Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thank you Leslie & Dan - Welcome Sonny!

Whatever pain comes all is easier with good friends...
Thank you Leslie and Dan for all you did to help Spirit keep on going after Annie was gone....

So, Sonny came from Louise's farm...

He seems to fit into Spirit as he always was part of our team...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Anastasia is gone...

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take
But by the moments that take our breath away”

Annie had a great life, and enriched lives of many kids and their parents in last few months.

It was her time to go last night, and I was not able to stop her...

To all parents whose kids used to ride Annie...please explain them that Annie had to go back to her mom and dad, and soon she will send us her sister for replacement...

This is a part of life, and I am proud that we never dismissed that little mare for her neurological problems...and she gave us back with great moments of love and acceptance for her riders.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sad news...

Annie's time was over tonight ...she had to leave...same way as Spirit The Mare...
Good bye, little Annie, and thank you for all great moments you gave to us...

Friday, August 21, 2009


Unfortunately after many talks with Dada and Jessica from Raithel Farm, looks like due to weather we're going to have to postpone "A Day with Spirit."

Tentatively we are looking at Labor Day weekend as the rain date, but we will have more information on that a little later.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Weather Possibilities

The weather forecast for tomorrow is dismal, however the SPIRIT team will be at Raithel Farm despite the weather, providing food and having fun in the large barn to wait out the possible rain. As of now there is no rain date set, so everyone is still welcome to come out to the farm for food and games! In the event that it is sunny, then activities will go on as planned!

Please keep checking the blog for the most up-to-date information or you can call Dada (703-600-9667) or Sarah (434-770-1067) for the latest updates.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Hello everyone!!

Just a reminder that this Saturday at 10 am is A Day with SPIRIT! There will be games, food, horses, and fun, so bring the whole family!

Here is a schedule of activities taking place on Saturday:

10:00 am: Everyone arrives, welcome.
10:30 am: Introduction of SPIRIT program and Raithel Farm
10:45 am: Presentation of SPIRITed Riders (Sharon and Wendy)
11:15 am: Games and pony rides start. Information booth will be set up on the deck with SPIRIT t-shirts, visors, brochures, and information, along with donation box.
12:00 pm: Lunch is served
12:45 pm: Closing statement from SPIRIT and Raithel Farm
1:00 pm: Wrap up A Day with SPIRIT

We hope to see you all there!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

T-storms 50% chance of precipitation - Today!

Please, call before you leave your home today for riding lesson... :(
I will be there to take care for horses, but most likely no lessons today...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Don is in hospital again...

Please, all friends of Don, pray for him and his family.

Sorry for my technical incompetence !

To all - please forgive me technical incompetence - finally blog is open for more authors.
Welcome to all to post notes, info, make comments...
Now, I know how to add more authors, so if I missed anyone, send me private message and I can fix it :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Come and invite your friends!

To all friends of Spirit Open Equestrian Program - come and bring your friends,

10 AM, Saturday, 22nd August, family day at farm

The farm address is:
40333 Charles Town Pike, Hamilton 20158

Games, pony riding, presentation of Spirit program and riders...come and meet Spirit in action....

Spirit Team update...

Thank you Alyssa for all your time and energy you gave to Spirit in last month. We wish you a good luck at college, and we will miss you. See you next summer !

Welcome Ms Sarah and Corrie, our new volunteers!

Good news!

For those who do not know, the special friend of Spirit, volunteer, Andrew's dad - who had severe medical issues is doing much better and is at home now! Thanks to all who help him and his family to deal with this hard time....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Possible thunderstorms?

Please, call me to check weather condition at Herndon and about possible cancellation.
Thank you!