Sunday, October 31, 2010

Get ready for painting

Our beautiful new barn needs painting....
Volunteers needed, and bring any painting equipment you can find.... :)
Saturday, Nov, 13 (weather permits)

Also,sometime soon, we plane short presentation of Spirit Program, riders, volunteers, horses...for special people who built warm home for our horses, and all friends of Spirit.... potluck lunch and some fun social time...Hope to see you there!

WIHS - Congratulation Wendy and Larisa, thank you Julia and Linda!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Help needed for Sunday!

Dear all,
as you know Wendy and Larissa are going to present Para equestrian discipline and Spirit Open Equestrian Program, tomorrow at the Washington International Horse Show.

Spirit will have a table to present our vision and mission there.

It is great opportunity to spread Spirit Story.

I will have 4-5 passes for tomorrow show, and whoever is willing to help, please contact me....with pass you have free access to the Show, and few hours duty to be around Spirit presentation table.
Time - 1 PM to the end of the show. No one is obligate to spend all time there, but we need to cet up schedule for presentation table duty to cover whole time.

Please, reach me by phone or e-mail if you want to be part of WIHS tomorrow with Spirit.

Thank you!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I am proud to be able to inform you that Spirit's rider, Wendy Shugol, Para equestrian rider Grade 1a will promote Para equestrian dicsipline, at the Washington International Horse Show this Sunday. She will ride her Morgan mare, Larissa, and perform her Free Style test.

Still no lessons this Saturday....

I had a plan to work at the facility this Saturday, but nothing official. Sorting tack and organizing new storage space...
Sometime around noon time...
Call me or e-mail if you have plan to come...

Next week I am away (NARHA Conference at Denver, CO), 3-6 November. Monday and Tuesday lessons are going on as scheduled.
No lessons Wed., Thurs., Fri, Sat...
Sorry :(


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ready for winter...and this and that...

Horses at Spirit Field ready for winter :)

Thank you all who helped today at filming material about Park and equestrian programs...You presented Spirit and it's potentials....Julia, Linda, Therese, Susan, April, Laura, Jeff....

Still no lessons this Saturday...we will continue Saturday schedule at Nov/13
NO Wednesday and Thursday lessons next week ( November 3rd and 4th)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Barn!

Get ready, Thanksgiving Presentation of Spirit in November!
Volunteers, riders, families, donors, friends...potluck party, presentation of our riders and horses...and chance to meet Spirit horses or even ride...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Therapy is back in saddle

John and Jacob had the best lesson ever today.
Thank you Linda, Jeff, Hedy, Julia, Emily, Sarah, Elizabeth, Katie and Carolyne

See you tomorrow!

Monday - possible rain

Dear all,
just to remind you all that we will do our lessons in indoor ring, but if you have any concerns or in case of heavy storm with lightening, call me
Thank you !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spirit at Oakton

And you can see us here...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Busy Saturday at Spirit Field and Oakton Park

Thank you! to all who spend time and worked for Spirit today...great people, Friends of Spirit from SCi who started new project at Spirit Field, Jeff, Therese and Erin who took care of our horses, to Shannon, Sarah and Kathleen who presented Spirit at Oakton this morning with Joey, Infinity and Colby Dylan, to Julia and Sarah who helped there, and to Dan who trailed horses to Oakton to come....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Come and ride at Oakton

Oakton Community Park - October 23, 10:30 am to noon Weather Permitting - Riding
Demonstration by Spirit Open Equestrian Program
Sponsored by Fairfax4Horses.

Thank you Dan for helping in this project!

Riders and volunteers are welcome to help us present Spirit...come and meet CD&T and ride at Oakton :)!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a good work we done this Saturday

Thank you, Julia, Sandy, Therese, Kathleen, Sindhu, Naomi, Ilana, Myra...for sorting and replacing tack, and more than anything else for loving care to our horses....

Also, Spirit Program has been presented at Annandale Open House event at Oak Hill Home. Together with Frying Pan Farm Park, we presented equestrian activities at the Park and Spirit's Mission...Our horses did not leave fields, and Spirit Friend April with her Levi presented us at Annandale...see how it was:
...Thank you April, Alex and Levi!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This Saturday - some work and fun instead of lessons

Saturday, 10/16 if you miss Spirit and smell of our horses, come at 9 AM to do some work at the field, around horses....and prepare space for new stall which is coming in 3-4 weeks....See you at the field!

PS -Did you know that angels are still around Spirit Program?

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Due of activities at the Park, and Dada's attendance at NARHA Congress in Denver, CO,
Saturday lessons well be canceled until November, 13.
Please, forgive us for inconvenience, and contact me if you can do Monday, Tuesday or Friday make up lessons at 6 PM.
Thank you,

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Monday is holiday, but lessons will be as scheduled...if weather permits :)
See you!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday riders

Kid's class last night, was special.
First time Tess, new mare, were included in lesson and Alex spent great time, doing all activities at this gentle giant's saddle.
All riders did great, showing natural talent, as well as huge desire to spend as much as possible time with our horses...helping Spirit Team even before and after lessons to do routine with Spirit, Colby, Infinity, Larisa and Tess.
Too bad, no photos yet...

Thank you Leslie for teaching, and Linda, Sarah, Anya, Alison, Sindhu, Margaret and Elizabeth for helping.

This class finishes after one more Wednesday, and then we have brake for two weeks...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thank you, Linda!

Beside all volunteers there is an Instructor who coordinate lesson, and this Saturday, it was Linda, alone. Teaching not only Aaron, Burton and Robbie, she was coordinating the whole team around all riders, so smooth, safe and functional related to individual therapeutic goals, she made this Saturday special one.

Thank you, Linda!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thank you note for Saturday and About Monday & Tuesday

Big thanks for great day this Saturday. Lot of work has been done, all items organized, place for new shed prepared, lessons done with lot of smiles and special moments for Cella, Aaron, Joey, Burton, Regina, Robbie and Kate!
Thank you, Julia, Therese, Jeff, Laura, Sarah, Sindhu, Naomi, Ilana, Myra wonderful team from Paul VI High school - Rachel, Molly, Holy..........all great people in Spirit Team. Thank you for working with Spirit and making it's mission so successful.

So far, it seems that rain will calm down before lesson at 5 PM, at Monday, and Tuesday should be nice weather, anyway.
It is possible, in case of light rain that we will do lessons in volunteers or riders, if you do not see us at the field, or lower ring look for us in indoor at scheduled time.
Also, call me if you are in doubt, just after 1PM, please.
Wish you a nice week, and hope to see you,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thank you , Beth!

Friend of Spirit, Beth, gave us her beloved Tessa to serve at the Spirit Program...
Welcome Tessa, and thank you Beth!

See you today, at 5 PM

Whoever been scheduled to ride and volunteers, old and new ones, it is a beautiful day, and I am looking forward to see you...
Our agenda for today - greet new mare Tessa, clean the field, do training for new volunteers, and even more fun things :)