Horsemanship for Women

Specials - $3150.00
Horsewomen of a Certain Age Horsemanship
Ride package dates: HORSEWOMEN'S SPECIAL OFFER! $200.00 DISCOUNT WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!, 2018: June 21-27, only 4 openings left!, August 24-30, only 1 opening left, CALL TO QUALIFY AS AN ADVANCED RIDER FOR THIS WEEK.
 

Horsewomen of a Certain Age Horsemanship

While Blue Sky Sage has been a leader in women-only horseback riding vacations for nearly 20 years, during that time the desire by our lady guests to delve into more horsemanship instruction and hands-on practice has evolved. Now, with our own "coming to a certain age" we want to offer more of our knowledge and experience to women who are on the journey on a exclusive horseback riding retreat. I will be taking the lead with these horsemanship clinics, with Mike as a supporting mentor.These weeks of discovery will be not only about instruction and learning, but they will offer you the opportunity to retreat from your day-to-day life, and reconnect with your spirit in the "off the grid" comfort of a setting that has all you need to be cared for in a simple, natural place with no distractions from the "outside" world.

These weeks are all about horses and riding, in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. We'll cover everything from safety on the ground and in the saddle, to overcoming fear, building up your body and mind, and everything in between. You will actually take the lessons into the field on with the best teachers, which are the good, open-range saddle horses you will ride - they will offer themselves up to help you figure out whatever it is you may need to figure out, and maybe even help you find something you want. There will be challenge, maybe a little frustration, and hopefully, an abundance of reward. Every week is hands-on, free-spirited horsemanship, with no fences and no "nose to tail" trail riding. We ride good horses, we have a lot of fun and no one ever leaves thinking they haven't had enough time in the saddle. This is your invitation to join me and the Blue Sky Sage staff and horses to journey forward and open yourself up to discovery. - Bobbi Wade

"It is hard to describe this transformation in words, but it will happen to you, too."Anika, OR, 2017, returning in 2018.
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Sometimes all it takes is a single week away from your 'everyday life' to not only help change your perspective on things but to put you back in touch with your true self, and a ride week with Blue Sky Sage will do this for you and more.

While always having been “horse-crazy”, I had really only started to take riding lessons in earnest a couple of years prior to arriving at Blue Sky Sage, and was a bit worried that my riding skills would not be “up to snuff” for open range riding. However, Bobbi is extremely gifted at matching both the skill levels and personalities of each group of guests.

While my group of six women ranged from very beginner to very intermediate, no one felt bored or overwhelmed on our rides. That is the magic of BSS. In addition, Bobbi and Mike will at times make you step up and get out of your comfort zone a bit and thus make sure that you get exactly what you need from this experience - even if you are not looking for it. It is hard to describe this transformation in words, but it will happen to you, too.

As a somewhat shy person, I was a bit intimidated at first by the idea of meeting five strangers and spending a week with them in the middle of nowhere, but by the time Bobbi picked us up from the airport and we were all in the van and headed to camp, we had already bonded. A favorite activity of our group was to head to the creek in the free time between happy hour (yes, there is a happy hour!) and dinner each evening to bathe, drink wine, chit chat and just soak up the experience.

Probably one of the favorite things I took back from this trip was the realization that I absolutely want to continue to pursue becoming a better rider and horsewoman and to prioritize this journey as much as time and money will allow. One of the highlights of my BSS week came a few weeks after, when during a riding lesson my teacher commented that my confidence and skills had sky-rocketed since my trip and that she thought I was ready for the “next level” in my horsemanship.

There are so many things that make this a truly unique experience – the remote and beautiful location, the daily rides, the true “off-the-grid” experience, cooling off in the creek drinking wine with newfound friends at the end of the day, the horses, the stories, the camaraderie – no matter what you are looking for, you will find it here." 

. . . the experience has changed and helped me deeply. - Mary, California, riding with Blue Sky Sage in 2016, 2017, and returning in 2018.

"You have created an experience that truly ahs the power to change lives. The "freedom in your tagline is real and it's far more than a physical sense. When I came to camp last year [2016], I knew I wanted to ride horses in a wild, natural setting -- but I longed for something more, something far deeper. I couldn't name it, I wasn't even sure what I was aftr. I just knew I wanted to be fare away from my daily routine, family job, everything. I wanted to know myself in a different life altogether -- and see who I was. I remember reading your entire website in one sitting and knowing this was it. And after two camps, I can tell you -- the experience has changed and helped me deeply." 

 

 

 
 



We still can't believe we are back here already. - Cathy, Massachusetts, has been riding with Blue Sky Sage with her husband Sandy for 10 years, returning in 2018.

We look forward to our trip all year and this one was by far the best ever. We treasure the time we spent with all of you. I shared this poem with Tricia on the way out to the camp...thought I would send it to everyone, because it captures the essence of what this trip means to us...

"She wasn't where she had been.

She wasn't where she was going

but she was on her way.

And on her way she enjoyed food that wasn't fast,
friendships that held, hearts glowing, hearts breaking, smiles that caught tears,
paths trudged and alleys skipped.

And on her way she no longer looked for the answers,

but held close the two things she knew for sure.

One, if a day carried strength in the morning, peace in the evening, and a little joy in between, it was a good one

and two, you can live completely without complete understanding."  ~ Jodi Hills

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Specials - $3150.00
Horsewomen of a Certain Age Horsemanship
Ride package dates: HORSEWOMEN'S SPECIAL OFFER! $200.00 DISCOUNT WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!, 2018: June 21-27, only 4 openings left!, August 24-30, only 1 opening left, CALL TO QUALIFY AS AN ADVANCED RIDER FOR THIS WEEK.
 
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