Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Colby and Infinity are back at FPP, Sonny and Solara will come in March

Dear all,
Spirit was not able to afford a new home in given format and we are back at FPP.
I am sorry for long brake in our activities, and I hope that we will be able to keep on going with some limitation (weather, temperature...) in mid January....
Please consider a need for new, temporary schedule, considering that we will work with only two horses...so let me know what time works for you the best...The youngest kids should have priority, but weather might be bad for them, so communication will be very important in next few months.

Saturday mornings 10, 11 and 12 AM (starting at 16th) - outdoor ring, if weather permits

Monday, Wednesday afternoons 5 and 6 PM - indoor ring, if there is no conflict with FPP activities

Friday, afternoons 2 and 3 PM - outdoor ring, if weather permits

This above are available spots, and I need your feed back to be able to format our schedule.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Dada

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thank you!

Donation from unknown person, Roger from NC gave his contribution using Pay Pal button at Spirit web page

Thank you Roger, and all who try to help Spirit in this holly season...

Wish you all blessings of the season, Joy, Hope and Peace.

Hope to see you soon with Spirit Team...


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No lessons for now, and encouragement

Sorry to have to let you know, dear riders and volunteers, as it looks now, no lessons for now with Spirit, but our Team is doing the best to put us back on a track...

Thank you for your patience, and please, stay in touch....

Some nice words in right moment.... a great encouragement from Wendy, our para equestrian rider, friend, teacher and member of Advisory Committee...Thank you, Wendy, and hope that Spirit will help you to fulfill a dream about World Equestrian Games 2010.

"Hi Dada, and to all other Board members,
I will be unable to attend tonight's meeting as my neighborhood is still not very accessible. All the melting from today will quickly refreeze as ice and combined with my disability it is not a safe situation for me to risk a fall. Please accept my sincere apologies for this meeting and thank you to you all for providing such a wonderful program for those of us wiht disabilities. This is truly an exemplary program, unlike any other I have encountered in this country. The riders in Spirit are given the encouragement and opportunities to advance and learn true riding, compete, and feel that they are in control of something in their lives. Thank you to Dada for having the vision, and all the many volunteers who are such a vital part of this organization. I hope to represent Spirit in Kentucky this summer at the World Equestrian Games. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

See and meet you all at the next meeting, weather permitting,
Wendy Shugol"

Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow day...

Dear all, I am so sorry, but all operations, including event tomorrow are "on hold"
Snow storm is an issue we can not dispute with :(
Take care and stay in touch...
More to come.
Be warm and safe...I miss you all ...

Monday, December 14, 2009


Volunteer Spirit Team!

See you at Saturday, 19th at 9 AM
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Good news - good weather forecast for next Saturday!

Dear all,
just checked forecast for next Saturday and it seems to be good - not too warm, but sunny....

Draft plan for Saturday:
beside horses and presentation of our riders, we will organize

Small items Posh Store (books, pictures, greeting cards, gifts, games...etc related to our mission, horses, kids, season...) on site...
Bring your things & and buy something you like - support our scholarship fund!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thank you Spirit People!

Thank you all for hard work and great time this morning...sorry I left camera at the office, so pics will be here tomorrow.
Send me your ideas for Open House, please!
Looking forward to seeing you again,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spirit is back!

It is like a dream...just three years after Spirit The Mare, came into the Ramsey's backyard, and we started program there...at Christmas time, this year came Solara, beautiful gray mare, who adores children and will continue work of Spirit The Mare, being even so similar, just 30 years younger...

Dear Spirit Team, please come this Saturday, meet Solara, and let's put decoration for next Saturday Open House Event....

Saturday 10-12 AM at the Spirit Farm...see you :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Spirit Team!

Thanks to all who was not scared by snow this Saturday, a great job has been done at Spirit ...horses been groomed, tacked and did training for be able to come back into working mode soon...

And see the picture, above!
It seems that Spirit is again with us...young and strong... :)

This is Solara,new pony at our team...
Welcome , Solara!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rain - no problem :) !!!

Dear friends,
just to confirm that there is no weather condition so bad that can stop us to gather tomorrow 10-12 at Spirit Farm

Looking forward to see you:

40685 John Mosby Highway
Aldie, VA

We still do not have a sign on entrance to driveway, so, if you are coming from east, it is on your left about a mile after RT 50 became one road...

Looking forward to seeing you again and continue our work,