Partnerships for Equine Learning
Gaia Gathering also hosts large events at Rancho Rico, which is 17 miles south of  Yerington, Nevada, on the East Walker River. This property offers the use of the Barn Loft for cooking and sleeping for 8. The property is designed to host large gatherings and boasts multiple entertaining areas, including:
* 30-foot pavilion for yoga, speaking engagements, and performances.
* Stage overlooking the river for live music, speaking seminars, and other presentations
* Cabana lounge, with gas fire pit, overlooking the river
* Barn loft with kitchen, bath (with copper tub), sleeping for 8, and a wrap-around deck for stargazing
* Outdoor spa with massage table, bathtub for 6, and terraced lavender garden
* Old-time saloon with poker table, copper top bar, piano, and upstairs sleeping loft
*Outdoor kitchen area with flagstone courtyard
* French fountain surrounded by stone seating
* 8-foot outdoor shower featuring an original, tile mosaic
* Authentic Tipi that sleeps 8
* Outdoor wet bar made from recycled wine bottles
* Multiple fire rings for campfire gatherings
* Suspended footbridge across the river
* Adult-sized swing set
* Multiple spaces for RVs, including three 50-amp shore power hookups.

Certification Retreats

30-Day Residential Certification Retreats

Gaia Gathering offers occupational certification retreats through our residential training programs at Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas, located in Minden, Nevada.

Residents of our occupational training retreats have private rooms in either the Chalet oBunkhouse on our 30-acre equestrian facility. We offer nutritious mealshands-on trainingoptional field trips, and ancillary activities for integration. Every participant has access to our resident therapist for emotional, mental, and spiritual support during their stay.

Host your event at Starr Horse Retreats and Arenas located in Minden, Nevada, 30 minutes east of Lake Tahoe on a 30-acre equestrian facility. We offer three separate houses for sleeping, four arenas, a 10-stall horse barn, a workshop room, multiple hammocks for meditation, and optional use of the obstacle course with the horses. We can sleep facilitators in the main house to accommodate sleeping for12 participants and 3 facilitators.

Or Host your event at Rancho Rico, 30 minutes south of Yerington, Nevada, on an 88-acre riverfront oasis. Our 1,200 sq ft. barn loft has an open floor plan, kitchen, bath, AC, heat, TV, and comfortably sleeps 8. The property is on 88 acres with a river for tubing and fishing. It boasts multiple entertaining areas including a stage, cabana with gas fire pit, outdoor spa with bathtub for 6, an old-time saloon, outdoor cooking area, French fountain, sweat lodge, tipi, event pavilion, a wet bar made from recycled wine bottles, swing set, hiking trails, multiple fire rings, campsites, and 3 RV hookups.

The Chalet

One of the houses we offer is called the Chalet. It has three bedrooms, 4 beds, a fully stocked kitchen, and two bathrooms, and is surrounded by 6 hammocks overlooking the pasture and Sierra Mountains. A wrap-around deck is perfect for serving meals, star gazing, and watching the horses.


The Bunkhouse is our second house. It has 6 beds with a fully stocked kitchen and bathroom. Enjoy Nevada’s rich history with nearby boomtowns, mines, hot springs, casinos, and all that Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Barn Workshop Rooms

Our workshop room in the barn accommodates up to 15 for presentations, introductions, or workshops. 

Rancho Rico Barn Loft

Rancho Rico is located 30 minutes south of Yerington, Nevada, in a secluded river valley. The East Walker River snakes throughout the 88-acre property designed for large gatherings. We offer a barn loft with sleeping for 8 for smaller retreats, and campsites for camping events.