Friday, June 24, 2011

More Junior Sportswomen


As I swelter on the streets of Philadelphia walking from my garage to the office, an e-mail is forwarded by my wife. Yesterday was middle daughter's 16th Birthday and her Counselor sent this photo from Camp. My daughter is in Virginia at riding camp for 5 weeks. It is one of her favorite places on the Planet next to the Adirondacks...30 girls...35 horses...800 acre farm, pool and pond, horse shows and drive ins, roller rink and flirting with the townie boys at the lake. She left while I was in Annapolis at the Lacrosse tournament and we were both sad about that. But she sure looks happy in this photo. Her cabin was giving her a huge choclate cake after dinner and then all 30 campers plus staff will sing.She is has become a knowledable, skilled and dedicated equestrian...and now advises she wants to be a large animal Vet and is fashioning her potential college choices accordingly...at least for now. That is a hard path but if anyone can do it she can...
I miss her but I am certainly glad she is enjoying her Summer and not suffering like me....sweating thru my Poplin suit walking back from the Courthouse or from the Garage.

7 comments:

Marsha said...

I love the posts about your daughter and her horsey love and wonder if they show a glimpse into my future. Today was my 7 year-old's final day of riding (day) camp and she spent the drive home clamoring for more. Someday!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

How fun--my mom actually grew up on a horse farm in Goochland, VA and they had a summer camp for girls that sounds SO much like the one your daughter is attending--35 girls, 50+ horses, a pool, Southern fun, etc!

Karena said...

You must be so proud. A very together young lady, Happy 16th Birthday to her!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Preppy 101 said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! What a great summer she is having! xoxo

Belle de Ville said...

Riding camp in Virginia for a teenage girl, what could be better.

ADG said...

It just doesn't get much better than this.

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