Happy Horse of Course

Training and Lessons for all

My professional experience and unique approach will provide the traction necessary for a unique bond and training for everyone. I personally work with each trainee to help them achieve their individual goals. I push but I also motivate. Early on, I identify what each horse and rider is capable of, and my goal is to help them reach and then exceed that potential.

Happy Horse of Course is a great place for any horse lovers. It fosters of the special bond between horse and rider to help both reach their full potential, always remembering to keep your horse a Happy Horse, of Course.

Julia and Nessia

About Me

For the Love of the Horse

I'm Julia Mattson. I provide natural horsemanship training, dressage fundamentals, hunter/jumping training, trail rides, special events and more. I grew up in Salzburg, Austria where I was a dressage instructor for several years. I moved to the U.S. in 2001 -- originally for the goal of improving my English enough to go back and teach English in Austria. Instead I decided to call scenic Oregon my home and put down my roots.

I have been training and working with horses in Oregon since 2001. I train horses (and owners) in many skills, using natural horsemanship and groundwork.

She's an active rider and welcomes riders of all ages and experience levels. You can read more of Julia's credentials and on her References Page.


“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent van Gogh


 Contact Me

Get in touch with us to schedule a lesson, or a barn visit,

or for any questions you might have

24255 NW Dairy Creek Rd, North Plains, OR 97133, USA

(503) 709-2707


Upcoming Events

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    Happy Horse of Course, 24255 NW Dairy Creek Rd, North Plains, OR 97133, USA