Horse enthusiasts flock to The Cameron Ranch for a wide variety of equine activities, ranging from year-round trail rides through the surrounding highlands to hypnotherapy within the ranch’s peaceful country environs. During riding lessons, pupils learn to confidently command a tennessee walker that was born and raised right on the ranch. This breed walks with a four-beat gait and has a gentle temperament, making it much more suitable for novices than other horses with tendencies to smash guitars.
Command Performance?s trainer, Tim Wigren, has been an independent trainer for more than 20 years and a lover of horses his whole life. During his career he has competed on multiple levels with multiple breeds, racking up wins that have made him a sought-after judge, clinician, and trainer. At Command Performance, he specializes in matching horses with riders, leading both through the process of training at the same time so they can get comfortable with each other and learn each other?s favorite flavor of grass. Each training program includes a weekly lesson, tailored to fit the rider?s unique individual goals. Tim has experience in multiple riding disciplines, including halter, Western, hunter, English, driving, equitation, and pleasure riding. Tim specializes in arabian and pinto horses, and he's very familiar with many other breeds as well.
Set on more than eight acres, Command Performance has four different barns, a large indoor riding ring, an outdoor riding ring, and a bullpen with pastures and paddocks where horses can graze and frolic.
Golden Skate's 2,500 sq. ft., state-of-the-art laser-tag arena shows a glimpse of the future. Players can don battle vests and battle against each other with beams of light, as black lights illuminate teams of players as they scour obstacles in search of adversaries. Alternatively, roller skaters glide around the rink and into a bygone era filled with life's simpler pleasures. But despite the name, not everything here is awash in the golden hue of nostalgia. Modern pop music blasts through the rink's speakers, helping skaters maintain their rhythm as they brazenly coast through traffic lights.
Philip Foster was one of the few Americans who could say they helped establish one of the United States. As one of Oregon's earliest pioneers, Foster was instrumental in settling travelers during the mid- to late-19th Century. He helped build and operate Barlow Road, and even directed travelers into Willamette Valley by guiding covered wagons and waving a candle for landing airplanes on foggy nights. Foster's farm and home in Eagle Creek also played a major role in the area's history. Today, visitors can explore the property's house, store, barn, and outbuildings, all while soaking up historical facts from guides in period clothing. Guests can also stop by the farm for annual events, including a Dutch oven cook-off, garden parties, and other seasonal festivities.