Happy Horse of Course: Summer Camps 2015!


Our Summer Camps for 2015 are now open for registration!

We offer the most hands-on horse time, up to 4 hours of riding, around Portland. Read all about this fun Summer Camp in our FLYER.

I have 3 instructors for a maximum of 8 kids per camp, what insures individual attention for your child!

Here are the current camp dates:

6/15 through 6/19. 
6/22 through 6/26.
6/29 through 7/3. 
7/13 through 7/17.
7/27 through 7/31. 


Mon. Through Friday 
9am to 3pm 

Please sign up as soon as you can because spots fill up fast! 

The spot is yours if you send your information PLUS $100 non-refundable deposit (check made out to):

Julia Mattson 
18440 NW Chemeketa Ln. #1133
Portland, OR 97229 

Please include:
1. Parent name & contact info
2. Name(s) of children registering
3. Camp dates desired
4. $100 non-refundable deposit

Full payment of $200 is due at the first day of camp. 

More camp dates will be added as camps fill up. Please email or call if you have any questions!

Hello, Hello!

I'm Julia Mattson, welcome to my website! I provide natural horsemanship training, dressage fundamentals, hunter/jumping training, trail rides, special events and more! Click a link above for info about me, my locations and the services I offer. 

Please see my "Plans & Lesson Terms" to view current rates for my most popular services.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)


Julia is certified for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for mental and behavioral health therapy and personal development. I offer this unique form of therapy in partnership with carefully selected professional therapists. No prior experience with horses is required. Contact me today for more information. Read more about EAP.

Christmas Party 2014!

We had a wonderful Christmas party Friday, Dec 5 at Rusty Spurr Ranch!

Here is a very nice note from a Happy Rider!

"We had food and hot cider, decorated horses and their riders, Santa and Rocky the pony giving rides in his cart! Everyone had so much fun! Julia, you are the best! Thank You!!"

Here are a few photos from our party! Visit us on Facebook to see more pictures. We hope to see you next year!













New Riding Plans! (November 2014)

Change is in the air! After careful evaluation of student needs, I will be introducing new riding plans that take effect on November 1, 2014. 

Please read the letter below for a preview of the plans and changes to come!
Plans & Lesson Terms Nov 2014

Location Update (July 2014): We moved to Rusty Spurr Ranch!

We've moved to Rusty Spurr Ranch in North Plains, OR!


Rusty Spurr Ranch is a wonderful facility located just 25 minutes NW of Portland on 43 acres. Visit their website for more information and photos of the location at RustySpurrRanch.com.


The address is: 

Rusty Spurr Ranch

24255 NW Dairy Creek Road, North Plains, OR 97133

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