Although I’ve been thinking about Summer Camp, I was on a website last night that I’ve used several times for inspiration. And I actually found this FaceBook page and websites a while back when I was looking for new ideas for my annual Adult Riding Week-End.
Once while “stalking” around FaceBook, I came across Sheridan Oaks Stable in Florida. Sheridan Oaks is a world class Reining operation. Kim Moore and her husband, Dave train World Champion Reining horses, and what I find very interesting in the Reining world is how open they are to introducing new people to their sport. I don’t know a lot about Reining, other than the couple of lessons I took while at William Woods University. But Reining is a sport that basically anyone can do, and at the lower levels any horse can do. Reining is a hugely growing equestrian sport, that the Saddlebred world should be looking into how they market their sport and their product. And Kim and Dave are pros at both the competition level and introducing and educating the public to all their programs.
Kim does Adult Riding Week-Ends twice a year, and it looks like they are serious about their riding—as well as keeping it fun for her adults. But once on the website I just kept looking, and stalking the FaceBook page, and I realized that Kim is like some sort of “craft goddess”. After messaging her on FaceBook and quizzing her several times, she admitted that crafting is one of her favorite activities. So she has really combined her love of crafting with her love of horses and riding. She has some great craft ideas, that I have used.
Then in one of Kim’s messages she mentioned that she had another website, besthorsecamp.com. This would be the dream I’m always searching for. So as fast as I could, I looked up besthorsecamp.com. It is great! You can go on the website and look around, but Kim does offer a Membership Opportunity to help pay for this website and keep it running—so I signed up for the $35/annual membership which opened up the website even further.
The website is full of great ideas for daily activities both on the horse and on the ground (I’m always looking for new ways to keep the kids busy throughout the day! No boredome or sitting around for us!). I also enjoy looking at the Featured Camp page, which has several great camps which go through their camp management and marketing programs.
Be sure to check out Sheridan Oaks Stable FaceBook and website pages. And also check out Kim’s website besthorsecamp.com!!!! I think you will be inspired!