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Starr Horse Retreats


Venues for Transformation

Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas

Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas
Minden, Nevada 

Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas (SHRA) is a venue for retreats, training, and equine-assisted education using positive reinforcement (R+) ridership techniques. We work with horses advocating for their needs and care, and we work with humans through the horses. We understand that healing humanity heals the earth. Our 30-acre equestrian facility is located in Minden, Nevada. We have four arenas, a 10-stall horse barn, a workshop room, a bunkhouse for client interaction, three guest houses, and 30 acres of pasture with multiple obstacle courses and moguls for walking and riding.  ​ Our unique equine healing modalities illustrate parallel issues of trust, forgiveness, and threshold limits. Through exercises, we explore emotional intelligence skills for mindful decision-making and past grief healing. Some of our unique modalities include sound healing and guided meditations in the barn, ecstatic dancing with horses, barnyard yoga, animal Reiki and massage, sweat lodge, flower bath, plant wisdom, and positive reinforcement ridership workshops and clinics.  We invite participants to explore the possibilities with us as we tap into the innate healing abilities of the horses and honor them as shamans in their role of awakening our consciousness.

Rancho Rico

E. Walker River Valley
Yerington, Nevada

RANCHO RICO is located on both sides of the East Walker River in Lyon County, Nevada. The river snakes throughout the property and is perfect for tubing and fishing. The property is designed to host large gatherings and boasts multiple entertaining areas, including: 30-foot pavilion for yoga, speaking engagements, and performances. Stage overlooking the river for live music, speaking seminars, and other presentations Cabana lounge, with gas fire pit, overlooking the river Barn loft with kitchen, bath (with copper tub), sleeping for 8, and a wrap-around deck for stargazing Outdoor spa with massage table, bathtub for 6, and terraced lavender garden Old-time saloon with poker table, copper top bar, piano, and upstairs sleeping loft Outdoor kitchen area with flagstone courtyard French fountain surrounded by stone seating 8-foot outdoor shower featuring an original, tile mosaic Authentic Tipi that sleeps 8 Outdoor wet bar made from recycled wine bottles Multiple fire rings for campfire gatherings Suspended footbridge across the river Adult-sized swing set Multiple spaces for RVs, including three 50-amp shore power hookups. The property is located in a secluded valley accessible by a country road frontage, offering tons of privacy. The nearby town of Yerington is the county seat for Lyon County and offers all services including, a small airport, groceries, hardware stores, and a hospital. Enjoy Nevada's rich history with nearby boomtowns, mines, hot springs, and casinos.

Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas 

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