Medina site aims to be top riding camp in Northeast.
By Tom Rivers, Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com
MEDINA, NY - Forrestel, a riding and sports camp on Main Street in Shelby, showed off its new indoor arena today.
The farm also is opening its original farmhouse from 1825 as a bed and breakfast with two rooms. Forrestel will soon kick off its 33rd season of English horseback riding camps. It draws campers from all over the world. Half of the 20 camp counselors come from Britain and spend the summer in Shelby.
The site has a mix of modern amenities and it’s steeped in history, with buildings from Shelby’s mill days in the 1800s.
“We are transitioning to a year-round business,” said Margaret Darroch, the Forrestel manager. “I can really envision this place bring the place for horse people in the Northeast.”