Friday, May 15, 2020


At SPIRIT, the health and well-being of our participants, volunteers, and community is our top priority. During this time of uneasiness as COVID-19 impacts our daily lives, we want to assure you that we remain committed to providing the high-quality and compassionate care you have come to expect from us. 
SPIRIT has created a detailed, comprehensive plan that is staged in three phases with each phase reducing restrictions. SPIRIT will enter each phase of the plan only after Northern Virginia as a region enters its own corresponding reopening phases and as SPIRIT is prepared. 
At this time SPIRIT DOES NOT have a reopening date.
The plan covers the new policies and procedures that staff, volunteers and clients will follow regarding limiting the number of people on property, social distancing, reducing touch points, facemask requirements, cleaning and sanitizing schedules and more. The plan was compiled taking into account CDC recommendation, state restrictions and equestrian activity specific precautions and safety procedures. The plan will be reviewed by legal and medical professionals to be sure SPIRIT has taken all perspectives into consideration. 
SPIRIT also knows that information and recommendations for COVID-19 are ever-changing and is prepared to keep up to date on new, relevant information from reliable resources to be able to change and update the plan as needed.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Life goes on. Online for now

Dear friends and families
It is a month after our operations closed.
We all miss our life as it was before mid March
But it is not the end of the world. Life goes on, just moved on line :)
We arranged so far two Zoom meetings

Wednesday , 5 PM
Free, for the whole community, meeting horses and chat about how we are dealing with situation, about horses and plans for the time to come

Thursday, 5 PM
Small fee, on line education about Equine Assisted Activities, SPIRIT Programs and more.

If you want to invest and learn more, explore this program, HERE. I like them a lot and know whole team since they started with EAL and education programs.

SPIRIT is alive and will be ready to serve you and your families as soon as possible. Thank you for your support

Be well and safe.
And stay in touch

Dada and Spirit Team

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Well-being, safety, and community are part of
our guiding values at SPIRIT So in order to best
protect the well-being of our clients, volunteers,
and staff, services are suspended until 
further notice.
This situation is unprecedented and ever-evolving
 so we will continue to monitor things closely and
adapt as needed. We truly appreciate your
cooperation and patience during this time and look
forward to seeing you back at the farm soon!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Corona time at SPIRIT

Hello, families and friends
Hope you and your loved ones are doing well
Thank you for staying in touch with us and keeping SPIRIT in your heart.
As you know,

affected our operations and closed all services

But SPIRIT is alive and wait for opportunity to continue doing good in community.
We may need some help to pay bills while waiting to open our servicies again.

If you can, support SPIRIT Mission. 

Thank you!

Spirit Team

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Stand by SPIRIT and make sure that it is ready to continue it's Mission

SPIRIT , like most of the world, shut down operations.
Help us to stay alive and be ready to continue our services when it is over.

It is quiet at the barn and it is sad. It is sad not to be able to serve at this
moment. It is sad that SPIRIT can not offer comfort, and healing energy
through interaction with horses.
It is sad, but it will pass.
The community and the whole world will need what SPIRIT and horses can
give, to heal with they powerful support those who are week, to teach life skills
youth and get them ready for life, to release peoples mind and souls from
darkness of stress, anxiety and depression which sometimes life gives to us,
in Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted
Our team of staff and dedicated volunteers takes care of SPIRIT Herd.
We cut off all but mandatory expenses in order for SPIRIT to survive.
But some expenses are still here and will pile up with any another week
while the world is in isolation and our operations are closed.
Do not let Corona stop SPIRIT.
SPIRIT served community for many years and will continue as soon as
it will become possible
If you believe in our Mission and if you have experience of improving
the quality of life, healing and life skills horses can bring into the life of a
child or anyone, make sure that SPIRIT will be ready to continue to be an
important source of good things for families in our area.
Be well
Thank you!


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Park (and SPIRIT) closed for next two weeks

Good evening, everyone,

We will continue to monitor federal, state, and local channels for updates.  Hopefully, we can resume soon - but we probably won't know until we get closer.

Thank you all for your support to SPIRIT and our community during a particularly challenging time - but we'll get through this!

If you want support SPIRIT Mission you can do it HERE

Friday, March 13, 2020

Corona-Virus Notice

Corona-Virus Notice

Our first concern is ALWAYS the well-being of our students,
team members and families!
Please know that we’re still having classes and taking the
precautions we can.
We ask you to do the same.
Please do not come to classes if you or your child has
any symptoms.
If anything changes with the policies at Frying Pan Park,
we will notify all participants.

For more information, please refer to the
World Health Organization information page
Equine Breathing product - Equine Breather

Be well and safe
Thank you!