Western Pleasure Basket Retreat - the last one in 2024

The Western Pleasure Basket Retreat Spring 2023 starts up on Thursday for 4 days and 3 nights of basket weaving, broom making, and having a really good time at a working guest ranch in North Idaho. 

Watch for videos and lots of pics of all the fun you're missing posted to facebook and instagram.

We've been hosting the retreat at the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch in Sandpoint for nine years and next year (spring 2024) will be the tenth and our final hosted retreat.


Buy WHY!?

All good things must come to an end.  We've been hosting retreats for over 25 years in Alaska, Missouri, and now in North Idaho.  (Not to mention all those long hauls down the ALCAN highway from Alaska to the Lower-48 every summer to teach across the nation.)

The senior member of the business (Jill) is getting close to retirement (January 2025) and as Jennah assumes control of the business we figure it's time for some new adventures.

Can I sign up for 2024?

We always give the current attendees a chance to sign up for 2024 first.  Then we'll open it up to the public for registration on Monday May 1st, 2023.

Things to remember when registering for retreat.

There is a $200 non-refundable deposit when registering.  If you cancel for any reason you lose the deposit. 

We only take about 20 students for retreat.  It's a u-pick-your-passion project choice so there are 20 different projects going on at the same time.

What do you MEAN your already full?!

Registrations for the Western Pleasure Basket Retreat can fill up fast and there is a waiting list that you can choose to get on. 






Jill Choate
Jill Choate


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