The highlight of Wilson H2 Ranch’s summer season in 2010 was undoubtedly hosting the first ever Amber Marshall Horse Camps!
Campers aged 8 – 16 attended day and overnight Amber Marshall Horse Camps, spending their days surrounded by horses, cattle, and new friends. Campers participated in fun and exciting activities to improve their riding and horsemanship skills; they also had the unique opportunity to act in a short film featuring Amber Marshall herself!
Stay tuned to this page to see one group of campers acting in the short film “In a Cinch”. In this fictional story, campers are getting ready for a horse show when one of the horses starts acting strangely and Amber saves the day!
Bruce Sargent, owner of Farm Boy Productions was contracted to film and produce the videos and generously donated some of his time to Horse Wish. Bruce as well as the Ranch were featured on CHEX Television.
Campers also learned to rope, bull ride (on a human-operated “bull” machine), herd and cut cattle on horseback. They swam, played ranch games, sang songs and roasted marshmallows around our evening campfires.
Funds from Amber Marshall Horse Camps went to Horse Wish, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a horse life experience to socially and economically disadvantaged youth and adults. This summer five deserving young people were sponsored to attend Camp. They were identified by the Victoria County Women’s Resource Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton. This is what Horse Wish is all about.
When the summer was coming to an end, campers attended the Amber Marshall 2010 Horse Wish Gala, where they were photographed with Amber Marshall herself and received her autograph.
Olivia Leong, one of our campers, sums up why 2010 Amber Marshall Horse Camps were so special:
“Amber Marshall Horse Camps are AMAZING! This camp is the best camp I have ever been to. Lots of activities like horseback riding, acting, arts and crafts and a lot more. Everyone is very friendly and the food was great! Also you make lots of new friends. I think that was one of the best parts about the camp. This was an experience of a life time! :)”
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Horse Wish, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Amber Marshall, all the sponsors and all the volunteers that made the Amber Marshall Horse Wish Gala an overwhelming success. On August 29, 2010, approximately 400 people poured through the gates at Wilson H2 Ranch and enjoyed Amber's presence and the day's activities!
Amber Marshall, star of the hit T.V. Series "Heartland", is a spokesperson for Horse Wish. Amber generously offered her time and talents to Horse Wish, and attended the Amber Marshall Horse Wish Gala to provide a riding demonstration, and to provide a limited photo and autograph session. Imagine that ... a Canadian T.V. star ... right here in Woodville, Ontario!!!