The Vista Verde Horsemanship Retreats have been very popular for guests looking for a bit more in-depth focus on their riding skills. We refer to this special event as a Horsemanship Retreat, as it is really all that you get in a great horsemanship clinic with a retreat-like feel added in after hours. The ranch is so quiet, the group intimate with smaller numbers, and it is a great time to recharge and relax when you are not riding. The clinics offer an intensive riding experience for novice to intermediate riders. Clinic numbers are limited to 10-12 participants to insure a more productive learning environment.
Jason Patrick will be leading the retreat this year. Jason is a ranch raised Colorado cowboy who grew up training horses. Over the last 12 years Jason has been a highly sought after clinician, traveling to expos and clinics all over North America. Always know for his colt starting and natural horsemanship, five years ago Jason decided it was time to take his horsemanship to the next level and began to focus on the showing of Reined Cow Horses. He works at the Whispering Willows Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Today Jason is consistently winning and placing in the money at the largest shows in the country.
2015 clinic dates are:
March 22-26, 2015
Non rider rate: $1,295/person
For more info, click here, or give us a call!
This video will give you a sense of Jason’s style. Here he is demoing a saddle, using one of his more difficult to train horses to see how the horse reacts to the saddle fit.