Hello From Hoofbeat!
We hope everyone is enjoying what's left of summer.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone of the campers, staff, and horses - it was another great summer at Hoofbeat!
Whoopi the barn cat is really missing all of the campers and staff. She walks around the barn looking for anyone that will stop and pet her. Today she came down the barn hill and was looking in the office windows, hoping someone would come out and say hi to her!
We are transitioning to our fall programs at camp now. We have some UW groups coming to do planning sessions and our after school riding lessons with the Madison middle schools starts in a couple of weeks.
We also have our fall Mother/Daughter Weekends on September 25 - 27 and October 2 - 4. Both weekends are full, but we do have waiting lists. Our spring Mother/Daughter Weekend dates are May 6 - 8, May 13 - 15, and May 20 - 22. The registration information should be up on our website soon!
On October 23 - 25, we have our Horse Lover's Weekend for girls ages 8 - 15. It's a fun way to enjoy camp in the off season, with riding lessons, horse care classes, mounted games, trail rides (weather permitting), and lots of other fun activities.
We have a Horse Lover's Day for girls ages 7 - 13 on October 31. Campers will have riding lessons, horse care classes, grooming, arts and crafts, a costume contest, and lots of other activities. There is bus service provided from two locations and the program ends in time for campers to be home to go trick - or - treating in the evening!
Pippa is hosting our annual Christmas Party this year! The date is December 12 and the program is for boys ages 7 - 9 and girls ages 7 - 13. There will be riding lessons, horse care classes, a candy cane hunt, Christmas crafts, and sledding if we have enough snow! Bus transportation is available from two locations. We are working on the registration for this program and it should be up on our website in a couple of weeks.
Christmas Camp is December 28 - January 1. You won't recognize the horses in their long, winter coats! Girls ages 8 - 16, can enjoy hot cocoa in the LongBranch, sledding, a trip to a water park, riding lessons, horse care classes, mounted games, arts and crafts, a New Year's Eve party, and lots more! See our website for registration information.
Check the website for early bird registration for 2016. It will be ready in the next couple of months!
We hope you have a great school year and hope to see everyone back at Hoofbeat soon!
-Ted, Mary, and all of the Hoofbeat staff, horses, and Whoopi the barn cat