We're halfway through July, and we feel like our season is just getting started. Last weekend, Anna, Erin and Meg took Neo, Truffles and Lariat to the Windswept Jumper Show in Boyertown, and had a great time, bringing home some good ribbons and even better experience.
This past week we held our first Riding Academy session of the summer, and it went really well. One bonus was the berry picking...the woods is teeming with raspberries, so our after-lunch activity was a trip to forage for dessert!
Our activities included our traditional first-day scavenger hunt--a great ice-breaker to get everyone familiar with one another and with the barn and the horses. We had bareback obstacle courses, visits from the equine dentist and the farrier, games on horseback, equitation demonstrations, trail rides and a craft, just to name a few things. We had such a good time, and we're looking forward to our second summer session the first week in August. Here are some photos from the past week:
We finished up our week with a clinic with Missy Ransehausen. Missy usually starts coming to us in May, but due to COVID, she remained in Florida for a bit longer. Eleven riders enjoyed lessons with her, and we look forward to having her back. In the meantime, we'll try to schedule a cross-country schooling outing. Also on our agenda: dressage with Ashley Minea this Friday, and a clinic with Kim Walnes on Sunday. Ashley has room for a few more riders, and we have a waiting list for lessons with Kim. If you're interested in either, please let us know. You can always check the calendar on our Events Page to see what's coming up.