Friday, June 28, 2013

Sunny Days on the Ridge!

Hello Everybody!

The girls have had a fantastic few days here at Hoofbeat, and we've been taking full advantage of the clear skies! Yesterday afternoon, we headed to the riding rings to do some cabin bareback riding! The girls loved getting to know the horses better without a saddle! They discovered how little pressure you need to steer and walk a horse! In the evening, the sun was shining and the girls went wild for capture the flag! We had purple vs. orange in an all-camp all-out game! Both teams won a round and the girls had a fabulous time!

Today, we had our pirate theme! Princess Marigold was stolen by the pirates and the girls had to work together to build boats and complete tasks to find and rescue her! The girls had a great time, especially when the princess was returned on horseback!

Thanks for checking in!

Also, please visit for the riding demonstration times for this coming Saturday!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Riding Demonstrations

Hello Everybody! The times for the riding demonstrations on Saturday are up on the website, check out the link for times!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hello Everybody! We had a great day at camp, and managed to get in a ton of horse activities! This morning we had a little bit of wet weather, so we stayed inside and had a blast! The girls took part in a minute-to-win-it activity, competing in challenges such as dropping a penny into a cup, throwing a paper plane into a pitcher and racing cups by blowing through a straw! We also dressed up with a Disney theme! We  had Brave, Mulan, 101 Dalmations, The Lion King, Aristocats and Snow White! We also played disney bingo and had fun with the critters!

In the afternoon it stopped raining so we headed to the barn! We were able to get our morning rotations done, however due to the outside rings being slippery the girls shared the indoor for their riding. In the evening we headed back up to the barn to do some barrel racing, grooming and a halter show! The girls had a wonderful day and went to bed smiling!

Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy at Hoofbeat

Hey all! The girls are having such a blast at camp so far! For the girls who stayed from last week, we had a surprise trip to the movie theater to see Monsters University! The girls were so excited!

On Sunday we said hello to our new camp friends with a 'Welcome to Hoofbeat' themed show! The audience loved the creative and funny skits that were performed! Today, we started our morning rotations, so the girls all had 1 hour of riding, 1 hour of horse science and 1 hour of either Nature, Arts & Crafts or Skill Surprise (a new thing every day!)

This afternoon the girls had a lovely 'Day at the Races'! We played some mounted games and relay races with our ponies, had a horse trivia relay race and made some amazing fascinators (those crazy hats the ladies wear to the races!) The girls had a blast, and made some fantastic hats!

This evening we had some group games, roasted some marshmallows while singing campfire songs, and ended the night with a huge game of Camper Counselor Hunt! The girls had to find 10 of our counselors that were hidden throughout camp! They had a great time running around finding their counselors under beds and in the goat pen!

Enjoy the pictures and stay tuned for more updates!