Monday, May 6, 2019

Horse Lover's Weekend

We had a great time this past weekend with a bunch of horse crazy girls! It was our May Horse Lover's Weekend and we all had a great time riding, grooming the mini ponies, doing horse care classes, playing group games, doing arts and crafts, roasting marshmallows, having a campfire, and making new friends! The weather couldn't have been more perfect on Saturday and Sunday was pretty great with the exception of a light shower that passed through. Thank you to all of the campers and staff that joined us for a fun weekend! Enjoy these photos that the staff took!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Spring News From Hoofbeat!

Hello from Hoofbeat!

The snow has finally melted and we can see the barn from the lower part of camp (before the view was blocked with mountains of snow......and we do mean mountains!!!). The sun has been warm and the horses seem to be enjoying it more each day. They are really starting to shed now! That must mean spring is here. Yay!
Camp is filling up quickly. Resident camp doesn't have much space left in the June sessions at this point. Day camp has about 20 spots left in most sessions. Sign up soon to get your first choice of dates!
We have added two Mother/Daughter Weekends to our fall calendar. The dates are September 27-29th and October 4-6th. We just opened registration yesterday, but there were lots of sign ups. We expect both weekends to fill quickly.
Our annual Open House will be held Sunday, June 9th this year. It will be from 2-5 pm and everyone is welcome!
We've been posting staff bios so that everyone can get to know our summer staff. So, without further ado, say hi to Elinore!

Hello! My name is Elinore and this is my first summer as a staff member but my third summer at Hoofbeat. I am extremely excited to come back to camp! I am from Glenview, IL and am excited to graduate in the spring and study computer science next fall. Outside of school I love to help my school build sets for shows, trying to bake (emphasis on trying), and goofing around with my horse Barnabee. I can't wait to sing camp songs, play group games, and meet all the new campers! My favorite Hoofbeat horses are Raspberry and Indy. I cannot wait to see everyone this summer!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

More staff bios!

Hi everyone! My name is Kristina and I am super excited so spend another summer at Hoofbeat!! This will be my 9th summer overall and my 4th as staff/riding instructor. I’m currently finishing my first year at Mount Holyoke College, where I’m studying International Relations and Chinese and probably Economics as well. When I’m not at camp, you can find me riding with my school’s equestrian team, roaming the library, going for a run, or hanging out with my cats. At camp, my favorite things to do are to go on trail rides, make friendship bracelets, and teach riding lessons. My favorite horses are Peter Pan (surprisingly not pictured!) and Shadow! I can’t wait to see everyone at camp this summer! Three months to go!!

Hi everyone! My name is Halley and I'm so excited to be returning to Hoofbeat for another memorable summer! This summer is especially exciting because it will be my 15th summer spent at Hoofbeat since I first came to camp as a day camper! It will also be my 3rd summer working with the CIT program and my 7th as resident camp staff. I'm originally from Madison, Wisconsin, but have spent the last few years in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I completed my bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in speech-language-hearing sciences and psychology. A few of my favorite camp activities include trail rides, theme nights, and cuddling with my favorite camp horses, Scout and Raspberry! I'm so excited for another amazing summer at camp, and I can't wait to see you all there!

Hey everyone! I am SO excited for another great summer at camp!! My name is Kourtney, This will be my 6th year working at Hoofbeat and my 9th summer overall. I am a freshman at Ripon College and I’m studying Business Management and Spanish. When I’m not living in Ripon I am in my hometown, Evansville, WI. When I’m not studying I love spending time with my horse, Rumba, doing stuff for my sorority (AXO WOOP WOOP!!), hiking, swimming, traveling, and just spending time outdoors. My favorite hoofbeat horse is Tiger - I can’t wait to see him and all of you this summer!