Submitted by Keev Farm
Keev Farm in the Boston Harbor Area of Olympia has announced that it will be offering two full scholarships to their Summer Pony Day Camp this July and August. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5-day camps run from July 27 thru July 31 and August 10 thru August 14. No previous horse experience is necessary.
The Keev Farm Pony Camp is an opportunity to involve elementary students in pony and horse related activities. Campers will participate in activities like craft painting, obstacle courses, collecting chicken eggs, filling horse water buckets, learning about the parts of a pony, types of tack, and different equine sports. Campers will also participate in a grooming clinic, riding lessons, and much more. The ideal range for participating in the camp is elementary students K-5th grade. Each scholarship covers the full tuition for the camp, a value of $275.
Tracie and Tim O’Brien are the Founders of Keev Farm, an environmentally responsible horse farm. The Irish word “Keev” can be used to refer to a beautiful, kind, and gentle moment, often the type of pony-child relationships we see here on our farm. Tracie O’Brien, an accomplished instructor, has a longtime passion for introducing children to riding, including her three daughters, Aidan (9), Maiti (7) and Rory (4).
O’Brien said, “My husband and I have seen first-hand the joy and developmental benefits riding had has brought to our girls and we realized we can provide that same exciting, quality experience to children throughout the greater Olympia area. This was the impetus for Keev Farm,” shares O’Brien. “We think it’s important that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy the fitness aspects of riding as well as experience the partnership developed with the horse or pony while riding,” she added.
For inquiries regarding scholarship applications you can email Tracie@KeevFarm.com or call 360-584-9988.