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March 2016 Cover Story: Mountain House Stables

March 2016 Cover Story: Mountain House Stables
Karen Pickering

Ride, Learn and Have Fun in the Colville River Valley

by Karen Pickering

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Mountain House Stables

Gerry Cox, by Selena McGovern

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!

Mountain House Stables Gerry Cox

Come ride the gorgeous trails in the Colville River Valley. by Annette Coady

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.

Mountain House Stables

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!

 

Mountain House Stables Gerry Cox

 

Find Gerry Cox on FaceBook

Also go to www.mountainhousestables.com or feel free to call!  509-685-1977

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Published in March 2016 Issue

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Karen Pickering
@NWHorseSource

Owner/Publisher Karen’s lifelong love of horses began at a very early age when she wore out a couple of rocking horses before convincing her parents to get her the real thing. That ill-tempered bay gelding, Brandy, was a challenge for the young horsewoman, but it drove her ambition to become a horse trainer. After attending Canyonview Equestrian College’s Horsemanship Program, Karen realized she needed work that was a little more lucrative than training, so she took a job with Customs Brokerage to pay the bills. There, she discovered an affinity for computers and a talent for creating informative, entertaining newsletters. The Northwest Horse Source began as such a letter in December 1995, with a distribution of 1000 copies for its 12 black and white pages. Since then, it has grown into beautiful, all-gloss magazine with the largest coverage of any free equine publication in the Northwest – a distribution of over 16,500 copies and over 600 locations monthly. Not bad for the results of one woman’s dream to work with horses!

Today, Karen remains involved with every aspect of the magazine and treasures the community of thousands who share a common passion. Somewhere in the wee hours of the early mornings and late evenings, she still finds time to care for April, her gorgeous and sweet-tempered Quarter Horse.

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