Hello again, this is Zoe the counselor reporting on the 2nd week of session 3. Session 3 is coming to a close and we have been having so much fun! On Tuesday, we had a gymkhana, which are games on horseback. Each rider competed for points for her boy band. In the morning we had relay races, such as egg and spoon, sit-a-buck, and dizzy bat. In the afternoon, the girls participated in gambler’s choice. Gambler’s choice is an obstacle course or difficult jumping course in which the girls have to make their own unique course and collect the most points by completing the jumps or obstacles. This can be very tricky!
Wednesday was a special day since we finally got to swim with the horses! This is the first time this summer we have had the opportunity to do this activity. The girls had a lesson in the morning and swam with the horses in the afternoon or vice versa. That evening, the girls did their final lip synch for our special guest judges. All the dance moves were amazing! New Kids on the Block and Beach Boys ended up having an exciting dance-off due to a tied score. In the end, the Beach Boys ended up taking home the prize of Connolly’s ice cream. All the other teams had prizes as well☺.
Thursday was a normal day, with lessons in the morning. Afternoon activities were practicing their “specialties” which are the activities they will be presenting to the parents on Saturday after their short lessons. In the evening, half the camp went camping at Boo’s house. Boo has a wonderful house with a lake to camp by. The rest of the camp stayed home and did a fun horseless horse show. They also participated in a new game created by the counselors: Musical Spoons. It is a cross between horseless horse show, musical chairs, and spoons.
This morning (Friday), the girls are currently riding in their final lessons. This afternoon will consist of packing and swimming in the pool. Finally, tonight will be candlelight. Candlelight is a special Pony Farm tradition in which the girls write something special to share with the camp around a campfire. We have had letters to ponies, poems and even songs.I speak from all of the staff in saying that although we look forward to seeing the parents on Saturday, we are not excited to see all the campers go! It has been an awesome 2 weeks with such a close-knit group of girls. I hope to see them all next year!