In 1973 my parents purchased a plot of land out on Red Mountain and started a small family farm. My father drilled his own well and we lived in an old one-room government building dad bought at auction. We had an outhouse. Weeds grew up through the cracks in the asphalt on the one road into town. We had only one neighbor within miles of us. As a horse-crazy little girl, all I saw out here was endless horse-riding opportunities.
Soon, my wish came true and I got my first horse. There isn’t a sagebrush on Red Mountain that I haven’t ridden past, sometimes staying out on my horse until midnight.
In 2011, my husband and I purchased the family home from my mother’s estate and returned. Jeff kept saying, “We need to offer trail rides out here!” Horseback has always been my favorite way to experience Red Mountain. We’re sure you’ll love it too.
Jeff is a life-long resident of Yakima and a professional Ski Patrol member at White Pass Ski Area We met when I was an instructor and we joked that we were a symbiotic team, I’d break folks, then Jeff’d fix them. (disclaimer: no skiers were harmed in the making of this relationship.)
Jeff works at White Pass during the winters and is busy here in the summers as chief operations manager — hauling hay, building fence, and keeping things running. You’ll meet him on our sunset rides, as he is the man behind the fancy settings that are waiting for you when you arrive.
For a list of rides available, click here. If you’d like to arrange a ride for a time not listed, contact us. We’d love to create a ride that suits you!