The weekend of July 27 – 29, Cathy Sauer again hosted Campout 2012 at the McNeil farm in Birch Island. The McNeils’ hospitality was second to none and both horses and riders enjoyed their stay at the farm.
Riders participated in jumping, barrel-racing, trail and showmanship lessons on the Friday and Saturday. They wound up the weekend on Sunday with a Fun Day.
Bernie Graffunder donated 20 bales of hay and farrier Andy Dana donated a free shoeing. The donations, each valued at $100, were used as husbandry awards for the participants who gave the best care to their horses during the weekend. Bella Graffunder won the junior husbandry award and Georgia McLellan won the intermediate husbandry.
Sauer noted her appreciation to the parents for allowing her to work with their children. She also appreciated those who helped in any capacity during the weekend.