I officially started Heart in Your Hand Horsemanship LLC in 2003 after quitting my school teaching job. I had given riding lessons for years, but it was time to dedicate all my energies to my passion (helping horses and people make an even better connection).
After a demonstration at the NE horse Expo the idea of the women's confident leadership camp was birthed. These camps were held at my cousin's guest ranch. However because it was getting harder to reserve a spot at their lodge. I added a bunkhouse at my own place for smaller groups, individual lessons, and private retreats. It has become a favorite place from many of my regular clients as a get away from their regular lives to feed their soul, expand their mind, and bond with their horse.
Whether you want to ride trails on your own, need a guide, a seasoned horse, or a few lessons to help build your confidence, I will be there for you. We have access to over 100,000 acres of trails in the beautiful sandhills of central NE, some are very easy and others more difficult. Even when it rains the footing is excellent.
You will love the views, our down home hospitality, and the friendliness of our small town. We are only one mile out of town where there are good places to eat and a nice western shop.
This is also a perfect horse hotel for those traveling with their horses to shows or rodeos. When you need a resting spot, give us a call.
There are other things for non-horsey people to do in the area like golfing, fishing, hunting, boating, tanking on the Calamus Reservoir, and Fort Hartsuff. (Just in case you want to bring your non-horsey loved one along to
In 2017 more people were coming to the area for vacations, so I opened up the bunkhouse to anyone, even if you don't have a horse or want to ride one. So I listed on Airbnb and in 2020 we had our busiest year yet. So advanced reservations are necessary.
We are open from March 20 through Nov. 20th.
We look forward to sharing a time of learning, fun, and peaceful relaxation with you as you bond with a horse, if you so choose.
Call Sherry @ 308-346-5663 to reserve a date.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a date.
Deposit can be mailed to us by check:
Make checks payable to Sherry Jarvis and mail to
Sherry Jarvis 82507 465th Ave. Burwell, NE 68823
Use Pay Pal. We do not accept credit cards other than through Pay Pal.
Use to send deposit.
Or use our Airbnb listing above if you are just booking an overnight stay that is not part of a horsemanship camp and they will take care of the details.
We work on a first come first serve basis for all our camps and retreats... which is why we require a non-refundable deposit.
If it is a real emergency a deposit may only be transferred to another date within one year upon our approval.
We need to know at least 10 days in advance of the date of the reservation in order to decide if we will transfer or not.
We will be happy to send out a gift certificate to anyone of your choosing.
Full payment for camps and retreats must be made up front for Gift Certificates.
They can be for any amount.
No Pets of any kind allowed in the bunkhouse at any time:
Dog Kennel available: Must be pre-approved to bring a dog for hunting purposes. There is a $10/night charge for the kennel, clean it yourself.
No smoking in the bunkhouse
We do not supply paper towels, but provide cloth towels.
We do supply T-paper and facial tissues.
We have two small refrigerators, so if you have a lot of food and drinks, bring a cooler and ice.
Bring your own feed and water buckets for your horse.
Do not let your horses drink out of our tanks.
Our pastures are not for grazing your horse, please.
An occasional bite is not a sin, but please don't just turn your horse loose unless you are given permission. Thanks
Always shut gates behind you if they are closed, unless otherwise instructed.
Staying in your Horsetrailer or Camper:
We do NOT have camper hookups.
If you want to stay in your trailer or camper at our place it is $50/night,
however it MUST be completely self contained.
(with generator, water etc.) No electricity or water available.
You may not put up temporary panels you can use our pens for $15/night.
You may not use the bathroom or shower in the bunkhouse unless you pay to stay in there.
If you have to hook up a trailer or camper you may camp at one of the several camp sites in the area and keep your horse here. None of them allow horses except for the County Fair ground
Guided trail rides available. Or we can show you were to begin on the public lands.
On private land you must have a guide.
Clean up after yourself and your horse.
This is our home and we are very happy to share it with you.
Make yourself and home.
Keith is a very good fix it man. So please don't struggle with anything that isn't working.
Just ask and he will help. We intend to make your stay enjoyable.