Friday, February 24, 2017

Great news and message for Sat riders


Sharing with you great news about signed Agreement with FCPA to board our horses at the field at the Frying Pan Farm Park. It was a long process, which gave results thanks to the work of all of us together, thanks to amazing gift from Patty and Huey Sullivan and thanks to whole community the FCPA who hear the voice of all listed above, and did above and beyond their regular operations to create this opportunity for us. 

It is a year long agreement and a good start for future if we continue proving strength of our organization and value of the service we deliver. 
Dear Saturday riders. Weather forecast does not seem to be good. Isolated thunderstorms might be a problem. No cancellation, but come on own risk. Check the weather and make a wise decision.

Monday, January 23, 2017

No activities today

Hope everyone signed in for text messages. 
Lessons and activities canceled today due to weather. 
Sorry

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Spirit in the air and on line :)

See Spirit Story HERE



Thank you all who helped to make this happen. It was 2 hours of recording and I am so sorry that this clip does not show it all. Erin had a tough job to put it all into 3 minutes. I would like that the story captures less me and more all people who built Spirit in past 10 years from vision to what it is now, and all present people, instructors, staff, volunteers, supporters and families who gave real support and created a force to open future and next chapter for our organization.
There is a long process to move and settle down but we can make it together.
Thank you !
You made it happen.
SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program What a great video of Spirit smiles 
I apologize for false state that SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program provides free equestrian lessons.  
As non profit we work hard to make our service afordable to whole community, and over 70% of our program costs has been covered by volunteer work, donations, or vendor discounts. 

We do request from students a participation of less that 30% and Spirit never denied its service to those in financial need. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

If you are coming, please drive carefully

Another scary winter-like Saturday.
:(
FORECAST
RADAR
SAFETY
The Weather Company
SEVERE WEATHER
ALERT
For Fairfax County, Virginia
Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Jan 13 2:30PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 12AM EST SAT UNTIL 6PM EST SAT ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST SATURDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH...ALONG WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE. * TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. * IMPACTS...ICY PATCHES ON ROADS AND BRIDGES WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. * WINDS...EAST 5 MPH OR LESS. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET... AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. &&

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Spirit at WJLA channel 7

SPIRIT's Story is Making the News this Thursday night and Sunday night!
Last night, we were excited to host WJLA channel 7 news reporter Erin Hawksworth as she came out to meet our riders and their parents for a story about SPIRIT!
The story will air on channel 7 tomorrow, Thursday, January 12, at 5:50 PM and again on Sunday night at 11:30. Be sure to tell your friends and family and set your DVRs!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Not cancelation, but...

Spirit Team, please note - Winter Weather Advisory
Weather Updated: Jan 06 4:59PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 1AM EST SAT UNTIL 1PM EST SAT ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY. * PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. * TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS...SNOW ON ROADS WILL RESULT IN TRAVEL IMPACTS. * WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. &&

Please be careful if you are coming to Spirit tomorrow morning!

Start New Year right !

Please, all volunteers, staff, participants,
go and sign Waiver to claim your membership at Spirit Family in 2017 HERE

Thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Getting ready for Winter

Getting ready for new chapter and Winter Classes 2017!
Please, note that in Winter our lessons start an hour earlier, so you can choose between lessons at 5 and at 6 PM, Monday and Thursday Therapeutic Riding and Thursday and Wednesday EAL Beginners classes.
EAL activities has been scheduled Tue and Thu 4-6 PM and Sat 9-12, if weather permits. Classes through Park start at week of 23rd.Registration open via Park takes or by calling Park - 703-437-9101
Contact us if you have any questions at spiritoep@gmail.com
Important message for EAL students - make sure that you have your new Riding Passes with you during activities at Spirit Program