer unique programs for riding club membership.
They also provide therapeutic riding lessons for people who have mental, emotional and physical disabilities. Kirsten (Kirk) Smith specializes in building a program to meet the needs of the horse and riders at their current level and discipline, creating achievable goals, and stretching their skills and progressing safely and patiently.
She also offers quality lesson horses which are also available for full or partial lease. My lifetime of studying the needs of the horse and how they learn is genuine.
Masters I have studied under have had the greatest impact on the human for understanding it, from the Horses point of view.” I have studied and worked with the masters, this includes Greg Elie, Buck Brennan, Ray Hunt, and The Torrance brothers.
They offer horseback riding lessons for beginners to advanced students. As one of the effective horse riding instructors, Corinne Cowley can provide horseback riding instructions.