Hello SRS Barn Family!
School’s out! It’s time for fun! We have so many new faces around the barn – kids, horses, mini cows, you name it – lots to be excited about! Make sure you all stop by Stall number 3 and visit Cupid, our new miniature Jersey cow!
As a kickoff to summer we are having a Saturday Get Together at the barn for all of our students. It will be June 3 from 3 until 6:30 pm. Keeping our busy lesson schedule going every half hour leaves limited time for the kids to get to know each other. We wanted to plan an afternoon to make new friends, visit with old friends, talk about horses, and hang out in their favorite place – the barn! First on the agenda we will be learning how to take care of a horse – groom, tack, and get ready for a lesson as many of our newer/younger students don’t know this yet. Once students are capable of doing this they are allowed and encouraged to come early for lessons and get their horse ready and also stay late and put the horse away. This also allows for parent drop off as the students need extra time before and after to take care of their horse, and students getting to spend more time at the barn and making new barn friends. And as everyone knows, barn friends are the BEST friends! After we learn how to properly care for a horse, we will head into the lounge and watch Dreamer (one of mine and Owen’s favorite movies!) and we will have plenty of popcorn and candy. Come in jeans and boots as we will be working with horses, but we encourage you to bring comfy clothes/jammies/slippers to change into and watch the movie!
We also have our summer camps approaching quickly! We have 3 camps this summer – June 12-16, June 26-30, and July 31 – August 4. Our camps are the best as we offer the most hands on time with the horses. We ride twice every day, clean stalls, groom horses, bathe horses, feed horses, paint horses, learn body parts, learn about tack, learn about horse shows, etc. The kids never want to leave when it’s time to go 🙂 You can find registration forms on the Camps page of the website, sign up now!
June 6-10 is the Summer Fun Horse Show in Weirsdale, FL at the beautiful Grand Oaks Resort. Alex, Reagan, Jamie and I will be showing there and we invite everyone to come cheer us on! We will have a “box seat” table with the name Sarah Russell Stables on it. Alex and Reagan will show Thursday evening and Saturday morning and Jamie and I will be showing Friday evening. If you want to see what a horse show is all about, come check it out!
Stay tuned for more exciting summer activities!