Saturday, August 3, 2019

4H Fair at the Park = no activities at SPIRIT

Good morning SPIRIT families, riders and volunteers.
Today you can enjoy the 4H Fair and Carnival. It is going to be a great day for it.
Please note, that SPIRIT will be closed this weekend for all activities.
Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing you next week. 
The four-day Frying Pan Farm Park 4-H Fair and Carnival continues into the weekend. Admission to the fair is free, but parking is $10 per car tomorrow and Sunday. The opening ceremony kicks off at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday). The carnival is on from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thankful for Indoor arena :)

Park is cooler than city!
Indoor ring is almost 10 degrees below outside temperature (and no sun exposure!)
SPIRIT Team and clients, see you tonight!
(Not so sure about Saturday, but stay tuned. If no Therapeutic Riding, still some horse bathing and farm chores can be done before 10 or 11)
Stay cool and hydrated as much as possible

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Another too hot day today

Very hot day and possible T-storms tonight (again) 
Summer in VA
At 5 PM feels like 97 F!
All activities canceled. Sorry, but be safe and cool.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cancelation Tuesday 7/2

Above 90 F today. 
Stay cool
No activities at SPIRIT tonight

Friday, May 31, 2019

Saturday photo session!

SPIRIT Team, tomorrow (Sat Jun 1)wear SPIRIT T-shirt and bring a big smile. We are gathering earlier to feed horses and at 9 AM we plan to have a short group photo session with all horses and whole team of EAL students, volunteer and staff!
If you do not have SPIRIT T shirt, just try not to have other logo or stripes :)
Thank you and see you tomorrow!
Lessons as scheduled at 10 and 11 AM

Thursday, May 30, 2019

May 30 too much rain - all activities canceled

Plenty of time to do make up sessions. We shall skip this Thursday again. Sorry and stay in touch.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Yard Sale for SPIRIT

Spirit Yard Sale
Saturday June 1, 2019
Finish your spring cleaning now. Donations needed!
We are looking for most any items in good condition.
Please no old style TV or computer equipment. Other
electronics, tools, yard items should be in good working
condition. Children’s/infant clothing, toys, home goods,
accessories, pet items, outdoor items, sports equipment.
Easy carry items may be taken to the Spirit Barn. Large
or heavy items, please call Patty Sullivan 703-280-1559
to set up a time to drop off at her house at
3910 Millcreek Dr.
Annandale, VA 22003

Friday, May 10, 2019

Come and see how our students become skilled in horsemanship. Bring children and let them participate in Junior Horsemanship Workshop, so they can meet and great our herd, start learning basic skills and even ride one of SPIRIT horses.
Upper riding ring at Frying Pan Farm Park,
Saturday, 5/18 10-1 

SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program's photo.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Respect our neighbors

Volunteers, EAL students and families: 
Please, do not drive to the Barn any more. Park at the main parking in front of the Indoor arena and walk to the barn. Instructors, EAP clients, 
BOD members, facility maintenance, horse care and office staff can drive (and use parking at the Barn area).
Please drive slow and careful. 
Respect people who walk with kids or dogs and help SPIRIT to be a good member of community. 
Thank you!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

SPRING Class starts next week!

Happy Spring to everyone!
Our next 8 weeks class starts Monday, March 25th!
Thank you riders and families for your loyalty :)
It is such a privilege to recognize that all TR classes are full and we have only 5/35 new riders in all FCPA week evening classes.
This is not an actual scene of our field. It is muddy and sad, but it might be at Sully Farm sometime in a future with a little help from you.
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Give SPIRIT Herd a chance to taste green grass at Sully Farm!

It is just too wet and muddy today.
No activities at SPIRIT tonight
Horses are safe in their stalls. See you Saturday <3 p="">

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

NO activities tonight, Wednesday 3/6/2019

Be warm and cozy
Looking forward for some warm weather soon :)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lessons Sat 2/22

See you tomorrow. We can ride in indoor if raining!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Park closed due to snow

Snow day today, Wednesday, 2/20 at the Park
No activities at SPIRIT
Be well and safe
Build snow castle or Snow-man.
Or cuddle at home with a good book, movie
See you tomorrow under regular schedule :)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Saturday activities are on for tomorrow and come to say good bye to Sarah Morehouse!

Hi everyone at SPIRIT Family!
Tomorrow might be a little bit cold, but still we are open for Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Learning and Volunteers 9-12!
Special announcement, Sarah is taking a new chapter and moving to continue helping people to heal and grow with horses at Florida!
Come to give her a hug and say good bye
Best wishes to you Sarah, we miss you already!
Sarah, you are SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program core person. We are going to miss you but wish you the best as you are spreading same powerful message about healing and l earning life skills around horses.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Saturday full program activities!

Dear Volunteers, EAL students
This post is to tell you that we are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. 
Some cold still around, but indoor ring is available, and we need some help with barn chores as well
Thank you for your help
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

No activities at SPIRIT for the rest of the week

Due to the bad wintry weather and extremely cold conditions, there will be NO classes or activities at SPIRIT today, Wednesday or Thursday.  However, if you live nearby and would like to come help bring the horses in, we will be doing that between 5-6pm in the evenings.  Thank you!

Stay warm,

Thursday, January 17, 2019

No PM Activities at SPIRIT today, Thursday 1/17

Dear SPIRIT Team,
some weather alerts and more my health issues made this decision.
Stay warm and safe.
Best wishes,

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

No activities at SPIRT tonight, Tuesday 1/15

Lessons tonight cacnelled.
Both today's instructors are sick (including me)

Take Care and stay dry

Friday, January 11, 2019


It is too cold for TR lessons, but If you miss barn smell and fun, EAL students are welcome 9-11 to move some dirt, give some TLC to horses and support Abby who will ride at the Park Show Jumping Show
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Just make sure that you put on your gloves, warm boots and jackets, please :)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

SPIRIT Family,
Winter Class is about to start Monday 01/07. Riders can still register call Park Visitor Center 703-437-9101
Spirit Volunteers,
Are you ready for a brand new year with Spirit? Spirit really needs you!
This Saturday we invite you, and any your friend who might like to support SPIRIT for volunteer training 9-12 (if weather permits)
Beginning the following week, from 01/07 for next 8 weeks, Monday through Thursday, lessons will be held from 5:00p - 8:00p and Saturday from 9:00a - 12:00p if weather is friendly..
Our Volunteers made 2018 the best supporting SPIRIT with over 12,000 hours, providing almost 9,000 service hours for 280 participants! Let's see if we can make 2019 even better, together bringing healing and learning to those who need it in community!
We look forward to seeing you soon again in 2019! Welcome back after Holiday season break!