Horse Sense Riding School, EAST Campus

25220 SE Sunshine Valley Rd.

Damascus, OR 97089

Horse Sense Riding School, WEST Campus

24241 Hwy 47

Gaston, OR 97119

Message phone:  971-377-9503

Join us in our mission of helping people, helping horses.

Summer Camps!

Each summer and throughout the school year, we offer a great camp series.  Please visit our Calendar page for camp dates.  Camps include lots of riding, arts & crafts, horse care & management, and more for ages 7-14!  Join us for horse camp and give your child the gift of memories that will last a lifetime!  Please email us for camp dates, pricing and availability, and check out our camp video on the Calendar page.

Birthday Parties!

We love to help you celebrate your children's milestones!  We offer horseback riding birthday experiences for children ages 7+.  Your birthday party at Horse Sense gives you a 90 minute riding lesson and party games on horseback session for 4-5 friends depending on age and ability.  Add mini horse painting for a small fee!  A table can also be set up outdoors on nice days or in our small barn on rainy or wintery days for cake, gifts and games for a small facility fee.  Partiers are responsible for their own food, refreshments and decorations.   We ask you to reserve your party at least 2-3 weeks in advance, as many of our students book lessons many weeks in advance and availability is limited.

Scouts and Other Groups

Horse Sense Riding School is an approved outfitter for the Girl Scouts of America.  We offer learning opportunities for Scouts and other small groups, usually in the form of a mini day camp.  Mini camp is a 3-4 hour session that includes riding, grooming, and hands-on instruction and guidance on equine care and management.  Pricing varies by group size, interests and staffing needs. 

US Pony

Pony Club is the largest equestrian educational organization in the world.  This is where it all begins! The cornerstones of our foundation are education, safety, sportsmanship, stewardship and FUN. Members learn riding and the care of horses through mounted sports. The skills, habits and values instilled through horsemanship will apply to every part of a member’s life.


Participating members have access to the Pony Club online community, sponsor discounts, educational standards and achievements, a Pony Club Pin, and the chance to participate in activities such as lessons and certifications, rallies and competitions, Championships and Pony Club Festival. A host of additional programs such as international exchanges, USEF Pony Finals, Dressage for Kids, National Youth Board, National Youth Congress, scholarships, and the Visiting Instructors Program are available to members who develop and progress through Pony Club. Many of our graduates feel that Pony Club helped shape their character and the choices they have made as adults.

Our pony club chapter meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 6:30, and new members are welcome.  Please email us for more information. 

Mobile Mini's

Our mini's are mobile and they LOVE to party!   Our mini horses are available for birthdays, weddings, store events, nursing homes and other important events.  Email kat@horsesenseridingschool.net for a quote today!