2017 Upcoming Events
June 27 – 29, 2017 (Black Forest, CO; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
This camp will take place again in 2018
Hanging Around Horses Camp. This camp teaches students about the valuable part horses have played in developing our country, horse abuse, horse slaughter, and what young people can do to get involved and make a difference. This camp includes a BBQ, a grooming contest and barn dance. Pre-requisite is the Care and Keeping of Horses camp.
July 6 – 7, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Mini Horse Camp, for ages 5 to 8 years. Campers will have a fun, hands-on experience learning about “mini horses” including how to be safe when properly caring for them (grooming, basic handling). There will be games, crafts and stories about horses to make this camp an age-appropriate learning experience.
Contact Marion for questions or to sign up, email@example.com.
Black Forest Festival
We will have a vendor booth with FRER merchandise, educational materials and updates on our current events! Please visit www.bfcommunityclub.org for a schedule of events and directions for the Festival. The Black Forest Festival is held each year in August and opens early with a pancake breakfast.
Horse Ownership 101 – Date August or September
This is a one day, family-oriented learning experience as to the responsibilities involved with horse ownership. Curriculum includes prey-predator and herd relationships and basic behaviors, costs involved, options to owning, some hands-on (grooming).
Contact Marion Nagle for date and time, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horse Camp Feedback
“I wanted to tell you how much Caroline has enjoyed the camp. Yesterday as we were leaving she said, “Oh….I don’t want this to end!”. I was worried at first that she might be bored (because she has taken lessons for several years) or feel like she was too old. Well, she has loved it! Thank you! Please thank all your helpers too!”
– Maura R, CO
“I took camps with the Equine Rescue and loved it! I learned so much about horses and how to ride them. The camp also taught me about preventing horses from becoming slaughtered. I learned how to take care of horses and watched a tape on a horse miracle. I’d love to take another camp and hope to in my future!”
“I just wanted to write to say how much we enjoy the camps and clinics. Amara and Marion do a wonderful job of teaching the young kids about ALL aspects of life-long horse ownership and care, not just the “fun” stuff. The camps and clinics are very informative and age-appropriate with real life demonstrations from the equine vet and farrier. They make the learning so much fun with hands on horse care and horse games, as well as an awesome barn dance and movie viewing with the horses. Definitely enhanced my daughter’s love of horses and knowledge of what to expect when she got her own horse.”
– Jodie and Keira B., Colo. Spgs.
“Just wanted to thank you for today!! The horse ownership camp was extremely informative and well put together! We learned a lot and are looking forward to owning our own horses one day!! ”
– Becky, Brooke, & Hannah
“We had such a remarkable time today! The kids learned a lot and had a great time doing it! Thank you, thank you!”
– K. Gengler, CO