Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome Kyle, new Spirit rider!

Spring is here and Spirit Program (and our horses) is greeting new riders...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lesson picture

from last Wednesday...it was good to have whole team of riders and helpers...thank you all who made this day special!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rainy Monday - lessons make up at Thursday!

Monday volunteers and riders, rain seems to be unavoidable.
Let's cancel tomorrow lessons and do make up at Thursday...please, confirm it...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring time in Spirit

Our youngest riders in therapy made this warm day at FPP even nicer, with their smiles, achievements and new skills...

Welcome to Jacob, new rider who visited us today....

New riders are approaching us, and we have to delay their lessons until we have reliable and bigger group of helping Spirit people....Please, help us about it...spread the word about Spirit in your community, church, among friends.....

We need more volunteers for week day PM and Saturday AM lessons!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lessons this Saturday!

Cella and Ginny, Robbie and Burton, moms and dads,
it will be great weather and chance to ride this Saturday!

Can not wait to see you again :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Volunteer training this Wednesday

Volunteer training this Wednesday at 6 PM!
All are welcome to learn and do some practice about how to manage our horses, and how to provide to participants of Spirit program safe, functional and fun session.
Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there!
If you are a new volunteer, please, bring signed Registration form for volunteers, which is available at Spirit web site...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Riding Monday?

Chances are small, but in case that weather forecast is wrong, we might do lessons at indoor ring.
Call me after 2, or check here for final decision.
Possible make up for Monday lessons - Thursday. Just need confirmation of each rider about lesson at Thursday.

2010 Adapted Sports, Recreation and Travel Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

Spirit Program has been presented by great team - Hedy, Julia, Sarah, Christine and Ron!

Thank you!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thanks to Jeff!

Thank you Jeff for this great picture of whole Team.... :)

Congratulation to riders who did great job today, Lia, Nicole, Patrick and Dora...!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Welcome Solara to Spirit Team!

And, congratulation to Becky who rode Solara first in today's lesson :)!

This Saturday Fair

Northern Virginia Chapter of AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA invited Spirit to participate in the
"2010 AdaptedSports, Recreation and Travel Fair for Individuals with Disabilities"

There will be no lessons at FPP and we invite all families to attend this Fair,

2010 Adapted Sports, Recreation and Travel Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

Sponsored by Parents Of Autistic Children of Northern Virginia (POAC-NoVA), the Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) and other support organizations for individuals with disabilities, in coordination with the Fairfax County Therapeutic Recreation Department.

Who? For ALL individuals with disabilities living in Northern Virginia.

What? This fair will provide information on adapted sports, recreation and travel
opportunities, including adapted summer camp opportunities.

When? Saturday, 20 March 2010 from 1:30 to 4pm

Where? Key Middle School Main Gym (Gym 1), 6402 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150. It is just down the road a couple of blocks from Robert E. Lee High School, where the FCPS 5th Annual Special Education Conference will be held which ends at 1pm.

Cost? FREE!

We have invited all the adapted agencies and teams for every type of adapted sport and recreation opportunity in the area. The Therapeutic Recreation Departments from Fairfax, Arlington, & Loudoun Counties and Alexandria City will be participating, along with over a dozen other agencies and teams from twelve adapted sports and recreation categories.
See you at the fair!

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact Scott Campbell at the office at (703) 681-9426 or at home at (703) 241-2640.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rain, but we can ride :) !

Forecast says rain for Monday, but thanks to FPP - we have a great indoor to use, so see you there!
Volunteers, whoever can come earlier - I will be there at 4....hoping to be able to share some improvements of Spirit...
See you...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sonny and Solara are ready to go to work again...

To see how they are doing...just click here...

Rain 100% :( - no lessons this Saturday

As you see...
Cella, Ginny, Robbie, Regina, Burton...let me know if any of these riders can come to do make up lessons....see SCHEDULE at the right to check available spots.

If not, dear Saturday riders, hope to see you in two weeks, as Whitney and me have to go to Regional NARHA Conference at the week end of March 18-20...

Take care and enjoy early Spring...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Thanks to good weather and longer daylight, lessons at 5PM at week days are in lower outdoor ring, if it is not raining.

Saturday lessons can be canceled due of weather condition, so, please, check weather forecast link for Herndon above, or contact me.

Sonny is already in work, and Solara is getting there...

There are more volunteers - Welcome Dora! :), but we need much more...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Solara and Sonny came back to FPP today!

All volunteers willing to help to groom and work (grooming, shadowing lessons in therapy with Solara and Sonny, Natural Horsemanship training, some riding as needed) please contact me or come at 4 PM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or 9 AM at Saturday....

Thanks great people who helped us with donations and work to create a home for our two ponies...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

What a day!

Great friends came at the right moment today....after riding sessions with Cella and Robbie, at the sunny morning in FPP special Sprit Crew stayed all the way until almost dark ...hard work, and good feelings...almost done...
Hope to see Solara and Sonny at the field soon...

Thanks to all, Julia, Dan, Leslie, Deb, Boris for all time, effort and hard work for Spirit today...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Let's work this Saturday!

Dear all, this Saturday seems to be warm and kids can ride again!
Cella, Ginny, Burton and Robbie have their time at 10 and at 11.
We need some help...in time, work,material, $...this Saturday, too, beside regular Team for therapeutic program.
Plan is to build a shed for Sonny and Solara and bring them ASAP to FPP. I know that many of us are looking forward to have them in lessons.
Please, contact me if you want to help.
We got some donations in material, but we need and have to purchase more. There are some light work to be done, beside construction action, and any helping hand, snack and support on site is welcome!
I know that we can do it together.
Thanks and hope to see you soon,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What if...

...it is raining?

In case of bad or suspicious weather condition, please, check blog and/or call me before you leave, to see if we will be able to run program...

Thank you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ready to go...

...it was a great day today... Hope to have Solara and Sonny at FPP soon...and Spirit is ready to go...volunteers, riders, get ready to ride again!

Happy Birthday, Becky!