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Horsing around | Country Village Day School students visit Mercer Island Saddle Club
For 11 kids, Wednesday, Aug. 7 will be remembered as the first time they rode a horse.
On Wednesday, the Mercer Island Saddle Club hosted a day camp themed 'Home on the Range' where nearly a dozen 6-8 year-olds from the Country Village Day School participated in the various equine activities throughout the day.
The campers learned about horse safety, how to groom and tack, and had a chance to experience a bona fide horseback ride around the arena.
The students were assisted by four Junior Riders from the Saddle Club, and had the guidance of trainer Jacqueline 'JJ' Jacobi. Mercer Island Saddle Club horses Peanut, Harley and Tess served as noble steeds in the day's activities.
The Junior riders all live on Mercer Island and are in either middle school or high school. Those helping at the camp included: Lindsey Reitinger, Caroline Boissonault, Ella Loesser and Maura Redmond.
The Saddle Club offers various day camps throughout the summer, including week long events taught by JJ.
To learn more, visit misaddleclub.org.