Be Trained to Work in the Outdoors!

East Valley Ranch is proud to host a variety of conferences and training throughout the year. Away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, East Valley Ranch—our beautifully appointed lodge with private chef, comfortable indoor meeting spaces, and plenty of recreational activities in our serene valley—is the ideal location for conferences and training. We work closely with all kinds of organizations to set up the perfect getaway for your group. We are happy to help you set up your conference, including the coordination of logistics: transportation, scheduling, meals, room assignments, and much more. Download our Presenter Packet.

Wilderness First Responder Course

  • April 3, 2020 – April 10, 2020
  • June 1, 2020 – June 8, 2020WMA has elected to cancel these courses in the interest of public health.
  • December 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021

The Wilderness First Responder program, presented by Wilderness Medical Associates, is the ideal emergency medical training for leaders in remote areas. Outdoor educators, wilderness guides, members of the military, professional search and rescue teams, field researchers, and individuals involved in disaster relief will gain valuable skills from this comprehensive and practical curriculum. The course includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

An overview of the curriculum and other info can be found on the WMA site.

To register, please call (845) 985-2291 ext. 348 or email

Certified Horsemanship Association Standard Instructor Clinic

  • May 11-15, 2020Out of concern for public health, this program is cancelled. Learn more about Frost Valley’s COVID-19 updates here.

Download the CHA Clinic Registration Form Here

Become a CHA certified riding instructor in English and/or Western disciplines. Five levels of certification can be achieved in the clinic, ranging from assistant instructor to CHA clinician. Your certification level will be at the sole discretion of the clinic staff and no certification of any kind is guaranteed.

The certification process comprises an evaluation by two certified CHA clinicians over the course of the five-day clinic. The clinic will involve teaching at least four practice lessons, a riding evaluation, a written test and participation in workshops on risk management, teaching techniques, professionalism, and herd management.

This year’s clinician is Heidi Potter.

To register, please call (845) 985-2291 ext.240 or email