Appleatchee Riders Association is a private membership organization incorporated in 1947 in Washington State for the purpose of promoting fellowship among horse lovers.
Please note: We are a private facility. All of the horses here are privately owned. We Have NO Pony Rides, Trail Rides, Birthday Parties, or Horses for Rent.
“Appleatchee is one of my very favorite places to visit for a horse show! Being an equine photographer, I visit it quite a bit, whether it's for a show or for a portrait session for the boarders and their horses. I'm incredibly lucky to live only 10 minutes away from this gorgeous facility.”
Jeni Jo Photography
- Professional Equine Photographer -
"I had a great time sorting. Everyone was very nice and helpful."
"It's a very laid back atmosphere. Everyone it is very nice and very helpful. We look forward to participating every month!"
"Wonderful facility and friendly people!"
"Outstanding show barn but arenas and areas to ride as well. Cattle on grounds for events and they do an outstanding job of grooming to fit your needs!"
"We love Appleatchee! Very clean, people are very friendly and so many places to ride."
"Good People Nice facility with an indoor riding arena"
"I come from the Seattle area and this place is amazing. There's a huge variety of horseman (women) but from what I have seen, we all have the same goal: horsemanship and enjoying our horses. I am lucky to be a part of this facility"
"this place is amazing! If you ever visit you HAVE to climb saddle rock. Absolutely stunning views up there. The stables are pretty nice, and you can put horses across from each other so they can see each other and plenty of alleyway space. There is also a really fun obstacle course just past the road that has bleachers for people who want to watch. The obstacle course has some jumps, but still plenty of room for people who don't want to jump. The arenas are very nice and spacey, although the J.S. Sparks arena has only 1 set of bleachers, but the lower one has plenty. If you board there, the horses can go outside in a little mini paddock. Also, there is plenty of room for campers or motorhomes. The outdoor arenas are very nice as well, and the round pen has very tall walls so horses can't jump out. Overall, it's a very nice place you should definitely visit sometime."
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Appleatchee Youth Division
Updates and photos from the youth at Appleatchee Riders including 4-H, Pony Club, and WAHSET
4-H is the youth development education program of Washington State University Extension, which is conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, your state land grant university (WSU) and Chelan/Douglas County.
The Appleatchee 4-H Club provides the opportunity for Appleatchee Riders youth members, ages 8-18, to participate in 4-H with their horse(s) in the horse project. Youth, ages 5-7, may join as Cloverbuds in the “horseless” horse project.
4-H youth members, with the support of their parent(s)/guardian(s), participate in; club business meetings, ride practices, team building activities, clinics, and horse shows for performance and/or gaming. For those that qualify they can exhibit at our bi-county fairs, NCW Fair in Waterville, and the Chelan County Fair in Cashmere. If eligible they can also work to qualify for the Puyallup State Fair. We have youth riders of all skill levels and disciplines; in hand, walk-trot, gaming, English and Western. Through their disciplines they can work towards year end achievement awards for their hardworking and dedication. They learn and grow, not only as horse people in working with their project, but as contributing members of society through club officer positions, presentations/demonstrations, records/project management, leadership opportunities, community service events, and fundraising activities. They gain lifelong skills and unforgettable friendships through the experiences 4-H offers.
The 4-H Motto “Make the Best Better”
The 4-H Pledge is:
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
My Health to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world."
Appleatchee Riders is a private facility, therefore our Appleatchee 4-H members are required to hold an active Appleatchee Riders family membership (minimum parent/guardian and youth ). You do not have to already be a member to join our club, but membership must be obtained as soon as possible upon enrollment in our 4-H club. Please see the membership page for more information and application to join Appleatchee Riders.
To learn more about 4-H visit: extension.wsu.edu/4h
For 4-H Horse Program information visit: extension.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youthdevelopment/animal
To join 4-H visit: extension.wsu.edu/chelan-douglas/youth/youthdevelopment/join-4-h
We are able to operate solely because of 4-H and non-4-H volunteers; leaders, club youth members, parents, Appleatchee Riders members and more. We couldn’t do it without everyone’s support!
To learn more about how you can support our 4-H club please contact a club leader.
4-H Club leader
Janey van den Broek
4-H Club Co-Leader