Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Early spring?

It feels like spring has sprung here at Hoofbeat! The sun is shining, birds are singing, the horses are sun bathing, and it almost looks like the grass is growing! Whew! It's hard to believe that it's still February.
The horses must be getting itchy from their winter coats - many of them are shedding and rolling in the mud. Some of them look like swamp creatures right now! They don't seem to mind a bit though. When they get groomed, they go right back out and roll in the mud again.
We're still waiting on our mini mares to have their foals. The two of them are looking pretty wide right now. Hopefully we'll have a couple of foals running around soon.
We are gearing up for our spring groups - we just had Boy Scout group from Illinois come up for the weekend. Their troop has been coming to Hoofbeat for the last 25 years!
We also have a UW group coming out soon to do some planning sessions  and then we will start our spring Girl Scout programs. Never a dull moment here!
We still have space in the Horse Lover's Day on March 25th, so check out our website for more info.

Take care and we hope to see you at camp again soon!

Friday, January 27, 2017

January Camp Update!

Hello from Hoofbeat!
Well we're almost plowed out from the last snow storm! We think we got about 8 inches of snow - it's sticking to the trees and is really pretty. The horses don't seem to mind it either - a few of them have been cantering around and playing in it. The ponies are knee deep in snow in some spots, so it's pretty funny watching them get around.


We have three new ponies that we got in the fall. One is a leopard appaloosa named Poco. He's really friendly and is very mellow.

Batman is sure to be a hit with everyone as he is really cute and sweet. He's a great size too - probably around the same height as Linus (we haven't measured him, so we're not sure how many hands he is!).

Last but not least is Robin. He is also really cute and is more energetic  than Poco and Batman, so he'll most likely be in the more advanced classes for a while. We're excited for everyone to meet them this summer!


Camp registration is in full swing with most of the Resident Camp sessions a little over half full now. Day camp still has plenty of room in all of the sessions. Camps begin to fill in March or April, so be sure to reserve a  spot soon! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Years Eve Party

We had a great time welcoming in the New Year here at Hoofbeat with a bang! We had a party with the theme "Honey I Shrunk Hoofbeat!" and everybody dressed up as big versions of small things that can be found around camp. Everybody had a blast playing charades and bingo and singing along to classic camp songs, as well as holiday classics. We ended the night looking back at the year of memories we have made by watching a slideshow of pictures from this summer at Hoofbeat. It was so great to reminisce on good times had, and look forward to another year of fun! Have a Happy New Year everyone!