Horse Boarding, Horse Riding, Horseback riding lessons
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About Horseback Riding Lessons, Boarding Stables



WRA Equestrian Center facility has been in Battle Ground since 1997.  Christy Callender started her Boarding, Training and Breeding programs with a small horse stable and a small outdoor arena. Her successes in all three programs grew the small business enough to build a beautiful 16 stall horse boarding stable with covered arena, shower facility and much more. We believe in a Holistic Approach for all of our animal care. All of our care is focused on maintaining a healing environment beneficial to the mind, body and spirit of all the animals in our care. 

Do you have a nervous or hyper-active horse?  We can help you how to relieve these symptoms using holistic methods that have been around for hundreds of years.  We can teach you simple steps that will help build the "synchronicity" or partnership that must exist between you and your horse to achieve maximum riding enjoyment for both of you. Your horseback riding experience will improve dramatically.

WRA Equestrian Center where holistic healing thrives


After having a barn full for several years with client groups it was time to fall back to clean, repair and remodel the facility. When the last group moved to a larger facility we took advantage of the time.  We are now excited for our GRAND REOPENING  we have horse stalls available..Horse back riding lessons are available as well. Horseback riding lessons are customized to everyone's level of experience.

We are building a brand new barn community. A "Drama Free" neighborhood. Built out of kindness and respect for one another.  If you enjoy going to a beautiful and friendly horse stable then this is the place for you. Horseback riding together and with people you enjoy. 


WRA Equestrian Center is one of the finest horse boarding stables in the area. We are located in the beautiful Cascade Mountain Foothills in Battle Ground, Washington. We are just minutes from the greater Portland / Vancouver area.

Located five minutes away from the horse stable is the beautiful Battle Ground Lake State Park. We offer horseback trail riding and horse back riding lessons.  The park boasts several miles of trails to enjoy.


Battle Ground Lake State Park also offers Camping and Swimming

Our horse boarding stable and riding stable facility includes individual runs, pasture turn-out, a full size covered arena and turn-out paddocks for year around care of your horse or horses and, of course horse stalls. Our horse stables are state-of-the art for the health and well being of all of our horses. We also have a 60’ diameter round pen for training and exercise of your horse.

Do you want to learn how to ride a horse? 

Interested in horse back riding lessons?

Are you looking for Horses for Sale?

Need horse stalls?

WRA Equestrian Center is the place for you


Dressage Instructor conducts daily lessons for both individuals and groups. Experience levels of her students range from beginner through advanced Dressage.


Students of all ages are welcome.

Christy is highly qualified and has a passion for teaching dressage. We have horse riding lessons that can be tailored to everyone interested in learning how to ride a horse. Christy has a keen eye to detect the slightest changes in posture or body language that affect how the rider communicates with the horse. She has become an expert in developing the “synchronicity” between rider and horse so they act and move as one.

If you fall in love with one of our horses during your lessons, we have horses for sale as well as horses for lease. 


Christy’s teaching style is positive and affirming. Every move is taught with clear, short instruction and positive reinforcement. Instruction is directed at both horse and rider. Once the desired goal is reached successfully the lesson can end. Lesson times vary slightly as each one will end on a positive note. 


We have lesson horses and of course, our lead school master mare Hassie Belle. All of our horses in the horse stable facility have been trained thoroughly in the exercises necessary for proper horseback riding skills. They have been carefully selected for their kind and patient qualities.  You can always feel safe on our school horses.

Our Horses for Lease Program entitles you to ride your horse as often as you wish.  We take care of the feeding and cleaning so you can just enjoy. Leased horses are eligible for a training and horseback riding discount.

Our Horse for Sale Program entitles you to discounts on boarding, training and horse back riding lessons.
All of our sale horses are trained to different levels. All have the basics for safe horseback riding. 

Our "How to buy a horse" Program involves both of us. We can teach you the basics of what you are looking for in a horse and evaluate the condition and level of training BEFORE you buy. You  find a horse for sale and we will help you determine if it meets your needs and guide you through the purchase process

Our How to Train a Horse Program  is the most exciting process of all!  Every horse has it's own personality and learning style. We can take the lead in training while you watch. Then you can be directly involved in the training process to achieve the "synchronicity" or partnership with your horse. . We are one of the few horse boarding barns and horse stables to offer this service.

Christy's Background:

Continuing Education University Of Oregon

USDF educational services “L” judges Program as an auditor and participant

USDF Instructor program: Introductory – 2nd Level

Rider Achievement Bronze Medal


First success with quarter horse in Oregon Dressage Championships

Placed 5th Ms. Mo Town her first horse trained and competed in Dressage competitions


Christy has entered many competitions with her stallion Grandezine through 4th level with the training and guidance of a number of instructors such as Hilda Gurney, Brittina Drummond, Lilo Fore, Terrie Emrich, Debbie Spence, Dolly Hammond and Sandy Howard


Christy is presently working to achieve higher levels of education and training to eventually enter Grande in Grand Prix competitions.


She has owned and operated a horse facility in Beaverton consisting of 60 stalls and a full sized arena. Currently she owns and operates WRA Equestrian Center in Battle Ground WA.

In addition to the daily operation of the business, Christy is also a successful breeder of fine Warmbloods. She has produced the highest scoring American Warmblood filly for 3 years in a row. Galladriel is now a “model” American Warmblood Society mare. Christy holds memberships in the AWS, ODS, USEF,USDF.


Christy offers instruction to individuals and groups in Dressage from introductory riding lessons to more advanced 4th level.

We also have horses for sale and horses for lease. 

If you are interested in meeting any of our horses for sale and horses for lease please contact us for more information. We are all about horses.
We can be contacted at:

(360) 904-9383  (Please leave a message as I'm probably teaching)

or email at: 


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