Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No lessons for two Saturdays!

I am sorry that we will have to cancel lessons and all activities for next two Saturdays (2nd and 9th of May) due of a Big Horse Shows at FPP. All rings and facility will be in use for large number of horses, all parking lots will be full.


All we can do is to offer make up lessons for Thursdays, at 5.30 and 6.30 PM.
Please, let me know if you want to come.

Thank you for understanding and patience...

Congratulation Jessica! Thumb up for Patrick!

I do not have photos, but I hope that mom and dad will share with us pics they made today...Jessica, tiny angel, today rode on Annie with big smile repeating " I am up! I am not afraid!" - and it was even more inspiring when we heard from her mom that she never created sentences like those on her own...

Congratulation, Jessica!

Patrick did great lesson on his Colby Dilan, sitting straight and tall...as well as taking care about all horses... :D

Sharon, achieved great riding skills with Karen coaching her, so she will show at next Spirit public event.....

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thank you all for great Saturday!

Volunteer Team was great, Julia, Sarah, Mary Kate, Jeff...Whitney was with Spirit again this morning...so Cella, Robbie, Patrick and Ryan did great lessons with lot of fun...

Only Ginny and her father did not find us... :( Saturday show was going on and Spirit program was in lower ring, left from parking lots...we missed her ...

So, please, if you are lost and can not find us, call me at 703-600-9667
Thank you!

Also, it seems that soon will be one or two BIG shows at FPP and we will have to cancel our lessons because of lack of space....will let you know more when I find out details...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Make up Thursday

...open chance to all who had to skip lesson this week to come today, Thursday at 5.30 and do lesson. I will be there, but, please, call me before you come.

Thank you!

Saturday will be a great day for ride.... :D!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


...storm stoped our lessons today, so all we can do is to schedule make up for Thursday, or wait for next week...
Please, contact me if you plan to ride Thursday.
Thank you :D

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thursday instead of Monday?

Dear riders and friends, possible storms today seems to be a problem...
I wish you to stay dry and warm today, and let me know if we can do make up lessons at Thursday.
Thank you.... :D

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Monday lessons

Please, be aware of possible rain Monday PM, so , even if lessons are not canceled (yet!), call to check before you leave home...
Thursday is an option for make up. Please, let me know if you are interesting in it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Whatt a day!

What a great day was today at FPP in Spirit!
Special THANK YOU for Julia who came first and helped to set up all three horses for lessons, and Jeff and Maura who came just on time to make it happen again :)

Ginny did her first full lesson riding independent on Annie, steering, making her walk and stop.....Cella enjoyed at "magic of Spirit" (her dad's words)laughing and chatting all the time...Robbie, again, showed her skills in steering on Annie, and long periods of "two point position"...Ryan and Patrick, with Robbie, did long ride around the Park, exploring trials, woods, and practicing trot at open space ....

Infinity, Colby Dylan and Anastasia were, again , great partners, giving safe, fun, and interesting experience to all our riders...

Too bad that do not have any photos to share...

Thank you all, for special day today :D

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sunny Saturday tomorrow...

...and I am looking forward to see all Spirit Saturday riders at FPP as it scheduled...

Thank you Linda!

Ms Linda, Hedy's friend, and now friend of Spirit, too :), helped Annie to heal and improve her ability to get a job position at Spirit!!!
Thank you Linda and Hedy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thursaday instead of Tuesday?

Dear riders and friends
Rain today is too much ...
No Tuesday lessons :(, but Thursday seems to be fine, so please confirm if your plan is to come.
Thank you, stay dry and warm and see you at Thursday... :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

To all who celebrate - Happy Easter!!!

Sorry, no lessons today :(

This Saturday we shall all stay at home, I will miss you and hope to see you next Saturday...
Possible make up Thursday 5.30 PM, or Friday 3.30 PM at the week of 13-18 April.
Please let me know if you want to do it.
Best wishes,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


forecast is not promising for this Saturday, but I hope we will be able to do our lessons.
See you at Saturday!
Best wishes :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Forecast was wrong !!!

We had a great time at FPP...Becky and Andrew did best riding lessons ever, and even more, they did all by themselves starting with catching horses in the field all the way through setting up dressage ring with marking letters at right order, coordinating their riding so well and at the end Andy was leading Annie and Becky rode bareback on her...
No pictures this time...so will put an old one instead...

Nowcast as of 3:16 PM EDT on April 6, 2009

A line of showers will continue to move east of Interstate 95 this afternoon. Further to the west...widely scattered showers and sprinkles will move across parts of northern Maryland and northern Virginia. Rainfall totals will be light...with additional amounts up to a few hundredths of an inch through 5 PM.

Does not look good at all :(

Horses must be wet and dirty...

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Definite Light Rain Showers , Chance of Thunderstorms

This is a forecast for this Monday...
I am so sorry, but chances for lessons today are small... :(
In case that seems that forecast is wrong, please, call me after 4 to find out final situation

What a Saturday !

Sunny , but windy weather was this Saturday.
All riders did great lessons...
Cella with her chat and loud laugh, had her special day! First time since she started to ride, two years ago, Cella was demonstrator, role model for new rider, Jessica...
That was moment of the day, two girls, under five, on Colby and Infinity, Cella full of herself, showing off and presenting her skills, giving "High five!" to Jessica who, first time on horse needed some encouragement...
Robbie rode Anastasia, with supervision of Shannon, doing perfect in "Two Point" and steering independently ...
Ryan and Patrick did game with egg in a spoon, trot, and trail ride, showing their skills to all...
Thanks to Sarah, Julia, Sarah (tall), Shannon and Jeff, all was safe and fun...One more great day with Spirit...

For next Saturday, as it is before Easter, most of volunteers will not be with us, and as some riders wanted to come and ride, please let me know who can come to help (Except Julia and Tall Sarah...)?

Friday, April 3, 2009

This is The Forecast for this Saturday!
See you at Frying Pan Park... :)