It started with one horse and one rider in an outdoor arena...
The operations at Spirit was solely outdoors for the first two years. In the second year there were about 30 days of continuous 20 mph winds and they had to cancel lessons. Evelyn and Dave decided to build an indoor arena — funded entirely out of their own pocket. It was finished in the winter of 2009, and lessons can continue wind or shine.
Our 72' X 170' outdoor arena is enclosed with sturdy panels, filled with sand for solid footing, a mounting ramp and an offside ramp. We have a rope barrier that separates the mounting area from the rest of the arena used for conducting our lessons on favorable weather days. Surrounding the arena is a hay field, horse pasture, our indoor arena and beautiful view of the valley.
There’s a special place southeast of Ellensburg in the Badger Pocket that makes children, adolescents and adults smile....
For less than a cup of coffee a day, you can
by feeding a family
of 4 for a year
Our Surehands lift system is state of the art, moving our riders smoothly and efficiently on and off their horse. The lift helps improve the safety of mounting and dismounting our riders. It has allowed us to expand our ridership, providing lessons to riders with mobility issues who without a lift may not have been able to experience equine therapy.
We are proud to be the first Therapeutic Riding Center in Washington State to have a lift system in place. Let us know if you have any questions regarding our lift system and how it works.
On those nice warm days they can enjoy the sunshine or cool shade on the front porch. From the viewing room you will enter an organized tack rom close to the staging area, with everything you need to ride your special horse.
Our 70' X 140' fully enclosed arena is filled with sand for solid footing, a staging area to groom and tack horses, a mounting ramp, an offside ramp, a Surehands lift system and a beautiful continuation of the interior wall as a barrier. This arena has made those windy days much more enjoyable and enables us to provide consistent lessons for our riders throughout each season. A warm and cozy viewing room provides a place for family and friends of our riders and volunteers to watch their someone special ride or to just relax.