Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Young volunteers, please, note that I made mistake about possible mucking without adult person at the field.

So far, please, no entering into a field without approved adult person from Spirit Program.

Jeff, Linda, Hedy, Julia, Lora (Margaret's and Sarah's mom, Therese, Sandy, April or me (Dada) should be present for any activity at the field.

Thank you, and, please, share this with friends volunteers.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Holiday time just starts!

Ready for winter?
We do...stalls are cozy and warm, and we welcome any well packed bags of leaves for bedding :)

It is time to ride in indoor facility and we are thankful for that opportunity to the Park Authority and Frying Pan Farm Park...

Please, note that we have long Saturday schedule this week.

Presentation of Spirit Program will take a part at special Park event and we need volunteers to help about pony ride 1-3 PM, and riders for presentation time 1-1:20.

Thank you all who help to keep our field clean...it is hard and important work....beside volunteers, big Thank You to Therese and Don , who, almost daily work at this endless project...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

You Deserve Thanks

Thank you for remembering our friends with disabilities at Spirit Program.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Spirit Program is thankful for so many special moments with riders, volunteers, for field, stalls, and friends in community, and at the Frying Pan Farm Park, for families, sponsors, special people who recognized Spirit and support it.
Thank you!
Friday and Saturday sessions - no indoor ring. In case of rain, will be cancelled.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving time....

It was great day today at Spirit Field

Thank you SCi people, volunteers, officers, friends, families, for hard work, great time together, food, drink, thanks to horses for patience and hard work....

It was another great day with Spirit!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Meet Spirit and show Spirit this Saturday

Our field will host guests from SCi and all friends and donors who help Spirit to grow and to do our Mission.
Looking forward to seeing you there !
We shall meet at 9.30, to prepare field and set up horses for therapy and presentation after that....
Take care...Big show is going on this week end at the Park.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Saturday - Thanksgiving time

Time to say thank you!
This Saturday, November/20th at noon - Thanksgiving gathering. Do not miss it!Social time at field, opportunity to say THANK YOU to SCi people and family who donated a home for our horses, Mary Kate's softball crew who helped painting....all friends and supporters, volunteers....Let's show Spirit in action!

Therapy, this Sat, will go in two groups, starting at 10:30 and 11.30...all riders, families and volunteers are invited, so plane to stay with Spirit few hours more this Saturday :)

Snacks and refreshment will be provided, but any contribution is welcome:)

Thank you,
see you at Spirit Field.


No lessons today!

Rain made our decision....just too much rain, so no lessons today...sorry :(

Possible make up Friday at 5 PM, please, confirm your attendance.
Thank you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thank you!

Look what you done together...from this:

To this...

Thank you to all who helped to paint our new stall, Mary Kate - and all her friends from Soft ball Team (+ several parents) High school students from Paul VI,Julia, Linda, Laura, Margaret and Sarah, Sindhu,Emily (+ mom), Sandy, Naomi, Ilana and Myra, and David, Nicole's father....

Happy 14th Birthday to Kelly!
She did her first trot today!

...and all Spirit riders did great in this sunny morning, Robbie, Kate, Regina, Joey...

Go, Spirit Team, go!

Do not forget, next Saturday Nov/20th at noon - Thanksgiving presentation of Spirit to friends from SCi and all special people, friends of Spirit who helped us this year....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Report from Denver

Just came last night from Denver....
I am glad to be able to give you a good report.
I did that speech in honor to Marj, so beginning was in tears... It was bad schedule...last spot at Friday evening after full day Thursday, and Friday different lectures....and people had to choose among 4-5 possible speakers at the same time in different rooms...so did not expect so much at all...But it was almost 40 people, all of them interested in my story about need to open the gate for possible Para dressage riders and "take them off the lead rope"...I talked about experience I have from CRO, about friendship and honor to know Jonquil, Marj, Inger, Sue, and all others...I talked about riders, their personalities and our obligation to treat them as human beings with full respect, and accept that there is a line when therapy is only for soul and mind...and sport that provides....I talked about group of riders of age 12 and older who drops off the NARHA programs because they do not have appropriate activities if they have only physical disability, so we all work with mostly kids with Autism and Developmental delay...forever...and CP MS, and post trauma status riders are leaving after hippo therapy experience... My idea was to inspire and motivate, and hope I did it. It was planed 45 min, but people stayed next 30 min asking questions....Spirit will try to set up network and, maybe, try to develop Para equestrian on East Cost and central states (West cost does not seems to have problems...)...Plan is to promote presentation and low level local shows all over the USA...as now there are only national trials, so hope that our initiative will be missing link ....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lessons in indoor ring

Starting Monday, 11/7 we will have very early dark time of the day.
while weather is still not too cold, we might have lessons in lower outdoor ring if light will be thurned on....or just in indoor ring as scheduled.

As our new tack room has light, it is possible to tack horses in the field or in stall (we will provide some light there, too)....

Miss you, Spirit people, riders and horses, and can not wait to see you at Monday again.