Greetings from Hoofbeat!
It's been incredible busy this fall at camp. The rainy weather has made things pretty muddy (you know it's bad when the horses start asking if they can go down to the Shoebox to find mud boots), but we are making the best of it. We have had some beautiful, sunny days and we try to get the horses out to their pastures to graze when we can.
Work is being done on the bridges on HWY 14 (in Black Earth) that had been damaged or washed out during recent flooding. If you are coming to camp any time soon, be sure to check for detours.
We have had several retreats, Girl Scout groups, Mother/Daughter Weekends, a wedding ceremony (two former staff members that met at camp), and birthday parties. We have a packed schedule for October with Able Trek Tours joining us, as well as more Girl Scout groups - every weekend is booked! Even the first couple of weekends in November are booked, so there has been plenty to keep us busy.
The Hoofbeat herd of miniature ponies are hosting our annual Christmas Party this year. It's December 15 and we are looking forward to a fun day of riding, arts and crafts, a candy cane hunt, and lots more. There are only 15 spots left as of October 15th!
Christmas Camp has filled and has a waiting list. Campers and staff alike always enjoy Hoofbeat in the winter! The horses are extra fuzzy with their warm winter coats - perfect for bareback riding!
There are some weekends open still for retreats, so if you have a group looking for a facility to rent let us know! In the winter months, we have groups that stay with us and then go to area ski hills during the day. We also can do packages for other types of groups.
We are hosting some Girl Scout Horse Lover's Badge Weekends in the spring - there is a little space left in them. If you are interested in bringing your troop, call or email us.
We are tentatively planning a Horse Lover's Weekend for girls May 3-5. Stay tuned for more info on that!
The spring Mother/Daughter dates are out - the two weekends will be May 10-12th or May 17-19th. Registration will be open on the website soon.
The 2019 Resident Camp early bird rates are in effect right now until November 15th.The fee will increase a little after that, so sign up before then to take advantage of the discounted rate!
We will be getting the 2019 Day Camp early bird registration out in a bit - we'll be sure to post on Facebook and email once it's ready to go.
That's all for now! Take care, stay warm, and we hope to see you at camp again soon!
-Ted and Mary Marthe and all of the Hoofbeat staff and horses