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Camps Continue with Precautions – Mustang Trainer Still Needed

Photo by Stonewater Mustangs

As I write this short update, Ken, Tracey, and our summer staff and volunteers are in their second day of horse camps for the summer. Due to the restrictions and needed precautions with COVID-19, we have broken one 10-student camp into two 5-student camps. We have also adjusted how/where students …

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Annual Conference Promises Great Returns – Conference Features 24 Mounted Workshops

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. Visit our new website, www.CHA.Horse, for more information. Region One covers the great Northwest, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, Oregon and Washington. This summer has given …

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Fall Riding Opportunities in Washington – Rock Creek Horse Camp, Riverside State Park, and Les Hilde Trailhead

Photo by Patti Sanders Carmichael

Note: A decision on whether to hold the 2020 BCHW Winery and Halloween Costume & Prize Ride is being made on September 1, the same day this edition is released. Please visit bchw.org for the announcement of that decision.   Rock Creek Horse Camp on NE Dole Valley Road in Yacolt, …

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Donate to Certified Horsemanship Association’s Online Silent Auction

Reach over 12,000 equine facility managers and riding instructors with the Certified Horsemanship Association’s Online Silent Auction. Certified Horsemanship Association needs your donations today for an online silent Auction we are hosting this October in conjunction with our Virtual CHA International Conference, annual meeting, and awards ceremony. If you have …

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Alice Yancey and Angie Schutte – Goodbye, Dear Alice Yancey

Photo by Pat Leedy

NWHS Editor’s Note: Alice Yancey, a Whatcom County, Washington, horsewoman, volunteer, and trail rider extraordinaire passed away on June 7, 2020. I first met Alice many years ago (at least 25) when we were both members of the Bellingham Riding Club (BRC). Alice, along with long-time best friend and partner …

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Volunteer Needed – The Search for a Colt Starter Continues

What an unexpected season we have all been thrust into this spring and summer! For Stonewater Mustangs and Stonewater Ranch, this currently means less student interaction and much prayer around what ministry will look like throughout the summer. At the end of June, Avery completed the basics of starting Milo …

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Making Memories at Royal Ridges – Summer Camp and Horses in Battle Ground, WA

Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) promotes excellence in safety and education by certifying riding instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences, and publishing educational resources. CHA launched a brand-new website this month. Visit www.CHA.Horse for more information.   Royal Ridges Retreat was founded in 1978 by Roy and Jean Anderson, a couple …

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In the Year of COVID Nothing is Sure – Back Country Horsemen of Washington Continue to Plan and Work

The last several months have heavily impacted BCHW. Rendezvous, the Great Gravel Pack-In, State Wide Work Party and Board of Director meetings were all canceled. So were all spring and early summer chapter fundraising events. Luckily, we had a very well attended leadership training for all the BCHW officers in …

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Idaho Horse Council and BSU Conduct Survey – Findings will Help Idaho Horse Council Better Serve Equestrians

The Idaho Horse Council and The Idaho Horse Board are conducting an online survey to estimate the number of equines, various breeds, horse activity, and the economic impact horses have in Idaho. This survey is being conducted with assistance from Boise State University’s Division of Research and Economic Development.  This study has …

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