Ride, Learn and Have Fun in the Colville River Valley
by Karen Pickering
Gerry Cox and his wife Kathleen own and operate Mountain House Stables in the beautiful Colville River Valley north of Spokane, Washington. Their ranch is situated next to many hundred acres of open mountain trail riding in addition to their fun facility, which has a large indoor riding arena, large open riding arena, 120’ open round pen, 60’ covered round pen, incredible obstacle trail challenge course, a small creek, open pastures and just a few miles from the beautiful Columbia River!
Each year Gerry puts on 12 horsemanship clinics and hosts many well known horsemanship clinicians, which have included four Road to the Horse world champions— Chris Cox, Craig Cameron, Dan James and Jim Anderson and multi-world champion reiner Al Dunning. They also host an annual Colt Start Challenge USA event, cowboy mounted shooting clinics, colt starting clinics and extreme trail challenge clinics and competitions on their fun challenge course. The Cox’s always try to have fun, pass on good humor and give out great prizes at their clinics and events: cash, buckles, horse gear, mugs, shirts and fun memorabilia. The Cox’s also offer 2-3 day horseman retreats to come stay and enjoy ranch life with them, take horsemanship classes, go for trail rides, gather cattle, learn to rope and expand your horse experiences. Gerry always has colts in for starting and is glad to share his insights.
If you want to attend a clinic, event or retreat with Gerry and his wife, have a lot of fun, laughter and some excitement and entertainment, contact the Cox’s at 509-685-1977!
Also go to www.mountainhousestables.com or feel free to call! 509-685-1977