Saturday, May 13, 2017

May Camp Update!

Hello from Hoofbeat!
We hope that this camp update finds you and your family well!
Things are in full swing here at camp as we gear up for camp opening - it's only a month away now. We've been busy mowing (it's like a jungle out there!), planting flowers, weeding, and finishing projects up.
All of the horses have been loving getting out to their pastures and munching on the fresh grass. They are shedding those long winter coats - in the pasture there are big patches of hair where they've rolled. The birds love all of the loose hair to build nests and every now and then we see one fly over with a beak full of horse hair!
Chico and Fury (our miniature foals) are doing great and growing quickly. They love to frolic around the indoor arena and have been playing with each other quite a bit now. We think their mothers are glad they have a buddy to play with as they can be very energetic!

In April we had almost 90 Girl Scouts and their leaders participate in our Girl Scout Horse Lover's Badge Weekends.
Now we are in the middle of our three spring Mother/Daughter Weekends - a big thank you to the campers, adults, and staff for being with us this spring!

Our annual Open House will be held on June 4th from 2 - 5 p.m. Stop by and say hi to Chico and Fury and all of the other horses and staff. We'll have camp tours, grooming and riding demonstrations, and the Trading Post will be open as well.
Resident Camp is mostly full now with an opening here and there. Check our website to for details.
Day Camp has some space in all of the weeks except August 7 - 11.
We look forward to seeing everyone at camp next month!

-Ted, Mary, and all of the Hoofbeat staff and horses