Purpose in the trees

When: 1st – 5th October 2018

Where: Blackwood Valley Region of WA – Starting from Robbers Roost (Property of Tim and Kathleen Larsen) Lot 7479 Elphick Fleeton Rd, 14.5km South west of Bridgetown, WA


From Bridgetown, head south on the Southwest Highway for 7km and turn left in Glentulloch Rd. Then continue on for around 7.5km, turn left into Elphick Fleeton Rd. Robbers Roost is the first property you will come to on the left about 500m from the turn, it will be signposted!


Regular Pricing: Paid in full by 30th September 2018 – $1500


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.

What will a typical day include?

We will start each morning with catching and feeding our horses, followed by breakfast served at that days campsite. 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 and enjoying each other’s company around the campfire and some poems and guitars to finish out the day..

When can we arrive and depart?

You will arrive the 30th September (Sunday) to the camp Robbers Roost, (Larsen’s Property) by 3pm. We will finish up at camp on the 5th October and you will depart the morning of the 6th October (Saturday) before 10am.

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

All the horses will be kept in a 6 acre paddock together over night and gathered as a herd the following 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 will provide their own food for the 5 days, including snacks and drinks, such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Also fridges will be provided for food storage and space is available for all. A BBQ will be going each night over fire and gas cookers in the sheltered kitchen. Please bring what you need for your meals if you require more then there has been offered.

What will be the setup for showers and toilet facilities?

Camping areas will have very basic facilities with a portable shower (That have instant hot water set up) and portable toilets!

What should we bring?

Please keep it as simple and light as possible, the experience is about appreciating the simple things with your horse..

For you:

  • Clothes for 5days (riding 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)
  • Tent or swag that is -waterproof, durable, warm, small, easy to erect and dismantle within seconds or minutes
  • Food – Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages

For your horse:

  • 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, premixed and prepared in durable bags
  • 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. –

    Camp Application Form