Thank you!

Thank you to all of our campers from 2016.  We hope you all had a great summer and will come back for many more!  We feel like camp makes us all a family and hope you feel the same way, the experiences you have at camp become memories that you will cherish forever.

Next summer we are planning to have more options for 2 and 1 week sessions, though we hope that you will stay for as long as possible.  Camp in 2017 will start on June 25 and run through August 20, so save the dates!

The annual camp reunion to the PA National Horse Show Grand Prix is on Saturday, October 22.  Hope you can make it, click here for the permission slip and details!

Week 6 at Camp

We had a fantastic week at camp with tons of evening trails, jumping lessons, and field trips.  Our neighbor Page came and brought us two ponies to try out, we ended up keeping one and will use her in lessons for camp! Very exciting to have the campers be a part of the buying process. 

Our lovely neighbor Brooks Cushman invited all the campers over to visit her farm one evening.  Brooks' 14, yes 14!, dogs greeted the campers enthusiastically! She gave a tour of her farm and had snacks and drinks for all the girls. Over the years Brooks has let us borrow great horses such as Sunbeam and Bolder for our camp and lesson programs.  

Enjoy some pictures of the week here: 

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Week 3 at camp

We started the week off with a bang..... Literally! Since the forecast looked grim for Monday 4th of July, we celebrated early on Sunday with some awesome fireworks provided by a neighbor as well as a bonfire and s'mores. 

We welcomed 5 new campers this week with trails, lessons, and a dinner trip to Cicis pizza. This weekend lots of girls competed in the Spottswood Horse show. More pics to come, but enjoy these in the meantime! 

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Week 2 at camp

Week 2 brought us our first series of cross country lessons for our campers. For many it was the first time they'd ridden in an open field and gotten to attempt our XC jumps! They all did great and are now in love with riding outside the ring.  The field trip this week was to the local Drive In movie theater in Lexington, VA.  What a treasure that place is! 

Friday morning we had a gymkhana, where the camp was split up into teams to do relay races on horse back. Note some of the pictures with painted horse and campers. The potato and spoon race was fun, as well as the donut race and apple bobbing!  Sunday we took all the girls to the Breezy River Stables horse show where everyone got ribbons and we had several champions and reserve champions among the campers!

We did our own fireworks, complete with a bonfire, s'mores, and sparklers last night as rain has canceled some area events for the evening. Tonight we head to the famed CiCi's pizza for dinner!

Enjoy this week in pics here: 

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Week 1 at Camp

We had a fantastic first week of camp at New Meadow farm. Yes, there was one or two days of crazy storms, but we managed to keep power and avoid the flooding. We rode everyday, sometimes 3 times a day! There was the Raphine County Fair, the Roanoke Valley Grand Prix, the Glenmore Huntclub scavenger hunt, as well as daily lessons and trails. Today we said goodbye to our good friends Savannah and Izzy. But we said hello to new friends as well! Enjoy the pictures from our week on our Flickr account (link below). And don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! 

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Fall Events

We are hosting a weekend trip at New Meadow on October 24/25.  Jess Kulp will be driving a group of girls down from the Philadelphia area on Friday evening, if anyone is interested, please contact us soon for details, we can only accommodate a limited amount of people.

Also, the camp reunion is going to be held on Saturday, October 17th at the PA National Horse Show Grand Prix night.  More info here, hope to see you there!

Camper(s) of the Week

Sisters: Alexandra (A)  and Olivia (O)

Nicknames: Alex and Olive

1.     Who is your favorite horse to ride and why?

O: Sally because I like how fast she goes.

A: Giacomo because every single time I ride him I feel like I’m improving and working on something new.

2.     What is your favorite tuck shop candy?

O: Twix

A: Reeces

3.     What is your favorite evening activity and why?

O: Soccer because we don’t have rules and I can push people.

A: Bareback because it’s relaxed, fun, and different!

4.     What is your favorite thing to do at camp?

O: Spending time with my bunk. We play cards and sometimes we go run through the corn.

A: I like to ride cross-country because the horses always enjoy it and it’s fun to jump outside the ring.

5.     What is your favorite barn chore?

O: Sweeping because I like being one of the last people to leave!

A: Barn manager. You feel rewarded when you leave the barn and it looks nice and clean. I also like to muck stalls because I feel I’m taking care of my horse rather then just riding him.

6.     Why did you come to New Meadow?

O: I look up to my older sister {who promptly glared at her} so of course I wanted to go.

A: I went to Ashford day camp and I would always hear the girls who had gone to New Meadow talk about all the fun things they had done.

7.     Do you like to go on trails?

O: I like when we take off and gallop on them!

A: I like being able to explore with my friends in the magic forest and on the rollercoaster.

8.     Where is your favorite place to hide during Man Hunt (competitive hide and seek!)?

O: Behind the stage!

A: Behind the logs next to the upper bunk!

9.     Is there anything you would like people to know about New Meadow?

O: It’s fun and you get to be worry free for a month!

A: From a social aspect it’s closer then just your friends at school it's more like family.  For riding, everyday you do something different it could be drill team, we did a dressage lesson, we rode out in the field, and this weekend is a hunter show.  You never get bored of just riding in the ring.

Olivia jumping Mustang Sally!

Olivia jumping Mustang Sally!

Alex working hard as barn manager.  

Alex working hard as barn manager.