Tuesday, May 29, 2012

NVTRP SHOW INFO


NVTRP Show at the Park  - No therapeutic lessons for June /02
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Volunteers should come as usual.
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Hello!

Here are your rider's ride times and directions for registration. Please note that these are estimated times; we will do our best to stay on schedule as much as possible, but please bear with us if any delays occur! Let me know if you have any questions!

Nystrom- 11:15
Simonsgaard-11:30
Springer-11:45
Vats-12:00
Bowser-12:15
Eachus-12:30
Ruby-12:45
Santos-1:00


After arriving at Frying Pan Park, please park in front of the main indoor arena and enter facility through the main door.  After entering, you will turn right to find the registration/show office and riders will check in at the show office. There they will be given a packet including a show program, their number, the schedule of the day and a reminder of their ride time. The show begins at 10:30a.m. Please give yourself enough time to check in before your rider’s first scheduled class.There will be a break for the family picnic and demo by the Alaria Moss Gypsy Horses (in the indoor arena) from 12:45-2:30pm.

NO DOGS PLEASE!
Thank you!
Olivia
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Olivia Taylor
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program
Operations Manager
w: (703) 764-0269
c: (703) 231-0810

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday lessons canceled because of Heat Advisory!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Last news

Thank you Jackson for showing your love to Lucinda, and thank you all who recognized an importance of horsemanship experience in life of children at Chanel 7 tonightt

Story about Spirit Horses

Do not miss -  the story about Spirit horses airs at 5:20 tonight on ABC 7 News. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lucinda has no stitches any more!

Not to nice, but it will look better later ...
Soon, she will be back in Spirit Team again

Memorial Day week end


Wish you a great Memorial Day week end.
Spirit Team will do classes this Saturday and Monday. Looking forward to seeing you at the barn as usual :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Moments at Spirit Show


Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday - Thursday

It is raining, but lessons will be in indoor...no worries

Horses will be in stalls from noon to 5  - dry and ready to go!

Saturday, May 19, 2012



Thank you!

Dear Spirit Team,
thank you all for great job done today.
Dear Spirit Riders - Congratulation for special presentation of Spirit Program.
Pictures will come soon :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First draft schedule for Saturday show



Please, note that changes are possible, but try to be around assigned horse  and on time .
Contact me with questions.
And need more volunteers to sign up to help, please!

SPIRIT OPEN HOUSE - RIDE FOR SPIRIT SHOW

Kathy, Susan, Diane, Jim, Cathy, Mindy, Hedy  - fundraising table; snack table 
Mindy - speaker

Whitney, Linda, Adrienne, Sarah, Dada - Instructor Team, mounting/dismounting procedure, coordination in the ring
Jeff, Mark, Julia (helmets, paperwork) with helpers - Pony Ride Team

Volunteer Team - more names to be added . Please, contact me if you have plan to come and help, and your name is not here. Thank you!



9 -9:45
9:45 – 10:00
10 AM-10:30
10:30-10:40
10:40 -11:10AM
11:10-11:40 AM
11:40-
12: 00AM

Tess
Pony Ride
Zoe
Devlin
Pony Ride
Luis

Zoe
Zoe
Infinity
Scarlet
Nicholas
Raj
Melissa
Becky
Scarlet
Glory
Becky
Luciano
Simon

Scarlet
Becky,
Charlie
Naomi
Darcy
Griffin
Anja
Naomi
Naomi, Lindy
Blue
Lindy
Sebastian
Nicole
Jackson
LIndy
Becca, Sammy
Clyde
Lisa
William
Tommy

Lisa
Lisa, Andrew
Magic
Caroline or Elizabeth
Aaron
Cordis
Maya
Caroline, Elizabeth
Caroline, or Elizabeth
Spirit
Pet models and fundraising table
MIra
Lucinda
Ilana
Harmony
Marija
StatesmanTreasure



Wendy




Yani
Pony Ride
Brandy Kathleen

Pony Ride
Pony Ride
Pony Ride
Brandy Kathleen
Brandy Kathleen
Cookie
Pony Ride

Pony Ride
Pony Ride
Pony Ride

Hala, Jamilah








Steve, Eliina

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all moms in Spirit and around :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Saturday changes

Dear Saturday riders,
as you know, some of our horses are at the sick leave. Even we hoped for the best, Spirit and Lucinda had to renew their stitches and in this condition it is vet's suggestion  to stay in stall or not to work at all for next two weeks.
I am so sorry that our youngest and the bravest riders at Saturday will have to take a break of lessons, too.
I hope that you will understand.

We can not replace Spirit or Lucinda for Cella, Aron, Kelly and  Regina. They will skip this and following 2 Saturdays, if they not participate at our event.

Saturday may 19th  for our Open House, we hope that all ponies will be ready to present Spirit and our riders again.

