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Columbus Riding Weekend 2018
Tuesday, October 9th 2018

Columbus weekend was a blast! We had a group of girls join us on Friday and we had a jam packed weekend of fun.

Not only did we get a ton of riding done, we managed to fit in some other great activities too!

Lauren, our art teacher came and we made our very own photo frames,


We carved our scary pumpkins!


lit pumpkins

and the sun even came out so we could play pumpkin baseball!


On Sunday morning we enjoyed our epic pony club games in the indoor arena,





Followed by a scenic trail ride in the afternoon. Of course there was always time to snuggle some chicks or jump some goats! Thanks to the girls who joined us for such a fun weekend!

Our next riding weekend is November 9-12th Veteran’s Weekend. Contact us in the office 585-798-2222 or to register. Spaces are limited.

Fall Event
Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

Autumn is just beginning to make itself known around here at the farm, with the first leaves changing color and chilly temps coming around at night!  We have a very special fall event that we’d like to share with you all.  On Saturday, October 13th, we are hosting a “Scarecrow Festival” for the Medina Lions Club and the Shelby Fire Department.  Families from all over our area will be coming to the farm from 9am-3pm to build life-size scarecrows.  There will also be pony rides, games, camp tours, and Shelby Fire Dept.’s famous chicken BBQ!  We invite you to join us for the fall fun!  A link to the Facebook event is included below.
If any campers are in need of community service for the various projects that require it, coming to volunteer for this event can serve as hours for you.  If this is something that interests you, please contact us here at the camp office as soon as you can, but no later than Wednesday, October 10th.  
Scarecrow Festival Facebook Event:

Early Bird Sign Up
Tuesday, September 25th 2018


Returning campers that enroll before October 30th for summer 2019 not only secure your place in the session and program of your choice but you also will receive a special limited edition piece of Forrestel clothing!


Open enrollment will begin after October 30th for new campers to enroll.

Don’t wait, sign up today!

For easy access use this link to apply online:

Call us at 585-798-2222 and we can do it for you!

The horses are enjoying some down time!
Friday, August 31st 2018

After a busy summer of camp, we always like to see the horses get a nice break and some down time to enjoy their green pastures and hang out with their buddies.


After a nice little break, many of our wonderful horses leave Forrestel and head for their winter homes. They say their goodbyes, knowing that come spring they will be reunited again.


The horses that stay here on the farm with us enjoy some lessons and relaxing trail rides with Kat and her students


Wishing you all good thoughts as you all head back to school and remember to come visit us for one of our awesome riding weekends throughout the fall, winter and spring!

October 5-8th
November 9-12th
January 18-21st
February 15-18th & 21-24th
April 25-28th
May 24-27th

Our Summer Is Complete!
Sunday, August 12th 2018

This morning at Forrestel Farm is bittersweet to say the least. On Friday afternoon, we waved goodbye to our last group of campers, including some who spent the majority of their summers with us here in Upstate New York! The last session was truly full of fun, laughter and memories made, complete with traditions like a game of Bandit and lots of overnights!

The summer, as a whole, has been a terrific success for Forrestel, campers and counselors alike. Our staff worked tirelessly to provide the most energetic, exciting experiences for our campers and succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations – and it showed! Our campers had wonderful experiences and made so many lifelong memories and friendships, as they got to enjoy a plethora of new activities and, of course, got to ride new horses!

The farm is quiet now, gearing up for the off season of lessons and Riding Weekends! As our staff makes its way home (back to England, New Zealand, Ireland, and all across America), we thank everyone who made the summer such an amazing few months! It was truly a fantastic summer of campers and we cannot wait to do it all again next year. Until then, stay tuned for more information about our Riding Weekend and other news from the farm!

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