Purpose In The Trees

When: October 11 – 15, 2021

Where:  TBC




Early Bird Price: Paid in full by 30th July 2020 – $1,200

Regular Pricing: Paid in full by 30th September 2020 – $1,500


Open to all riders whom feel confident riding their horse at a walk and trot minimum in an open area and can fit the below criteria

  1. Students should have passed Level 2+ of the Parelli Program or,
  2. attended a clinic with a Licensed Parelli Professional in the last 12 months and can gain a letter of reference from that Instructor to say that you meet the qualifications of riding your horse in an open area confidently at a walk and trot minimum of 3kms or,
  3. contact Sam directly to see if you’re competent to attend the camp.

Days will be long; horses should be well prepared including their fitness and their feet.

There will not be a vet on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will be covered during the 5 days?

Overall, you will learn how to join the dots between Levels 1 – 4 of the Parelli Program, On Line, Freestyle and elements of Finesse riding using the Parelli Seven Games. You will be able to put what you have been practicing with your horse to the test. Many people turn to competition to test the foundation they have put on their horse or never really do have a way of ‘seeing what they have’, while this camp allows you to experience this in a fun atmosphere with like – minded people.

This is a practical natured clinic with the forest at our disposal we will use it to help the horses get more emotionally fix and look at ways to get them more athletic using the space. You will teach your horse to pull logs, be hobbled, gallop and jump so they become ever more all rounded.

The camp will ultimately teach you how to put practical Horsemanship principals to purpose!

What will a typical day include?

We will start each morning with catching and feeding our horses, followed by breakfast. The day will include a minimum of 4 hours riding with loops back to the existing camp for that night, the camp will include On Line ground skills, as well as FreeStyle riding and elements of Finesse Riding. There will be a mid – day break for lunch and rest. Evenings will include, feeding horses and preparing dinner as a group; enjoying each other’s company around the campfire with some poems and guitar to finish out the day..

When can we arrive and depart?

You will arrive the 11th of October (Sunday) to the camp. We will finish up at camp on the 16th October and you will depart the morning of the 17th October (Saturday) before 10am.

Will horse be in together as a herd or yarded separately?

All the horses will be kept in a paddock together over night and gathered as a herd each morning before feeding.

Is there mobile service/coverage in the forests and on the overnight properties?

There is very limited mobile coverage.

How many people will be attending?

Participant positions are limited to 10 students.

Will food be provided?

All students are too provide their own food for the 5 days, including snacks and drinks.
Fridges will be available at the camp kitchen for food storage and there is space available for all. A fire pit BBQ will be going each night along with gas cookers in the sheltered kitchen where you are able to cook your meat.

What will be the setup for showers and toilet facilities?

The Camping area will have very basic facilities with a portable shower (Instant Hot Water System) and portable toilets!

What should we bring?


  • Clothes for 5 days (riding & wet weather appropriate)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Riding Boots (with leather sole)
  • Walking shoes
  • Helmet
  • Basic toiletries
  • Torch
  • Water bottle (hiking style that can be fastened to your body, ie-camelbak)
  • Sleeping Equipment – Camp Bed/Swag/Bedding
  • Food – Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages


  • Saddle and Pad
  • Horseman’s rope halter and 12′ Line
  • Horseman’s Natural Hackamore
  • Natural Snaffle Bridle with Horseman’s Reins or Cradle Bridle
  • 22′ Line
  • 45′ Line
  • Carrot Stick and Savvy String
  • Horse feed, Buckets *Please bring your own hay*
  • Hobbles
    • Teaching the horses to hobble is a great part of the camp. I will guide you through the process which will be safe and rewarding for you horse to understand.
      It will be a great tool for you and your horse to have. The ones that I use and recommend, can be purchased at www.outwestsaddlery.com and I recommend the Double ‘Cowboy’ Hobbles – Style #2.See the link below. –

    Purpose In The Tree Application Form