COVER STORY Mountain House Stables Ride, Learn and Have Fun in the Colville River Valley PHOTOS BY ANNETTE COADY by Karen Pickering Come ride the gorgeous trails in the Colville River Valley. G Aerial view of the ranch. cluded cash, buckles, horse gear, mugs, shirts and fun memorabilia. The Coxes also offer two to three-day horseman retreats. Come and enjoy ranch life with them: take horsemanship classes, trail ride, gather cattle and more. Gerry always has colts in for starting and is glad to share his experience and insight. NWHS Trail challenges are included in the roster of fun events hosted at Mountain House Stables. Each year Gerry puts on 12 horsemanship clinics and hosts many well known clinicians. These have included four Road to the Horse world champions (Chris Cox, Craig Cameron, Dan James and Jim Anderson) and multi-world champion reiner Al Dunning. The Coxes also host an annual Colt Start Challenge USA event, cowboy mounted shooting and extreme trail challenge clinics and competi-tions on their obstacle course. No matter what the event, this couple is focused on hav-ing a great time while learning and always offer great prizes for those who attend shows and challenges. Prizes have in-6 March 2016 The Northwest Horse Source Mountain House Stables 775 Old Arden Highway Colville, Washington 99114 If you want to attend a clinic, event, or plan a retreat with Gerry and his wife contact them at 509-685-1977 or online through mountainhousestables.com . Find a schedule of events on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/gerry.cox.39 ) and a fun video of the facility on YouTube ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnCZkqLgHEI ). www.nwhorsesource.com PHOTO TAKEN FROM GOOGLE EARTH erry cox and his wife kathleen own and operate Mountain House Stables in the beautiful Colville River Val-ley north of Spokane, Washington. The ranch is situated just a few miles from the Columbia River and next to hundreds of acres of open mountain trail riding. In addition, the Coxes’ facility includes large indoor and outdoor riding arenas, 120' open round pen, 60' covered round pen and an incredible obstacle trail chal-lenge course. It’s the perfect place to hone your riding skills while having plenty of fun.