We live next to the 30k acre Oregon Badlands Wilderness with almost unlimited riding - year round! There are four BLM trail access points around the perimeter of the Badlands but we're centrally located with access to all ~60 miles of trails from two gates. There are other trailheads, but they're either a longer drive for some or can be full. If you would like to park at our place (scheduled times only) we also have other amenities.
We have a 60x120 indoor arena, a 60' round pen, and a 1 mile obstacle course as well.
The indoor can be rented for events, cost determined on an individual basis and I'll post scheduled event dates below. For individual riding, with an advance request to Marlene, the cost is $10/horse trailer-in fee and you'll need to scoop your poop.
It's also $10/horse if you want to use the round pen or the obstacle course. $100/year for up to 24 visits or 1 year free if you donate or build an obstacle (can help with materials). Trail only access is $10/trailer. All access must be coordinated in advance due to parking limitations.
Guided trail rides on your horse are $15/hour and I can put together anything from 1 to 15 miles. I can also organize a 25 mile ride with a rest period for $25/rider. I'll also teach you how to use Avenza Maps so you can make up your own loops.
Other ideas? Just ask! I can give you an introduction to endurance as well. My schedule is limited with the endurance ride season but arena and trail access can be coordinated with my mom when I'm out of town.
NOTE: any usage of our property including the arena, round pen, obstacle course or trail access means that you have read and understood the Oregon Equestrian pursuant to ORS § 30.687
"It is the policy of the State of Oregon that no person shall be liable for damages sustained by another solely as a result of risks inherent in equine activity, insofar as those risks are, or should be, reasonably obvious, expected or necessary to the person injured." There will be a form to sign inside the indoor on your first visit.
NOTE: Please no dogs unless approved in advance for trail riding only, not indoor arena use. A single instance of a dog chasing a horse will ban that dog from the property. I have a horse that will gladly stomp your dog, so this is for you as well as me.
November 5, 2022: Stevie Delahunt - Balance clinic
April 2, 2023: Stevie Delahunt - Centered riding plus trail work. Email Stevie to ask questions, answer hers about you and your horse, and reserve your space with a deposit.
May 19-20 (maybe 21st as well) - Dental clinic with Jessie Heinrich. Floats $200 including standard sedation, $20 sheath cleaning. Time slots 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, 4:00 and we plan to fill the 19th and 20th before scheduling slots on the 21st. Contact me at InnovativeSaddles@gmail.com
October 21, 2023: Alex Lewis (Point to Point Healing) is offering a boutique clinic experience on Equine Bodywork for Beginners. Contact her to sign up with your horse or to audit at 425-870-6589 or visit www.p2phealing.com. Flyer here!
Other potential events - Marlene Moss saddle fitting clinic or maybe Ghost saddle clinic, fall dental clinic with Dr. Jessie - let me know if interested