Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rain ....just too much .....

BAD WEATHER for this Thursday, and last lesson for adults will be delayed for next Thursday, October 7th ...
Stay at home warm and dry....

Be brave, do not give up!

There is a rain again predicted for afternoon, but Wednesday and Thursday we have Indoor .
Volunteers and riders, be brave and hope to see you tonight.
Dada

Monday, September 27, 2010

No lessons today!


Monday, September 27th

Sorry, no lessons today. Tuesday, lessons will be as scheduled.
Contact me by e-mail to discuss possible make up for Monday lessons.
Thank you
Stay warm and dry,
Dada

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Monday and Tuesday lessons

Dear all,
so far situation is not so good. Heavy rain and thunderstorms have been on the forecast for Monday and some rain for Tuesday.
There are chances to do lessons at the indoor, but I will post info about that scenario sometime close to 3 PM tomorrow.
You can also call me between 1 and 3 PM to check about lessons.
Thank you, and hope to see you
Dada

Monday and Tuesday lessons

Dear all,
so far situation is not so good. Heavy rain and thunderstorms have been on the forecast for Monday and some rain for Tuesday.
There are chances to do lessons at the indoor, but I will post info about that scenario sometime close to 3 PM tomorrow.
You can also call me between 1 and 3 PM to check about lessons.
Thank you, and hope to see you
Dada

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thank you for hard work today, Spirit Team!

Great lessons, lot of fun and safe activities for riders, and today, whole Spirit Team did a great job preparing space for storage and possible new stall to come!
Friends of Spirit, special family who recognized Spirit's mission, decide to help to improve condition of our field, and provide storage, additional barn, and gravel to keep us dry....there are no words to enough Thank you for it...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday and Thursday - lessons start at 6 PM


I apologize if I create a mess, and I did, I know, as some of you came this week earlier...so to summarize:
MONDAY, TUESDAY, FRIDAY - lessons start at 5PM, so volunteers should come not later than 4.30 PM, please
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY - lessons for kids and adults - project with Frying Pan Farm Park, lessons start at 6, and volunteers should be there at 5.30 (Thursday, so far, we do not need volunteers)
SATURDAY - lessons start at 9 AM, and volunteers & instructors will meet at 8.30
Thank you!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Honey is gone....


...Honey, big horse in small body is gone back home to Plains, to his "mom" April...We loved him, but being too young (5), and so dominant at the herd, he did not fit into our busy program.
We will miss him, and Spirit is thankful to Ms April for her good will to help us giving him....and never know...maybe future will put him at our field again...
We are looking forward to do more projects together with Ms April, soon....
Good luck Honey!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome new kids in class!

Today , Spirit started another Kid's class to teach about important life and equestrian skills. Thank you Leslie, Linda, Jeff, Sarah, Margaret, Sarah II, Anya, Alison, Sindhu for keeping our students safe and creating special Spirit-ed learning experience.

Also, thank you Don and Therese for keeping our field clean and usable for lessons!

There are so many angels in different shapes around Spirit...Thank you all :) !

Thursday, September 16, 2010

An hour earlier...

Do not forget, next week, lesson will start an hour earlier....check schedule, and contact me if you have any concerns...
Dada

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An Invitation :)

Come to the Fairfax County Park Authority Listening Forum
Thursday, September 16, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Oak Marr RECenter
3200 Jermantown Road
Oakton, Virginia

and let them know how important equestrian facilities are. Ask for their support in getting a ring built at Laurel Hill and a Park-sponsored riding lesson program in Fairfax County

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It is dark, already...

Hi to all,
first, big THANK YOU to all today's helpers, Linda, Therese, Blair, Margaret, Sarah, Sindhu, Hannah, Alex....it was busy but again great Saturday to all our riders...

It is, probably, too late to change anything for this week, but, please, note, that starting at Monday,Sept 20, weekly evening lessons will start an hour earlier...at 5 and at 6 PM instead 6 and 7. Hope that it will work better for all.

This week, 13-18 lesson at 7 will be held in indoor arena if it is too dark.
Thank you, and see you next week,
Dada

Monday, September 6, 2010

Need your opinion!


After three years doing endless row of lessons trying to adjust to all individual needs, Spirit will switch to semester system. Spring and Fall semester will have 12, and Summer and Winter will have 6 weeks semester.
It is just a draft idea, so put your comments, share your concerns about it, please....

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day to all!


Dear riders and helpers at Spirit Team,
Thank you for great Saturday lessons today, Therese, Sandy, Sindhu, Elizabeth, Abby, Elise...:)
Welcome Erin and Molly, new volunteers!
I wish you a very nice long Labor Day weekend and looking forward to seeing you soon again.
For holiday Monday, lessons will go on as scheduled, just, please, confirm your attendance.
Thank you :)
Dada

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Friday - Volunteer training again!


Dear new friends of Spirit!
Thank you for sending your Registration Form for volunteering at Spirit Open Equestrian Program.If weather permits, we are looking forward to meeting you tomorrow at 6.00 PM at Frying Pan Farm Park (West of lower ring at equestrian facility, or call me if you are not sure)
Here, you find out more about us, and if you have any questions, please, just contact me via e-mail from our website.
Friday is our day scheduled for maintenance field, possible make up lessons, take care for horses, have training for new volunteers, and appreciation ride for the most active volunteers in previous week....
Thank you and see you tomorrow.
Best regards,
Dada