February brought Valentines Day and many of the girls made Valentines for the ponies/horses that they love. They came in all shapes and sizes. There were cards, posters, poems, treat boxes and even a honeymoon album. If you’ll remember two of the ponies were married back at the Halloween party! Here are some pictures, you can also check out the various pieces of artwork up in the viewing room next time you’re there.
The New Year has started out colder than most. Luckily, the retiree’s in the front barn all have nice winter blankets and the main barn stays relatively warm. We are blessed to have an indoor arena so we can continue to ride all winter long. The viewing room is always a warm spot where you can watch what’s going on out in the arena.
The Christmas party went very well. There was plenty of good food and the kids had a few contests, on horseback of course. Kathy had presents for the kids and the group gift to Kathy & JR was presented. This year they got a new trailer for moving hay bales around and a new mounting block! I know they appreciate their gifts but I think the workers and riders like them as much or more than they do.
The show season is in full swing. Several riders have already braved the cold out at Chargrin Valley Farms and are starting to bring home the ribbons. The calendar on the left panel has been updated to include many of the shows Still Waters will be going to this year. There may be some listed that we don’t actually go to, please check with Kathy if you need to know for sure.
New Years camp was held on Monday and Tuesday (12/30 & 12/31). The plan for a New Years Eve sleep over fell through since the counselors had all already made plans for the evening. I can’t imagine what would be more fun than hanging out with a bunch of camp kids (lol!). The kids had a great time as always. Unfortunately, I didn’t get many pictures this year but I did catch these 3 friends hanging out!