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News flash: Girls love horses

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Willow Groth, 6, of Albion is thrilled to pet a horse at Forrestel, a riding and sports camp at 11380 Main St., Medina. The camp, going into its 33rd year, held an open house today from 1 to 4 p.m. Willow’s mother, Laurie Genagon-Groth, is the camp’s art program director.

Karolina Korytko, 9, of Buffalo befriends one of the horses at Forrestel in Medina. Karolina will attend camp this summer as a beginning rider.

MEDINA – I moved to Orleans County 17 years ago and finally made it to Forrestel Farm today for the first time.

I will have a story later about Forrestel’s new indoor riding arena. That facility will give the sports and riding camp more options when there is rainy or cold weather, and should extend the program to a year-round operation.

Forrestel also held its annual open house today and the place was nearly overrun with girls. (My 7-year-old daughter was one of the kids in her glory, petting the horses and feeding them grass.)

I wanted to post some photos right away from the visit because I have so many and won’t be able to fit them all in the one story. Forrestel is a photographer’s dream.