Thank you for understanding, support and prayers. We need it all.

This is the schedule for this and next Saturday:

9 AM
LUIS , SIMON ,LUCIANO, NICOLAS, 
10AM
MELISSA, ANJA, MAYA

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Updating story about injured mares

Lucinda took her stitches out ...wound was wide open again :(
We had vet Sharon at the field and she worked hard whole afternoon in effort to provide lasting patches on Lucinda and Spirit, too. 
Lucinda will have to stay in stall for a while in order to move less and keep her skin and muscles in piece now. 
Good news - Tess is doing well!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday schedule


6 PM
SIMONSGAARD, GRIFFIN - Charlie
SPRINGER, NICOLE - Tess
BOWERS, JACOB - Spirit

7PM
ASH, WILLIAM - Tess
LINDSEY, DARCY - Infinity
RUBY, DEVLYN - Charlie
BOSHKIN, VERONICA - Spirit

Help!

Hello, Spirit  volunteers, We will be very short with helping hands, can you come tonight even it is not your scheduled day, please?

Updating story about wounded horses.


Our vet Shannon from Hoof and Paw check wounded mares and good news are that Tess did not damage any tendon , just skin tissue! 
Most of wounds, beside two deepest at Lucinda and Spirit, healed almost 100%. 
Only one wound on each mare is still wet and required deep cleansing and restitching. 
All looks good, just need more therapy and time.
Thank you all for calling, mailing, e-mailing, praying,bringing apples and carrots, sending support of any kind....
We are blessed to belong to the great community which cares.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

To our friends


Dear Spirit Friends


Thank you again  for your continued thoughts, prayers, and great support in light of our recent tragic event in the Spirit herd.
The Spirit Open Equestrian Program and me, personally, are in your debt.
Without you and our amazing community, we could not carry on our mission.

Our ponies are still in healing process, some wounds are still wet, but our vet says and we hope that will be able, with help of some ponies - guests,  to present Spirit and it's riders at the


Open House, event, with our and some guest horses.
Saturday, May 19th.

Dada

Para equestrain and Spirit Open House

Frying Pan Farm Park will add Para equestrian divisions! Yeah!
Spirit ponies and riders will be able to show their Spirit then!

But, first, do not forget - still some spaces open for riders for show in two weeks:


RIDE FOR SPIRIT
PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES IN THERAPY AND EDUCATION,
APPRECCIATION TO THE SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS
FUNDRAISING EVENT

SATURDAY
MAY, 19 2012
10:00 AM
FRYING PAN FARM PARK
LOWER RING
(IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER, EVENT WILL BE DELAYED TO NEXT SATURDAY)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

No lessons, but still busy Saturday








We spent morning with horses, grooming, bathing, cleaning wounds and treating them, grazing....and dedicated volunteers mad our horses feel loved and pampered today. Lessons have been canceled due of DRPC show at the Park.
Another Spirit Crew presented us at the Pet Fiesta at Reston Town center. See the pictures!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Glory Days Grill Dining for Dollars Program for SPIRIT

We will be participating in the Glory Days Grill Dining for Dollars Program

Here is how it works:

  • Get everyone you know to eat at their local Glory Days Grill as often as they can between May 1st and Aug 1st. To-Go orders are included. 
  • At the end of the meal, ask your server for a copy of your guest check (not the charge card receipt). 
  • Drop off the guest check at SPIRIT when you come for your lessons, bring it to the Open House on May 19th, or scan and e-mail it to give2spirit@gmail.com 
  • Glory Days Grill will donate 10% of the food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased to SPIRIT at the end of the 3 month period.
  • Please spread the word to EVERYONE you know.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Healing process,,,

Our mares are doing well, pampered with love, care and great vet treatment. Their wounds are getting better and sometime next week we shall be all back into working condition.
Only people, staff, volunteers are still in pain, non belief that this happen to our horses...we still feel their pain of that night, share their fear and experience of cruelty and pure evil.

Time, kids and clients in program, their smiles and support will help us to learn how to live with this experience.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PLANS


6 PM
SIMONSGAARD, GRIFFIN -CHARLIE
SPRINGER, NICOLE - BLUE
BOWERS, JACOB -SPIRIT

7PM
ASH, WILLIAM - BLUE
LINDSEY, DARCY - CHARLIE
RUBY, DEVLYN, - LUCINDA
BOSHKIN, VERONICA -INFINITY

IMPORTANT



For Friday, Saturday, Sunday - All riding facilities closed Difficult Run Pony Club Horse Trials - all lessons at Spirit Field will be canceled.
Thank you for understanding!
Have a great week end, and visit Spirit Table at
Reston Pet fiesta
at
Reston Town Center,
Saturday 05/05 9 AM - 4 PM