Wow what a busy two weeks!
Week three started with a trip to the Virginia Horse Center where two of our riders competed in the hunter and jumper classes. The whole camp tagged along for support and to sample the vendors.
We had great weather and the girls were able to ride two and even three times a day! It definitely wore them out a little but made bed time that much easier for the counselors. The horses are enjoyed the extra work as well.
The week ended at the Spottswood horse and pony show. It was a stressful morning getting two loads of horses and two loads of rambunctious kids to the show grounds but we made it! The storms cleared and allowed us to enter almost every class offered. Every one of our riders rode fantastically and did Anita proud.
Week four went a bit too fast. It feels like just yesterday everyone was arriving and now the farm is eerily quiet without kids chasing dogs or yelling with their friends.
Mid week three girls went to the Farmington Hunt Club horse show and two accompanied them as their grooms. It was a long and very hot day but Ziggy, Pinocchio and Rollo took care of their riders and they brought home great ribbons!
While they were at the show the rest of us played a game or three of sardines. We learned that our art teacher, Lindsey, is the best at finding hiding spots and the dogs are all very good at giving them away.
We also had a visit from the Wells Fargo horses! They stayed in our barn for a few nights while they were to perform in a parade. The girls enjoyed looking at the wagon and begging (unsuccessfully) to take a ride in it.
Here's to another great four weeks!
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