An avid rider since the age of 11 and instructor since 16, Lynne Hartman is dedicated to passing on her lifetime of experience working with horse to fledgling jockeys at Amethyst Performance Horses. Lynne tailors her lessons to all levels of riders, from those with an eye toward competition—several of her past students have won awards at the local, state, and national levels—to those who just want to ride for fun, to those who believe they can have more fun on a horse than on the neighborhood cats. The lesson program emphasizes equitation and working with the horse as a team, as well as learning how to groom, saddle, and bridle the horse when out of the saddle. Students have their choice of a wide range of riding styles, including Western, English, dressage, reining, and gaming.
Old-growth douglas firs, wetlands, and 43 bunkers populate Stone Creek Golf Club's award-winning, par 72 layout designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy. The 165-acre course’s front nine holes are straighter laced, and the back nine’s tree-lined fairways of fescue grass challenge swingers with elevation changes and distractingly beautiful views of Mount Hood, the same "Hood" made popular in mainstream rap music. Players can hone their aim at the hitting stations of extensive practice greens, which include a full swing area with target greens at a variety of distances, before returning to face hole nine's six sand traps.
After sending dozens of dimpled balls soaring through the air, golfers can pop in at the Stone Creek Deli for a hot dog and foamy swigs of beer. Links magazine named Stone Creek Golf Club a Top 10 Green Course for using pesticides sparingly and only irrigating stretches of grass currently in use, inviting ground-nesting birds to build their two-story colonial mansions in the fallow areas.
Course at a Glance
18-hole, par 72 course
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Length of 6,873 yards from the farthest set of tees
Course rating of 72.4
Slope rating of 125 on fescue grass
6,000 yards of practice greens
Lori Luecke has been dancing since she was 5 and teaching dance since she was 17. At Clackamas Dance, she hopes to instill that same early passion for creativity and self-expression in each of her students. She and her staff lead lessons for dancers between ages 2 and 18, tailoring classes to each age group's capabilities. Students can study styles that include jazz, hip-hop, tap, acrobatics, and musical theater.